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Old 12-02-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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Lovely question. My most favorite clothing style city by far is Miami and the South Florida area. We are probably the only place left in the continental U.S. where dressing up is an everyday occurrence and people actually know how to dress to accentuate their genders. Everywhere else people seem very lazy and purposely dress like hobos, hipsters, or their opposite sex. Now of course, we have our fair share of tramps and ratchets. No one's denying that. I'm just saying most of the South FL area consist of people that tend to dress like they have money. The South American and European influence on fashion is very high. And I kind of like it.
Agree 100% with this.

One of the pluses I like about living in Miami.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I live in East Texas and I actually really like the style here. Not WalMart style (face it, Walmart is not the venue to peruse local fashions anywhere!) but say "going out to dinner" or business casual styles. What I like about the style around here is that you don't get much more manly than some jeans that fit just right and cowboy boots, and yes people really do wear cowboy boots around here because they really are WORKING in them during the day and know how to buy a good looking pair to wear outside of work. I am not a big "urban cowboy" fan but a REAL cowboy is a whole other story!

But there are so many other "manly men" around here - oilfield, farming, etc - lots of hard working men in big trucks. There's just something about that look that I like, especially with that dash of "gallant" thrown in for good measure.

The women tend to dress casually but femininely and I like that too. Personally I think most women look better with some makeup, some lipstick or gloss, and hair that's actually fixed. There's some truth to the Texas "big hair" thing - hair is important around here. And women definitely pay attention to accessorizing - from head to toe.

I guess what I like about the style here is that women look like women and men look like men.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I live in East Texas and I actually really like the style here. Not WalMart style (face it, Walmart is not the venue to peruse local fashions anywhere!) but say "going out to dinner" or business casual styles. What I like about the style around here is that you don't get much more manly than some jeans that fit just right and cowboy boots, and yes people really do wear cowboy boots around here because they really are WORKING in them during the day and know how to buy a good looking pair to wear outside of work. I am not a big "urban cowboy" fan but a REAL cowboy is a whole other story!

But there are so many other "manly men" around here - oilfield, farming, etc - lots of hard working men in big trucks. There's just something about that look that I like, especially with that dash of "gallant" thrown in for good measure.

The women tend to dress casually but femininely and I like that too. Personally I think most women look better with some makeup, some lipstick or gloss, and hair that's actually fixed. There's some truth to the Texas "big hair" thing - hair is important around here. And women definitely pay attention to accessorizing - from head to toe.

I guess what I like about the style here is that women look like women and men look like men.
Hope those hard working men toughen up and prepare for Icy conditions projected to strike East Texas later this week. I heard that its going to be real nasty. Back to topic, I love mens wear in Texas, but not a huge fan of what women wear (sorry to say, hope you are not offended). Womens wear and Mens wear alike is amazing in Southern California. Its much more appealing to me when women show some skin and curves year round and dudes remain chill and casual, yet manage to pull off a nice look .
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Hope those hard working men toughen up and prepare for Icy conditions projected to strike East Texas later this week. I heard that its going to be real nasty. Back to topic, I love mens wear in Texas, but not a huge fan of what women wear (sorry to say, hope you are not offended). Womens wear and Mens wear alike is amazing in Southern California. Its much more appealing to me when women show some skin and curves year round and dudes remain chill and casual, yet manage to pull off a nice look .
Oh, I'm not offended at all - you have no idea how I dress, so I certainly won't take that comment personally! I actually don't look like your classic Texan woman - for one thing, my hair is short and spiky and I don't wear cowboy hats - ever ever ever ever - or boots with dresses either for that matter. But I do have several really badass pairs of cowboy boots and if we go boot scootin' in Fort Worth or the Gruene Dance Hall you can be sure I'll be sporting them!

And yes, the weather here is supposed to be horrible in a few days, but I'm looking forward to just chilling by the fire with some egg nog - heavy on the nog.

