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Flexing My Parents' Money Starterpack

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u/kenderilla Oct 20 '21

Half the kids in a college town

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u/d7h7n Oct 20 '21

When I was in college I always wondered how everyone managed to afford that $200 The North Face black jacket.

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u/Fluyeh Oct 20 '21

$200? Doesn’t sound too bad.

When I was going to school at Syracuse it seemed like every single person on campus had $1.5k Canada Goose jackets. Felt poor every single day

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u/gjsmo Oct 20 '21

Sup fellow 'Cuse grad!

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u/Planells Oct 20 '21

I did my masters in Canada... And as a poor 3rd world student I wasn't prepared for the Canadian winter... So I entered a Canadian goose store to browse jackets. I saw a price tag and hastily find my way out of the store before any salesperson could ask me if they can help me....

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u/sharpace8 Oct 21 '21

Yeah I am Canadian and don't know a single person that has a Canada goose jacket.

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u/Kumber_Yum Oct 21 '21

Minnesotan here. We don’t wear that overpriced crap either. So much money for a stupid circular patch. Yeesh.

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u/GoyaAunAprendo Oct 20 '21

Lol I could never get myself to spend that kind of money on a jacket. The jacket I'm wearing right now was like $4 at Goodwill cries in poverty

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u/greg19735 Oct 20 '21

it really depends on the situation.

$1500 is too much. but a $500+ jacket if you're wearing it a lot, it's comfortable, warm and well made? might be worth it.

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u/ProperManufacturer6 Oct 20 '21

rich people would say the same. it's just perspective. hell for a lot of these people the parents wouldn't even notice a dozen 1500 charges.

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u/dharrison21 Oct 20 '21

Im not rich, but I did buy a 500 dollar coat, discounted from around 1000, years ago and I still have it and its still fantastic. Ok my grandmother bought it for me. I call it my "Senator Coat" and it'll probably outlast every other piece of clothing I have.

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u/sootoor Oct 20 '21

My $350 coat was fucking awesome. I had it for a decade until I forgot to lock my car and home less people ransacked my car in July. Oh well, I hope it treats them as well as it did me.

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u/Eyyothisguy Oct 20 '21

That guy is living it up in your jacket right now.

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u/sootoor Oct 20 '21

I mean it was 97 degree average everyday in Denver this summer. He might want it now though!

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u/stinkycreekwater Oct 21 '21

man’s not hot

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u/Darthyomomma Oct 20 '21

Northface gear last for years. Definitely worth it. Still using my northface backpack and jacket. Not with parents money lol

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u/pavehawkfavehawk Oct 21 '21

Heads up north face has a replacement policy. If your stuff wears out they’ll repair or replace it, if it’s just wear and tear they can repair for a fee that’s not too bad. They’ll also send you all the replacement buckles you need for free

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u/mu4d_Dib Oct 20 '21

I started college in 2008 and I was blown away by how many freshman had iphones. They had just come out, smart phones weren't even really a thing yet. Then later when my wife was in med school I noticed that almost every med student was driving late model audis, BMWs, or tricked out jeeps. It still blows my mind and I wonder how many of them are actually just massively in debt.

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u/mammalianmindmeld Oct 20 '21

I remember the first time I saw someone using an iPhone in college (Fall 2007). The guy was taking his lab quiz at the last minute, but was doing it on his phone, and the whole lab laughed at the absurdity. The idea was so ridiculous, if he had tried to do his quiz on a toaster oven, it probably would have got the equal number of laughs.

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u/ColdLatte_ Oct 20 '21

Id buy an itoaster and ibidet even though I prefer android

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u/bumbletowne Oct 20 '21

I remember an article on reddit not too long ago (2020 probs) showing that almost all doctors come from the top 5% of income from the region they came from.

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u/ThinnkingEmoji Oct 20 '21

Actually kinda checks out, based on people i know who went for medical degree and their stories, not all but quite large amount of doctors (or at least medicine students) coming from pretty wealthy families. Probably has something to do with being able to afford to spend like 10 years studying, even if you got there for free

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u/yawya Oct 21 '21

I suspect that goes for a lot of high-end professions. I work as an engineer in the space industry and almost all of my colleagues come from privileged backgrounds

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u/DoctorWaluigiTime Oct 20 '21

I'm just confused how "going to a fast food restaurant" is considered a money flex.

