U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Massachusetts > Boston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 07-16-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
31 posts, read 41,935 times
Reputation: 30
The way I see it, it's better than looking like a bunch of damn hipsters.

Plus who doesn't like north-faces and ugg boots?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-17-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
77 posts, read 128,483 times
Reputation: 54
So many of the men here seem to wear this uniform of Polo shirt, khaki cargo shorts, and ugly sandals. It's kind of funny. Most female college students dress horribly. Ugg boots, leggings as pants, those jersey empire waisted tunics that flatter absolutely no body shape... Yeesh.


There's a lot of terrible fashion everywhere though. Did they name any best dressed cities?

Last edited by Niandra; 07-17-2011 at 09:26 PM..
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-17-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
5,705 posts, read 4,523,185 times
Reputation: 8648
Its the Tri Corn Hats. Honest.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-17-2011, 11:23 PM
 
591 posts, read 373,314 times
Reputation: 653
All I can say as a Northern California resident who went to Boston one summer that it's the only place I was stared at for not wearing an ivy league button down long-sleeve shirt during summer.

I think if you took a poll, Pittsburgers would proudly say they are the slouchiest dressers around, with the least fanfare among any large city; they wear jeans and T-shirts even to their best restaurants.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
7,285 posts, read 13,806,675 times
Reputation: 4446
Quote:
Originally Posted by caphillsea77 View Post
OK, it's not scientific but the writers at GQ come down pretty hard on Boston's sense of style, particularly the college students. IMHO I think cities like grungey Seattle or Portland dress worse. Nonetheless this is an amusing read.

The 40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America: Style: GQ

Martha's Vineyard was # 14 on the worst list.

How do you feel about Boston's sense of style?
The whole article is supposed to be funny. And it is not the writers of GQ that came down on Boston; it was one writer: John B. Thompson. But I guess the olde days of Puritanical Rule still carry over to present times. It is okay to laugh at yourselves, people. Especially since the clip was mainly about a large transient population found in the city: college students.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2011, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
613 posts, read 1,229,345 times
Reputation: 338
It's hard to put a lot of stock in this article considering that Los Angeles is #2 and Manhattan is #5. Off the top of their heads, most people would probably say that Manhattan is the best-dressed. But take any large city with a variety of people and you'll have a very fashionable segment, a slew of sweatpant wearing people and everything in between.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: a bar
2,062 posts, read 2,459,851 times
Reputation: 1772
I must confess, I'm massively guilty of the dressed down look. Fortunately in work in IT so no one expects me to know how to dress.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas
4,152 posts, read 4,236,944 times
Reputation: 2968
People working at the Brigham dress pretty well. People hanging at the Rat (defunct) didn't. It's that simple.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2011, 02:35 PM
 
9 posts, read 19,070 times
Reputation: 34
people from boston and surrounding area as a general rule have zero style this is 100% factual. but gq is lame as well.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Boston
5,297 posts, read 8,880,524 times
Reputation: 5556
Quote:
Originally Posted by swejdid911 View Post
people from boston and surrounding area as a general rule have zero style this is 100% factual. but gq is lame as well.
Well, many don't. However, that's our opinion and as such is not "100% factual." "Style" is highly subjective. I try very hard to dress well and probably spend too much of my income on my wardrobe. However, I would rather wear adidas flip flops with socks, sweatpants and a stained college t-shirt than be caught dead in Ed Hardy (or "Tapout" which is just as bad), Timberland Boots (unless, of course, I'm actually working with them), a blowout hairstyle, etc. It seems many of these roided-up, tattooed up morons think they look good. The rest of the planet is laughing. There are too many in Boston (more in Providence proportionately) and in urban areas along the East Coast.

I'm no fan of GQ, but the line "Boston suffers from a kind of style Down Syndrome" made me laugh a little. Also the camel toe comments (which is laughably/sadly true among college students) were great.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Massachusetts > Boston

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top