While talking to my boyfriend, Mal, the other day, we got on the topic of masculine fashion and our personal styles. Â I feel like my style borrows somewhat from my high school days, but also from my take on working class casual. Â I like t-shirts under plaid button-downs (long and short sleeve, depending on the weather). Â I wear button fly Levis and favor tennis shoes or boots. Â Socially, I hang around guys who are 30s-40s more than guys my age, and I know some of them have influenced my fashion tastes.
For example, I know for certain I won’t be wearing a fedora or trilby any time soon. Â And sometimes I find myself lost in a sea of short sleeved plaid shirted guys when I’m out and about.
I’m curious what other trans* and gender non-conforming people have to say on the topic. Â As you began to dress according to your true gender, where did you look for fashion advice? Â Can you link your current style to a family member, or influential friend or maybe a celebrity? Â Or maybe you’ve carved out your very own fashion niche.
I’d love to hear from you.
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