There is an old adage that it’s the clothes that make the man, or something like that. Basically, it means that the clothes a man wears have a direct connection with how he is perceived by others, especially the fairer sex. 

This held true for many years, centuries as a matter fact. But then something changed around the mid 20th century; men were increasingly being judged by more than the clothes they wore, they were now being judged by what they drove as well.