The magazine claims to have put their list together using an " irrefutable poll, we gathered, analyzed, and ranked."
In the column, GQ says, "The citizens of Pittsburgh, that hardened, blue collar town on the banks of the Monongahela River, long ago described as ‘Hell with the lid taken off.' The men and women in this city indulge a style that could be referred to as ‘Game Day Casual' (or ‘Meth Lab Formal,' depending on your preference), which stems from their love of a certain NFL franchise and an utter (expletive) indifference to their personal appearance and what you think of them.
"From foot to crown the standard ensemble goes like this: high top sneakers, preferably Converse, worn loosely tied; white tube socks; distressed jean shorts, worn long and with a sag in the keister; Pittsburgh Steelers jersey, size XXXL, preferably black; facial hair, preferably goat tee or chin strappy beard; baseball cap, preferably something in a florescent shade of camouflage or a piece that reflects a strong allegiance to a NASCAR driver.
The top of the GQ list consists of Boston at No. 1 and Los Angeles at No. 2. Behind Pittsburgh were Chicago and Manhattan.