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This thread is inspired by my current location, Chiang Mai, Thailand. It's not the locals that are badly dressed necessarily, but the huge number of hippie tourists here, who are wearing huge linen pants, shirts, tevas, and silly necklaces. It's very impressive. So where are the worst dressed places you've been?

My home town, of Hamilton, Ontario has been referred to by some people I've met as the worst dressed place in the world. The rich teenagers dress in American Eagle, etc. The poor teenagers either dress emo, mall goth, or phat farm. The young adults generally dress very plainly (shades of khaki, very inoffensive), or like ginos (see Canadian eurotrash) I suppose it's like a lot average North American cities, except for the terrible eurotrash influence. That's a clashing of some very horrible aesthetics.

The more I think about this, the more interesting it gets. What else you got?

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Everywhere is the world's worst dressed.

People are under the impression that Europeans are far superior in dress but that is simply not the case--they have their Eurotrash and we have our gay trendsters--they both buy up D&G in bulk.

And then there are the "average" people who dress in ways that a hobo might be ashamed to be seen in--disgusting sandals and shorts, unshaven and a general aura of dirtiness. I am talking about America, not Chad or some third-world African nation.

In fact, I suspect someone in a poorer nation might take some more intiative in dress than our judicious Americans who are oft seen in Crocs, sweatpants or at best (worst?) business casual. They wear their suit sleeves too long and overall, appear slovenly and distinctly unstylish, as if they were actualy afraid to stand out which I suspect is the case--a sanitized metonymy.

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i'll probably be stepping on a few singaporean heads here, but when i spent a week in singapore this past summer, everyone outside of the general orchard shopping area just seemed to dress so... bad. it actually seemed as though the further and further you go from the major tourist traps, the worse and worse people seemed to dress.

but i'm not singaporean so i wouldn't know.

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i'll probably be stepping on a few singaporean heads here, but when i spent a week in singapore this past summer, everyone outside of the general orchard shopping area just seemed to dress so... bad. it actually seemed as though the further and further you go from the major tourist traps, the worse and worse people seemed to dress.

but i'm not singaporean so i wouldn't know.

A lot of ill-fitting white-shirts and the dreaded flip-flops.

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unless there is a one location where most of the people in superfuture live, all places are considered badly dressed.

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It's all been said, but country by country, the Japanese, English, and French just do it better. I'm usually embarrassed to be from North America when I go to those countries.

Koreans over here try but just don't succeed as well.

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I am quite impressed with the area that I live in. The girls smell like vagina (in a good way).

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come over to manila and youll see some of the worst dressed people in the world im sorry but this is true..

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Saratoga Springs, NY or Brattleboro, VT. You're either a hippie or a hick, there seems to be no middle ground.

Honorable mention: Los Angeles, because a disturbing amount of people here seem to think that it's perfectly acceptable to show off their farmer's tans and skin cancer by wearing cargo shorts year round... after retirement age.

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i'll probably be stepping on a few singaporean heads here, but when i spent a week in singapore this past summer, everyone outside of the general orchard shopping area just seemed to dress so... bad. it actually seemed as though the further and further you go from the major tourist traps, the worse and worse people seemed to dress.

but i'm not singaporean so i wouldn't know.

yeah, fact. its funny you said that, most tourists i've seen dress as badly as badly dressed singaporeans.

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New Jersey/Staten Island - Armani Exchange Tank tops, D&G/Diesel logo Tshirts, Russian Bootleg Jeans with Rhinestones, copious amounts of steroids and hair gel

Elmhurst, Queens - All over print hoodies, long white tees, fake evisus, bape, LRG, doo rags,lacoste XXXL

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New Jersey/Staten Island - Armani Exchange Tank tops, D&G/Diesel logo Tshirts, Russian Bootleg Jeans with Rhinestones, copious amounts of steroids and hair gel

Elmhurst, Queens - All over print hoodies, long white tees, fake evisus, bape, LRG, doo rags,lacoste XXXL

umm you forgot to mention orange fake-tan that the guido nation rocks.

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umm you forgot to mention orange fake-tan that the guido nation rocks.

HE 4GOT THE MOST IMPORTANT PART...THE KEY 2 GUIDO POWER....

...

THE A|X BELT BUCKLE.

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New Jersey/Staten Island - Armani Exchange Tank tops, D&G/Diesel logo Tshirts, Russian Bootleg Jeans with Rhinestones, copious amounts of steroids and hair gel

So true, pretty much every city in NJ is like that. Hoboken on Saturday night might be an all time winner here.

