Is Columbus the sweatpant capital of the world?

ssorich@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 16, 2012 

With the onset of (slightly) cooler weather comes the debate over wearing sweats and pajama pants in public. Here's the good news: Columbus isn't the sweatpant capital of the world. Neither is Phenix City. The honor goes to Philadelphia, which ranked No. 1 for sweats consumption in a recent study.

The news comes from the results of a survey conducted by Experian Simmons. Surprisingly, Georgia and Alabama are nowhere to be found on the list of most "comfortable" cities.

Yep, I'm a little shocked, too. A possible explanation? Maybe the extreme humidity makes us inclined to get comfortable in clothes other than sweats.

Weigh in: Do you think Southerners buy just as many sweats as the folks in Philadelphia?

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