Good comments 18"Brown. Way to much judging of people by appearances in this world. I have to dress for my workplace, trousers and dress shirt, sometimes a tie. Does that make me a yuppy? I think not, just uncomfortable at times. I wore a dress uniform sometimes while in the military. I was still the same person when wearing fatigues.
No matter the choice of clothing or fishing equipment, we are just fishermen enjoying it while were still physically able and if you want the best performing gear and can afford it, them by all means get it. I've run into a few stores over the years where the employees would make you feel unappreciated. I don't think any of the "flyshops" around here are like that. If they were, I wouldn't support their business.