The online feature claims “it’s the Jurassic Park of fashion troglodytes.” Troglodytes?! Now, I did graduate from college and I think I do pretty well with words, but I had to turn to my trusty thesaurus for this term. For those of you who don’t know, a troglodyte is just a fancy name for a caveman. Whatever.
One of the worst statements “it’s hard to be a fashion capital when half of your population is made up of undergraduate monsters.” First off, Boston is not trying to compete with any other city in America. Secondly, just because Boston is saturated with students, it doesn’t mean the entire city succumbs to bad style. Third, students have style. Just take a look at my alma mater’s fashion program.
Above all, I laughed when I read “and any classy lady from Beantown is bound to be impressed by formal sportswear.” Boston may have a double dose of sports bars and college nightclubs, but there is also another side to Boston — a stylishly sophisticated, post-graduate population. I know because I’m one of them. This writer has clearly never been to Boston.
In the last decade (and even within the last year), Boston has certainly evolved with its fashion, fine dinning and exterior facades. I do think the city could use a luxury lift, so perhaps designer stand-alone stores such as Manolo Blahnik and Prada would do the trick. You know, Downtown Crossing could use a facelift after all. Let’s see if GQ rates us again this year.
|Four Seasons Hotel|
|Vertical Catwalk at the Revere Hotel|
|The TENT at Boston Fashion Week|