He had a modest income that allowed him to live in a nice middle-class neighborhood, but did not let him enjoy many luxuries.
Sure, many of these pieces are not affordable to the middle-class, but just like car enthusiasts, you can look at the latest python Prada slippers and store the season of their introduction into the archives of your mind.
It is considered to be an important influence in shaping the personalities of children who grow up in middle-class Western societies but less relevant in traditional African and Asian cultures.
By the 1950s, adding something to a bath was done with much more frequency, even by middle-class women, and those who were especially handy made extra to give to friends.
After she got married, she applied for a gas card simply because she thought that credit cards were a symbol of the upper middle-class life she aspired to have.