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u/PatrickKanesLawyer Oct 20 '21

Have you eaten out lately? Good luck getting a meal for under $15. Triple that if you want it delivered to you via Ubereats or doordash. That shit adds up q u i c k.

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u/tenkenjs Oct 20 '21

Eh. But chick-fil a and chipotle don’t exactly scream rich. Honestly they are both pretty good value picks

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u/Policeman333 Oct 20 '21

If it's a once a week thing, sure. But have you been to a college campus recently? Or looked at food consumption habits during COVID in that age cohort?

Food delivery service usage has shot up. People will not leave their home to go 10 minutes each way to get Chick-fil-a.

They will open up their food delivery app, pick a restaurant, buy a marked up burrito for $12, and then pay a $2.99 delivery fee, a $1.99 service fee, a $1.99 small order fee, and then taxes.

Suddenly, a burrito that should have only been $10 now costs anywhere from $17-$20. I wish I was exaggerating.

And that is a single meal, and trust me when I say they aren't eating ramen cups for their other meals, it's going to be another food order through a delivery app.

And that is nearly every single day. So lets assume you got a kid ordering twice a day, five days a week at $17/meal.

That kid is spending $765/month alone on food and we aren't even factoring in the starbucks, the coffees, the weekend eats, and going out. Families can feed four people for less than that.

The above is a very, very, common occurrence.

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u/maxxthemuffinman Oct 21 '21

As an uber eats driver in a huge college town, I can definitely verify this lmao

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u/xxmatentv123xx12 Oct 20 '21

College.. this photo describes about 1/3 of the kids in my grade.. IM A SENOUR IN HIGHSCHOOL.. and I don’t live in an affluent town. My town is sandwich between 2 low income towns and a rich university town.. (tho most of my town is closer to the low income areas).. so wtf

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u/Mr_Abe_Froman Oct 20 '21

It's just a "trendy young person" starter pack. Half the stuff has been popular for a decade now.

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u/teh_pope82 Oct 20 '21

Anytime I see a dude with that haircut, I automatically think they are a douche

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u/C0VID Oct 20 '21

And 97% of the time you'd be correct.

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u/asianabsinthe Oct 20 '21

Curious if the style attracts those kinds to get the haircut, or if the haircut makes them into what they are?

Chiggin and egg.

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u/ridik_ulass Oct 20 '21

its an exit gate, people who are not dickheads see it and think, "Not Me"... like the Karen haircut, no average woman in her right mind sees Karen's as a meme and thinks they are her people.

but those who respond positively to peer pressure, group think, and popularity bias...and then want to be apart of and exploit what they perceive as easily acquired social status... eg: "I don't have to work hard or learn new skills or be good at anything, I can just emulate this superficial aspect" will find these types of trends appealing.

consider fake tan, before tan was a sign of poverty, poor people working outside, now its a sign of wealth and the ability to afford holidays and the ability to travel...but that requires wealth (not a lot really but some) so some people emulate the aesthetic at a superficial level rather than acquire it normally...and thus you have fake tan.

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u/YourOwnBiggestFan Oct 21 '21

no average woman in her right mind sees Karen's as a meme and thinks they are her people.

I'd say that after a certain age the average woman doesn't really know what a Karen is.

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u/Spobobich Oct 20 '21

Different year, different trends. I remember 20 years ago when teen girls were going ga-ga for guys with hair that parted down the middle, looking like straight butts on top of their heads. And 10 years ago, they were swooning over the Bieber mop-top. At least the Broccoli Boys aren't sharing a hairstyle with females like the quarter shave.

