Ok one more hijack post and then I really gotta go.
People have the impression that my comments were aimed at a much broader range of people than I really meant but I tend to generalize and write off-the-cuff on here so I see how it happens. I wasn't trying to demean poor people, people in their work clothes, people who just prefer simple plain clothes, etc. There's a definite group I was speaking of and I don't think they're too hard to identify. It's the slobs who can't be bothered to put any effort into themselves. If it ain't pull-on, slip-on, stretch-to-fit, velcro, one size fits all, they ain't interested. And I was commenting just as much on their lack of fitness as their clothes. My friends who travel anywhere beyond North America always come back and comment on the people they saw and how the majority of them are "not fat" and they "know how to dress". Call those comments snobbish and rude if you want, and maybe they're a bit exaggerated, but we earn the term "ugly americans".
I don't go out every day looking like Tom Ford, but I'm never just giving up.