Striped shirts and briefcases. Titanium pencils and pens and lunches on terraces with non-native trees and cloth napkins. Silver watch bands, platinum wedding bands and sterling silver belt loops. Crushed ice bathed in imported spring water and priceless menus. BMWs and Porshes blanket the blacktop. Leather shoes kiss the carpet and linen sport coats pet the seatbacks. Holidays in remote locations reserved for the elite and proper. Obscure yachting magazines which detail, in detail, the meaning of the obscurity of the spelling of the word yacht. Homes with three kitchens and a television monitor showing the location of all the other televisions in the home. Bank accounts in secret locations and tax shelters the size of Jupiter.
Skinny jeans, mustaches, hip bikes with trendy messenger shoulder bags, flannel shirts and railing against ‘the man’.
Pretention: one size fits all.
Written: July 25, 2010