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Old 04-05-2007, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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I personally get my self esteem from within, I do not dress to impress anyone, I am not going to strave myself and eat like rabbit to be approved of, life is way too short for that! I do eat healthy, most days and I also spurlge now and then, again, life is way too short. I do care a bit how I look, will not allow myself too get too fat and too dumpy, I do dress nice in a causal sorta of and steer clear of designer anything, not who I am...would not want to protray a shallow empy soul of a person. I also love to read and I have my priorities in place, I am so thankful I can breathe in my own skin!
Well said. If one doesn't have good self-esteem, he or she isn't going to really have it just because of fancy this and fancy that. It's only a quick fix. Shallow people are a bore to be around no matter how they look or what they drive.
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:45 AM
 
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Dallas by far. Dallas has more upscale shopping and restaurants per capita than any other city. Women are beautiful...not uncommon to see them walking around with bandages from their facelifts.

Luxury homes and autos are also in very high demand here. And, you see very few fat people.
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:57 PM
 
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Hafta vote for Dallas, TX as well.

Personally?

I like being a dork...a smart, physically fit dork. So I guess I'm concerned about my image...but not in the "normal" kinda way.
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:40 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I vote for Washington, DC as being most image conscious. Maybe not so much in the appearance sense, but when the first question out of everyone's mouth when they meet you is "so, what do you do?", you are immediately judged on a superficial level. In other words, it's "how will knowing you benefit me?". Everybody's trying so hard to BE somebody and impress everyone else; it's exhausting.
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:27 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I would definately have to say naples florida,alot of money living there so they can afford to be I guess.
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Old 04-22-2007, 05:05 PM
 
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Madison, Alabama... land of the SUV's.
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:50 PM
 
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I personally get my self esteem from within, I do not dress to impress anyone, I am not going to strave myself and eat like rabbit to be approved of, life is way too short for that! I do eat healthy, most days and I also spurlge now and then, again, life is way too short. I do care a bit how I look, will not allow myself too get too fat and too dumpy, I do dress nice in a causal sorta of and steer clear of designer anything, not who I am...would not want to protray a shallow empy soul of a person. I also love to read and I have my priorities in place, I am so thankful I can breathe in my own skin!

Ahhhhh...spoken like a true Pittsburgher.

In Pittsburgh, getting dressed up means wearing the clean Steelers jersey -- the one without the beer stains and hot wing sauce spilled down the front.

Yes, I'm just kidding -- some of us around here actually clean up real nice and got rid of most of our clothes from the 80s. However, I don't know anyone other than some of real rich people who are follow fashion trends -- and even they don't go overboard.
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:07 PM
 
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1. Orange County, California
2. The rest of the LA area
3. Phoenix
4. Dallas
5. Las Vegas
6. Miami
7. New York
8. San Diego
9. Atlanta
10. DC
If you add on North Side and North Shore of Chicago, I think this is a pretty comprehensive list.
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:36 PM
 
Location: In God
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I've never seen any image conscious cities. I always hear that the people of Atlanta try to live up to their new found popularity (thanks to the media).

The least image conscious in my opinion would of course be all of those little small towns with nothing to prove, and surprisingly enough, New York. The young people of Manhattan live in these roach-motel sardine cans for five skillion a month, and could care less. They're just looking to get out into life. Yet, you have those people who crack the pavement of SoHo everyday, but you'll find people like that in every major city.
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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What, in your opinion, are the most image conscious cities in the US? Is there a place where you feel everyone is trying to make themselves a "cut above the rest"? Whether it be by wearing numerous designer labels, driving a luxury car, living in the trendy area, etc.

Also are you image conscious? Do you feel there is anything wrong with it?
West Windsor, New Jersey. You've never met or seen a group of more deranged, high-class wanna-bes in your life. No, not even on tv.

I don't care about image unless it's something contextual. Obviously I can't (though I'd like to) show up at a formal dinner in jeans. :-( Woe is me! :-)
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