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Is it that wrong to wear women's clothing?

post #1 of 42
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I was in Urban Outfitters with some friends today and spotted this very interesting navy and cream cardigan in the women's section. No glitters, no feathers, nothing... very simple. I tried it on, it fit, looked great and wasn't so expensive. I'm a x-small guy, so that doesn't happen all that frequently.

Their response, however, was immediately negative... too tight, women's clothes are for women, I'm a man - why the fuck I am trying women's clothes?

The truth is, the cardigan fitted about just like every other cardigan I have in my wardrobe (most of them from Uniqlo, which is 6 hours away from where I live), if not better. (The only problem is that it buttoned on the opposite way of regular men's cardigan).

Is it that much of a big deal to wear women's apparel that fit as good or better than men's clothing?

I didn't quite get why their reaction was so negative, and why the simple fact that it was in the women's section made it such a huge deal. I wonder what they would have said if I had found the exact same piece just a few meters away in the men's section.

I understand how it can be debatable when it comes to guys getting women's jeans because they want them as tight as possible, but a good-fitting classic cardigan? What's the problem?

Enlighten me, should I actually go back and get it or would I be the cause of a mass infarctus?
post #2 of 42
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Originally Posted by epliohunk View Post
I was in Urban Outfitters with some friends today and spotted this very interesting navy and cream cardigan in the women's section. No glitters, no feathers, nothing... very simple. I tried it on, it fit, looked great and wasn't so expensive. I'm a x-small guy, so that doesn't happen all that frequently. Their response, however, was immediately negative... too tight, women's clothes are for women, I'm a man - why the fuck I am trying women's clothes? The truth is, the cardigan fitted about just like every other cardigan I have in my wardrobe (most of them from Uniqlo, which is 6 hours away from where I live), if not better. (The only problem is that it buttoned on the opposite way of regular men's cardigan). Is it that much of a big deal to wear women's apparel that fit as good or better than men's clothing? I didn't quite get why their reaction was so negative, and why the simple fact that it was in the women's section made it such a huge deal. I wonder what they would have said if I had found the exact same piece just a few meters away in the men's section. I understand how it can be debatable when it comes to guys getting women's jeans because they want them as tight as possible, but a good-fitting classic cardigan? What's the problem? Enlighten me, should I actually go back and get it or would I be the cause of a mass infarctus?
I encounter this issue when buying overcoats. Most of the men's coats are tailored for Obese goys and I'm rather slim, with just enough baby fat to make me look opulent upon returning to my native land. Now, with overcoats, the styling is deprived from the military so men's and ladies' overcoats look identical but some DUMBASS decided to switch the sides for buttons and button holes so women have a harder time working the buttons. While I have never made the switch, I'm missing out on some very good deals with clothes that fit well. Still, all my buttons are on the right hand side to this day. My only advice to you is get a better job and make more money so you can go bespoke. Wearing women's clothes will damage your mind in the long run. That harmless cardigan will lead to stilettos and before you know it, you start getting pregnant.
post #3 of 42
Nothing wrong with it, if you are a woman.
post #4 of 42
It can only be decided on a case by case basis. I suggest you post pics for us to review.
post #5 of 42
Risk the chance of looking as though you shop in your mother/sister/girlfriend's closet for clothing. Bad form.
post #6 of 42
If it fits and flatter you, why the hell not?

Also, most women items are cheaper than mens'.

Just be aware that button placements are reversed.
post #7 of 42
On a related note, women wearing men's clothing kind of turns me on a little. Is that wrong?
post #8 of 42
are you talking real woman (born a woman) or are you talking "women"?
post #9 of 42
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
are you talking real woman (born a woman) or are you talking "women"?

Real women. "Women" only work for me when they are in women's clothing.
post #10 of 42
I don't think it's a big deal. If people look at you when you're wearing it and don't think, "Women's clothing?", it's fine. Especially in the US.. if you want something slim that fits, sometimes women's sweaters, jackets and stuff work. I also wear XS/S in mens, so I hear ya.. That being said, don't try on women's pieces when you're with a bunch of your friends
post #11 of 42
if can accept the insults that will be called at you go for it.
post #12 of 42
Go for it. Some times boundaries are disregarded. Short men with small frames shop in kids' section, women wear some men's colognes etc.
post #13 of 42
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post
On a related note, women wearing men's clothing kind of turns me on a little. Is that wrong?

A woman wearing nothing but your white dress shirt the next morning is uber sexy.
post #14 of 42
Ew cross dresser. Tranny alert.
post #15 of 42
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post
A woman wearing nothing but your white dress shirt the next morning is uber sexy.

I smell what you're stepping in.
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