Originally Posted by jpeirpont
I think Black Americans are the best dressed group.
1.I totally agree with this. Sure, Black America
has its fashion sins (Stacy Adams, those 311 or whatever ads you see in GQ, NBA players, 40 year-old ex-NWA members dressing like they're in high school, etc) but I see a well-turned-out black dude way more often than a really stylish white guy. I'm always impressed in low-key family restaurants, that black guys wear ties and jackets to lunch on sundays, while us honkies are in track suits. I work right by city hall and, contrary to what many may think, Cambridge MA actually has lot of black residents. There's this one guy I always see coming and going, he must be on the city council, and damn if he doesn't dress well. I mean, he's not wearing $10K of bespoke stuff, as he's a freakin' municipal civil servant, but his colors and patterns are spot on, and he actually wears a hat. He clearly takes pride in his presentation, and has fun with style, which I think is more acceptable among black Americans. I can't think of a white equivalent to Andre 3000 or even P. Diddy. Meanwhile, I'm the uptight square and/or foppish twit at my office because I sometimes
wear a tie to work. 2. But on another note, I'm continually amazed at how many Canadians
there are on this board. I notice more here than any other "lifestyle" or "hobbyist" board I've frequented. Asian-Americans seem overrepresented here as well. 3. If I were to chose one group who dresses best, I'd have to say the denizens of big cities in Nordic
countries, but that's a function of a lot of factors: lotsa money to spend on threads, a lesser portion of their income going to other sundries (as the state pays for many of the daily expenses Americans have to budget for), a gene pool that wears fashion well, a generally style-conscious and design-oriented culture, etc.