Perhaps it is the French flair of the Cohens that connotes class even while dabbling in Gap, but they do not feel so common.
“They are motivated by insecurity, fear, lack of imagination and above all, a lack of flair,” he said.
“He had a flair for the dramatic, to be sure, but it was for more than theatrics,” Clinton said.
mid-14c., "an odor," from Old French flair "odor or scent," from flairer "to smell," from Vulgar Latin *flagrare, dissimilated from Latin fragrare "emit (a sweet) odor" (see fragrant). Sense of "special aptitude" is American English, 1925, perhaps from notion of a hound's ability to track scent.
An early system on the IBM 650.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].