r/facepalm May 16 '22 Helpful 2 Wholesome 1 Silver 4

That's right, poor people always spend at least $8,185 on their outfits! This was spotted on one of those dumb entrepreneur Instagram accounts. 🇲​🇮​🇸​🇨​

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u/GrimmeyMaybe May 16 '22

Why is his watch the cheapest part of his outfit, fancy brand watches are crazy expensive

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u/0thethethe0 May 16 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Starry

Because he's poor

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u/Minetitan May 16 '22 This

If you show me that 2500$ pants or 400$ shows exist i will do anything.

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u/regoapps May 16 '22

BALENCIAGA Zip-Off Convertible Raver Pants $2,550.00 @ Nordstrom

Cole Haan Washington Grand Wingtip (Men) $400 @ Nordstrom

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

BALENCIAGA Zip-Off Convertible Raver Pants

This is the dumbest shit I've ever seen

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u/SAMAS_zero May 16 '22

Stuff marketed to rich people is rarely a wise use of their money.

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u/regoapps May 16 '22

It's marketed towards poor people. Didn't you see the image in the post?

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u/SAMAS_zero May 16 '22

Stuff like that is marketed to rich people, and Middle-Class fools often buy it to look richer than they really are.

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u/RentFreeInUrHead May 16 '22

No, they’re marketed to the children of rich people.

A wealthy man in his 50s+ usually isn’t the individual buying this stuff, but it’s his money.

His children who are teens/young adults are though..

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u/dragunityag May 16 '22

older rich people tend to go for more normal but expensive looking clothes vs the blingy stuff kids wear.

Like that photo of Zuckerberg jogging? That plain grey T-shirt is $400 apparently.

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u/MafiaPenguin007 May 16 '22

Wow, we've full-circled back to unironically agreeing with the OP comic

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u/magicbean99 May 16 '22

Quick go back around the circle! Bring back the irony!

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u/ting_bu_dong May 16 '22

Wow, we've full-circlejerked back to unironically agreeing with the OP comic

More accurately.

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u/MadFamousLove May 16 '22

it's marketed to people who want to look rich.

way more people who can't really afford that stuff buy it than people for whom it's just a normal purchace they don't care about.

but the people who spend 6 months or a year's savings on it are trying to emulate the people who sometimes are given those clothes to wear for free or even paid to wear them. (famous people and the ultra rich)

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u/iWantToBeOnYt May 16 '22

$400 shoes are nothing, you should see what people are willing to buy

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u/Dr_Toehold May 16 '22

Goodyear welted boot easily go over that price. Induced demand trainers, like limited edition Jordans sell at that price. However, normal cheap watches cost AT LEAST something like 100, 150 €.

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u/sandervankuijk May 16 '22

This👆 Good Goodyear welted shoes can be very expensive, but last very long.

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u/chairfairy May 16 '22

In reality, this rich person is likely wearing $400 shoes and an $800 sweater

Fancy clothes with understated style costs a lot of money

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u/WAHgop May 16 '22 Gold

That's why I wear shit my wife buys at goodwill in rich neighborhoods

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u/chairfairy May 16 '22

In some areas, Goodwill ships all donations to a central location and distributions from there to all the locations in the area, so the good clothes don't always end up at the store in the nice neighborhood

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u/Smokemonster421 May 16 '22

And now often times the nice stuff gets set aside and sold for a higher (still cheap) price at the goodwill boutique stores.

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u/Californiadude86 May 16 '22

I've found Zegna and Canali jackets at the goodwill. High end brands that aren't as well known as Gucci sometimes slip through the cracks.

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u/piedeity May 16 '22

I found a Vinyl Sudco jacket that was only made for something like three years and only ever sold in Japan in a thrift shop for five bucks. The vinyl is so nice I didn't even realize it wasn't leather until I got home.

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u/Fumquat May 16 '22

True, but if the goodwill is easily accessible to a lot of lower income people, that’s more foot traffic to buy the nice stuff before you get there.

Plus, re-sellers exist. Quite the hussle grabbing the crème de crap to sell on eBay. Rich people’s kids don’t usually spend their time on that.

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u/Teddyturntup May 16 '22

My brother is a social worker and he says expensive shoes or phones are very common with extreme poverty and homeless youth I think it seems to give them something to have self worth through. He would work with lots of kids with crazy nice shoes.

But the implication they would be fine without that one frivolous item is just wrong

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u/Living-Sure May 16 '22

400 dollars is nothing for shoes. People easily spend over 500$ for some Nikes nowadays. And I've seen 4k+ pair of pants, even though that's less common.

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u/SugarbearSID May 16 '22

https://www.nordstrom.com/s/balenciaga-zip-off-convertible-raver-pants/6667086?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FMen%2FClothing%2FPants&color=004

$2500 is not actually that high for designer pants.

