This is old news made new again, seeing as it’s based on a survey from last year in which visitors to, and residents of, Dallas-Fort Worth rated the area on all manner of qualities. Â We didn’t do well.
Now Travel + Leisure has trotted out some of the collected information in a new pageview-magnet slideshow of the Worst-Dressed Cities in America. Anchorage, Alaska, finished at the bottom, according to visitors. Â We rankedÂ 30th out of the 35 cities on stylishness (making us the sixth-worst-dressed.) Here’s what the magazine wrote:
Bigger seems to always be better in the Dallas/Fort Worth area; just take one look at the infamously over-the-top JumboTron at the Cowboys Stadium. And when it comes to getting dressed, big hair, conspicuous designer labels, and slick snakeskin boots are the norm. “Less is more” is not a phrase heard round these parts.
So the editors dusted off a bit of copy written in, oh, maybe 1983, swapped out “Ewings of Southfork” with a jab about JerryWorld, and then called it a day. Probably stopped off at the co-op for some organic hummus and fresh kale juice before retiring to their Park Slope brownstones.
Anyway, we need not be hurt by the criticisms of a bunch of snobs in New York City, no sir. We have our self-confidence to protect us. In the same Travel + Leisure survey, we rated ourselves the ninth-best-dressed city.