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Old 06-02-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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America's Worst-Dressed People - Articles | Travel + Leisure

Apparently Seattle didn't even crack the top 20. I think something's remiss in this world.

(On side note, it did crack me up when I saw #9. I guess that poster wasn't kidding.)

Seattle's perspective on this (and of course, they had to bring up the others that did laud their lousy sense):

Huh?! Worst-dressed cities, and Seattle isn’t one? | Seattle's Big Blog - seattlepi.com
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Finger Lakes
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I saw that article yesterday and was surprised that Seattle wasn't there. IMO...Seattle should at least be in the top ten. But it's T+L. I take their lists with a grain of salt.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I can believe it. The under-40 crowd in Seattle proper can actually be quite stylish. But its another story once you go north of Northgate, east of Issaquah or south of Columbia City.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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If by "stylish" you mean skinny jeans, vintage jackets, thick rimmed glasses even though they have perfect vision and retro Van's, then sure. Or the ones who go everywhere in grey sweatpants and shirts and a pair of flip flops. Or of course 'The North Face just threw up on me' guy. Oh, and let's not forget 'seemingly always going to hot yoga judging from that outfit' girl.

If those are fashionable, then yes, this city's on the cutting edge.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Honestly, I would say Seattle's better than where I'm from, or at least no worse (which did make the list). In the summer there, the standard adult male outfit is gym shorts and a filthy tshirt with the sleeves torn off, or a ratty tank top. In winter it's gym shorts and a cammo hunting jacket. The women are only better when they're yuppies. "Dressing up" for men means khaki pants and a polo shirt with your favorite ball team's logo. I've seen a LOT less publicly worn sweat pants and pajama pants since I moved to this area. Jeans and Rei hiking pants are a huge improvement, IMO.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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Wow, how suprising, I bet Seattle is top ten if we talk big, important metro cities. I mean I moved from NYC and first thing I noticed was cheap ciggs and lots of very underdressed people. It was here I saw people in PJ in the mall, on the bus...
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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Is there a more vapid, empty-headed activity than actully doing the research to put together this survey?
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Finger Lakes
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Is there a more vapid, empty-headed activity than actully doing the research to put together this survey?
That's T+L. 80 pages of ads, 20 pages of vapid and empty-headed activity
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Well I for one won't stand for this!!! (unless I decide to get up and go get a coffee refill)

It's time we took our city back! I will apathetically do whatever it takes to shuffle our way (politely) to the top (or is it bottom?) of that list! Quite frankly I blame Amazon and Google for this. When Bill was in charge of things he knew how to hire some real nerds... This never would have happened back on his watch!
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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If by "stylish" you mean skinny jeans, vintage jackets, thick rimmed glasses even though they have perfect vision and retro Van's, then sure. Or the ones who go everywhere in grey sweatpants and shirts and a pair of flip flops. Or of course 'The North Face just threw up on me' guy. Oh, and let's not forget 'seemingly always going to hot yoga judging from that outfit' girl.

If those are fashionable, then yes, this city's on the cutting edge.
Considering those are all some of the biggest trends in the US right now, yes they are stylish. Fashion changes all the time, get with it or fall behind. Just because you don't agree with it doesn't mean it's bad.
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