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St. Paul makes GQ’s Worst-Dressed List

Bad news, Capital City, but somehow St. Paul ended up as No. 24 on GQ’s List of Worst Dressed Cities in America.

24. Saint Paul, MN

For the most part, Saint Paul takes after its namesake: an old, conservative white dude who doesn’t care much for earthly fashions. Consider the haircut on one of its most famous denizens, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s the kind of place where a Super Kmart doesn’t seem like a superfluous eyesore, it’s a gosh darn convenient place to purchase appliances, groceries, and yes — clothes —i n one big time-saving trip. Meaning there’s more hours in the day to watch Matlock or mow the lawn in a giveaway tee and Zubaz. Fortunately, for the few fashion-minded citizens of St. Paul, the much younger, hipper, boutique-strewn Minneapolis is just a bridge away.

Says the story’s snarky intro:

Look around you. Better yet, look in the mirror. Are you the victim? After a deeply scientific, irrefutable poll, we gathered, analyzed, and ranked the most sartorially-challenged metropolises in the greater United States. It may be time to plan that move you’ve been thinking about.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Tony Cuppacalucci on 07/15/2011 - 09:50 am.

    The author of this piece, Lauren Bans, is a St. Paul native now living in New York. Like most non-native New Yorkers she probably finds it trendy to take shots at her hometown.

    Also, why is this in the politics section?

  2. Submitted by Tib Shaw on 07/15/2011 - 11:05 am.

    Sounds like drive-by/flyover journalism to me. More reflective of the St Paul spirit is the fabulous Heimie’s. Well, that and Saints wear. But you can’t buy that at Kmart.

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