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"Yinz luv Dan Rooney." "Yinz luv Jack Hamm." Yinz luv Troy Polamalu." "Yinz luv James Farrior." "Yinz luv Johnston & Murphy." Wait, who?

Okay, we know David Johnson - TE/FB/HB, #85. But who's Johnston? or Murphy, for that matter?

Someone that Yinzers apparently don't love - it's Johnston & Murphy, purveyors of men's dress shoes. Something, if you believe GQ's latest rankings, that Pittsburghers aren't too well acquainted with. In their article, "The 40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America," they said:

The citizens of Pittsburgh...indulge in a style that could be referred to as "Game Day Casual" (or "Meth Lab Formal," depending on your preference.) It stems from their love of a certain NFL franchise and an utter indifference to their personal appearance and what you think of them.

Pittsburgh was ranked #3.

Well, who cares what GQ thinks anyhow? Certainly not most of the Pittsburghers I know. Even the author of the article realizes that. But I did make me wonder how some of our rival cities fared.

Many of them weren't mentioned. I suspect that things were so bad there, (in Baltimore, for instance) that the writer assigned to the city looked around, burst into tears, and booked the next flight to GQ headquarters. Here are some of the ones that made the list, with a snippet from the article:

Cleveland is #30 (out of 40.) The picture they used as an illustration, which can be viewed here, is scarcely a reasonable argument for Cleveland being better dressers, as it involves people burning their clothing.

The biggest tragedy in Cleveland may not be the withdrawal of heavy industry, or the unending disappointment in sports. It may be that, after burning all those LeBron James jerseys, there was nothing left to wear.

Buffalo - #25

The Bills haven't won a Super Bowl in, umm, never, but this doesn't stop the leaden-skied town from donning team-colored cold weather gear from September to June.

Dallas - #23

Unlike his L.A. or New York counterparts, the Dallas $30Ker plies his trade in a cultural vaccum best known for putting a bullet in JFK's head and erecting a nine-story JumboTron at the Cowboys stadium.

New Orleans - #12

Back in the '90s when the Saints were the chronically ill Aints, a genteel New Orleanian would never wear a baggy black jersey emblazoned with a golden fleur-de-lis. But now? Drew Brees leads the team to its first Super Bowl victory and suddently the whole city is dressed like they're in the Superdome on a Sunday afternoon.

Philadelphia - #6

Philly is the sartorial nation's capital of three things: Mullets,...ironed jeans,... and that favorite accoutrement of swashbucklers, ballplayers, and lion tamers alike, the groomed goatee... Add two million Vick jerseys, cheesesteak-grease stain as hoodie accessory, and Stallone's grey sweatsuit and black Cons and you've pretty much covered the city's entire contribution to the style community.

And finally, our hated rival to the north, Boston, pulls in the distinction of being crowned #1

Boston is like America's Bad-Taste Storm Sewer: all the worst fashion ideas from across the country flow there, stagnate, and putrefy.

Well, Yinzers, what do you think? Do you think that GQ has maligned our fair city? Let your voice be heard in the poll below. (Oh, and my apologies to Jim Shearer, CEO of the mega-glitzy, impeccably-dressed production Yinz Luv Da Stillers.)