Defining a city's style

Some are upset Hamilton has ranked 4th on a worst dressed list by a site we’ve never heard of. Should we care? The reality is Hendrik Pohl’s rationale is entirely subjective. Denim on denim? We’re all for it. If he followed The Man Repeller, he’d know there are many ways to wear a Canadian tuxedo without committing a fashion crime.

Blouse by Dace, cardigan by Pink Tartan.

Pohl faults the city’s lack of style on conformity. But how does one define the inherent style of a city? Hamilton is a beautiful place. It’s a city in the midst of cultural emergence; an up-and-coming destination for twenty-somethings to establish themselves after university. A quick scan of the local shops and businesses in Hamilton offers a sample of the city’s current priorities: arts, design, craft, culture, food. Fashion isn’t necessarily the focus.

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