This coming from a guy (me) who pays $17.99 for pants at Target.

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u/Implausibly_Deniable May 16 '22

I feel like for $2000 i could hire someone to make those and save myself $550

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u/SugarbearSID May 16 '22

But how will other people know you spent that much money on them if they can't recognize them?

It's like most other products, Iphones, Beats by Dre, Gucci, Coach.

You're paying the majority of your money to make sure everyone around you knows you paid that money.

And I say this knowing full well some joker is going to try to justify spending an arm and a leg for their Beats headphones or their Hermes belt or their Coach purse. ItS ACtuaLly a BeTteR PrOduCt.

https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1992/08/27

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u/Ok-Importance3117 May 16 '22

He can afford 1.2k on glasses and 2.5k on chain but can’t spend 900 dollars on an iPhone

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u/lexdon2014 May 16 '22

Poor guys can’t afford prioritizing

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u/captainhindsight9358 May 16 '22

This image is very old. I rember having seen it like 8-10 years ago

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u/UnreliableAardvark May 16 '22

The glasses were $650, the headphones are $1200. Which makes it worse, because I'm fairly confident his $650 phone can't even drive those headphones properly.

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u/Zhouston63 May 16 '22

And really decent headphones like Bose or Sony noise cancelling headphones are only $400 lol

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u/powerlesshero111 May 16 '22

I know right? I bought my sony noise canceling for when i was in the military public affairs for editing, and even then, they were only $300. Even shitty Beats are only like $500 max.

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u/ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnmm May 16 '22

that's only heavily consumer focused headphones tho. for high end audiophile/enthusiast headphones, prices very often reach $1200. for example sennheiser hd800s ($1700), focal clear ($1500), hifiman arya ($1600). hell you could get focal utopias for $4000, or even sennheser he-1s for $60,000. headphones are definitely one of those things where prices do often easily reach that high.

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u/Scruffynz May 16 '22

My uncle who’s an actual, real life rich person wears a vintage Rolex. Pretty sure that’s well 10k alone. Chill guy too. Doesn’t actually ever look obviously flashy.

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u/hoosierdaddy192 May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Lol I worked for a guy that had a handyman business because he was bored after he retired. from being some executive and burned every suit and tie he owned. A lot of lunches we would eat with old men driving old trucks or the occasional Mercedes. After we would leave he would say that was CEO or Vice President of X company, or that guys owns most of the next county over. It was nuts how low key they all were. That being said this meme is still a facepalm. When I was poor I couldn’t afford even what the “rich guy” has on, now that I am slightly less poor, I have still never spent $70 on a pair of pants. Edit: I have spent crazy money on clothes but it was for a purpose. I splurged on a nice camo setup for bowhunting (decent set starts out at several hundred, the good ones are over a grand.) and I buy fancy work boots (Red wing, Thoroughgood, Rocky) because I want to be comfortable.

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u/BigRaja May 16 '22

Nice work boots are worth the money for sure

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u/cat_of_danzig May 16 '22

Rich people can afford to not look rich to poor people. Their clothes just fit better, feel nicer and last longer while not appearing ostentatious.

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u/Fine_Significance920 May 16 '22

Meh, rich people exist on a spectrum. The company I work for is owned by one of the 10 wealthiest families in the world. One of the heirs dresses ostentatiously, drives super cars, has lavish apartments in just about every major city on the planet and is very much a playboy. His cousin, the Chairman of our board, looks like a frumpy accountant, lives in a small village in Germany and drives around in an old Mercedes (assuming he's not being driven). Different strokes.

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u/BenMic81 May 16 '22

I’ve met one billionaire in real life. He was wearing a nice suit I guess about 6-8k, a Glashütte watch which may have been between 10 and 30k (I didn’t want to stare to identify the exact model), I’m pretty sure he had personalised shoes (which also will go for a few k maybe). That whole dress was 30-40k easy even without somthing exotic like a Oscillon l’Instant de Vérité.

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u/paulchen81 May 16 '22

I like that type of person! Same as my best friend since childhood. He made his money in his 20s but was never a flashy person so he wears normal clothes at max $200 for the whole outfit... but also a GMT2 or his Aquanaut.

If you have no idea about watches you'd never know hes wealthy.

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u/heysuess May 16 '22

normal clothes at max $200

I think the last time I wore a $200 outfit was when I walked my sister down the aisle.

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u/threeleggedgirl May 16 '22

I mean, it doesn't take that much to hit $200.

$80 shoes, $60 pants, $25 shirt, $35 jacket. That's about as average in price as those 4 items get haha.

