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girls in guy's garb

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by herringbonekid, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Caity Lynn

    Caity Lynn Practically Family

    I can't say, but I've found most guys love to part with their baseball caps or a coat without much coaxing because they think girls look cute in them.I wore a fedora to school the other day and had a ridiculous amount of compliments, (I pared it with a cute feminine shirt and a big smile) and most of the guys who've ever gave me a glance sat up and took notice!!! Opening doors, hanging about and such. I barely knew what to do with myself! (lol, plus I think most of them were just in love with the hat.) but it's been my experience guys love a girl in their clothes.
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  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

    Me too!

  3. Slim Portly

    Slim Portly One Too Many

    Hmmm... yes... uhmm...

    Sorry, what now?

  4. Slim Portly

    Slim Portly One Too Many

    Oh dear, I'm not touching that one. ;)
  5. Caity Lynn

    Caity Lynn Practically Family

    lol, oops :rolleyes: lol er, I mean... *blush* I don't understand what your referring to *dignified look* ;)
  6. "I just love a girl in a hat. Its so....VOGUE"
    Farmer Ted "Sixteen Candles"
  7. B. F. Socaspi

    B. F. Socaspi One of the Regulars

    I don't know if it's been brought up, but during the late 20's and the depression, many women dressed as men when they took to the rails. This allowed them to trainhop easier (and if you've never attempted, they are certainly a necessity), pass as men to get jobs and to avoid rape and theft.
  8. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

    Sylvia as Sylvester in "Sylvia Scarlett".



  9. just_me

    just_me Practically Family

    Katherine Hepburn was the cat's pajamas. What a life she had. I wish I had known her.
  10. This photo is from around 1910 - a rather daring, avant-garde image for the time.

  11. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp One of the Regulars

    Do They Look Well, or Not?

    Somehow, I fail to look at a hat as masculine or feminine. To me the essence of it is....."How does it all fit together?" We should look at the package, not one element of it, unless it is grossly incongruous. The trick is to make ourselves attractive to the type of person we want to be with, or simply make ourselves attractive for ourselves. The common thread on Fedora is that we want to BE attractive and feel good about ourselves. For many of us, that's clothes from another era or style that is not currently in fashion. Good. We wear neat clothes and then enjoy them! Better! We are pretty damn interesting folks............. Best! By the way, the love of my life is feminine to the max, but not frilly. She is a deco goddess, and also a lawyer. She wears suits and killer dresses, as the occasion calls for. The yin and the yang work really well in her life, and the yearn works overtime for me! She knows who she is, and she'll read this for sure!
  12. mike

    mike Call Me a Cab

    hey ladies!

    As quoted from the song, Prove It On Me, written & performed by Ma Rainey in the mid-1920's...

    "Went out last night with a crowd of my friends,
    They must have been women, 'cause I don't like no men.
    It's true I wear a collar and a tie, Make the wind blow all the time
    They say I do it, ain't nobody caught me, Sure got to prove it on me."
  13. Oh, good, I'm not gay for appreciating women sporting men's clothes - if done well, that is. Saw a butch/femme couple last week at a trad jazz show, but butch was unfortunately wearing the current dumb-ass stupid look: Baseball cap on backwards, baggy t-shirt, those grotesque baggy shorts, expensive basket-ball shoes with shocks pulled up the shins, oh yes, some kind of stud piercing protruding from her lower lip. She looked just as bad as her male counterparts who sport such trash attire. Saw another "couple" a few months before, one in a ReVamp men's plus-fours outfit, and it just was NOT the right look for her by any stretch of the imagination - IMHO.

    "Originally Posted by metropd ...BUT, (IMHO) the Biggest turnoff to me is a women in a mans fedora. It is Way too masculine of an accessory for a women..."

    Jane March in "The Lover" (1992) proves otherwise. IMHO.

    HBK's examples are spot-on.

    Now, time to go power my nose...

  14. I am not sure I even dare ask what you power your nose -with-......
  15. Shame on you! It's a figure of speech, it's tongue in cheek, it's no longer the eighties...
  16. ortega76

    ortega76 Practically Family

    As always, it depends on the personality and presentation of the woman if she can pull off menswear or menswear-inspired stuff. It requires confidence and a little bit of the subversive.

    As much as it is her trademark look, I think someone like Paula Poundstone doesn't rise above the level of costume. It's just a schtick to her. I think whenever the menswear-look cycles back in, many women get trapped in this zone. Not using the look of a man as that oddly ironic way to showcase their feminity.

    I think it was a gorgeous look for Charlize Theron in Head In the Clouds. She wore it with sex appeal and confidence. She made that fedora look darn good!

  17. Martinis at 8

    Martinis at 8 Practically Family

    I'm stealing that line. Just wrote it in my book of pithy maxims.
  18. Couldnt resist posting another tie photo!

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  19. PS

    PS A-List Customer

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  20. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

    Nice Cap

    Hadley, It's so nice to know that, in this instance, you were not be taken literally. :)

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