A "study" released on MSN Travel today has a few fashionable Vancouverites' $100 Agent Provocateur lace Brazilian panties in a twist. On a list of "top-10 worst-dressed cities in the world", Vancouver placed third. The culprit? Yoga pants.
While the list, which was conducted in partnership with men's mag GQ, mainly consists of U.S. cities such as Pittsburgh, Seattle, Boston, and Orlando, thee international cities were added to the list, including Harajuku, Japan—which, note to GQ and MSN Travel, is not a city but a district within Tokyo—as well as two Canadian cities: Vancouver and Ottawa.
Here's what MSN Travel had to say about Vancouver, home to the "fashionable" yoga pant.
There is one reason, and one reason only, why we've decided to include Vancouver on this list of the sartorially damned: yoga pants. We blame you, Vancouver, birthplace of a certain, insanely popular yoga gear brand which will go unnamed, for spawning a street trend dreaded by all women with wobbly bits and fat deposits in the wrong places. Really, what gives with the whole wearing of bum hugging workout gear to every other place except the gym? On behalf of women with hips and thighs everywhere, who like their pants to have buttons and zippers thank you very much, and who are of the opinion that yoga pants are a ruse worn by lazy pseudo-fashionistas, we beseech you: unless you plan to do a downward dog within the hour, spare us the yoga pants and put on some real trousers .
So, do you agree with Vancouver's unfashionable status? Is it well deserved, and if so, what are some other fashion faux pas you'd like to see off our city streets? How about knitted Ugg boots? If I'm not mistaken, it downpours in Vancouver about 95 percent of the year, so women trotting around in sopping wet wool Ugg boots are probably one toenail short of a fungal infection. Or guys, especially those frequenting Granville Street on weekends, it's time to lose the Affliction and Ed Hardy tees. You don't look any tougher.
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