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emlynlua reblogged aurenfaie

I saw the detail of the dick on these socks and I had to buy them


i have a look i like to call genderfuck where i wear the most masc things possible and then perform femininity in one (1) area but in a way cishets perceive as ridiculous

eg wearing all the rings i own at once, or wearing eyeshadow and glitter on my eyebrows, or wearing 3000 necklaces like the chains of my sins that my spirit will be forced to carry in the afterlife,


emlynlua reblogged ok-computer

Clothes Shopping tips for Trans Masculine people!

king-mars -

Okay so I'm NB and just recently redid my wardrobe to make it more masculine, and here's what I found worked for me (your mileage may vary):

  • Button-down shirts are great! The most important thing to look for is that they fit nicely on your shoulders! The sleaves or the shirt itself being too long can be fixed easily by hemming them, but the shoulders just are how they are.

  • Even though it makes me look shorter, i do like to keep my shirts longer instead of tucking them in because it tends to hide my hips more

  • Jeans! Are! Difficult! Especially if you're short.

  • The smallest men's jeans I have been able to find are a 30x30 (30" waist, 30" inseam) which is too big for me! The waist is fine, I'm just too short.

  • Also, they're expensive.

  • Which brings me to my biggest lifesaver: Look in the boys' section. The larger sizes tend to be the same 30" waist, but a much shorter inseam. Depending on the store, all the boys' jeans will be in one section or split into a regular and "husky" section. The husky section will probably be your best bet in that case, because the waist will be wider.

  • (I got a size 20 and they were like, an inch too long but other than that they fit great. Like, curves who?)

  • And they tend to run about $15 cheaper than men's jeans.

  • Basketball shorts are great for pajamas or working out! They're long and comfy, and make you know about sports.

  • Oh! And all shorts should be knee-length. Anything shorter is considered a more feminine style.

  • Sweatpants! Specifically, black ones that are,,,tapered at the end?? they hug your ankles really nice and boys wear them.

  • H a t s. Especially if you have longer hair that you can't get cut for whatever reason. Backward baseball caps are the it. If you like sportsball, rep your favorite team, but if not solid color flatbill caps work great. (I prefer grey snapbacks but fitted hats also look nice.)

  • Hoodies are important! Go with grey or black. if u do go with a branded one sportswear brands tend to be more masculine but I prefer plain black.

  • Shoes are a thing. Go with black on black (black shoes, black soles, and black laces) or white on white (white shoes, white soles, white laces) if you can. Or some obnoxiously bright color. (my brother has a pair of bright green athletic shoes, a dude on my robotics team has hot pink and black vans, and I personally have bright blue vans that I bought a while ago for style points)

I think that's everything (at least for now) and just remember, you're handsome no matter what you wear so go take on the world!

-Mars


heros-shade -

Hope it's not overstepping to add since I'm not masc. But I've hung around a lot of different trans people, and for years I wanted to be percieved as a man for dysphoria reasons. So heres a couple tips that helped me for both just fashion and to be read as masculine more-

  • If you want to get a bigger size of shoe go half a size to a size up and double your socks.

  • If button up shirts don't work for you you can wear them unbuttoned over a t shirt. It's a nice masculine look and can be a less hot alternative to jackets in the summer. Optionally roll the sleeves up to your elbow.

  • Yes unfortunately jeans are hard. Go for a straight cut that doesn't fit too tight around your legs. If you have trouble with them being too tight around your thighs and/or being too baggy around your calves get a cut that tapers towards the ankles and get a few sizes up so it's not too tight. If they're too big around the waist after getting the leg right, wear a belt. Even if your pants do fit right belts can be good way to masculinize your wardrobe. Be prepared for it to take a few tries to get your size and cut right.

  • I don't have too much advice on them being too long because for me the problem was usually waist size. But a few things from the couple time I did have that problem, wear shoes with tall soles, tuck the pant leg into boots, if it fits your style you can roll up the ends. They aren't necessarily to long if they drag on the floor without shoes (mine always have), well technically they may be, but if they fit right otherwise and don't drag when you wear shoes you can decide that's fine.