But one thing you don't need to tell most Texan men to do is "toughen up." They've already done that!
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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But one thing you don't need to tell most Texan men to do is "toughen up." They've already done that!
You guys may not have encountered heavy ice storms this early on. I said toughen up with the intent of being aware of what they will face. Even the toughest men need to be warned if unexpected danger is lurking, because you never know what might happen if they are not careful.

Thankfully, all I need to do is shift my car to ice mode and slip on a pair of ice breaker boots if its icy.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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You guys may not have encountered heavy ice storms this early on. I said toughen up with the intent of being aware of what they will face. Even the toughest men need to be warned if unexpected danger is lurking, because you never know what might happen if they are not careful.

Thankfully, all I need to do is shift my car to ice mode and slip on a pair of ice breaker boots if its icy.
West Texas is used to such extreme weather. North central Texas is too (Fort Worth area). I live in northeast Texas and we're used to ice storms and small accumulations of snow - heck, we had a white Christmas last year, and we usually get a couple of snowfalls each year with several inches of snow. We usually also get a pretty significant ice storm at least once a year, but usually in about February - it doesn't really matter though because the point is that they're not uncommon here. We'll be OK. I mean, life will come to a grinding halt because we don't have the equipment to clear the roads and everyone will freak out, stay home from school or work, and take a million pictures of two inches of snow but we do that several times a year anyway.

Now - central and south Texas folks aren't as used to "all that" ice and snow, but I don't think they're supposed to get any of that drama this go round.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I also love NYC clothing styles in the summer, especially for women. Chic vests with sundresses are the norm up here in the summer, usually with open toed high heeled shoes. Its odd to see every gal just slip on an ordinary T-shirt and denim shorts. Every girl dresses up in a unique way.

As for Mens clothing, nothing beats North Texas (or) Southern California, especially if the guy has a well defined tough face and nice looking tan. Colorado is a good runner up, but their style is more suitable for slightly older guys who like growing beards and love "high country" barley Beer .

The entire state of Michigan SUCKS !!!! when it comes to clothing. A number of people look like they live in a trash can.

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Old 12-04-2013, 07:59 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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Lovely question. My most favorite clothing style city by far is Miami and the South Florida area. We are probably the only place left in the continental U.S. where dressing up is an everyday occurrence and people actually know how to dress to accentuate their genders. Everywhere else people seem very lazy and purposely dress like hobos, hipsters, or their opposite sex. Now of course, we have our fair share of tramps and ratchets. No one's denying that. I'm just saying most of the South FL area consist of people that tend to dress like they have money. The South American and European influence on fashion is very high. And I kind of like it.
I als agree about Miami. When I moved from Miami to Philadelphia, I just found people up here are..... well lacking in sense of fashion.
I mean come one: Manhattan is not far away, why don't they dress up like their brothers and sisters in Manhattan...
A plus point though, when I lived in Miami, I constantly stressed out as how I need to present myself on daily lives; how I dress up, whether my car is waxed, whether I work out enough.
It is more relaxed here. I can dress up like a bag lady- nobody cares! LOLOL. My friends from Miami who visit me always think that I look so bland now (At least I don't look like a ratchet). HAHA! Tough luck because I am used to dress up like this now.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:50 AM
 
Location: ATL suburb
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Maybe I'm seeing things from a different point of view. I can't specifically say I prefer, say, NYC style of clothing, when there are different subculture styles of dress. I prefer an overall, casual urban look, but am not really fond of NYC urban menswear, or Atlanta urban womenswear. So, for example, when I hear someone say they like Manhattan style clothing, well, which part/subculture of Manhattan are your referring to? There are several. (I'm not picking on any particular person or city; I'm just using an example for explaining my reasoning).
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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Maybe I'm seeing things from a different point of view. I can't specifically say I prefer, say, NYC style of clothing, when there are different subculture styles of dress. I prefer an overall, casual urban look, but am not really fond of NYC urban menswear, or Atlanta urban womenswear. So, for example, when I hear someone say they like Manhattan style clothing, well, which part/subculture of Manhattan are your referring to? There are several. (I'm not picking on any particular person or city; I'm just using an example for explaining my reasoning).
Can you give examples of the urban wear you're referring to in these cities?
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