Surely the attitude. Of course being nicely dressed is usually the first indicator about what the person might be like, but often it's misleading. When it comes to having a class it all comes down to the attitude and what the person really is like inside - the morals, the values, the behaviour... You can judge the person by it's covers but you can be either right or wrong, you won't know untill you get to know the personality of the person in question.
attitude is obviously of more importance to me but I'm answering this based on my first impression. I'm thinking that if I look at a person and think wtf? then get to know them and be amazed…. id be slightly put off by their sense of… 'fashion' and vice versa.
but if a persons classy attitude has got the looks to match…. well dang there must b hope in the world after all:P
I agree, sweetie, clothes and attitude walk hand in hand in displaying what you are all about. And to be fair, not that this has anything to do much with "class itself", but depending that day---what the hell mood you are in..:))xx
The clothes don't make the man and if someone thinks they're the shit because they're wearing a suit that's the first sign they have no class. The correlation between wealth and class is very small. I don't go around judging people on their class but you can tell by their attitude and morals. Integrity is a necessity. Their carriage can give it away too.
Topic of conversation. I watch out for people who talk about personal matters loudly in public. I also side eye people who don't dress decently in public. If it is 2am and you are buying milk at the 24 hour grocery in your pjs then okay, but if it is 2pm and you are in your pjs WTF?! I also know a person is classless by how they dress. Sexy could be having on skinny jeans and a low cut top, or short shorts and a long sleeve button up. Classless tend to wear short shorts and a cut off low cut stop and 6 inch heels.
Clothes help, but personality and attitude, even their physical looks and body type play a part. You can usually look at someone and identify with relative ease if they come from a more fortunate, or less fortunate background.
Also there's a difference between being a class act and being classy. Anyone can be a class act, no matter their place in society but to be considered "classy" it usually means they're at least middle class and it also requires a fairly high level of physical attractiveness. But someone can also be very physically attractive and privileged but have no class whatsoever.
Being classy is as much of a lifestyle as it is being born into a privileged family. You could say education matters too. If someone isn't educated, or at the very least reasonably intelligent, it's unlikely that you could consider them classy. Many of those that are classy have something of higher value and expertise to offer the world and their status in society is a reflection to show for that.