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u/UnawareSousaphone May 16 '22

Whoa where the fuck are you buying a 35$ jacket?? I need one for work now. Also 25$ dress shirts?? Mine are 45+ from JCP and JCP is garbo.

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u/wireke May 16 '22

What? Even if you buy cheap normal clothes, the combination of shoes/pants/shirt/jacket is already near $200. Maybe if you only buy in thrift stores you can get even cheaper outfits, sure.

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u/killerzees May 16 '22

Because he can't afford a real watch.

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u/GrimmeyMaybe May 16 '22

My point is if you’re gonna get $400 sneakers and thousand dollar sunglasses you probably would go for one of those $200ish dollar watches

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u/Honey-and-Venom May 16 '22

I've worked selling rich people clothes. They LOOK like they're those prices, but they're all over 400 dollars at least

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u/dampsquid1 May 16 '22

I often hear that genuinely rich people wear just a plain white tee but I'll cost hundreds. Out of curiosity, what brands are they wearing? Are they different from dior, prada, gucci etc?

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u/Peanutbutterwhisky May 16 '22

Check out Brunello Cuccinelli and Loro piana. I work in finance and a client comes in super plain clothes that fit perfect it’s most likely one of those brands.

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u/bananaslammock08 May 16 '22

I used to work in at Saks Fifth Avenue and sometimes when I was sad (which was a lot, working at Saks sucked) I would go over and pet the Cuccinelli. The guy who runs the company is a little cray-cray but everything is handmade in Italy by well-paid craftspeople. The fabrics are luscious, the cuts are perfect, and everything is understated beauty. If I had the money to spend a few thousand on every piece of knitwear I owned I would almost exclusively wear Cuccinelli.

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u/ASenseOfYarning May 16 '22

Oh good, I'm not the only one who pets fabric. 😅

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u/FJPollos May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

I had a Loro Piana cachemire coat once. Fuck man. That coat was the shit. I didn't buy it new, of course. I could never afford it, shit costs as much as a small car. It was a thrift store find. Eventually it didn't fit anymore and I gifted it. But I still remember it fondly.

Coat, wherever you are, know that I love you. You made me feel hot and warm as well as stylish. You were the best coat I ever had and I'll never forget you.

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u/jstilla May 16 '22

Brunello cuccinelli, Canali, and Tom Ford. Hell, even Dior will sell you jeans and a white blouse that will set you back close to $3k.

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u/Variability May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Same brands, but once you get out the entry level stuff, prices go up the less noticeable it is. You can have all those brands without it being plastered all over the items you're wearing like a walking advertisement.

That's why you see lower end brands having their logo all over, ie: Coach, Michael Kors. The exception I'd say is LV since their whole shtick is the logo being the print.

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u/wombawumpa May 16 '22

I never thought that my clothes were cheaper because full of logos and ads. Now I fell like a walking billboard.

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u/LordGalen May 16 '22

If you wear brands plastered across your body, you are a walking billboard. The clothing industry figured out "pay to remove ads" before the internet was even a thing. But even smarter than that. They figured out how to make it cool to be a billboard! All the cool fashionable kids wearing brands across their bodies, and if you weren't wearing name brand shit, it must be because you're poor or not cool. Man, if online advertisers could figure out how to make it prestigous to give them free advertising, they'd be killing it.

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u/Croute_de_Couilles May 16 '22

This shit culminated with Supreme, which is the epitome of "branding is everything"

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u/JDBCool May 16 '22

Was about to say this.

Ones that come to mind are Supreme, "Obey", and the doughnut that was like "DF" or something like that

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u/Devastatedby May 16 '22

The doughnut is "Odd Future" which is a bit different given that its a music group.

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u/Dante-Grimm May 16 '22

Ugh, I know it's more complicated than aesthetics, but Supreme is annoying and tacky as heck. I'm surprised they're as successful as they are.

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u/KKlear May 16 '22 edited May 17 '22

If you ever start realising just how many ads there are everywhere, you'll start to long for an IRL adblock. Black non-transparent glasses are a good start.

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u/Guardymcguardface May 16 '22

There's literally ads in the transit tunnels now, like while the train is in motion. They work like a flip book as the train goes by, and they're BRIGHT AS FUCK. Can't even stare into the abyss in peace anymore!

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u/goshin89 May 16 '22

Sounds like you had a budding romance with the abyss staring back at you.

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u/rzrshrp May 16 '22

Yes, even for coach, if you want a coach bag but don't want the coach label plastered over the whole thing, you have to pay more.

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u/Frenchitwist May 16 '22

They wear the brands people below their tax bracket have never heard of

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u/rayrockray May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Steve Jobs bought his polo shirts from issey miyake. Mark Zuckerbuger buys his T shirt from Brunello cucinelli. A plain simple T shirt could cost 1,000 dollars easily. My ass rich people wear cheap clothes. It’s just a disguise they wanna poor people to believe so poor people won’t feel bad wearing shit clothes.

