Seattle named one of the worst-dressed cities


by KING 5 News

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 16 at 6:01 PM

A survey by MSN Travel and GQ Magazine lists Seattle as the sixth-worst dressed city in the world.

Here’s what they had to say about the Emerald City:

Hey Seattle, the 1990s called. They want their flannel shirt back. Once upon an unhygienic time, Seattle — the birthplace of grunge fashion — may have enjoyed a reputation as a fashion trendsetter, but it's been about 20 years since "Nevermind." Time to hop in the shower, buy a decent shirt that doesn't come from the thrift store or come in plaid, remove the kohl-black eyeliner and pull a comb through your hair. Step away from the plaid.

Here’s the top 10:

  1. Orlando
  2. Maui
  3. Vancouver, B.C.
  4. Harajuku, Japan
  5. Boston
  6. Seattle
  7. San Francisco and Silicon Valley
  8. Ottawa
  9. Pittsburgh
  10. Jersey Shore

What makes this ranking a bit odd is that GQ recently posted a list of the worst dressed cities in America and Seattle was ranked No. 34. There’s no explanation as to why they consider us so much worse on a worldwide scale.

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