The Difference Between British and American Style

It could also be solely un-British to chuckle about anybody else’s model decisions (we Brits are far too well mannered for that), however I’ll say that as a Brit dwelling in Los Angeles for over 12 years, I’ve picked up on sure American sartorial tendencies that I’ve discovered relatively distinct and humorous. I recall being greatly surprised on my first brunch date in Santa Monica the place everybody regarded like that they had simply stepped out of the health club (minus the sweat, after all). This can be a far cry from the UK, the place you’d by no means meet buddies for lunch in yoga pants or sports activities gear for those who aren’t truly planning on doing sports activities. (Full disclosure: 12 years later, I now appear like I am going to the health club too.)Whereas we love expressing our adoration for traditional French model right here on Who What Put on, it’s the Brits who take extra model dangers, exude an edgier aesthetic, and are decidedly particular person of their model decisions. Who What Put on UK’s assistant editor, Pleasure Montgomery, describes among the key traits of British model: “Eccentricity must be on the high of the listing. Whereas we marvel at New Yorker’s skilled polish or L.A.’s laid-back cool, we Brits possess a sure nerdy quirkiness that manifests in chunky, hand-knitted jumpers, heritage materials, and off-beat equipment—we championed ‘ugly’ developments approach earlier than they hit the mainstream. Our muses embrace Alexa Chung, Vivienne Westwood, and Cara Delevingne—all splendidly bizarre in their very own methods but additionally undeniably cool.”So what are the items that Individuals put on that Brits assume are a tad humorous? Scroll beneath for my firsthand style observations.


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