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The worst-dressed Americans live in ...June 1, 2012 @ 12:23 pm (Updated: 12:37 pm - 6/1/12 )
Layers of clothing, furry boots, and flannel can be found on the worst-dressed Americans who live in Anchorage, Alaska.
Hillary Walker, the assistant manager at lulu e. bebe fashion boutique in Anchorage, says the result of the Travel and Leisure poll naming her city as the "worst dressed" is "a little ridiculous." (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
"Travel and Leisure" magazine readers rated major destinations for fashion. Seattle didn't make the worst-dressed list . Are you surprised? Portland and Salt Lake City did.
Of Anchorage, they write: It’s not uncommon to see oversized parkas with fur-lined hoods and bunny boots, and people aren't alarmed when a person wearing a ski mask enters a room. Men sport beards and flannel in the most unironic way possible - to keep frostbite at bay and their appendages attached.
Salt Lake is not considered fashion forward either, making the list at number two. "Perhaps perhaps because, male or female, there are only so many ways to rock a polo shirt."
Portland is number 13 on the list of places where the nation's worst-dressed people live. Their comments about our neighbor to the south: Ah, Portland. Poking fun of the city and its hipster ways has become a national pastime, and it’s not hard to see why. There's the facial hair, of course, and the creative outfits that can make locals look like trendsetters or like they've been playing dress up in their grandparents' musty prom clothes.
By LINDA THOMAS
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