To be clear I'm a completely cis hetero woman, but I feel better and more myself when I present less feminine-ly and in ways that are more accepting of my physical body and strength qualities. But I also struggle with letting go of the societal approval you get for being "pretty," which I can be if I dress up and make myself up. I've been moving the needle on this a lot by playing with various Robyn-esque/"high and tight" haircuts.
― Orson Wellies (in orbit), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:01 (eight years ago) link
I think I have come to the conclusion (after a year of being too poor to get my hair cut) that the world of Good Hair is just not for me. I am going to be a shaggy hippie until the day I day and that's naught to do with gender (my father has hair longer than I do!) and just my total inability to get to a hairdresser more than once every two years.
That other piece I posted on the trans* thread has got me thinking about the class aspects of Butch vs Dapper, which, I dunno if that is a helpful way of looking at it or not. (I've always been more drawn to dapper than to butch, and I don't know if that's about class, or if it's about rejecting certain aspects and expectations about masculinity. Hmmmm.)
― Puffin Party (Branwell with an N), Wednesday, 25 June 2014 10:37 (eight years ago) link
can someone link me to the article about buying a suit for a curvy body on a budget? is it in this thread?
― 1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:50 (eight years ago) link
It's in the girl's thread. One moment please.
― carl agatha, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 22:53 (eight years ago) link
This kinda is, but kinda isn't on topic, because it's not about Style as such but it's about trans-masculinity, and the things that cis men can learn from trans-masculinity, but either way I thought it was great (though of course the men who need to read it most will never actually bother).
― Branwell with an N, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 09:09 (eight years ago) link
Stealing that for my street harassment group's masculinity project work.
― Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 13:27 (eight years ago) link
crosspost -- Fran Lebowitz! on fashion, and stuff!
I always wore 501 Levi's. They used to make them in San Francisco. Every size was the same size, which sounds obvious, but you would be surprised—and then, I don't know, at some point during globalization they started making them in Mexico, and like every other thing they branched out to places you'd never heard of. So now every single size of Levi's is a different size. They cost less, too, which doesn't make any sense. I wish that real estate were cheaper and clothes were more expensive. But that's what young people want: $2 T shirts that fall apart in the wash....
When we were young, we knew things. We knew basic history, even as it related to fashion. Now, when something reappears, an 18 year old has no clue that it's a revival. Despite the fact that they're almost always online they don't get references.
― the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 17:19 (seven years ago) link
Designers now, they all have these things called mood boards. I suppose they think a sense of discovery equals invention. It would be as if every writer had a board with paragraphs of other writers—'Oh, I'll take a little bit of this, and that, he was really good.' Yes, he was really good! And that is not a mood board, it is a stealing board.
― GGGOAT: greatest goat game of all time (Will M.), Wednesday, 25 March 2015 17:45 (seven years ago) link