You are what you wear?
I like doing things differently every so often. So the other day, after chatting in french with a mate over some coffee, I entered a very posh clothing shop. Giorgio Armani. Ring a bell anyone? No, didn't think so. We're all uni students/ poor. Anywho…
The staff were obviously dressed in very expensive clothing, and I tried not to look surprised. As I browsed, all the while feeling very out of place, I mainly focused on clothing's texture and price. I was amazed as I looked at the fluro yellow T-shirt for $180 or the silken-soft scarf for $190. The faux-leather jacket for $599 or there abouts, or the woolen jacket for $799, I think. Or was it $899? I am pretty sure that the whole time I was browsing one of the staff was keeping a very close eye on me, sus-ing me out. It wasn't the most comfortable feeling I've had in my life, haha.
Upon further reflection, I realise I've managed to 'collect' a lot of high quality clothing (a lot from op shops mind you!) over the years, and that's God's provision--so thanks God! But the truth is, a lot of my clothes are not big brands like Giorgio Armani (shock, horror) I really feel like even when I'm earning 100K as an engineer it would seem overly extravagent/ self-indulgent for me to spend $180 for a guy-scarf. Would I be doing it for status? Or would I be buying into that brand because I genuinely thought that it best suited my needs? I'm pretty sure I would have mixed motives. But is it ok to buy exorbitantly expensive clothing when it's hard to get/ you like it? What do you think? What about cars/ houses? I'm interested to see what your thoughts are :)