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View Poll Results: Best Dressed
San Francisco Bay Area 10 27.78%
Seattle 5 13.89%
Vancouver, BC 21 58.33%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-03-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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Vancouver. The city is half-Asian and Asians are obsessive with brands and dressing nicely.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:57 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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If there is any west coast city where people dress worse than Seattle I'd love to know where it is. In Seattle, residents are proud of their fashion don'ts.
Yes Portland is worse. Ride the MAX trains and people watch and it's astounding how much poor taste is around there.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Definitely Vancouver.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Vancouver by far.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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I live in Seattle and I voted Vancouver I have a booth in the Freemont Market and see millionaires who dress in rags. People are very laid back in in Seattle.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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"Vancouver is a surprising and contradictory place, with well-dressed foreigners... "

I'm just curious how you knew who was a foreigner and who wasn't. I mean you were a foreigner yourself while there. Were you well-dressed?
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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Yes Portland is worse. Ride the MAX trains and people watch and it's astounding how much poor taste is around there.
It's not a well-dressed city, but you're going to see even more poorly dressed people by travelling on MAX. MAX is basically a conduit to the poorer suburbs of Portland except for commuters on the west side or people going to the airport. The Eastside MAX is basically the "social services express" or a way for juvenile delinquents from Gresham to get downtown. Lots of sweat pants.

Most West Coast cities are fairly casual, when I go back to visit family in the Bay Area, half the time I go out most people are just wearing jeans and t-shirts, even in much of San Francisco--though you have a richer element that will dress up occasionally.

Fine with me, as it means wearing any fairly nice button down shirt tucked into my pants is enough to be considered business casual and appropriate for eating out. Put on a trendy pea coat and you're better dressed than 75 percent of the people on a street. But I grew up in Santa Cruz, California--a place where it's considered socially acceptable for middle-aged adults to dress like a 17-year-old surfer wearing a hoodie and Vans well into your late 60s...
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Vancouver over SF? Hahahahaha..perhaps for normal people as normal people in Vancouver might be bigger followers of trends whereas normal people in SF are trendsetters who go against the grain when it comes to fashion, on the other hand when it comes to the elites of each city, SF crushes Vancouver because SF has socialites and aristocrats en masse who dress to the nines in such a way that does not exist in Vancouver nearly as often. Quite frankly.
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