An attempt at being stylish---usually by borrowing key elements from something or someone with authentic originality and panache---that comes sort of close, but ultimately fails miserably. Often looks good from across the street, but upon closer inspection, is just sad or scary. Leaves you first feeling embarrassed for being drawn in, then compelled to run away quickly. Can be a person, a place, or an object.
"That shop looked like it had potential, but every single piece was a stylesque knock-off."
by GeneG August 11, 2006