This shirt is a men’s xs from j crew’s “New York Sportsmen’s Outfitters” line.
In a dark hallway…
In action with cowboy boots!
I bought a set of three sweaters from an older lady who knitted them personally. She was selling them in her little shop outside of a tourist spot, and they were remarkably affordable. They are also a little thin so I would probably wear a thin sweatshirt under it if I was wearing it out in chilly weather.
Here is the sweater in action. I was incredibly hungover.
I had to wear nice clothes for an important work thing today. I think suspenders and bowties and other “dapper” stuff looks tacky in the workplace. I’m not messing around at looking professional for work things. So here we go!
Banana Republic women’s shirt bought from the outlet mall under $50.
And here are some Banana Republic pants. They are dark blue and Martin fit. I got my pants up a size up than what fit my hips because I’m not trying to have my professional work pants fit like yoga pants.
Wore them with my aldo maroon leather monk strap shoes.
Looking cool selfie sticking it near the deoderant.
So there is my semi masculine but professional outfit put together from 100% women’s clothes.
Too masculine? Well, you could add pumps or heels, get a pencil skirt or tighter slacks, get a silk shirt, or switch it out with a more flow-y blouse, other than this structured one.
Ok before I say too much… just look at this and decide if you think this is a good look for a lesbian.
Alright, now that you have decided let me tell you more about it. I started with this base layer,
Just a cream colored shirt, black levi jeans, and a beautiful necklace courtesy of my girlfriend.
For accessories I have a bulova watch with a hairband and cat scratch. Hairbands are the universal lesbian club bracelet and cat scratches mean VIP member.
Now… my grey Clark’s desert boots and a $5 thrift shop sweater. What?? A thrift shop find post? Yes. Stuff you find in thrift shops can be very similar to the stuff you find in Urban Outfitters. The main difference is about $80.
What made this item stand out to me was it’s shades of blue pattern. It kind of looks like a grandma sweater with how it’s woven pattern. On the other hand, it’s cut is like a motorcycle jacket. I can’t do leather motorcycle jackets, personally. It’s too over the top butch for me, especially because I’ve never so much as rode on a moped. But having that style as a sweater? Let’s try it out. Here are some more pics so you be the judge and let me know if this was a good look or a total flop.
Ps these are not my sunglasses.
A Koto sweater! It’s loud and fun. It’s a men’s xs.
It is thick, heavy, and probably the most durable thing you can get in terms of knitted sweaters. It’s deep red, blue, and orange on the collar, button placket (button line), and pockets -white and black elsewhere. VERY soft. You can wear it with something traditional to balance out its loudness. If you never wear anything like this, consider starting. They are conversation starters and make you look approachable. If this sweater is too much you can try a loud shirt and cover it with a solid color sweater … just leave it unbuttoned to still show the pattern. I’ll post something like that later this week.
What do you think?
Drumroll please… the Koto flannel!! It’s a men’s shirt but fits me nicely with no tailoring! So I have 3 Uniqlo women flannels, which fit nicely. But, women’s shirts typically fit me a little light tight around the back, shoulder, and arms while men’s shirts are tight around the chest and hips. This XS size Koto flannel has none of these issues going on. Check it out!
I’m too shy to show my eyes I guess
While I’m on the topic (of how I hate how women’s shirts are tight around my shoulders), they really constrict my ability to move. Not only that but they are shorter and let cold air up easier. When twisting around swinging my arms in the fitting room, and complaining in a women’s shirt, my old roommate and fashion guru used to say… why in the world would you need to reach and move your arms like that? Um! What is if have to pick up a big pumpkin.. or scrape ice of a windshield.. or cut down a tree? Men’s clothes are practical which I like which can also include warmer. To the straight girls reading this… consider it! 🙂
I’m gonna wear sweaters like there is no tomorrow
Here is the cream colored O’Hanlon Mills sweater I referred to earlier. This one is a small.
I’m wearing them with my charcoal Corduroys and brown leather Clark’s.
The pants are j crew matchsticks and I really really like how they fit. Watch how well I can move while trying to capture my cat with a selfie stick.
This was taken a few days ago with my levi 712s… the sweater in action with some sunlight-ish: