Best dressed cities in each region (live, state, America, people)
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In my opinion, New York, San Francisco and DC are the best dressed cities. I say this because in all of these cities there is a great sense of individualism in everybody's style. Yeah, you have trends in all of these cities, but not everyone dresses the same at all. Cities that have no real style have uniforms or swaths of people in outdated frumpy clothes. Baltimore has too much of a uniform to be a fashionable city. Every kid from the hood in Baltimore looks like the mannequin from the American Eagle window with a pair of matching New Balance 992's.
However, all cities have good and bad local trends and signature looks. I'll even break down the terrible trends for the most fashionable cities I listed:
1.) D.C.- When I first moved to the Baltimore/DC Area back in the 90's, D.C./PG hood dudes were rocking slouch socks to their knees with cut off jean shorts with sleeveless t-shirts and t-shirts with hoods attached. They also wore clothes from tacky nationally unknown local brands like Da Link Went, All Daz, We R One, Shooters and HOBO (Helping Our Brothers Out). Cheap looking glue and sparkly lettered snap back hats were also popluar back then in the D.C. area along with t-shirts featuring Warner Brothers characters. They also used to wear the ugliest Nikes that looked like moonboots:
The hood crowd in D.C. definitely has stepped it up in recent years though. Wale is one of the best dressed rappers out for his style. And Wale is a good representation of the average well dressed nouveau urban style cat in D.C. His sneaker game is ridiculous.
Conservative White folks in D.C. sometimes dress very tacky. During the springtime in Georgetown can be a fashion trainwreck with Ivy League/Old money looking White folks wearing bright lime green blazers or chinos paired with bright pink oxfords. Some of these people wear the worst Ralph Lauren and J. Crew pieces.
2.) San Francisco- The hood crowd in San Francisco can be very much behind the times in terms of urban fashion. Many hood dudes in SF and the Bay Area still wear tall tees and super baggy Girbaud shuttle jeans with the straps. They stopped wearing those things on the East Coast in 2002-2003. Also, the hood in SF has always embraced weird hairstyle/folicle trends like all types of shags, mullets, mongolians, rat tails and braided/platted up beards.
Also, because the weather in SF stays roughly between 50-75 degrees during the year, some people wear the same clothes day in day out all year long.
3.) NYC- As some folks have previously stated on here, some New Yorkers in the hood are stuck in the 90's. They will always wear Yankee fitteds with regular 6" tan Timbs all year round. And I've seen a lot of New York dudes even rock leather Yankee fitteds on 80-90 degree days in June and July. A lot of hood folks in NYC still rock excessively baggy jeans and old leather Avirexes from the 90's and early 2000's too (not the new Pelle Pelle's that come out every year either). I've seen some people in Brooklyn still wearing 90's brands like Phat Farm and Mecca USA this year.
On the flip side, some people are way too out there with experimental fashion in New York and end up looking like complete tools. Although there are some of the most fashionable people in the world in NYC, the city is undeniably a prime breeding ground of try-to-hard epic failure in fashion trendsetting. I know NYC is the city of diversity, but some of these outfits are just way too over the top:
This one is beyond words. Exercise caution when looking at the outfit in this link:
Last edited by goldenchild08; 09-30-2010 at 09:26 PM..
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