  • Haircuts! If you can't get a shorter haircut, longer masculine haircuts tend to be parted down the middle. Usually without bangs, but not always. Tucking your hair behind your ears may help too. For shorter haircuts, unfortunately many hairstylists will default to feminizing your shorter cut. Specifically ask for them to square the back instead of rounding it, and to cut your side burns straight across instead of pointing them forward.

The tips more specifially directed at body shape and being read as masculine more-

  • Yes if you like black, wear black! The color makes curves less noticable!

  • If you want to make your chest less noticeable hoodies are great, zip the zipper up to about just below the middle of your chest.

  • On the same note, generally avoid striped shirts. But depending on your body shape downward v stipe shirts may help you.


transwerewolf -

Im just gonna put some of my own things that help me feel more masculine!!!

They might contradict other people's advice so I would try and see which one is the best for you!

1. Loose pants but not baggy. You could probably get away with wearing women's pants I they are a little bigger and not very fitted.

If they are too baggy they'll hang right off your hips and emphasize them.

I don't wear skinny jeans so for my pants I like to do a cuff where I fold about an inch of my pants in on itself and then cuff it, making the ankles skinnier

I do that bc it helps create and over all tapered look from your shoulders down to your ankles, kinda disguising ur hips

Also if ur pants r too long cuffing helps hdjdjjdjd (also a gay look 👀)

2. Speaking of hips i like to tuck long shirts in my pants!!

Now this does make my hips look a little wider compared to my waist but! It also helps my shoulders look wider than my waist. Where as if I didn't tuck my shirt would create a trapazoid with my chest narrower than my hips

For that reason I also don't wear sweatshirts/hoodies since they tend to be long and make my hips look huge

3. Button ups are usually good for hiding tiddies if you want a less intense binding day!!!

I also like to wear a thick t-shirt under my button ups just for another smoothing layer

Also! Rolling up ur sleaves to ur elbows is a good masc look!! Idk what it is but it looks goodbhdhdhdj

4. Bulky open jackets are a blessing 😩 they broaden ur shoulders and hide ur tiddies!!

I tend to keep mine open though so I don't I run into the same problem hoodies give me

Even a simple stiff jean jacket would work great if u don't want to be too toasty

5. This is probably only applicable for smaller tiddies but if u want to wear a more feminine cut shirt, a lower rise neck line will actually make ur tiddies look smaller (that is without cleavage)

It's also a powermove to bind in fem shirts

6. Very simple packing tip:

Take an ankle stock. Tie a loose knot near the toe end. Turn the ankle end inside out and around the knot so it's just a little ball

Put the little sock ball between the two layers of fabric in men's underwear (won't work with loose boxers

Very easy to wash bc they're just socks

Also it's small so if ur short and look young it doesn't look weird and too big

7. Packing and period:

If u use tampons/cup this is probably irrelevant but if u use pads

Wear the pad in women's underwear and then just put a pair of men's underwear over them (and then u can put the sock ball in those)

8. Unless u already have a masculine face I wouldn't recommend getting a super short hair cut (but also do whatever the fuck u want rly)

For me I look a lot younger and more baby face like when my hair is shorter, where as I look more mature with longer hair

The key is that it's not a bob even though it touches my shoulders, it's just like I grew out short hair

9. Thickening my eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil really fucking helps my facial dysphoria

If u don't have an eyebrow pencil u could also use a soft or water color color pencil that's the right color and just get it wet as u use it

Also u can use mascara on ur upper lip fuzz 👀

10. This is like the dumbest thing but if u like having long nails cut them so that theyre more square shaped rather than rounded

They just look more masc to me idk bdhdhjdfj

11. Long socks!!! I noticed in highschool boys tended to wear socks that went up their calves rather than ankle socks

12. If u have hairy legs wearing shorts is a big easy way to help pass or just feel masc

Shorts also help hide the hips bc if theyre boys shorts they'll break up the flow of ur leg to ur hip and it'll just be read like the shorts are flaring out

13. Try to speak from you chest/belly rather than ur throat! Don't push it hard though bc u might damage ur voice

Speaking slower also helps u maintain a lower pitch

14. Stiffer material shirts won't hang on ur chest bad like thin shirts!!!

I just want to say that these may not work for u and you should also never feel under pressure to look more masc if you don't want too!!!!


soft-nomad -

1. wear an obnoxiously big watch. doesn't have to be expensive just big. you can get it resized at a jewelers for a couple bucks.