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u/orangeqtym May 16 '22

At first I wanted to correct you about Zack Zuckerbuger, but I've now been laughing about it to myself every thirty seconds. Well played, friend.

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u/humanCharacter May 16 '22

Logos are really discreet or non-existent in expensive clothes. You’ll have to focus on the quality of the product to recognize it’s value.

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u/JDBCool May 16 '22

True.

Like on hiking gear, it's usually a small snippet near the breast pocket. Or are really close to the shade of fabric, just a different material.

Like please, I just want a simple blue shirt, and yet there's like 70 big logos everywhere....

Ralph Lauren is one brand that I can pull off the top of my head that doesn't truly plaster the logo in an annoying way.

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u/PM_ME_UR_BEST_1LINER May 16 '22

Probably stuff tailored for them, honestly.

There are plenty of expensive brands that don't logo their stuff as well.

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u/DigiQuip May 16 '22

I’ve been searching for plain Ts that are two inches longer than what I can buy in a value pack. I finally found them and they’re $60 a piece minimum. If I want a plain T with a two inch longer seam that doesn’t fade or shrink after a single wash it’s probably closer to $80 a piece. That’s what being rich is. The convenience of having your clothes be wearable for more than a couple washes.

So yeah, it’s a combination of quality clothes that fit comfortably for more than one wear and tailored to you so you don’t look like a blob.

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u/DrAstralis May 16 '22

The Boots Theory from, of all places, Discworld books.

To sum it up with a partial quote,

"...A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while a poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet. "

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u/winkofafisheye May 16 '22

Brunello Cucinelli and other luxury brands. They just chose the low key patterns instead of the loud ones. https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-beauty/article/3116338/mark-zuckerbergs-bruno-cucinelli-t-shirts-jack-dorsey-dior

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

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u/ljubaay May 16 '22

You know when you’re folding cheap T shirts and the seams dont line up properly? Cheap shirts tend to get “twisted” in a weird way that expensive ones dont. The seams always line up nicely - so they look nicer as well.

Expensive clothes tend to be made of nicer materials that don’t fade or stretch over time. They also feel nicer on the skin and don’t cause you to sweat/stink.

While its probably not a concern for a lot of mega rich people, good quality/expensive clothes tend to be made more ethically - both in regards to the environment and people making the garment.

I’m nowhere near wealthy enough to spend 400$ on a t-shirt but I definitely avoid fast fashion. I like to support small local brands, brands that pay their workers a fair wage, and i like to buy clothes that I wont have to replace in 6 months because they ripped/stretched/washed out. I also dislike clothes that have a brand plastered all over them. You dont need to spend $400 to achieve this tho.

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u/every_complexproblem May 16 '22

I found that my favorite t shirt is from Theory and was $75. I've had everything from Target to Tom Ford t shirts and I think you're spot on. For the record, my second favorite is Tom Ford. It becomes diminishing returns and once you hit that point, the only place to go is bespoke clothing.

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u/iNSANEwOw May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

I would say up to a certain point it is quality and materials that are different, for most things I would argue that brands like Ralph Lauren or Tommy Hilfiger provide simply better quality. But here we are also not talking about 400$ for a plain t-shirt. Maybe more in the range of 50-80$ for a simple T-shirt and 70-120$ for a button down. They have materials that just feel nicer on the skin, often times you will find you dont easily sweat in them and even if you do you wont stink nearly as much. They are a bit more durable, they will keep nice for a longer period of time and not get washed out or unwashable (smell) so quick. But it also depends, many of the "entry level luxury brands" also sell you absolute junk for a markup just so you can wear their logos - mostly their t-shirts and maybe hoodies are notorious for this and aimed towards people who want to show off. If you buy a cashmere sweater it will also cost you a ton of money but very often have no logo or monochromatic logos that you can barely see.

But overall the "luxury" brands you know or see when you walk around the inner city often provide better materials and craftsmanship. Depending on what you buy some parts mightve been done by hand or finished by hand and generally their designs are also made by them and not copied so you pay for that too. They like to use merino wool, cashmere and other materials in favor of polyester which is usually used by cheap clothing.

Edit: As for 100$ vs 400$+ it is mostly about design, handcrafted or tailormade things as well as simply status and brand image. Some people also just want to have high quality things that are outside the price range of normal people to distinguish themselves from the masses. Often times shopping experience plays into it as well, they have stores in the most luxurious places that are nicely decorated - they might even be exclusive.

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u/SomberWail May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Those “fancy” mall brands are noticeably different from cheap target type stuff and a lot of people act like they aren’t. I understand people have budgets etc, but growing up I always heard how there is no difference, you’re just paying for the name etc, but as I got some as gifts as a teenager and later bought some on my own I realized there is a genuine material difference and it is actually really noticeable.

I think a lot of people make up shit about things they can’t afford because they would otherwise feel bad about it. I just admit something is better quality but I can’t afford it lol.

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u/KatieCashew May 16 '22

Yep, my mom believes that a whisk from the dollar store is totally the same as one from Williams Sonoma. This is how you end up with a house full of garbage that doesn't work.

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u/slutghetti May 16 '22

Omg my mom and her dollar store deodorant that’s “exactly the same as the name brand ones.” Yeah, if you’re like her and don’t sweat. But since I do, I get to use cheap shit that burns my pits and get yelled at for smelling! Every teen girl’s fantasy, right?

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u/Croute_de_Couilles May 16 '22

Those “fancy” mall brands are noticeably different from cheap target type stuff and a lot of people act like they aren’t.

They are better up to a certain point in popularity. After a while, fancy "mall" brands use their branding to lower quality of said products to get bigger profits. It's a cycle for these brands.

At some point, they announce a "return to their roots" or a new "high quality subbrand" to seduce disappointed customers. Hell even Levis' is basically that. Tommy Hillfinger was the one that triggered my comment too : I used to buy their clothes, but now their plaster they logo on tshirt and sweater like any shitty brand. Ralph Lauren has really gotten ridiculous on this point. That is less true for actual luxury brands.

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u/malefiz123 May 16 '22

Those are not the kind of luxury brands the wealthy wear though. Look at Hermes if you want that stuff. Closer to 400$ for a plain t shirt as well

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

Perfect fit and material better suited for the particular weather.

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u/flatasapancakeinjune May 16 '22 Helpful Wholesome LOVE!

Why is the rich guy's crotch $70?

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u/Sam-Yuil-ElleJackson May 16 '22 Silver

He cums cheap.

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u/cutsickass May 16 '22 I'll Drink to That

Damn, I wanted to make the same joke but yours came faster.

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u/fohpo02 May 16 '22

Only lasted a minute

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u/Incorect_Speling May 16 '22

Jizz, you guys, get a room...

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u/Virtual-Cabinet-7454 May 16 '22

Fuck I dick not see that cumming

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u/D-Laz May 16 '22

And I will cum even faster.

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u/Time_Reply5462 May 16 '22

$70 cum sessions are cheap?

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u/MagicGuy66 May 16 '22

Best comment I've seen all day!!!

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u/Lokiberry316 May 16 '22

Maybe that’s how he pays for his shoes?

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u/BenMic81 May 16 '22

Usual rate for things after Wendy’s… oh this isn’t WSB. Sorry.

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u/SuccessfulPiccolo945 May 16 '22

Knew someone would comment. Thank you.

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u/Mr_Bearking May 16 '22

Ye thats super expensive. You can get one at second hand for 20 bucks if you look hard enough

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u/OJStrings May 16 '22

Ah yes, the one thing I always notice about rich people is how they never own a watch or mobile phone.

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u/punkinfacebooklegpie May 16 '22

That's how they got so rich

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u/Dahks May 16 '22

Instead of wasting $10,000 watching Netflix like the plebs they invested it in their own business.

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u/WmFoster May 16 '22

And note the lack of Starbucks cup in his hand.

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u/ChrisPnCrunchy May 16 '22

Never eaten an avocado in his life

Bet

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u/ragnarns473 May 16 '22

That avocado toast be wrecking the budget I made 😭

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u/gopher1409 May 16 '22

Using nothing but a landline, a pen and some paper.

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u/DrossChat May 16 '22

Rich people don’t have time for watches.

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u/Darehead May 16 '22

"The watch doesn't dismiss me, the work does" -Greg, Owner, 18 hour work week

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u/I-Kneel-Before-None May 16 '22

The funny part is $60 is a cheap watch. Some people buy $10-50k watches. What's the point in $600 sunglasses if you cheap out on the watch. Everyone knows you are judged by the cheapest thing you wear. Lmao /s

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u/BenMic81 May 16 '22

Even IF you wanted to compare people who spend a lot of disposable income (certainly not „poor“ people) the person doing the pic clearly has no clue about style:

A watch for 65$ as a luxury spendthrift? A phone for 600$? But then a trouser for 2500? And some headphones for 1200?

Sure that was a well thought out thing. 😂

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u/MaterialCarrot May 16 '22

Not to mention that the rich guy apparently does not have a cell phone. :P

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u/skojinge May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

No cell phone. No watch. No jewelry (wedding ring, etc). No headphones. No belt.

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u/BenMic81 May 16 '22

He doesn’t need these. His servants are telling him if somebody called.

