GQ: magazine names Boulder, Colorado “worst-dressed” city in the US.

Via on Jul 11, 2011

…while featured a photo not taken in Boulder.

Thanks, Crocs.

Thanks a lot.

Boulder, Colorado—elephantjournal.com’s hometown—has won just about every award for a city or town in the book. Smartest. Best place to retire. Most bikeable. Happiest.

We were due for a smackdown. ~ ed.

Admittedly, Boulder’s strong on the…er, adventure look—you know, yoga pants during the day for the ladies, Patagonia and unshowered / unshaven for the boys (who, to give ‘em props, earned Boulder “hottest guys in US” award a year ago). But, if Boulder is wearing crocs over its socks (good god please no), I’d argue that no one in Boulder wears those post-fad Republican-owned ugly ducklings anymore—it’s just cooks and kids and turistas, like the photo in the GQ spread.

GQ’s photo of Boulder? Them folk ain’t from ’round here. And that photo ain’t from here, either.

And if we have bad style, or at least average, mediocre, and we could use some more of that old-timey hipster creativity on the one hand and sharp-dressed pro look on the other—well at least we ain’t coating our faces in make up and throwing on forgettable Ross Dress for Less power suits made in sweatshops.

That said, Boulder, c’mon. Let’s uplift our style, shall we? At least try a little…not to be “cool,” but to be ourselves more creatively?

Click here for the 19 other worst-dressed cities.

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6 Responses to “GQ: magazine names Boulder, Colorado “worst-dressed” city in the US.”

  1. Boulderresident says:

    Boulder is listed #40, not #1 (worst) – although I'd say that might be up for debate.

  2. stillscared says:

    Is it bad that I like the fact that Crocs are so laughable now? Does it make me anti-fashion fashion if I enjoy them more?
    Still…I would suggest GQ visit Sparta, WI or Seaside, OR before making these claims ;)

  3. organicgirly says:

    I have lived in Boulder for the past 3 1/2 years, and the only people I ever saw wearing Crocs are cooks, kids, and people with such fat feet that they have to wear Crocs because they can't fit into anything else. Also, they are NOT good for your feet.

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