2. sports shoes, Doc Martin's and safety shoes are good for making your feet look bigger (also good for stomping)

3. if you're plus sized like me, don't bother with a tailor for expanding waistlines. they cut a hole in the waist and you can't button up at the front. shop online at places like department stores, Jacamo or Cotton Traders, they have more sizes than in shop. one pair of expensive jeans will last longer and be made of better material than if you buy a few cheap ones.


chanceyreblogs -

I ACIDENTALLY COMMENTED IT INSTEAD OF REBLOGGING IT

I have some tips as a fashion designer and personal stylist that I hope can help:

When buying anything don't try to go bigger to hide more of your body, it'll make you look smaller and more infantile than you want. Instead buy things that are the right size, for instance;

- pant legs should have no more than 1-1.5 inches of excess on your legs, meaning if you pinch along your thigh the fabric in your hand should be .5-3/4 inch long. (for reference the last knuckle-end of thumb is usually about an inch, it's "the rule of thumb)

- Shoulder seams shouldn't go past your shoulder tip, if you press your finger against your shoulder you will feel your shoulder bone joint, that is the tip. For jackets or dress shirts having a well-sized shirt will broaden your shoulders and bring less attention to the torso and lengthen the legs

. - sleeves are just like pant legs, no more than .5in-3/4 in "pinch rule". trying to go bigger can draw attention to how the shirt hangs off of the torso (where you may or may not want attention) and make you look wider and shorter.

- Pant length is also important, if you stand tall you should feel your pant legs wrinkle near your ankle. A properly fitted pant has 1-2 folds before the ankle. 1 for formal wear, and 2 for more casual things like jeans. Doing this lengthens the legs and can make your feet look longer by comparison.

- Do you feel like your butt and thighs are too "unmasculine"? The majority of men that go to a tailor need to have some form of ease added to the hip and thigh region, so it isn't unique to have more meat in that area. What I'm getting at is men also have large butts, large enough to pay another man to measure and fix his pants, this man will not bat an eye at having to fix your pants too, and you can likely trust him.

- careful with shoes that are too big, they can become a hazard and i want y'all to be safe. Sometimes instead of changing the size it's easier to look for specific styles. Converse are a narrow, rubber soled shoe that lengthens the foot, as opposed to nike's which have a popular, chunky silhouette that scrunches it. Linework on shoes is also important, lines can trace certain contours on any part of the body, finding (or making) shoes with lines vertically down the top of the shoe towards the toe can add dimension and length to your foot. patterns can also help your look

- stripes are tricky, as stated above. But you don't have to avoid them. I usually tell my clients to leave the stripes for suit jackets or any other kind of pants because the lengthening element can be too severe close to the face. Try a checkered pattern, you can still achieve that linear and striking look without the harsh proportion.

- florals are always lovely, and they are being accepted into men's fashion more and more. So if you love them, go ahead, they're on trend until 2021.

-Geometric designs are like stripes, they can be heinous or lovely, but it comes down to colors and the size of the motif.

- usually a small textured pattern can flatter and distract the eye. It draws attention away from how shadows appear on the body (i.e. I have large chest, so fabric will hang from me with very dramatic lighting, however if I implement a pattern the eye is drawn to the pattern instead of how large my chest is)

-This also applies to the color black, which if you like it is great! but any solid is going to bring attention to areas depending on how it folds against your frame

Another other fashion questions? just ask.


emlynlua reblogged soft-nomad

Clothes Shopping tips for Trans Masculine people!

king-mars -

Okay so I'm NB and just recently redid my wardrobe to make it more masculine, and here's what I found worked for me (your mileage may vary):

  • Button-down shirts are great! The most important thing to look for is that they fit nicely on your shoulders! The sleaves or the shirt itself being too long can be fixed easily by hemming them, but the shoulders just are how they are.

  • Even though it makes me look shorter, i do like to keep my shirts longer instead of tucking them in because it tends to hide my hips more

  • Jeans! Are! Difficult! Especially if you're short.

  • The smallest men's jeans I have been able to find are a 30x30 (30" waist, 30" inseam) which is too big for me! The waist is fine, I'm just too short.

