sartorially challenged

   badly dressed
   An extension of the challenged theme which has added a new dimension to the world of euphemism:
    The sartorially-challenged Sir John Harvey-Jones ... {Daily Telegraph, 30 March 1994 — Sir John was not considered a snappy dresser)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • challenged — chal|lenged [ tʃælındʒd ] adjective * 1. ) unable to do particular things without difficulty because of being disabled in some way: visually challenged (=unable to see well) 2. ) HUMOROUS used with other words to mean that someone lacks a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • challenged — UK [ˈtʃælɪndʒd] / US adjective 1) unable to do particular things without difficulty because of being disabled in some way visually challenged (= unable to see well) 2) humorous used with other words to mean that someone lacks a particular quality …   English dictionary

  • fashion, 1960s —    The emergence of British fashion during the 1960s as a leading force in international style and design is linked with its decisive role in the development of pop culture. Early 1960s fashion emphasized the eminently modern values of visuality …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

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