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u/menacingcar044 Oct 20 '21

Broccoli Boys

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u/Spobobich Oct 20 '21

Broccoli Boys

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u/djreisch Oct 20 '21

Broccoli Boys

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u/Portal471 Oct 20 '21

Broccoli Boys

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u/STD-BROCOLLI-MAN- Oct 20 '21

Brocolli Man

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u/Portal471 Oct 20 '21

Brassica oleracea var. italica masculum Homo sapiens

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u/Caramel_mouais Oct 20 '21

Boyccoli Bros

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u/lanicol7 Oct 20 '21

Broccoli Bruh

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u/XxsohjxX69 Oct 20 '21

Middle part hair is popular again. Atleast in scandinavia

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u/Gulo_gulo_1 Oct 20 '21

As a proud middle parter I have to say it accentuates the hockey flow

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u/psychonautistic Oct 20 '21

Nice avatar. Love Calvin and Hobbes.

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u/canhasdiy Oct 20 '21

At least the Broccoli Boys aren't sharing a hairstyle with females like the quarter shave.

Actually, perms were super popular among women in the 80s and 90s. My mom had one for the majority of my childhood.

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u/ormr_inn_langi Oct 20 '21

FeeEEeeeEEmAAAaaaLlles

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u/doodoowater Oct 20 '21 Wholesome

Lol, that’s a huge pet peeve of mine but I always feel like a douche for calling people out about it.

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u/EricWNIU Oct 20 '21

Fuck boi haircut

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u/northTrip Oct 20 '21

Feel bad for all the people with naturally curly hair lol

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u/ColdLatte_ Oct 20 '21

Is it just me or are there more guys with curly hair now? It used to be rare but now every kid has that LaMelo hairstyle

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u/luna-ceileste Oct 21 '21

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u/DramaOnDisplay Oct 21 '21

I was wondering what that trend was- both of my nephews under 20 have gotten a perm and I was baffled a teenaged boy would want a perm.

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u/sneakyveriniki Oct 21 '21

Also like 00s-early 2010s they were straightening it.

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u/LexinRaider Oct 21 '21

Kids are getting perms, I wish I was joking.

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u/Such_Maintenance_577 Oct 20 '21

I was looking for that comment. Before i realised that that haircut was so trendy, i was at my barber and there were 4 kids with that haircut, waiting for the fifth. I don't think i've ever seen so many curly boys. And from then on they just kept coming.

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u/hereforff Oct 20 '21

Curly hair wasn't cool back in the 90's I feel like. My brother had naturally curly hair and would spend huge amounts of time combing it straight. Now he embraces it.

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u/Harold_Zoid Oct 20 '21

I have curly hair and have had some variation of that hair cut for the last 12 years. Didn’t know it was a douchebag haircut at all.

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u/Sinistral_Papito Oct 21 '21

Same brother, hard to go wrong with short on the sides and long on top 👍

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u/Wooy Oct 20 '21

What is the official name of this yeeyee ass hair cut?

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u/Portal471 Oct 20 '21

A few people in the thread have called these people broccoli boys

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u/MilesLong4200 Oct 20 '21

Fuck boi special

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u/t_blacksmith Oct 20 '21

Pubic broccoli hair

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u/hipstrionic Oct 20 '21

Ramen head

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u/shibakevin Oct 20 '21

Veggietales character cut

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u/canhasdiy Oct 20 '21

It's called a 'perm,' or at least that's what they were called 30 years ago

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u/Rude_Journalist Oct 20 '21

My broke ass will never get boring

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u/armoredcore48 Oct 20 '21

and a wimps

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u/FabulousTrade Oct 20 '21

It's the official haircut of douchery

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u/PacSan300 Oct 20 '21

I just assume anyone with that haircut is of gen Z.

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u/Hiruma_Nitsuje Oct 20 '21

Its true, you'll never see a fully grown man rockin the broccoli boy look

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u/this_sort_of_thing Oct 20 '21

Do all these kids curl their hair or something to get it. You can’t get this style without some serious curling action 🤔🤔🤔

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u/deadsesh59 Oct 21 '21

they get perms

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u/LetsLearnSomeScience Oct 20 '21

I call it "the fuckboy" haircut

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u/Bet-the-farm Oct 20 '21

Patty Mahomes seems like a chill dude...

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u/BaconAllDay2 Oct 20 '21

Wait till you learn about his brother

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u/donkeykong95 Oct 20 '21

My gf and I refer to it as broccoli head lol

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u/OceansAndElevators Oct 20 '21

What the fuck is that fourth shoe in the bottom row

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u/Wehrwulf311 Oct 20 '21

I believe they are yeezy foam runners

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u/donnysaysvacuum Oct 20 '21

Fancy Crocs?