  • Also, they're expensive.

  • Which brings me to my biggest lifesaver: Look in the boys' section. The larger sizes tend to be the same 30" waist, but a much shorter inseam. Depending on the store, all the boys' jeans will be in one section or split into a regular and "husky" section. The husky section will probably be your best bet in that case, because the waist will be wider.

  • (I got a size 20 and they were like, an inch too long but other than that they fit great. Like, curves who?)

  • And they tend to run about $15 cheaper than men's jeans.

  • Basketball shorts are great for pajamas or working out! They're long and comfy, and make you know about sports.

  • Oh! And all shorts should be knee-length. Anything shorter is considered a more feminine style.

  • Sweatpants! Specifically, black ones that are,,,tapered at the end?? they hug your ankles really nice and boys wear them.

  • H a t s. Especially if you have longer hair that you can't get cut for whatever reason. Backward baseball caps are the it. If you like sportsball, rep your favorite team, but if not solid color flatbill caps work great. (I prefer grey snapbacks but fitted hats also look nice.)

  • Hoodies are important! Go with grey or black. if u do go with a branded one sportswear brands tend to be more masculine but I prefer plain black.

  • Shoes are a thing. Go with black on black (black shoes, black soles, and black laces) or white on white (white shoes, white soles, white laces) if you can. Or some obnoxiously bright color. (my brother has a pair of bright green athletic shoes, a dude on my robotics team has hot pink and black vans, and I personally have bright blue vans that I bought a while ago for style points)

I think that's everything (at least for now) and just remember, you're handsome no matter what you wear so go take on the world!

-Mars


heros-shade -

Hope it's not overstepping to add since I'm not masc. But I've hung around a lot of different trans people, and for years I wanted to be percieved as a man for dysphoria reasons. So heres a couple tips that helped me for both just fashion and to be read as masculine more-

  • If you want to get a bigger size of shoe go half a size to a size up and double your socks.

  • If button up shirts don't work for you you can wear them unbuttoned over a t shirt. It's a nice masculine look and can be a less hot alternative to jackets in the summer. Optionally roll the sleeves up to your elbow.

  • Yes unfortunately jeans are hard. Go for a straight cut that doesn't fit too tight around your legs. If you have trouble with them being too tight around your thighs and/or being too baggy around your calves get a cut that tapers towards the ankles and get a few sizes up so it's not too tight. If they're too big around the waist after getting the leg right, wear a belt. Even if your pants do fit right belts can be good way to masculinize your wardrobe. Be prepared for it to take a few tries to get your size and cut right.

  • I don't have too much advice on them being too long because for me the problem was usually waist size. But a few things from the couple time I did have that problem, wear shoes with tall soles, tuck the pant leg into boots, if it fits your style you can roll up the ends. They aren't necessarily to long if they drag on the floor without shoes (mine always have), well technically they may be, but if they fit right otherwise and don't drag when you wear shoes you can decide that's fine.

  • Haircuts! If you can't get a shorter haircut, longer masculine haircuts tend to be parted down the middle. Usually without bangs, but not always. Tucking your hair behind your ears may help too. For shorter haircuts, unfortunately many hairstylists will default to feminizing your shorter cut. Specifically ask for them to square the back instead of rounding it, and to cut your side burns straight across instead of pointing them forward.

The tips more specifially directed at body shape and being read as masculine more-

  • Yes if you like black, wear black! The color makes curves less noticable!

  • If you want to make your chest less noticeable hoodies are great, zip the zipper up to about just below the middle of your chest.

  • On the same note, generally avoid striped shirts. But depending on your body shape downward v stipe shirts may help you.


transwerewolf -

Im just gonna put some of my own things that help me feel more masculine!!!

They might contradict other people's advice so I would try and see which one is the best for you!

1. Loose pants but not baggy. You could probably get away with wearing women's pants I they are a little bigger and not very fitted.

If they are too baggy they'll hang right off your hips and emphasize them.

