6 Street Style Blogs from Cities Dissed by GQ
Jul 21, 2011 - by Jessica Lapidos
GQ made a lofty list of cities that bite the big one in the fashion realm. They hit the nail on the head with some cities, like with the Burlington, VT "Cool hat, stoner" comment, and Boston's place at #1. But other cities had me questioning. Brooklyn? Manhattan? Kansas City??? Seriously, I'm not sure how NYC made the list, but much of it felt like Gentleman's Quarterly simply pointing out the pratfalls of fashion in America. We've plucked out some locales that are trying, and have documented their fashion (mis?)adventures in street style blogs to prove it. And so, we bring them to you, 6 cities on the brink of redemption from GQ's scathing report. You decide if they deserved the beating.
Under The Guise chronicles the style in the country music capitol of the world. Essentially calling the city a collectively fan of the bolo tie and cowboy boots, GQ might not be horribly wrong, but these creepers seem sartorially on.
Urban Weeds scours the Pacific Northwest for adventurous dressers. Though GQ pinned it for being just that - adventurous in its use of outdoor gear, old and new confusion. I just hope this picture was taken on the 4th of July.
It's My Darlin also scouts street style in the northwestern corner of the country, this time in the rainy city. And hey look, this chic isn't wearing flannel! Though the raddest look of Seattle did involve plaid...
San Diego, CA
RichSkinnyPretty is probably searching a different demographic than GQ, which accused the city to be one giant Ron Burgundy. But I will question, fishnets on the beach? It takes laid-back to a dark place.
Austin Style Watch snaps the best of what's around. Some have deemed Austin the Brooklyn of the South. According to GQ that would be a hodge podge of hit or miss hipsters. Not totally inaccurate.
Chicago Street Style captures what style lies in the Windy City. And what with the Chicagoans of CFDA/Vogue Award nominated Creatures of the Wind making waves, this city was up in arms about their 4th place ranking in this (complete sham of a) worst-dressed cities list.
You'll note the absence of Brooklyn- and Manhattan-centric street style blogs on this list. That's because there are far too many to represent, and we all know how appalling it was that GQ would even mention these in same breath as the horribly dressed. Are they going by majority rules? How did they come to those absurd conclusions?
You look and judge for yourself. But don't be afraid to judge harshly.