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u/Pokez Oct 20 '21

yeezy foam runners

Looks like just expensive crocs

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u/Balogna-Mangione Oct 20 '21 Silver Wholesome

Yeah give me dat bad dragon Kanye croc

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u/mellowJ Oct 21 '21

Holy fuck lmao

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u/aSharkNamedHummus Oct 20 '21

Bionicle feet

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u/GE15T Oct 20 '21

Broccoli Bois with Bionical Boots

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u/LevelFourteen Oct 20 '21

Yeezy foam runners

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u/PwnasaurusRawr Oct 20 '21

Proof that people will buy anything

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u/cup_1337 Oct 21 '21

Reminds me of Cubone’s mom

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u/IRAn00b Oct 20 '21

Is Chipotle a rich person food?

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u/kkkimchii Oct 20 '21

All the things on this list and: Starbucks? Chic-fil-A? Chipotle? That’s just fast food and coffee. lol

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u/HeWhoHasFruit Oct 20 '21

It becomes rich person food when eating it every day for two/three meals a day

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u/kkkimchii Oct 20 '21

I know plenty of poorer people who eat out nearly every meal at fast or casual places like this.

If they were eating every meal at, say, a high-end steakhouse or fancy sushi restaurant I could understand the starter pack.

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u/cokuspocus Oct 21 '21

These people don’t have incomes though. Their peers are eating ramen in their dorms

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u/HistoricalWar4 Oct 21 '21

In a highschool setting, having Starbucks every day is a flex. Always being able to go out to eat is also kind of a flex. Doordashing this shit to school is 5x the flex

Most of these kids have sub $500 to their name

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u/jawn27 Oct 20 '21

It's been getting pricey.

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u/LizzyLeonhart Oct 20 '21

Well every single day definitely adds up.

This comes from someone who eats chipotle chic fil a and gets Starbucks almost everyday

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u/MirandaS2 Oct 20 '21

I used to work with someone with a 2021 Jeep Cherokee and an apartment in DC, they'd order food at work every day for breakfast AND lunch - one time they came in and were like, "Gosh everything is so expensive I think I need to refinance my car." I was just like uh no, stop DoorDashing Chik Fil A twice a day..........

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u/LizzyLeonhart Oct 20 '21

Lmao DoorDash isn’t a joke that shit drains your money but it’s addicting

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u/MirandaS2 Oct 20 '21

So true - You're like yay no delivery fee - but then there's the tiiiiip and the increased cost of foooood. Understandable but damn

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u/SnooWalruses9019 Oct 20 '21

Its tricky psychology actually. It lures you into spending more to reach that free delivery fee. The restaurants strategically price things to add up to just under 15 bucks. You'll see like, a full combo meal for 14.50 sometimes, which tempts you to throw on a cookie or whatever to reach that $15 mark, mentally tricking you into thinking that cookie was free. You ended up spending more money in the end.

The real deals are the specials that the restaurants offer.

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u/YooGeOh Oct 20 '21

They walk into the barbers and ask;

"Can I get a 🤟😜?"

"Oh you want the tiktok trim?"

"Yeah 🤟😜"

"I got you 🥦"

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u/KenKaniff357 Oct 20 '21

Lol, the broccoli

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u/disgoesintrash Oct 21 '21

Yee yee ass haircut

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u/squish5_ Oct 21 '21

"Say no more fam"

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u/D1NODOR Oct 20 '21

Also tons of Lululemon.

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u/Fiscalfossil Oct 20 '21

This seems geared towards guys, are guys known for wearing LLL now too?

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u/hipstrionic Oct 20 '21

Yeah bro check out my ass in the Lulu

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u/albuterol_abuser Oct 20 '21

Yeah. I love their pants and shorts and sweats and undies.

It seems to be in a similar consumer space as Nike, but a bit more subdued in aesthetic.

