I used to think that wearing expensive clothing was wrong. Until we shot with this jacket.
Around 2013, I used to view clothing with purely utilitarian eyes. They served no purpose beyond protecting one from the elements and to conceal nakedness. I used to wear shoes until my feet would poke through. On a mission trip, there were literally Haitian orphans making fun of me for my destitute clothing.
My recent experiences in modeling, especially with #unionmadegoods has shifted my perspective. This jacket felt 'right' the moment I put it on. Physically, it felt like every angle of my torso was accentuated by the seams. I was impressed by the attention to details like a deep inner pocket and a sinching stitch along the cuff. After that experience, I think clothing may be understood as an outward expression of an inward character. I'm 2013, my character was utilitarian, so my clothing reflected that. In the same way, expensive clothing may be an expression of an inward sense of artistic expression or a love of good craftsmanship. Which doesn't make it wrong, just different.
I'm curious of your thoughts, do you view expensive clothing as wrong or at least, unnecessary?