he has no clue who 'ralph lauren' is, or that he loosely designed his glasses. no idea that the price his mother paid to replace his first expensive pair (that he lost) cost her a mere entire paycheck. no. he doesn't know any of this. but what he does know is that they make him look smarter and are possibly the very reason he has a 'girlfriend' now.
"aunt b...girls like smart guys with swagger. i've always been smart...but now...but now i think i have swag, too".