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Old 12-27-2011, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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I have friends from inland CA who tell me they put more effort in coordinating their clothing when they visit LA County because they do not want to appear as "hillibillies"...!

Sometimes when I people watch at the Grove, my mind wanders as to guessing if a person is from a big city or visiting from a small town, based on their taste in clothing/ hairstyles etc

Generally, people in the big cities (metro 5 million+) are more likely to care about their dressing styles/ fashions...so does this notion influence those from smaller places regarding their appearance, when they visit their regional "big city"?

PS..there is a big difference not only between regional styles but certainly between City and Country (smaller town/ city)styles- one can simply people-watch in a big city downtown mall vs a small city mall to note such differences

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Old 12-27-2011, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Maybe I am a dead giveaway but when I take the train to Chicago from my hometown of Galesburg. I don't dress any differently. :P
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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yeah when i used to live in a small town, when i went to the big city i'd put on my nice walmart clothes
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:01 AM
 
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yes, if I go to Wal-Mart in my hometown, I don't even bother dressing up, and I'll still be the best dressed there, ha. But when I'm in Memphis I always try to look more presentable.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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I can understand this comment. I always dress fairly nice (either business casual or jeans and a nice shirt) when I go out (I live in the burbs) but whenever I head to Center City Philadelphia I always feel underdressed at restaurants. I also feel like I should wear more black and less khaki in the city.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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I have friends from inland CA who tell me they put more effort in coordinating their clothing when they visit LA County because they do not want to appear as "hillibillies"...!

Sometimes when I people watch at the Grove, my mind wanders as to guessing if a person is from a big city or visiting from a small town, based on their taste in clothing/ hairstyles etc

Generally, people in the big cities (metro 5 million+) are more likely to care about their dressing styles/ fashions...so does this notion influence those from smaller places regarding their appearance, when they visit their regional "big city"?

PS..there is a big difference not only between regional styles but certainly between City and Country (smaller town/ city)styles- one can simply people-watch in a big city downtown mall vs a small city mall to note such differences
I'm from south Florida and although there is a population of people that are laid back and dress in beach-wear year round, alot of people dress up too. I tend to do it in big cities as well. I would never go to Miami or NYC looking messy or in laid-back clothing. I'm not a person that cares about keeping up with the joneses but if everyone else is looking top-notch, I'm not gonna be one of those people that rocks the boat. I'm going to try look my best as well. But I've heard it's a lot different on the west coast. Everyone dresses really laid-back or hipster. I heard even business people dress laid back. So I think it's more a regional thing.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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I also feel like I should wear more black and less khaki in the city.
"Black" is definitely the color-of-choice in the Northern big cities (San Francisco too in the colder months)... I do notice as you get into the smaller towns/ cities, or the outlying suburbs, there is more open-ness to other/ brighter colors- it may or may not have something to do with concern regarding color-coordination..

There are lots of well-dressed types in the big Southern cities though who are able to wear bright bold colors (all year) and pull a very nice look, thus I must say- Southerners can look very glamorous (women) and dapper (the men)- I love those Southern gentlemen with their ironed pastel-colored dress-shirts and polos & khakis
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:42 AM
 
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No I don't dress up to go into the city, I still dress up in a T-shirt and loose jeans and sports shoes like I typically do in "Any-Suburb, USA". It was only my brother who told me that I need to dress up as a "hipster" otherwise I'd stand out as a sore thumb and the New Yorkers would totally spot me as an outsider. He told me that when we went to NYC.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Uptown New Orleans
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I always step out clean.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:50 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I always step out clean.
Lol. Yes, black folks are gonna get jazzed up, regardless.
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