Agreed, but the average person is a heck of a lot wealthier now than they were in the 1940s. Also, I used to live by Columbia University, right on the edge of Harlem. If I had a nickel for every brand new North Face jacket or Pele Pele sweatshirt I saw, I would be a rich man. Here are people who are supposed to be among the poorest of the poor customarily wearing $300 jackets and $100 sweatshirts. Surely if one can afford overpriced garbage wear like that, they could afford a decent blazer that would last 10 times as long. Ergo, I dont think its a money thing either.quote:Second, isn't a huge part of this money? Having a collection of blazers, trousers, linen shirts, and what not for casual clothes is beyond most people's means.