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Old 12-11-2007, 12:14 PM
 
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I think Chicago is exceptionally well-dressed. I have a lot of local fashion designers I patronize who design with very little competition-- as a result, their styles are more unique, well-thought out and classy. That, and the city as a whole very, very conservative in its business sense. I think the combination of conservative business + 9months of winter really makes for a well-dressed populace.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:35 PM
 
Location: somewhere between Florida and New England
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I haven't gotten a chance to read the full thread, but I do have to say that when I moved to CT, I found people here to dress very well and clean. The North Face, Tommy Hilfiger, Eddie Bauer, Banana Republic and Gap are the favorites in western CT.

I've also noticed that the students here aren't into the shoddy and materialistic Abercrombie or Hollister. People dress very conservatively here.
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:42 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Expensive, Italian or English leather-soled shoes with wood heels don't have rubber soles so they make noise. Loud shoes is a sign of class ;-)
Or pseudo-class
I don't know why one has to be annoying to have class. To me those shoes seem like the wearers are looking to draw extra attention to themselves...'look who's coming'...
Just seems kinda pretentious,of course I live in a pretty pretentious region to begin with so perhaps it may differ in places like Chicago where the one poster is.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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HEY!!! Midwesterners do not look more frumpy!
They do and I'm from the Midwest. In most blue collar cities you don't see a very upscale casual look. Its more flats and jeans. Its not real dressy. More like what you can get away with wearing casual on a job interview.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: the future
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D.C is one of the best dressed towns...im not talking about runway fashions and business suits like LA and NYC im talkin about the average joe you see walking down the street..9/10 they may be poor but will do whatever to be "fresh"
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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It would be a bummer to live in a town where it is the cultural norm to be "well-dressed" or have "expensive taste."

Why? Because I can spend my money on things that are actually useful instead.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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Expensive, Italian or English leather-soled shoes with wood heels don't have rubber soles so they make noise. Loud shoes is a sign of class ;-)
A persons actions are a sign of class. Dress has nothing to do with it.
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