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By Mike Gold 

Starbucks: Who needs them, and other 'status symbols' l Off Kilter

 

October 30, 2019



OK, I’m prepared to get hammered by you 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 (for us, 13 years this month) 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 jea...



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