The man who carries an LV bag

This post is not meant to be judgmental. It’s about how we come to like or dislike certain things.

In 2006, there was a well-received film called The Devil wears Prada. Of course, we know Prada was not a random designer-label choice for the film’s title. People wear Prada because they want to convey a certain image of themselves (though I have no idea what that image is). And people familiar with luxury labels will likely perceive those who wear Prada in a certain way. The tile ‘The devil who wears Prada’ was intended to stimulate thinking.


Today, I spotted a well-dressed 30-ish guy carrying an LV tote bag. All of a sudden, I realised I didn’t know what to make of ‘the man who carries an LV’. Should I admire him? Should I sneer at him? Does it look good on him? Women who carry an LV want to be perceived in a certain way. What about men? How do they want to be perceived? Do LV bags look good on men? If I like LV on men, to what extent is that because I instinctively like that; or is it because I have been socialised into liking that? If I don’t like LV on men, is it because I instinctively dislike that, or have I been socialised into disliking that?

I still don’t know what to make of this sight.


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