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u/SixZeroPho Oct 20 '21

Their men's undies are amazeballs, for real

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u/TellurianTech50 Oct 20 '21

I despise that haircut

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u/Doctor_Guacamole Oct 20 '21

Brocolli boys

Can’t believe I wanted it at one point

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u/theluciferprinciple Oct 20 '21

I always refer to it as the Eraserhead haircut

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u/islandinacup Oct 20 '21

Thanks, you just reminded me of "the chicken dinner scene" right before eating a chicken dinner.

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u/McDarce Oct 20 '21

How do they get it looking like that? Do they have to get a perm?

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u/drilling4brains Oct 20 '21

My gf's little brother is one of these. He does get it permed.

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u/Epstein_Bros_Bagels Oct 20 '21

The sucky thing is this is like 3 male haircuts you can get with jewfro and this is the best one by a mile

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u/Sgt-Hartman Oct 20 '21

Some people have naturally very curly hair. If you let it grow to any significant Length it looks like this.

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u/Fitzy0728 Oct 20 '21

I always took comfort in thinking these types of kids would get a dose of the real world once they hit 18 but realistically they all have trust funds or rich parents who’ll fix them up with a nice career for life

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u/logicalnegation Oct 20 '21

High income raised as a douche vs high income raised to be a high achiever thanks to privileges afforded and used by the parents are two different things

This guy’s in category one and just gonna suck forever. But yeah his parents will let him stay on the teet forever.

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u/ImaginaryGfLeftMe Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Yeah the douches usually get what they deserve, at some point their parents will stop supporting them. I was raised in a pretty wealthy household but we were taught to not flaunt wealth.

Edit: wait why am I being downvoted?

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u/seductivestain Oct 21 '21

I was raised very similarly. I honestly thought we were poor for most of my childhood because of how stingy my parents were lol

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u/iosquid Oct 20 '21

Reddit hates rich people

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u/asianabsinthe Oct 20 '21

Most I've encountered have parents who aren't that wealthy, so once they graduate high school their free money shrinks.

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u/Codered20098 Oct 20 '21

Yep, the ones that flash and follow big social media trends likely have parents that are the first big earners in their family and make six figures income but have little real accumulated wealth. Real rich kids from old money families usually stay much more low key

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u/PabloPaniello Oct 20 '21

Yep, and I find folks way overestimate how common legit lifelong trust funds are.

Your ordinary kid of a surgeon or two-lawyer parents has a super comfortable existence. It often includes substantial parental support into their 20's - so little or no school loans, help with rent if they want to love to a costly city and pursue a dream - and later help with substantial life expenses, like a down payment on a home or young grandkids' private school tuition (so it can be afforded without undue burden in the child's early earning years).

That's all really effing privileged and helpful - literally life changing in a lot of ways. But it's not a lifelong trust fund. They still know the flow of money will stop eventually, and if they want to maintain the lifestyle they had growing up, they'll have to get their own high-paying job.

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

You dont talk about the family finances in Old wealth its a taboo subject

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u/Lebossatron01 Oct 20 '21

Ok but who really wants to be known for their parents success, it just sounds embarrassing to be known as the disappointment with rich parents

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u/Vomath Oct 20 '21

Went to a wedding with a bunch of New England Ivy League types. Mostly very friendly folks, but I was asked multiple times, “What do your parents do?”

Like wtf..? We’re in our mid-30s, who fucking cares?

As a pleb from the west coast, this was the biggest culture shock to me about the whole event.

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u/Intelligent-Neat5930 Oct 20 '21

Yeah, my family isn’t that crazy wealthy but have been comfortable and accumulating assets for as long as we have been in America and no one in my family wears expensive clothes or buys expensive food, etc. we just have security when shit goes down and a few houses in different places ig

Both my brother and I were told by an usher that “these seats are for patrons, you’ll need to move” when we went to the symphony one evening and it was so funny bc our family name was on the program 😂😂

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u/amayain Oct 20 '21

Yeah, my family isn’t that crazy wealthy

It might not feel like it, but if you have multiple houses and your name is on the symphony program, you likely are pretty darn wealthy. I'm not saying you should feel bad about that, you are doing anything wrong, etc... It's just that you are in a very high economic percentile. Glad that you and your family seem grounded though! =)

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u/Codered20098 Oct 20 '21

Exactly, and the fact that you go to symphonies says everything haha. Don't get a lot of fake rich flexing tik tokkers going to classical music concerts

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u/MetalAngelo7 Oct 20 '21

Call himself self made when daddy gives him a huge loan for his start up business.

