According to MSN Travel writer Vivian Song making the call with the help of GQ editors and a subjective rating sloppiness and tastelessness.
Vancouver, you’ve made the list! Coming in at Number 3:
There is one reason, and one reason only, why we’ve decided to include Vancouver on this list of the sartorially damned: yoga pants. We blame you, Vancouver, birthplace of a certain, insanely popular yoga gear brand which will go unnamed, for spawning a street trend dreaded by all women with wobbly bits and fat deposits in the wrong places. Really, what gives with the whole wearing of bum hugging workout gear to every other place except the gym? On behalf of women with hips and thighs everywhere, who like their pants to have buttons and zippers thank you very much, and who are of the opinion that yoga pants are a ruse worn by lazy pseudo-fashionistas, we beseech you: unless you plan to do a downward dog within the hour, spare us the yoga pants and put on some real trousers.
Sorry Vancouvertons, it seems you are all terrible dressers thanks to Lululemon. On the positive side, you’ve really helped boost their stock and $712 million revenue last year. Besides, you beat out Maui and Orlando, and you had an extra comfortable, butt-hugging time doing it while grocery shopping. Buttons and zippers be damned.
photo via kineticvigilantes.com
LOL. I’d want to live in any of these cities [SF, Seattle, Maui, Vancouver] where enjoying your life and being comfortable and well-shod outweighs “fashionable” anyday. Fashionable, at least in terms of this article and/or popular consensus, seems to equal shoes you can’t walk in and clothes that your child can’t touch unless their hands are clean. All of which cost extra-$$$.
I would much rather wear yoga pants that are comfortable and yet still fashionable than some business suit with no give that you need to keep spotless at all times.
Granted, I’m from Vancouver. BUT I don’t own any lulu lemon.
And yes, I do bust out in the odd Uttanasana while in public. Gotta keep those hams long and back strong!
LOL I like my all day butt hugs. didn’t know the world was watching ;P
There’s much more out there in the world… patagonia, ex-officio, prana, columbia—very comfortable, some organic or recycled fabric and they don’t squeeze the bum. Check out the great skirts and sweater dresses!!
“On behalf of women with hips and thighs everywhere, who like their pants to have buttons and zippers thank you very much, and who are of the opinion that yoga pants are a ruse worn by lazy pseudo-fashionistas, we beseech you: unless you plan to do a downward dog within the hour, spare us the yoga pants and put on some real trousers.”
Hmm, methinks maybe someone’s jealous and/or possibly has insecurity issues, or maybe their jeans are a bit too tight, looks like someone needs to try wearing Yoga pants and experience the freedom! Fat deposits or no, everyone deserves to be comfortable, and everyone deserves to be able to walk down the street without their body being judged. Screw fashion. While I don’t rock yoga pants anywhere other than class or for bedtime, I wouldn’t hesitate to wear them out running errands or whatever. Who cares? Why are people so obsessed with other people and what they do? You just have to laugh…
I visited the Lululemon store in Victoria BC—have been hearing about them for years. Pants looked like they’d be great for yoga, but only is you are a size 2 to 12. As a 5’10” Yoga teacher who is a size 14, I must say I was offended by the size discrimination and the attitude of the clerk when I asked about yoga pants for larger women. Needless to say, even if they ever realize that 14 and up’s practice yoga, I won’t be buying them and I encourage all other women to buy someone else’s product.