2015 status symbols

posted by Jason Kottke Sep 29, 2015

I wasn't expecting much, but this list of status items from The Cut is pretty interesting reading. Status is often equated with money, but this list goes beyond that with picks like Japanese chalk for lecturing professors, the proper throat balm for theater people, watches for bankers1, weed for High Times editors, and the best canned tomatoes.

  1. You might think that the watches get more expensive as you climb the corporate ladder, but that's not how status symbols work sometimes. For instance, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein wears a Swatch that can't have cost him more than a couple hundred bucks.