We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Walk a Manhattan sidewalk, and try to guess who has a credit line of $10 million and who has one of zero. Take a transcontinental business class flight—who paid $5,000 for it and who saved up his frequent flyer miles for a year to travel in style? The guy in the jogging outfit and the girl in a business suit have no real clue of where the other falls in the social hierarchy...
It is true for sure. However, I think his observation applies more to guys than to gals. Most guys prefer to dress in as relaxed a manner as they can except when they need to "dress for success" for meetings. Billionaires do not need to dress for meetings.
You can't tell on sight, but you can usually guess shrewdly in a few minutes.
It's not necessarily new. Most American towns years ago had a guy who had made a pile of money but still drove a beat-up pickup and dressed accordingly. Usually he had made his money in construction or as a specialty tradesman, but there were others who just liked doing their own handy work on weekends, were gentleman farmers, or liked hunting, hiking, or fishing more than fashion.
I think that was less true of women, and still is. But maybe that's just New England.
Assistant Village Idiot
Whether billionaires, buffoons or just some guy from down the street, those travelers who favor shorts, sweats or pajamas (most extremely casual attire looks more and more like bedroom wear) are just slobs.