I’ve been working out in the suburbs recently (you didn’t really think it was possible to earn a living as a full-time freelance fashion writer here, did you? Well, I used to, but that’s a story for another time) and realizing that some cliches are true. People in the city do have a better sense of style, on average. You need that extra edge of competition, that awareness that a lot of other stylish people are going to see you and yes, probably judge your outfit, to give you that nudge to wear something other than Gap capris and Keds. That’s probably why New York is such a runway show (and maybe why everyone is thin). With nine million other people to look at, you’d better rev it up a couple notches.