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GQ blames tourists in putting Las Vegas on ‘worst-dressed’ list

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Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper in The Hangover.
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Apparently showgirl head dresses and Elvis jumpsuits are not considered fashionable, at least not to one lifestyle magazine.

Las Vegas ranked No. 13 on GQ magazine’s "Worst-Dressed Cities in America" list, released this week. The magazine plans to release its top 10 on Friday.

The list pokes fun at fashion trends and stereotypes of some of America’s most well-known cities, like plaid in Seattle, sherbet-colored blazers in Martha’s Vineyard, Mormon missionary uniforms in Provo and Sarah Palin hair in Wasilla, Alaska.

For Las Vegas, GQ mostly blamed tourists and performers, not residents for Las Vegas’ bad taste. Among other bad fashion statements, GQ named middle aged men in square-toed shoes and “Saturday night shirts” as their reason for ranking Las Vegas at No. 13. The magazine called Wayne Newton the city’s patron saint of fashion. Sounds like they didn’t venture past the Strip.

“This air-conditioned Mecca of unsustainability is the ground zero for white Midwesterners de-boarding the plane dressed in Phil Mickelson-esque pleats, tucked polos and visors and leaving the hotel in more gold jewelry than a Saudi oil baron on a junket in Dubai,” according to the magazine.

GQ’s photographic evidence of bad fashion in Las Vegas? A photo of the guys from “The Hangover.” Hopefully, GQ knows what fiction is.

This story originally appeared in our sister publication, Las Vegas Sun.
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