Shades and Levis, the return of elements of butch style

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Winner of GLBT category

For years,

I owned but didn’t wear,

shades.

I had a pair of Ray Bans,

which I have misplaced,

and,

about 12-13 years ago,

I got these boss,

Armani shades.

I loved them,

but,

they were a tad small,

for my moon face,

and,

since,

I am blind as a bat,

without my lenses,

I found carrying them around,

cumbersome,

so they were usually,

in their case,

in the chest of drawers,

Fast forward a few years,

the sun is stronger and stronger,

here in the beautiful ugly,

and,

just as I have given in,

to moisturiser and sun screen,

I dusted off the shades.

I wear and carry them around,

in my leather messenger bag,

all the time.

I like how they look,

cool and sleekly sophisticated,

but,

I have discovered a few other things,

I vastly enjoy about them,

of course,

number one,

eye protection and clear vision,

a truly beautiful thing.

🙂

Also,

well,

nobody sees the annoyed eye roll,

when wearing your shades,

you look people over without being obvious,

they are invaluable in observing people,

also,

shhh,

checking out girls,

This is purely a looking thing, BB is spoken for, and my heart is true

Yep,

I’m liking the shades,

one of my butch icons,

extraordinaire,

would not be caught dead without his shades,

joe cool

bw and sunglasses

see the resemblance??

this pic was taken on Easter weekend, Starbuck’s in the Village by my talented friend(photographer, writer, filmmaker) Christos Tsirbas, check him out at  http://seetsirbas.com or http://evil-genius.ca

Ah the magic of photography,

he managed to make me look,

younger, slimmer and yeah,

a little more badass:-)

Point is,

shades are,

an essential element of butch style.

Wear what works for you,

what makes you feel suave,

and,

able to leap tall buildings,

you can go,

weird and eclectic,

but,

please don’t-

I implore you,

do that ironic hipster thing,

that’s just annoying and for kids

😛

One of the reasons,

I can wear these,

again,

my moon face is more,

chiseled,

a result of clean living, don’t you know, well, cleaner and leaner

Operation leaner better butch,

goes on,

a major work in progress,

I don’t mean it’s hard,

I mean it’s a baby steps thing.

The gut and everything else,

have shrunk,

the gut is still bigger than I would like but, I’m getting there.

Which leads me to another,

element of butch style past,

Levis,

three weeks ago,

I was shopping with my girl,

at Costco,

and,

they had Levis 514’s,

in my size on sale for $30,

score!!

You can’t try things on at Costco,

you have to know your size,

and,

go on faith,

they fit perfectly

🙂

A slim not skinny fit,

magic.

For years,

I wore boot cut,

wide jeans,

cheaper fat chick brands,

a combination of bad body image,

and,

small budget.

I’m so glad to wear my Levis,

again,

they aren’t 501’s,

I’m not twenty

but,

they make me feel good,

sexy,

butch,

and,

like I have rejoined the land of the slimmer.

I don’t aspire to a twinkie size,

I just like,

feeling better,

in my body,

when looking in the mirror,

and,

having more shopping options.

It’s mostly about loving myself,

and,

feeling swaggeringly,

butch.

Call me shallow,

if you must,

but,

it’s my life,

and I think,

feeling better and looking better,

in my eyes,

is important.

Later girls,

BB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my very early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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