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Old 05-14-2014, 12:43 AM
 
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Chicago is the seattle of the midwest. Big ego, small town
Fixed it for you
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Again, not that it has anything to do with the original topic but Minneapolis/St Paul has consistently been recognized as either the most fit metro, or one of the most fit metros in the US for several years now. The "American College of Sports Medicine" which is objectively considered the word of God regarding such matters has recognized the metro as the most fit for the past 3 years now (American Fitness Index - Report - Cities 1-20), other "most fit cities list" are fairly easy to google or bing. Alright that's all I got please continue...
It's an interesting study, though I should point out flawed (but what study isn't flawed?). For example, in areas with a lot of high rise living like NYC or Chicago, many high rises have fitness centers available only to residents. They are not public and you will not find data on these anywhere so they are probably not counted in this study at all. It is much harder to get a more accurate number than an area that doesn't have a lot of living with private fitness facilities built in. For that reason alone, Chicago and NYC should have higher scores (though how much higher is not something I'm going to say). Then you also have things like rivers, ocean, and lakes where people get their fitness in which is also hard to measure. There's also other wealthy people who have private gyms and others who are good or comfortable enough to privately practice things like Yoga or Pilates in their own home. Good use of BRFSS though.
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The NYT just did a piece about alternative fashion in Minneapolis:

Modern Style in Minneapolis - Video - NYTimes.com
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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The NYT just did a piece about alternative fashion in Minneapolis:

Modern Style in Minneapolis - Video - NYTimes.com
Cool video - though nothing in here are styles you won't find being worn in any other major city in this country right now in hipster "enclaves."
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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That's the thing — Minneapolis doesn't really have any hipster "enclaves". It kind of goes along the same lines as the LGBT community in the Twin Cities; there is no "hipster" neighborhood or "gay" neighborhood. Everything is more or less mixed here.

Sure, there are areas with higher concentrations, but you'll find this type of lifestyle across the entire city and all of Saint Paul, too. Even North Minneapolis (which is traditionally considered to be our "ghetto"), you'll see pioneer hipsters co-mingling with crack addicts and welfare queens.
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I think you missed my point My point is that you can go to those to easily see that stuff. I'm not saying they are the only places which you can see them in any major city. And the main, main point is that nothing there is really unique compared to other cities but it is good that they have it, though nobody ever denied that Minneapolis has no fashion sense anywhere.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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What exactly is "unique" fashion? It's all been done. Everything. If you do a google search for "Minneapolis Street Style", you'll see everything from women wearing gigantic torso-sized bow ties as tops to men wearing ultra-high-waist Depression-era trousers.

Is anything people are wearing in Los Angeles or New York or London or Tokyo or Milan unique? It's just a never-ending rotation and mixture of styles from earlier eras.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I'm not sure if 'everything' has been done - it's easy to fall back on that and then something comes out or the combination of something does. Is it unique in those cities? Not necessarily but you may find more of a certain fashion being worn in some city, or that city may have completely started a trend.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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If someone wearing something unique or avant-garde isn't going to be part of the benchmark for which city is more fashionable, then neither is fashionable or both are equally so, as the vast majority of both cities' residents wear clothing of some sort.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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They're about equal. In my opinion, NYC, LA, and Miami are pretty much the only places that are noticeably more fashionable than the rest of the large metropolitan areas in the US. Whether you're in Chicago, Minneapolis, DC, Seattle, SF, Atlanta, etc, people are equally fashionable.
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