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u/InactiveBeef Oct 20 '21

“Entrepreneur”

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u/CPDjack Oct 20 '21

"Ive got a business worth a million dollars bro". fails to tell you he started with two million and lost half of it already...

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u/va_cum_cleaner Oct 20 '21

“Small loan of a million dollars”

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u/nxkzhsudjbwgshxjdkb Oct 20 '21

These are literally just trendy things for guys 16-23 y/o in American cities

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u/JDizzo56 Oct 20 '21

I'd take it a step further and say this starter pack is just a bunch of things people under the age of 40 like, minus the haircut

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u/jd2300 Oct 20 '21

Yeah, only rich little shits can afford : checks notes AF1s and Chipotle

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u/LTWestie275 Oct 20 '21

Was gonna say I’m like 90% of this minus the shit haircut. Am 30 with own money.

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u/helloitsname Oct 20 '21

I love flexing my parents money by wearing socks and shorts and eating chic fil a lmao

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u/PoloniumIcedTea Oct 20 '21 Gold

Bout do a big flex w/ my number one combo 😤😤😤

Yeah I'll take extra Chik-fil-a sauce. Put three or four of them, upcharge me I dont give a fuuuuuck.

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u/GalacticVaquero Oct 20 '21

I get most of these, but running shorts? Are they a flex now? They aren't very expensive, and I've never seen guys wear them casually, just to run.

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u/PuffyPanda200 Oct 20 '21

I also do not understand the running shorts. If it is intended to be NIKE in general then wouldn't just the logo or a shoe with a big swoosh be better?

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u/GalacticVaquero Oct 20 '21

Maybe this guy just hates athletes?

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u/meinnitbruva Oct 20 '21

The fuck are athletes running from all the time? The fuck you so scared of? Face your fears.

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u/preserved_fish Oct 20 '21

Chipotle, really?

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u/shark_babe Oct 20 '21

guac is extra

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u/TheyCallMeStone Oct 20 '21

I KNOW IT'S EXTRA JUST FUCKING GIMME THE GUAC

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u/WheresTheSauce Oct 20 '21

Wtf are Chipotle and Chick Fil A doing on this list

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u/2010_12_24 Oct 20 '21

I bought two taco meals the other day and the total was $28. That’s kinda pricy for fast food.

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u/ToeCheeseOmelette Oct 20 '21

Low key though a yeti water bottle is one of the best investments I ever made. Stays cold forever and can double as a blunt force weapon lol

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u/swatlord Oct 20 '21

Yep! Don’t shit on my hydroflask (pictured). That thing is awesome when I’m doing yard work. I got the black one and even though it’s in the sun the insides are cold for hours.

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u/AClassyTurtle Oct 20 '21

My hydro flask has been hot to the touch before, but ice cold on the inside. I love it

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u/SpaceBoiArt Oct 20 '21

Not sure about the running shorts and cycling glasses unless you assume rich parent’s kids are into sports or maybe I’m just offended cause I have them lol

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u/greyenlightenment Oct 20 '21

water bottles, starbucks, and chipotle are expensive? lol

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u/MasterTorgo Oct 20 '21

Eating fast food chicken like the spoiled brat I am

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u/allanman1 Oct 20 '21

Hey there's nothing wrong with aluminum water bottle. Plastic water bottles are a scourge on the earth

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u/Logelirim Oct 20 '21

Air forces aren’t that expensive, but your point is right

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u/RapGameDiCaprio Oct 20 '21

TIL Chick-fil-A is a flex.

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u/makeitlouder Oct 20 '21

Sundays are a No Flex Zone

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u/OwlThief32 Oct 20 '21

I fucking hate that haircut.

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u/Ghost0998 Oct 21 '21

Broccoli boys.

