Top 20 most “comfortable” cities

While the runways boast couture and fashions that you rarely see walking down the street, some of the top cities in the U.S. keep comfortable in their sweats. At Experian Simmons we ask our survey respondents if they bought any sweats in the last 12 months, as well as the number of individual items they purchased, and for the second year in a row, the nation’s top per capita consumer of sweats is Philadelphia, PA. New York, NY is seventh, Los Angeles ranked eighth and Chicago rounds out list at the twentieth spot. The nation’s capital is also casual, coming in at fourteen.

The top 20 cities for sweats consumption:

  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. Hartford, CT
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Lafayette, LA
  5. Laredo, TX
  6. Boston, MA
  7. New York, NY
  8. Los Angeles, CA
  9. Victoria, TX
  10. Scranton, PA
  11. Salt Lake City, UT
  12. Marquette, MI
  13. Milwaukee, WI
  14. Washington, DC
  15. Austin, TX
  16. Watertown, MA
  17. Jacksonville, FL
  18. Idaho Falls, ID
  19. Providence, RI
  20. Chicago, IL

Perhaps these purchases are fueled by the desire to travel in comfort. Spirit Airlines passengers are the biggest buyers of sweats, followed by Jet Blue, Continental and US Air. Foreign airlines have really high sweat purchase numbers too ¾ especially — Asian carriers. On the flipside, Southwest Airlines passengers buy the fewest number of sweat apparel items.