A Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to GQ's round-up of The 40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America
, and if there's one bit of good news, it's this: Austin and Houston are just a wee bit fuglier, coming at No. 18 and No. 21, respectively, on a list where Dallas ranks 23rd. But, really, the list seems to exist solely to take potshots at everyone
, seeing as how the seemingly stylish Manhattan comes in at No. 5. On the other hand, the Dallas entry does read like a recap of a certain Observer cover story from '07
Forget J.R. Ewing. The 21st century Big D douchebag favors Fight Club frosted tips and whisked jeans over Stetsons and ostrich-skin boots. Regionally dubbed the "$30,000 Millionaire" for spending more than he makes, this breed of twenty-something male works as a Chipotle assistant manager by day and "Entourage" wannabe by night. Unlike his L.A. or New York counterparts, the Dallas $30Ker plies his trade in a cultural vacuum best known for putting a bullet in JFK's head and erecting a nine-story JumboTron at the Cowboys stadium. Frustrated but never self-aware, he wanders Dallas with maxed-out credit cards, toned biceps, and a nagging sense he somewhere took a wrong turn.