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u/PapaGynther Oct 20 '21

op doesn't like young people's fashion choices and is pandering to other old people who don't like them

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u/ScallionAdorable7198 Oct 20 '21

Op thinks they were born in the wrong generation

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u/WSBNarrator Oct 21 '21

Honestly, OP just comes off as salty. I’m in my mid-late 20s and I buy half that stuff for my younger siblings. I’m not wealthy, I just learnt that my 1 arcteryx jacket lasts a long, long time compared to some cheap crap.

Their 6 years old Patagonia jacket looks brand spanking new.

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u/OrhanDaLegend Oct 20 '21

i fucking hate that haircut, i just wanna shove a comb into their hair

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u/Hornyanddepressed275 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

I've learned Reddit really hates undercuts, to the point I've seen people saying they wanna punch people with them. This site gets so aggressive over the dumbest shit lol.

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u/helloitsname Oct 20 '21

Those haircuts are usually associated with “popular” guys. Hence why a lot of socially awkward young guys on Reddit have a lot of resentment to them.

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u/btjas Oct 21 '21

Usually when people on these threads hate on something you know they’re the ones out of touch and the thing they’re hating on is popular irl. It’s pretty much a badge of honor now, you know you’re doing good if these awks hate it lol.

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u/helloitsname Oct 21 '21

Basically yeah lol

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u/PapiCats Oct 20 '21

People on this site project farther than anywhere else on the internet knowing full well anyone else will put them down for it.

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u/Chromattix Oct 20 '21

Reddit - the same people who'll go to the ends of the earth to save a freaki'n dog, will happily punch one of these kids in the head because they hate his haircut and the fact he has better shit than they do.

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u/Hornyanddepressed275 Oct 20 '21

And the same people who'll complain how the world has gone to shit.

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u/bird_turbulence Oct 20 '21

Air Force 1s? Chipotle?

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u/Tyjun10 Oct 20 '21

I mean I guess if you’re like 16, but if you’re in your 20s and have a solid income, like 60k a year, 80% of this is really not “flashy”. Patagonia, yeti, Arc’teryx are just quality brands that are a bit more expensive but will also last a lot longer. Door dash and a Raptor also aren’t even really comparable.
Maybe I’m just missing the point but this just seems like a list of stuff that is nice and currently trendy. Eating chipotle and wearing Nike shorts doesn’t make anyone an asshole, and being frugal and buying cheap shit doesn’t make you a saint.

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u/thisisthewell Oct 20 '21

lol yeah this has to be like college age at most. I'm in SF and all of these things are standard fare for techie salaries

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u/nfolsen Oct 20 '21

Adults with jobs can buy these things also?

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u/LuthienByNight Oct 20 '21

And those don't fall into the "flexing parents' money" category. Obviously it's going to be different for a 30 year old than for a 16 year old.

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u/nomadicwanderinglad Oct 20 '21

Why are they wearing Arc'Teryx and Patagonia which are technical outdoor clothing when they're more likely to be urbanites rather than outdoorsy

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Yeah. They're for skiing in the alpines, not really fashionable or trendy. Then again, people buy Range Rovers just for freeway driving.

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u/Thx4Coming2MyTedTalk Oct 21 '21

Wtf how you going to bring Hydroflask into this.

Hydroflask never hurt nobody!

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u/Balthazar40 Oct 20 '21

Lol only rich kids care about hydration?

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u/bigOOUNCE Oct 20 '21

How are a 90$ pair of shoes “flexing parents money”

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u/AniviaPls Oct 20 '21

op's girl got swooped by a guy who looks like this

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u/pumapunch Oct 20 '21

I mean, if your parents can afford to buy you nice shit then why not? They worked hard and you’re their kid, it’s more about luck. If my parents gave me a Tesla I’m not going to turn it down, that makes me entitled or a douche, or flexing??… okay.

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u/guyinhisroom Oct 20 '21

It just depends on whether they flex it on everyone and act like they earned it. I’ve met many douches like the ones this starterpack is referring to but I’ve also met humble people with super rich parents like investment bankers and idek what.

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u/VenusianMinotaur Oct 20 '21

To be fair, I also hate kids like this who bitch about the rich kids. Who wants to hang out with either of them?

Edit: I’d choose the rich kid if it came down to it.

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u/Seeker_Of_Toiletries Oct 20 '21

Plus free chipotle

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