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July 31, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Survey: Seattle women most likely to swoon over a well-dressed man

Seattle women showed a lot more love for tailored "John" (right)  than off-the-rack "John" (left)

Seattle women showed six times more love for bespoke “John” (right) than off-the-rack “John” (left) on OKCupid. (Photo: Courtesy of Arden Reed)

Here’s a tip for single guys in Seattle: A little style goes a long, long way.

A new survey suggests that single women in our infamously dressed-down city simply can’t resist a man in a well-tailored suit.

New York-based menswear firm Arden Reed conducted the (admittedly unscientific) study in collaboration with dating site OKCupid.  Sets of online profiles were created featuring the same man.  These profiles were identical but for one small detail: in one, the guy was pictured wearing a baggy, off-the-rack suit; in the other, he was wearing a perfectly-tailored one.


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February 28, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Is Seattle the country’s most dressed-down city?

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Jeans on a job interview?  Birkenstocks to Benaroya Hall?  Shorts at the office?  No problem.  This is Seattle, after all.  When it comes to clothing, the concept of “too casual” doesn’t seem to exist here.

If you’ve lived in this city for any length of time, you know what I’m talking about.   Seattleites insist on being comfortable, no matter the occasion.

Have you ever wondered if Seattle could be the country’s most dressed-down city?


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