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Old 06-08-2007, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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People in big cities tend to be more style conscious, maybe because of where they work or the social activities. I remember being in England (not London) and being shocked at the horrible sense of style the locals had. In France, on the other hand, everyone looks great and nobody lets themselves get fat. Women there would never think of stepping out of the house in sweatpants. In NYC, people always look cool. For some reason, in the midwest, people tend to look more frumpy. When I think of an artsy town, I think of a place where people are inventive or imaginative about how they look and dress, and you don't need a lot of money to be creative either.

Artie
Artichoke- some interesting posts. i agree about the sweatpants-lol.

NYC always (midtown anyway) for me meant looking professional, stylish tailored suits- linen in summer. Then I moved to S Florida and discarded all my Jones and Saks wear .

Big cities in general require sense of style- most people are working-there is high visibility. The frumpy look is something I havent seen until recently- I never saw people wear peasant dresses with rubber flip-flops (to work)- until I relocated to Tennessee

That being said there is nothing wrong with either extreme, but it can be culture shock for those not used to it!


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Old 06-09-2007, 12:42 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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People in big cities tend to be more style conscious, maybe because of where they work or the social activities. I remember being in England (not London) and being shocked at the horrible sense of style the locals had. In France, on the other hand, everyone looks great and nobody lets themselves get fat. Women there would never think of stepping out of the house in sweatpants. In NYC, people always look cool. For some reason, in the midwest, people tend to look more frumpy. When I think of an artsy town, I think of a place where people are inventive or imaginative about how they look and dress, and you don't need a lot of money to be creative either.

Artie
HEY!!! Midwesterners do not look more frumpy!
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:03 AM
 
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I currently live in Los Angeles and people have a great sense of style here. Everyone is dressed well. Plenty of clothes shopping available too, and I've turned into a bit of a clothes wh(ore) whilst living here. When it came time to do taxes, I realized I'd spent all my income. Yet when I was packing up my apartment to put everything in storage, I was overcome by all the boxes of clothes -- and shoes! -- and purses! Sometimes I'll go to another town, and I'm shocked by how badly everyone dresses. You take it for granted living in Los Angeles.

I've just given you a very superficial example, but clothes and style also demonstrate a town's imagination, it's creativity, and art community. Just for fun, what are some of the best dressed towns you know of? Any surprises out there?
BEst dressed? If you think wearing shorts and T-shirts 365 days a year is best dressed..LA? You've gotta be kidding! The women either dress like expensive hookers ( shop Melrose) Only the old money farts in BH dress "well" ie Neimans and saks...
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:01 AM
 
Location: New York
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For many years, people in NYC dressed down. Around two or so years ago, I noticed a change in attire for women from casual to almost "overdressed". But as for well-dressed, often that is in the eye of the beholder and very much a regional issue.
Dressed down doesn't mean dressed bad. It can mean understated.

They may be wearing jeans, but they are also wearing a $800 leather jacket.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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[quote=artichoke63;837762]I currently live in Los Angeles and people have a great sense of style here. Everyone is dressed well. Plenty of clothes shopping available too, and I've turned into a bit of a clothes wh(ore) whilst living here. When it came time to do taxes, I realized I'd spent all my income. Yet when I was packing up my apartment to put everything in storage, I was overcome by all the boxes of clothes -- and shoes! -- and purses! Sometimes I'll go to another town, and I'm shocked by how badly everyone dresses. You take it for granted living in Los Angeles.

I've just given you a very superficial example, but clothes and style also demonstrate a town's imagination, it's creativity, and art community. Just for fun, what are some of the best dressed towns you know of? Any surprises out there?[/QUOTE

You had to look at your taxes to realize you were broke?

It took you packing up your apartment to realize you spent all your money on clothes?

I don't think you took Los Angeles for granted, Sounds like they took you.

By the way, lots of times when people think they are being creative and are on top of their fashion, they actually look rediculous.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:00 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Certainly not Denver. I used to work for a hospice, attended many funerals. People wear jeans to funerals here! Ski jackets everywhere, even with a business suit. Shorts and ski jackets in January. Lots of athletic shoes.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:51 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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this surprised me, but most of the people i saw in/around hartford, CT were really well-dressed! as well as i'm sure LA, NYC, ATL, dallas, philly, etc.
Philly? Think again I think they were rated worst dressed a couple years back and I'm sure it still stands. Actually sure in center city and some of the wealthier suburbs,but in most of the city neighborhoods? Blech! The standard of dress is sweats first and foremost,football jerseys,of course the signature 'wife beater' t's,and workboots,sneaks,or flip-flops you can hear everyone in as they drag their feet walking by. Very rarely formal,unless for a wedding.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:54 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Certainly not Denver. I used to work for a hospice, attended many funerals. People wear jeans to funerals here! Ski jackets everywhere, even with a business suit. Shorts and ski jackets in January. Lots of athletic shoes.
Same here but gotcha beat by a hair...it's usually sweats and football jerseys to church here...because everyone knows God is an Eagles fan
In fact Everyone wears jerseys here,even the mailmen! Is that legal?
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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NYC? IDK, I remember when I went to Bogota, practically everybody was wearing well-dressed attire.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:44 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I think of Dallas as a well dressed city. Denver is another place that dresses in appropriate for activity clothes.
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