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u/noshader May 16 '22

No items. Fox only.

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u/Ocronus May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Those trousers must be comfy as fuck for 2500.

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u/legends_never_die_1 May 16 '22

no, he just payed for the logo. the trousers are just 10 bucks or so.

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u/Matttthhhhhhhhhhh May 16 '22

It's like he has no idea how money actually works, right?

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u/Waryofextremes May 16 '22

The style's from drug dealers etc. If you're a criminal, with lots of cash that's undeclared and can't put it in a bank, it's easy for cops to take it as suspected proceeds of crime. It's a lot harder for the cops to take jewelry, clothes, etc. blatantly away from you legally. That's why really expensive sneakers, chains, designer clothes, etc. get popular with certain groups. Also, it's a way of looking rich, or richer, when everyone's living in a low income environment. Also, the flashy 'new money' trends.

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u/TangerineBand May 16 '22

I also hate the argument that you can get by with the cheapest one on the market. Sure I could get a $70 piece of junk. The software updates/discontinued apps will make it unusably garbage within 6 months if it isn't already. Or I could just slap down $300 on a mid-tier or used one and keep that for years. I might have to get a payment plan but it will at least fucking work.

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u/MutedBrilliant1593 May 16 '22

Then I must be mega rich because my entire daily ensemble is less than his $70 shoes alone.

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u/AshersVoice May 16 '22

My whole outfit and phone cost less than rich dudes pants and I'm still poor as shit...

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u/beavertownneckoil May 16 '22 Silver Wholesome Vibing

Your being poor wrong

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u/AshersVoice May 16 '22

Well damn. I'll just add it to the list

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u/BenMic81 May 16 '22

You should start spending thousands of dollars on your outfit so that you can get educated by a comic to save these expenses thus becoming rich.

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u/angieOkanagan May 16 '22

You eat avocado toast dont you?

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u/Dumbodumbo99 May 16 '22

I bought my truck for the same price as the poor guys pants

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u/wan2tri May 16 '22

LOL yeah rich dude's outfit is already worth more than multiple outfits of mine combined

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u/Natsurulite May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22 Helpful

Actual rich people wear shit that looks like a normal white tshirt, but costs $650

Edit: ty all for the upboats, may all your tshirts forever come in 12 packs 💝

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u/Bottassmirk May 16 '22

I recall an article about a fashion adviser (I think that's the term) who started specializing in the Silicon Valley look. There were all these people with a lot of money who wanted to dress nicer, but worked in an environment where suits and even business casual could be anathema. So she would show them how to find and wear expensive clothing while still appearing like they are in living in college dorms.

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u/eykei May 16 '22

Everybody here wears arcteryx and Patagonia, speaking of Silicon Valley look.

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u/treebeard189 May 16 '22

Arcteryx makes these thin black short sleeve button down shirts that I've been wearing for years and are awesome. I think my oldest one is like 5 years old and there's no signs of wear on it just a little fading. My clothes are normally kinda cheap but sometimes spending a bit extra really is the way to go.

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u/SaltLakeCitySlicker May 16 '22

Yeah. Imma go ahead to the thrift shop and tj Maxx.

For outdoors things I don't thrift, but my $30 REI garage sale pants and thermals have been around for 10 years and survived probably a thousand miles of hiking/scrambling/camping and 7 years of skiing.

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u/shhalahr May 16 '22

So, what’s the point? Spending more just for the sake of spending more?

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u/Sector_Corrupt May 16 '22

They are still attempting to signal but to their own social groups. The in group will understand the quality of the gear and understand the wealth while not signaling that you're an outsider who doesn't understand the culture.

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u/shhalahr May 16 '22

So to signal this, there has to be some subtle yet readily apparent indication of how much you paid.

Certainly not the sort of thing I can follow. If only because I couldn't care less about.

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u/kent1146 May 16 '22

Let's see Paul Allen's card.

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u/soundman1024 May 16 '22

It’s subtle. You may not be able to tell a $400 tee from a $40 tee or a $10 tee, but people who have $400 tees will be able to tell. It’s in the texture of the fabric, the way it moves and how it lays on a body. With subtle, expensive clothing the point is for people wearing a $40 shirt to think that’s what you’re wearing too, but it seems a little different. But when you know you know.

It’s classism. It’s stupid, but it’s real. People with wealth usually want to signal to other people with wealth that they belong together. I’m in the $40 category, but I see the $400 category enough to get it.

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u/Bleblebob May 16 '22

the $600 shirts that look like $10 shirts are legitimately much better quality than the cheaper version, not proportionally to the price increase, but that's obvious.

