I have a friend who says they'll never wear clothes that have a patch on them. So even if there clothes have only a small hole in them and repairing it would save him the money he'd spend on new clothes, he'll not have the clothes repaired. Would you wear patched up clothes? Or would you like this person think they [patched up clothes] would give people the wrong impression that you aren't that rich? In any case it was fashionable not too long ago to wear ripped and patched up clothes.