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my bad about the tan

THE ALL POWERFULL A|X BELT BUCKLE DOES NOT 4GIVE

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People are under the impression that Europeans are far superior in dress but that is simply not the case--they have their Eurotrash and we have our gay trendsters--they both buy up D&G in bulk.

true

if i here one more stupid bitch go off about how gay guys dress sooooooo much better i'm going to jack her in the face with a puma speedcat

dc is fucking pathetic; most of the moneyed foreigners dress like eurotrash, whether or not they're from any part of europe

the georgetowners/republicans are carbon-copy preppies

and the oh-so-rare 'hipsters' look like they're barely trying

i'm moving to chicago, which i don't expect to be much better

but at least it won't be as pretentious

plus it's got authenticity, or something

i think the sad fact is that truly interesting street style can only be found in a small number of neighborhoods in certain europeans cities, japan and nyc

agree with servo that la is a horror show

edit: and i actually kind of like la

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bona: i actu. pref da georgetownaz 2 da baggy evisuz homiez ... more uniform.

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Los Angeles.

very true. everyone dresses like a pornstar on acid.

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bona: i actu. pref da georgetownaz 2 da baggy evisuz homiez ... more uniform.

maybe

i sometimes go back and forth on this

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The worst thing bout Singapore is the piracy. People carrying fake LV bags and wallets ain't so bad, as those are really outrageously expensive here. But it turns me right off when I see someone wearing a fake fred perry polo tee walking down the street. A fred perry polo tee really isn't that expensive. I don't see why they need to get a fake one. And the pirated goods list goes on, ralph lauren, d&g, etc. Sometimes it's really pointless splashing on the real stuff here when people might think that you're wearing some fake shit from the night market.

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bona: i actu. pref da georgetownaz 2 da baggy evisuz homiez ... more uniform.

i'm assuming you guys are from the dc metro area.

for some reason people who live in dc or frequent dc think georgetown and chinatown are the trendiest spots to be, and that it doesn't get anymore "innercity" than those places. everywhere you see kids wearing the latest skateboarding kicks purchased from major, commander salamander, or urban outfitters, and their backwards-turned new era fitteds that are sort of just plopped on their heads to cover their eyebrows, and some early 90's colorful-retro-revival movement that died about 2 years ago. did i also mention the kids that carry squeaky-clean-and-unscraped skateboards around?

in regards to the whole innercity thing, i regard adams morgan as more "innercity" and culturally diverse than any other part of northwest.

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atlanta is pretty bad

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I'll agree with Hocus that Hamilton is perhaps the worst dressed city; at least in Ontario. McMaster University is crawling with people who wear at LEAST one article of Hollister at all times (including the cologne). I've walked into 100 person keggers where that'll be all everyone is wearing.

There are a few "hipsters" to speak of, but I think I already know them all and we number under thirty. This kind of monotonous environment is perfect for people who have yet to / don't plan on changing since high school. A friend of mine stopped wearing a sweatshirt with a black and white print of Kermit the frog on it only after I told him I wouldn't be seen with him in public anymore (don't try and defend the shirt. Trust me, it was awful).

I believe the problem stems mostly from poor education and lack of funds. As an example, I went to a WalMart the other day and overheard to guys talking about what was "in" this year while looking at tribal print hoodies, and jeans baggy enough to hide large monkeys in.

One: these guys are idiots, but that's mostly WalMart's fault, since apparently it encompasses their knowledge of fashion. They haven't been exposed to anything else, since the clothes they're exposed to through friends, family, environment are intrinsically poor and distasteful.

Two: Does the typical WalMart shopper have the income to support either the basics of our fashion or even the mentality that supporting our fashion is in some way better than their own? I find it unlikely that people would be willing to change in a place where change is not only rare, but frowned upon.

What we have here in Hamilton is a downspiral of fashion. People enjoy conformity even when they conform to be poorly dressed, and this is mostly due to lack of alternatives.

Sidenote: Hocus, get some baggy pants and smuggle me back some large monkeys!

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i'm assuming you guys are from the dc metro area.

for some reason people who live in dc or frequent dc think georgetown and chinatown are the trendiest spots to be, and that it doesn't get anymore "innercity" than those places. everywhere you see kids wearing the latest skateboarding kicks purchased from major, commander salamander, or urban outfitters, and their backwards-turned new era fitteds that are sort of just plopped on their heads to cover their eyebrows, and some early 90's colorful-retro-revival movement that died about 2 years ago. did i also mention the kids that carry squeaky-clean-and-unscraped skateboards around?

in regards to the whole innercity thing, i regard adams morgan as more "innercity" and culturally diverse than any other part of northwest.

uh...georgetown is the most accessible for tourist shoppin etc...chinatown...that place suxx... i dun like any chinatown i been 2...wen i wuz yunger tho my parents used 2 tk me n my brother 2 dis restaurant in chinatown n we used 2 like it...dunno

yea those kids with the kleen skateboards...wut up wit dat??? i mean u dont gotta keep it krispy its like buyin an atv n keepin it krispy just stoops.

btw u cant say 90s shit iz dead cuz supreme iz still koo n dats basikally all 90s shit ya dig?

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