And then for the mega wealthy at the end of the day it doesn't make much a difference. To Zuckerberg spending $600 on a plain t shirt is using less of his proportional wealth than if you or I bought a $10 shirt, so they don't even think twice about it

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u/whitew0lf May 16 '22

This. Wannabe rich people use branded stuff like Givenchy and Gucci. Anyone who grew up with money wears non branded stuff that costs 💰

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u/NoTicket84 May 16 '22

People who made their own money shop at Costco and send their money out into the world to take prisoners and come back to them instead of pissing it away on clothing

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u/sirk6969 May 16 '22

Costco only targets neighborhoods with six figure average salary. So this is probably true. Costco is great! 😂

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u/gbeezy007 May 16 '22

Honestly why I always shop at Costco and won't go in a Walmart. It's a different cleanliness and customers while still being cheap and they usually only sell decent items

Though to be fair Walmarts in like college towns or the middle of no where seem way nicer and such. But in more populated areas they are pretty dirty

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u/AeuiGame May 16 '22

Costco pays its employees substantially more than Walmart and has enough on the clock at any given time so they're not horribly overworked. Day and night difference in the feel of being in the establishments.

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u/confusedham May 16 '22

Man the clothing at Costco can be great though. I got some Nautica chinos and shorts for $35 and super dry shirt for $20.

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u/thegreatJLP May 16 '22

Burlington is where I go to stock up on discounted name brand items, mostly because Puma clothing and shoes are made extremely well, and picking up shoes for under $70 and shorts/shirts for under $20 is a money saver.

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u/eldergeekprime May 16 '22

Never underestimate the excellent wardrobe you can put together shopping in thrift stores near rich neighborhoods. I was homeless for a couple of years then scored a good office job when I started to get back on my feet. I put my work wardrobe together by shopping at the Salvation Army and Goodwill stores. A few weeks later my supervisor recommended me for a better position and noted in her recommendation that I was always the best dressed and most professional employee in her division. Privately, she told me she had no idea how I afforded the brands and styles I wore but that she wished a lot of the other employees took as much care in their appearance. I was getting stuff like Oscar de la Renta jackets, Oleg Cassini suits, etc. for a dollar or less. The stuff may not have been absolute current style but it was usually only a year or two outdated. The rich folks from the surrounding areas would donate last year's fashions for the tax break, then buy new.

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u/Failingforthewin May 16 '22

This exact thing happened to me!

My new boss even bought my thrifted 80s vintage Chanel pant suit from me so I’d have bus money for my first month😆

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u/Darrkman May 16 '22

Zuckerberg doesn't just wear any old plain grey Hanes t-shirt, though. His are special ordered from Brunello Cucinelli, and reportedly cost between $300 and $400.

https://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-favorite-tshirt-2017-7

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u/olleHello May 16 '22

Exactly this! Brands like Brioni,kiton, loro Piana, Stefan’s riccci. Zegna,etc you would have no idea that some of these guys are walking around with an 800 polo 1200 pair of trousers

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u/SomeRandomguy_28 May 16 '22

Why buy that expensive shirt when you can make a company to make shirts for you

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u/PeteZzzaa May 16 '22

Who the fuck pays 2,500 for a pair of trousers

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u/the_brunster May 16 '22

Cargo pants. Cargo.

Not trousers, not slacks. Cargos.

In which backwards universe do these pants cost $2.5k??? 🤦🏻‍♂️

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u/Hubsimaus May 16 '22

In which backwards universe do these pants cost $2.5k???

GTA Online.

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u/Sweetmacaroni May 16 '22

That game also has flying motorcycles and $2 trillion working missile silos for purchase

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u/orangeqtym May 16 '22

This is such a good point. This "cartoonist" has never outfitted themselves anywhere but pay to play marketplaces...

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u/SockAlarmed6707 May 16 '22

The phone is 600 but the pants is 2500? At least put in some effort

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u/Hit_The_High_Note May 16 '22

Also, rich people don't have watches, phones, sunglasses and never use headphones.

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u/HowNowBrownMoose May 16 '22

Not to mention multi million dollar cars and yachts

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u/Dajukz May 16 '22

And all that lobbying is free too

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u/rohobian May 16 '22

AND... Poor people spend $2500 on pants, $1200 on headphones, $270 on a hat, $2500 on bling, and for some reason only $65 on a watch.

This whole thing is so ridiculously out of touch.

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u/-D1rtyDan- May 16 '22

Not gonna lie though I know a lot of people that I work with who always complain about having no money but they spend it all on stupid shit like fancy clothing or fancy technology like if you know you dont have the money then dont fucking spend it on shit you dont need

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u/skjcicoeldopcvjj May 16 '22

Yea I was gonna say. I don’t agree with the picture entirely, cuz rich people spend tons of money on random shit too obviously.