I don't wear skinny jeans so for my pants I like to do a cuff where I fold about an inch of my pants in on itself and then cuff it, making the ankles skinnier

I do that bc it helps create and over all tapered look from your shoulders down to your ankles, kinda disguising ur hips

Also if ur pants r too long cuffing helps hdjdjjdjd (also a gay look 👀)

2. Speaking of hips i like to tuck long shirts in my pants!!

Now this does make my hips look a little wider compared to my waist but! It also helps my shoulders look wider than my waist. Where as if I didn't tuck my shirt would create a trapazoid with my chest narrower than my hips

For that reason I also don't wear sweatshirts/hoodies since they tend to be long and make my hips look huge

3. Button ups are usually good for hiding tiddies if you want a less intense binding day!!!

I also like to wear a thick t-shirt under my button ups just for another smoothing layer

Also! Rolling up ur sleaves to ur elbows is a good masc look!! Idk what it is but it looks goodbhdhdhdj

4. Bulky open jackets are a blessing 😩 they broaden ur shoulders and hide ur tiddies!!

I tend to keep mine open though so I don't I run into the same problem hoodies give me

Even a simple stiff jean jacket would work great if u don't want to be too toasty

5. This is probably only applicable for smaller tiddies but if u want to wear a more feminine cut shirt, a lower rise neck line will actually make ur tiddies look smaller (that is without cleavage)

It's also a powermove to bind in fem shirts

6. Very simple packing tip:

Take an ankle stock. Tie a loose knot near the toe end. Turn the ankle end inside out and around the knot so it's just a little ball

Put the little sock ball between the two layers of fabric in men's underwear (won't work with loose boxers

Very easy to wash bc they're just socks

Also it's small so if ur short and look young it doesn't look weird and too big

7. Packing and period:

If u use tampons/cup this is probably irrelevant but if u use pads

Wear the pad in women's underwear and then just put a pair of men's underwear over them (and then u can put the sock ball in those)

8. Unless u already have a masculine face I wouldn't recommend getting a super short hair cut (but also do whatever the fuck u want rly)

For me I look a lot younger and more baby face like when my hair is shorter, where as I look more mature with longer hair

The key is that it's not a bob even though it touches my shoulders, it's just like I grew out short hair

9. Thickening my eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil really fucking helps my facial dysphoria

If u don't have an eyebrow pencil u could also use a soft or water color color pencil that's the right color and just get it wet as u use it

Also u can use mascara on ur upper lip fuzz 👀

10. This is like the dumbest thing but if u like having long nails cut them so that theyre more square shaped rather than rounded

They just look more masc to me idk bdhdhjdfj

11. Long socks!!! I noticed in highschool boys tended to wear socks that went up their calves rather than ankle socks

12. If u have hairy legs wearing shorts is a big easy way to help pass or just feel masc

Shorts also help hide the hips bc if theyre boys shorts they'll break up the flow of ur leg to ur hip and it'll just be read like the shorts are flaring out

13. Try to speak from you chest/belly rather than ur throat! Don't push it hard though bc u might damage ur voice

Speaking slower also helps u maintain a lower pitch

14. Stiffer material shirts won't hang on ur chest bad like thin shirts!!!

I just want to say that these may not work for u and you should also never feel under pressure to look more masc if you don't want too!!!!


soft-nomad -

1. wear an obnoxiously big watch. doesn't have to be expensive just big. you can get it resized at a jewelers for a couple bucks.

2. sports shoes, Doc Martin's and safety shoes are good for making your feet look bigger (also good for stomping)

3. if you're plus sized like me, don't bother with a tailor for expanding waistlines. they cut a hole in the waist and you can't button up at the front. shop online at places like department stores, Jacamo or Cotton Traders, they have more sizes than in shop. one pair of expensive jeans will last longer and be made of better material than if you buy a few cheap ones.


emlynlua reblogged smooch

yall LOOK at this denim jacket i got for £12 instead of £40 i am so freaking hyped (not my picture lmao thanks google images)


emlynlua reblogged aurenfaie
aurenfaie -

“Julius glanced down at his chest with some satisfaction. His waistcoat, in satin of a delicate pink hue shot with apricot streaks and embroidered with silver thread, was a masterpiece. It flattered his slim build, its dawn shades complemented his pale blond hair delightfully, and best of all, it caused almost physical distress to his friends. [...] Dominic opened one eye to shoot a glance at the offending waistcoat, and closed it again with a wince.”

- A Fashionable Indulgence by K.J. Charles

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