Are Americans Less Stylish Than Europeans?

September 13, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Bob Unwin argues that Americans are less stylish than Europeans in…everything. From clothing to architecture. He suggests that it’s because:

  • Due to its sheer size, there is a greater average distance for a given American from a major cultural center.
  • Class distinctions are less important and there is more internal diversity in the US. There is no need to differentiate yourself through fashion.
  • Americans have a more informal culture and this is reflected in their style.

Read the full argument here.

Source: Marginal Revolution