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Curious about men's clothes as a girl

*Lin*

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Hey guys, I am probably one of the very few girl members here, and I have always had a bit of a liking for men's clothes, but I have hesitated to try them out, since I am not quite sure where to look, and I have no idea what would work well on me.
I have tried wearing baseball caps and chinos a couple times, but mostly when I have been by myself in my student apartment at school, and I feel quite shy of dressing that way in public, since all my friends follow very feminine fashions, and this makes me feel a bit of pressure to do the same thing.
I am only 4'11, and slim, so it is a bit tricky to find clothes that are my size.
I am very grateful for any advice. ^_^
 

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I read 'dressing the man' by Alan Flusser. It was packed with knowledge on classic menswear. The subtle differences in things. You might find it interesting, and it could possibly help you hone they style you're looking for.
 

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Hey welcome!
At your height and build you will have a hard time shopping in men’s sizes. I’d actually suggest boys’ sizes. I’d try out local thrift shops—they tend to have a lot of boys clothing (since they outgrow their clothes) at inexpensive prices
 
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*Lin*

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Thanks guys, yeah I have noticed that I often tend to be about the same height as maybe 11-12-year-old boys;
it can feel a bit funny sometimes, but I am quite used to it, haha.
I will give the clothes in those sections a look some time this week;
I just hope I will not feel too awkward about it, but I guess I can always explain it to one of the employees there when I ask for guidance.
 

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Try not to feel self-conscious. Elements of the Ivy/prep look for example are common in womenswear as well. The blue or blue striped oxford cloth button-down (collar) shirt with chinos, for example.
 

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I will give the clothes in those sections a look some time this week;
I just hope I will not feel too awkward about it, but I guess I can always explain it to one of the employees there when I ask for guidance.

if you are minding your own business hopefully others would too . youth section is a good idea , you might also consider learning to sew a bit and chop up fabrics that you like to suit you
 

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if you are minding your own business hopefully others would too . youth section is a good idea , you might also consider learning to sew a bit and chop up fabrics that you like to suit you
Thanks, yes I think I will take a look at it tomorrow or so.
 

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