Just when we were finally mustering the brass to go outdoors in those white skinny Levi's we bought last spring, here comes some coastal fashion maven with a statistical analysis about the lack of high style among Clevelanders. It's hopeless at this point. Forever khaki'd.
Bundle.com has complied the numbers on this, the “The Most and Least Fashionable Cities in America.” In an effort to put hard data around a concept as subjective as fashion sense, the site dispatched teams to 50 major American cities, where they sorted out your garbage for the ratio of tossed out Gap outlet receipts and Kohls bags.
In the finally tally, Cleveland actually didn't do as bad as we initially thought (hope for the white Levi's?): we're ranked 12th from the bottom, the basement space belonging to Buffalo, NY. Cleveland also tops the list in terms of Ohio metro areas: Cincinnati was 5th from the basement, and Columbus was 9th.
Not surprisingly, topping the charts are the usual suspects, LA, NYC, Miami and Dallas. We've attached the whole chart after the jump.