MrWilson2B saidSo a lot of gay men I know look "down" on me because I'm comfortable dressing in a regular Fruit of the Loom t-shirt or a $5 t-shirt from JCP instead of wearing something Gucci, Diesel, True Religion, etc. So tell me...are you a label whore like my friends or you a guy that just wears what looks good on you and appeals to you?
Not a label whore. In fact, when it comes to underwear, I assume a designer label has at least a 100% markup and is a rip-off. Fit & durability mean more to me. I'll buy a house label, or Jockey or whatever, without any shame whatsoever. It's only cotton.
On the other hand, I do know some brands will give me good value for my money. Allen-Edmonds shoes are made to an American last that fits my foot perfectly, and they wear forever. Though only a mid-range brand, Hart Shaffner Marx suits fit my middle-age American body like a glove. More expensive Italian labels look awful on me.
So it is with alcohol. I won't pay extra for Grey Goose or Bombay Sapphire. I get perfectly fine taste with cheaper labels. But neither will I take a well pour. I do have some preferences there, just not the primo labels that I find overrated.