Newsweek’s July double issue has an interesting article about the current trend in upscale circles towards secrecy and discretion. Although it’s not too difficult to realize that true class is not the showing off of one’s money, the message is finally hitting home as more and more people are opting for tasteful elegance over yacht-sized extravagance. Could the reason it’s happening so late in the game be because cosmopolitan city-dwellers are realizing that they frequently appear rather excessive and ridiculous (e.g. Hilton and co.)?

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