I realize I'm in the minority these days but I'm totally unimpressed by somebody driving a Ferrari (or anything else), and I wouldn't even care enough to notice the difference if somebody had expensive sunglasses or not.
The most rich and famous guy in this area was driving an old pickup truck the last time I saw him (my kind of guy). Fits right in around here.
That said, since I do realize I'm in the minority, I don't blame someone at all for buying expensive things to put themselves in the best possible public light, especially if they make their living based off of public perception of them.
P.S. My kids never quite shared my views either...Always talking my wife into getting them a pair of shoes where half of the price was the name brand alone.
I am of the same mindset. I don't care if you drive a Ferrari or a Ford Ranger. And I don't care if you are wearing Oakley's or local Wal-mart sunglasses. The only thing that has ever mattered to me is a person's character. Besides, I've known so many people who spend all their money trying to look impressive to no end.