Best of GayCities 2011

Looking Good! Vote For the World’s Best-Dressed City And Win A Vacation Package For Two

The wait is over: The nominations are in for our sister site’s annual Best of GayCities poll, and this year the competition is fiercer than ever!

Today we showcase the snazzy nominees for the world’s best dressed city: London, New York, Paris, Rome, and Tokyo. Which town’s dapper dwellers make it the ultimate sartorial city?

London is the birthplace of punk, mod and preppy chic—and home base for designers like Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood. You’ll also find contemporary casuals in the bold British capital at places like AllSaints, Marks & Spencer and Harvey Nichols.

New York City
The street is the runway in America’s fashion capital, the stomping grounds of top designers like Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford and Calvin Klein. Stylish guys also know they can hit chic boutiques (like Odin in the Village) and legendary department stores. (Hello Barneys!)

Nobody pulls off classy like the French: Couture was born in Paris—and remains alive in houses like YSL,  Gaultier and Christian Dior. You’ll also find sublime ready-to-wear in department stores like Galleries Lafayette (right) and hip shops like Zadig et Voltaire.

Everyone goes crazy for a sharp-dressed (Ro)man. Gucci, Cavalli, Fendi, Prada, Versace—the names of the city’s fashion emporium’s practically roll off the tongue.

Fashion-forward Tokyo is where esteemed designers Rei Kawakubo and Nigo live, and it’s where you’ll find cutting-edge clothes at places like Yohji Yamamoto and Bape.

Now that you know who’s in the running, why delay? Vote now and you could be a winner too! One lucky GayCities member will nab two tickets to the U.S. city of their choice (courtesy of our friends at American Airlines) and two nights at a top-rated hotel (courtesy of GayCities).

You’ve got until January 4 to add your voice to the mix.

All winners will be announced on January 5. Anyone can vote but entrants must be GayCities members to qualify for vacation package.

Photos by Gerard Estadella, Benh Lieu Song