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Rank in terms of dressing with class/style: US, France, Italy, England, Japan

Soph

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From best to worst ADD any cities / countries you like

I'm curious who comes in dead last consistently.
 

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What exactly are we ranking? The average, the high-end, etc?

Frankly, if it's the average, I place them all at the same level.
 

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Assume the major metro areas then.
 

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Based on my observations of New York and Tokyo, I'd say you definitely seem more well-dressed men in New York. Not that there aren't some very stylish men in Tokyo, but generally the Japanese tend to wear their trowsers high and their ties long. You also find a preponderance of black suits worn for business.
It seems like a lot of Japanese men consider dressing a mere chore. Some guys wear the same thing every day.

I'd say New York wins this contest.
 

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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
there are 193 countries on earth.

FEEL free and add whomever you like.


Is MILAN all that?
 

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having spent a decent amount of time in Japan, I agree that the typical Japanese is not very well dressed. The NYers I've seen are very well dressed.

LA is definitely the metropolitan slob capital. I may be the ONLY man in So Cal not to own a pair of flip flops, much less ever worn a pair.

It sure *seems* that Brits, Italians are better dressed but maybe those are only the images that I am made aware of, rather than the reality.

Having had quite a few Swedish friends, from Stockholm, they sure were a well dressed stylish bunch, in the streetwear sense.
 

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Hahahhaha Milan is an industrial city. I found nothing special about it. The best dressed city in my opinion is Paris. Even though not everyone has great clothes, they wear it with extreme arrogance. The students are hilarious, all of them are dirty as hell.
 

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Originally Posted by wEstSidE
Hahahhaha Milan is an industrial city. I found nothing special about it. The best dressed city in my opinion is Paris. Even though not everyone has great clothes, they wear it with extreme arrogance. The students are hilarious, all of them are dirty as hell.

---How does one wear something with extreme arrogance.? Like I'm better than you if you arn't dress as well as I?
 

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Originally Posted by Soph
---How does one wear something with extreme arrogance.? Like I'm better than you if you arn't dress as well as I?

Precisely.

During my visit to Paris, I enjoyed seeing people sport tight jeans with a look of casual superiority... and male camel toe.
 

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Originally Posted by Get Smart
having spent a decent amount of time in Japan, I agree that the typical Japanese is not very well dressed. The NYers I've seen are very well dressed.

LA is definitely the metropolitan slob capital. I may be the ONLY man in So Cal not to own a pair of flip flops, much less ever worn a pair.

It sure *seems* that Brits, Italians are better dressed but maybe those are only the images that I am made aware of, rather than the reality.

Having had quite a few Swedish friends, from Stockholm, they sure were a well dressed stylish bunch, in the streetwear sense.


It seems that the typical Japanese feels that dressing well would be seen as arrogating to themselves a higher station in life than they're due. The intense pressure to conform is the polar opposite of the expression of individuality characteristic of the States. In Japan, humility is more important. I think people express a certain humility by not dressing as well as they could. The younger generation seem to be expressing more individuality of style, though. I can think of a handful of guys at the company I work for who are quite stylish by comparison to the norm.

Glad to hear you say this about LA. This was my impression on a recent visit. I've never seen more innapropriately dressed people in one place in my life.
 

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Germany is dead last among industrialized countries. I agree with westside's charecterization of Paris.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
French people become very genial and friendly if you show familarity with their cultural contributions.

Like pommes frites or patates frites
 

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