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Nation's Worst Dressers Are In Anchorage, Survey Says

Which U.S. city has the worst-dressed citizens?

According to readers of Travel and Leisure magazine, it's Anchorage.

As paleoclimatologist Miriam Jones tells T&L, in Anchorage "it's not uncommon to see oversized parkas with fur-lined hoods and bunny boots, and people aren't alarmed when a person wearing a ski mask enters a room." She visited there often during a two-year research project.

But what would you expect, ask some who live in that Alaskan city. "You're not going to wear high heels out when it's been snowing six, eight, 10, 12 inches," Kris Natwick, membership director for the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, told The Associated Press. "You're going to dress appropriately for the weather."

The magazine's readers were asked to rank residents of 35 U.S. cities. The rest of the bottom five: Salt Lake City; Baltimore; Orlando; and San Antonio.

New Yorkers are the best dressed, T&L readers think. Others in the top five: San Juan, P.R.; Miami; San Francisco; and Los Angeles.

The Two-Way's hometown of Washington, D.C., ranked No. 22. We suspect T&L readers haven't seen how we dress — otherwise D.C. might have given Anchorage a run for its money.

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