• Sun, Jan 22 2012

Poll: What City Do You Declare The Most Fashionable?

On Friday, actor Max Irons was all “I think New York is more stylish than London.” Having been to London for a hot minute (72 hours) I would agree, but I don’t feel comfortable in doing so. I’m sure I need more research.

But Max, being the son of Sinéad Cusack and some guy named Jeremy Irons — he’s an actor supposedly — may at least be a reasonable go-to on the matter because he was born in London, and being a fancy pants (actually his godmother is a travel agent), has traveled to NYC extensively.

Max didn’t cease at his one thought on the topic, but proceeded:

“I think a lot of people [in London] don’t give a shit about what they wear, but when you’re looking out the window of a taxi in New York, there are stylish people everywhere.”

As a New Yorker I agree on the latter half, but I’m biased, so my opinion on the topic is null and void. I also like to assume he saw me outside his taxi, so again… null and void.

Jeremy’s equally gorgeous offspring, but in a less refined way, continued to say:

“It’s only in the past four or five years I’ve started to get in touch with what New York’s really about. I like it, it feels quite like London,” he explains, “Everything’s bigger and faster here, it’s kind of overwhelming.”

Well then, there it is. Insight about fashion in NYC and London from a London native who has been coming here since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. Do you agree?

Sorry! This poll is now closed.

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  • Nathalie

    San Francisco

  • matbo

    Copenhagen! But I am scandinavian, so I’m totally biased. I just really dig effortless minimalism, with one or two statement pieces, and Scandinavia and especially Cph is really big on that.

  • Amanda Chatel

    As a New Yorker, I choose Paris.

  • M -

    Well, as Londoner – I’d say Riga, Latvia. Honestly, anywhere in Eastern Europe. Then again, it’s a certain style of fashion, but it’s one I admire.

    London isn’t glamourous, usually. It’s frumpy at the moment – what with all the hipsters and the vintage and the chunky cardigans.

    That said, I voted for London out of loyalty. Ha.

  • Sam

    LA is not all fake tans and b00bz! :( Granted, it isn’t the most fashionable place (seriously) but it has a LOT of variety due to the insane collections of different cultures. Plus…I have to make my crazy pale voice be heard–we’re not all tan out here! :)

    • Amanda Chatel

      Oh, I know… I was making a blanket “ignorant” generalization on purpose… it was sarcasm!

    • Sam

      I figured :D but there are lots and lots of people that definitely do believe that we all just run around seeing celebrities and tanning on the beach while we chug tequila. Alas…no! :(

  • Kj

    Montreal!

    I know this because I am from Toronto. And when I go to Montreal, it makes me realize how unfashionable we are. (But awesome!)

  • Meira Bennett

    I grew up in the heart of NYC but I’ve been studying in Melbourne for the past few months and I’ve been really impressed with the fashion here. It is effortless. There are incredible designers, boutiques and chain stores. Clothing is expensive here (Australia doesn’t have and H&M, clothing sold in Target is actually pricy, and Zara and Topshop just recently opened) and there are op-shops everywhere.

  • Elizabeth

    I just moved back to Chicago, and I’m seriously sad about the style here. Last time I was back in New York visiting my old roommates, I was walking down the street like, “Ooh, she looks awesome! And he looks awesome. And she looks awesome, too. Why does everyone look so awesome!?!?!”

    Sigh.

  • Mel

    NY may look good, but everyone there is obviously trying so damn hard. Fashion seemed to come naturally to Londoners as a general whole, and I think the general consensus is that Londoners are much more daring when it comes to what they wear.

    And because I think fashion isn’t necessarily style, I will give Paris my “most stylish city” vote.

    • Abby

      I agree. I’ve been to all the major fashion cities and London is the most…natural at being fashionable. If that make’s sense? Though Paris will always win the perpetually stylish stakes.

  • Julie

    The LA stereotypes are lame and lacking travel. It’s not Paris, but it’s still the city that gave the world Rodarte and Band of Outsiders.