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You know how on the internet, sometimes it's challenging to differentiate sarcasm from true reportage? Consider GQ's roundup of the 40 Worst Dressed Cities in America. It's hard to argue with some of the photographic evidence, particularly in cities like Boulder, Seattle, and Burlington, VT. But do we really believe everyone in San Diego dresses like Ron Burgundy? Southern California is represented, in spades: besides SD, there's, Newport Beach and our fair city, which came in at #2. It's clear that LA has an image problem, since people still think our men go out dressed head-to-toe in Ed Hardy and that our "?most enduring sartorial contribution to the planet is leggings."
A couple of things we ask in all sincerity: if this is the list of the worst, where's the list of the best? And can you really trust any magazine that's still advising its readers to wear clothing inspired by the Royal Tenenbaums?
· The 40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America [GQ]
· The Inspiration: The Royal Tenenbaums [GQ]