Not so much these days. Our minds are so amusing, so compliant. Yet it feels somehow wrong/sociopathic to take advantage and tweak the minds of others (unless in good-natured jest of course). After a while you risk becoming awfully disillusioned and cynical. Marketing (especially fashion) is arguably pure, winker-grade distilled cynicism selling 'lifestyle choices'. Truth is most of us are so very easily manipulated - all the while convinced that by purchasing mass-produced and aggressively marketed cheap things at inflated prices we are nonetheless making a net positive individual 'statement'. What we wear is become more important than what we do, or indeed what we stand for.
What joy there is in liberating oneself from this pattern of thought. Eighteen years ago, starting secondary school, I would have identified 100%. A decade ago, sure, in a more "sophisticated" (haha) way. As I grow older possessions seem less important.
But I'm sure when I eventually buy a house and a car I'll start all over again with obscure Danish homeware designers, hand-forged cutlery and Audi spec packs.
p.s. To prove what a massive hypocrite I am, I'm surprised no-one's mentioned these yet. The classic skate shoe (another actual (ex) skater here). Such a shame eS have been on a 'creative hiatus' - that's some cynical marketing bs right there - since 2012.