Is L.A. Having A Style Crisis?

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Some observers blame the weather--people aren't as covered up, and all that freedom leads to chaos. Others point to the quandary of trying to dress yourself in a place that's theoretically relaxed but actually obsessed with appearance. Whatever the reason, if, right now, you zoomed in on the men walking the streets of what's considered America's most photogenic city--Los Angeles--you'd find more questionable fashion choices than you would among the EZ scooters at Epcot.

"L.A. certainly has its own look," says Brian Atwood, the creative director at Bally. "In New York it's about serious fashion. In L.A. it's about play."

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