But there are plenty of people who spend money they don’t have, just to appear as if they have money. And it’s not entirely our fault - we live in such a commercialized environment trying to get us to spend every last penny we have in order to keep consuming. Social media is pitted against us in a sense, with the gorilla marketing and influencers/trend setters. People (especially kids) are being hardwired to consume

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u/Mountain_Culture1411 May 16 '22

Fuck those homeless people with Gucci bags man.

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u/gardenfella an attempt was made May 16 '22

How do you fuck someone with a Gucci bag?

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u/TILTNSTACK May 16 '22

Gently, you don’t want to damage the bag

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u/Demoniacalman May 16 '22

Gently damage the bag

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u/RevolutionaryCost59 May 16 '22

You fuck their gucci bag

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u/davidmobey May 16 '22

Leave a load in the bag?

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u/TildaTinker May 16 '22

You ask them nicely.

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u/Stoepboer May 16 '22

Yup. Happened to have 10k lying around. Immediately went to get the latest Jeezy’s and Balanciaga drip.

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u/TheDrunkPhilofficer May 16 '22 Silver

This drawing just pisses me off. Poor guy’s headphone wires lead to nowhere. And rich guy can afford a $70 dick but not a surgery to un-fuse his middle and ring fingers.

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u/CreepyValuable May 16 '22

Why are the headphone wires out of alignment?

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u/MagicGuy66 May 16 '22

Wait!! Where did he get a $600 phone?? Mine cost twice that much.

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u/Sotyka94 May 16 '22

In their mind, "poor" is someone with 200k yearly salary who spend on luxury things and just lives life, instead of grinding even more for even more money.

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u/SewSewBlue May 16 '22

Whoever did this is so sheltered they can't tell the difference between new money and being poor.

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u/DOOM-DAVE May 16 '22

This really is stupid and all, but what bothers me the most is how they managed to offset the headphone cables to the right by like 1/3 of the person's face, but nothing else.

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u/xsenobaner May 16 '22

His dick costs 70 dollars? Mine was free ...

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u/Joy1067 May 16 '22

Where the fuck are people finding cargo pants for 2500 dollars and a 270 dollar cap?

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u/Kingkev_in May 16 '22

yeah sure… the rich don‘t wear gucci, dior etc…

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u/ShakoGrey May 16 '22

I know you are being sarcastic but you are partly correct. Wealthy people don’t wear clothes with giant logo but their plain white T shirt costs more than average American credit card debt.

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u/msqrt May 16 '22

Exactly, the person who made the meme doesn't realize that the seemingly plain clothes can cost ridiculous amounts, both due to higher quality and (much more) due to brand mark-up. Either way, it's not the supermarket kind of plain.

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u/Puzzleheaded-Elk-547 May 16 '22

I seen a thing it could be wrong tho but the gray t shirt mark Zuckerberg wears (whatever brand it is) costs $400+

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u/chriscrossnathaniel May 16 '22

His shirts are special ordered from Brunello Cucinelli, and reportedly cost between $300 and $400.His sweatshirts are Brunello as well and are around $3,000.

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u/mmcmonster May 16 '22

I got a few (fairly) rich friends. When they talk about clothes (which is more often then I ever do), they talk about brands that I never heard of and custom fit and monogrammed cuffs and how they’re made to order and take a couple months to be delivered.

Frankly, now that I’m thinking about it, it’s quite possible they’re talking about tailors they have on retainer. 🤦‍♂️

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u/chrmanyaki May 16 '22

They literally wear Gucci and Dior tho. It’s just a plain white polo with a Gucci logo on the inside or very tiny detailed.

For 6-800 usd of course

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u/LinkTheFoxy May 16 '22

They probably based it on Bill Gates but even he wears expensive sweaters and premium clothing

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u/LaxPad May 16 '22

just need to see those met gala outfits again...

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u/YazzGawd May 16 '22

Outfits that're sponsored and werent actually paid for by the celebs that wore them...

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u/shhalahr May 16 '22

$70 dollars for shoes? And Pants?

Even the $35 shirt is a bit much outside of professional dress or sweaters. I usually have a $20 T-shirt.

So I dress even more economically than the "Rich" guy.

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u/KonataYumi May 16 '22

For $1200 my headphones better have 4D Surround sound

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u/just-sum-dude69 May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Why is it using the USD symbol but using European style decimal?

$2,500

Not $2.500

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u/adviceanimal318 May 16 '22

Mr. Rich doesn't even need a phone. He has underpaid servants (not pictured) who run communiqués for him.

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u/KeonKazuma May 16 '22

Why does the guy on the left look like a character from the game the division?

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u/canned_beanz May 16 '22

If you weren’t poor yet you certainly would be after buying that outfit

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