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Who needs Starbucks? And other status symbols | Off Kilter


November 26, 2019

OK, I’m prepared to get hammered by Starbucks devotees. It’s the price of being counter-cyclical.

Why do I say, “Who needs them?” Here’s why:

I get the Seattle grunge movement. You only have to live in Seattle during the winter to understand why younger folk might wish to “dress down.” If your clothing and shoes are going to become a soppy, sloppy mess no matter how carefully you dress up against the wet weather, then why not dress down?

I’m not positive, but it would not surprise me if the style trend of “torn jeans” (you know, the jeans with the holes in the knees –...

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Reader Comments

Nathaniel writes:

What an extraordinary list of things to be negative about! Perhaps less judging and worrying about what other people like or enjoy...?


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