get your ridicule here

Random line from an otherwise quite interesting Eric Asimov article about wine: “People are unlikely to be ridiculed for buying $300 jeans that are washed, bleached and beaten over rocks instead of $60 jeans that will last a decade.” They are? I can introduce Mr. Asimov to people who would be quite eager to ridicule someone for buying $60 jeans instead of the fifteen-buck Wranglers readily available at Target or Wal-Mart. If they failed to ridicule someone for buying $300 jeans that would be because they don’t know that there are $300 jeans. I always enjoy these made-in-Manhattan moments when I’m reading the Times.