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By Glamour Magazine Oct 15, 2012 4:39PM
by Tracey Lomrantz Lester, Glamour Magazine

Here's the harsh reality, ladies: French women are known for their effortlessly fabulous gamine style, the Brits have smart tailoring down to a science, the Italians do luxury fashion better than anyone, and we, well, we're a nation of Uggs and sweatpants. But of all the comfy-clothes lovers across the country, which city is by far the comfiest?

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According to Time magazine, that would be Philadelphia: "A recent study by Experian Marketing tracked how many sweats were purchased by residents in 209 market areas in the United States and found that Philadelphians tend to keep it casual. "Philadelphia is the highest ranking when it comes to the mean number of sweats and sweat items that are purchased each year," John Fetto, a researcher for Experian, told CBS News. This is Philadelphia’s second year in a row as the reigning champion of the sweatsuit rankings. Hartford, Conn., claimed the second highest spot this year, and Pittsburgh found itself in third place."

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But don't feel bad about yourselves, Philadelphians. The same source says the penchant for sweats could be because the city's residents are more physically active than others.

Check out the rest of the top 20 sweatpants-loving city rankings over at the Huffington Post, then tell us where your town stands. Do people wear comfy clothes just about everywhere, or is dressing up de rigueur? Do you wear sweats outside of the house, or to places other than the gym? Share!

Photo: Courtesy of Glamour

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Oct 24, 2012 4:26AM
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I grew up in Philly.  I wore a lot of sweats there.  I moved away and felt like nobody else was wearing sweats, so I stopped.  I thought it was a change in fashion.  Now, it seems it might be geography.  Sweats are forgiving when you eat one too many cheesesteaks. ;-)
Oct 23, 2012 10:24PM
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I am not one for wearing sweats or pj's if I even walk out of my apartment.  I don't like seeing any age chicks or dudes with sweat pants or pj's on in the grocery store....it's like "put some clothes on already!!!" Then i start wondering if they have showered or where they came from....blah...blah...blah, bottom line....get dressed prior to leaving your home.
Oct 23, 2012 10:14PM
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My brother says Utah has more sweats than anywhere he has ever seen. The cheap look is in style in Utah for sure.
Oct 23, 2012 12:46PM
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I wear sweats everywhere i go.  I am 76 yrs. old and i love being comfortable.  If others don't like it they can look the other way,  It sure looks better than some of the young people wearing their pants down by their knees.
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In an upscale town I used to live in, a female official tried to enact a ban on people from wearing sweatpants. The funny thing is, it almost worked. The ladies just had way too much time and money on their hands.
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