Sinned wrote:These are things she doesn't HAVE to do but things that she thinks are important to look good. She doesn't mention makeup which I suppose she wears even with her men's clothes.
That's part of my takeaway from the article. I'll grant that some women's clothes can be cumbersome to wear. In fact, recently, especially if it's cold out, I've been known to just wear a pair of work pants if I've got extensive work to do outside. During the warmer months, I can wear the shorter knee length skirts with a tee-shirt, but winter requires more layering and more skin coverage. Right now, I'm wearing a dress, over a petticoat, over a slip. Sometimes when it gets really cold, I've been known to wear about four or five skirts at once!
It's super warm, but not really practical for manual labor.
I'm glad she found clothes that she enjoys. Nobody should go around in clothing they hate wearing, unless for some reason they have to. It's funny that it seems we all just want that which is forbidden to us.
All that being said, I doubt she'll run into much friction with the public, though to be fair, we don't have many issues either.
On the makeup, for me, that would be too much trouble. I have the wife's blessing to wear makeup if I want (her and Amber even tried to do it for me one day). I won't have it... it's just too much fuss for something I'm going to have to wipe off in a few hours anyway. I haven't even painted my nails in probably over a year.
One of her commenters pointed out that it can be a challenge to find mens clothes that are cut for wide hips. Perhaps in the U.K., I do not know. I know around here there are men scattered everywhere who are pretty round, and somehow they managed to find trousers that fit them. It's like anything else, you have to wear what fits. I've got a closet full of women's clothes that fit me just fine, but they don't fit Jenn or Amber.
Loose cut mens trousers would probably fit most women pretty well, they may have to do the opposite that I do, and for them, that would be choose a size up (to get over the hips), then draw it in with a belt at the waist. For me, I have to choose a size down and mainly just wear stretchy women's clothes to accommodate my shape.
But as for men's trousers not having any hip room, gheeze, I tried on a pair of women's jeans at a Good Will once.. OMG talk about TIGHT around the groin... I put right on the "reject" rack and decided to stick with skirts.
Jenn and Amber wear guy clothes all the time.
Grok wrote:Male clothing is so dull that it is worth only minimal effort to coordinate items-just the bare minimum effort to appear presentable.
True, her boyfriends task was easy because he basically laid out the entire men's wardrobe....