Be it the plethora of alternative self-care and recreational options we have at hand or that we just flat out don't care, Colorado isn't known for having the most fashion savvy population. If anything, it's the opposite.
Back in 2013, we received word that the Springs itself may be where fashion goes to die in Colorado:
I’m Nick with Movoto, a blog that talks about real estate and city-related news.
What’s up with Colorado Springs? Apparently, your city is missing a fashion sense, as it ranked second on our list as the worst-dressed city in the country: http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/worst-dressed/.
We took into account high-end clothing stores, jewelry stores and other style factors.
Interested in your feedback. Are we off? Do Colorado residents have other concerns besides style?
, basically, was along the lines of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
That wasn't the first time we've been told we can't dress ourselves, even Denver's made some worst-dressed lists. But in 2011, GQ
launched the first mainstream point-and-laugh campaign. Representing Colorado — at a respectable number 40 on the list
— are four male Boulderites either urinating or doing other Boulder things in the bushes; rocking the messy hair, t-shirt and cargo/board shorts combo with either no shoes or, of course, Crocs
Crocs, as it continues to be debated, may be the ugliest shoes ever made in the modern era. Somehow, though, and certainly with the help of restaurant industry and healthcare professionals, Crocs has managed to sling hundreds of millions of pairs in the past 16 years. But what you may not know is that Crocs is actually a Colorado-based company (see how it all makes sense now?).
Anyways, Crocs has been making headlines lately and true-to-form, it's been weird. In the past, the company struggled almost to the point of bankruptcy, and began closing company-owned store and factory locations. Its recent stint in the news cycle, though, started last month with The Washington Post
's "The Internet hates Crocs’ high heels. Here’s why that’s good for the company."
How could I not click on that? And yes, they're as bad as they sound.
Then it continued this week when the company announced a resignation in its corporate office
, and later announced the closure of its last manufacturing plant
. Crocs told CNBC it would continue to make its product through third-party manufacturers.
So what does it all mean? CNN Money is calling it a comeback
, Slate's love/hate relationship can continue
, and Colorado can rest assured its top mainstream fashion ambassador doesn't seem to be going anywhere for now.