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Austin Places in Worst-Dressed Cities By GQ Magazine

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Austin was named the 18th worst-dressed city in the country by GQ Magazine

What are you wearing today?  Are you in business attire? Is it "Casual Friday" where you work? Or are you just wearing a ratty old t-shirt, shorts and a pair of flip-flops? Well...someone noticed.

Austin was named the 18th worst-dressed city in the country according to GQ Magazine,ranked between the Jersey Shore and Atlanta. In their review of Austin's clothing habits, Stayton Bonner writes:

"The place looks like L.A. now," my old UT roommate grumbled after returning from a recent weekend trip to Austin. While he could have been referring to the newly minted high-rise condos, sushi bars, or deadlock traffic, I'm pretty sure he was talking about that most pernicious of invasive species, the Hipster.  

One Austin clothier doesn't necessarily agree with GQ's assessment of Austin fashion.

"I have tons of customers come in and they dress very well and we sell them very nice clothing, so I don't know who they're judging as far as being best dressed or not," says Kenneth Miller, merchandising manager at Austin-based Capra and Cavelli.

Dallas and Houston both made the worst-dressed list. But, according to the magazine, no city in the country dresses worse than Boston. They took top-honors (or bottom-honors?) as the worst-dressed city in America.

Kelsey Johnson is a summer intern with KUT news. She is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications with an emphasis in electronic media.