Do clothes really make the …butch?

Hello all, hope you are all,
fine,
in all that the word means,
well, good, refined, of quality,
in other words,
kick ass in all ways.

Woo Hoo

I am well.
In transition, 
flux,
even,
but fine,
still thinking,
jobs,
new and old.
Working on myself,
body and soul.
Doing the workout,
hoping the thyroid issue,
can be dealt with,
which should lead,
to less weight,
fluctuation.
It's steady, 
within,
3-4 pounds,
I monitor.
Of course,
I feel better,
when it's lower,

mostly in my head, 3-4 doesn't affect my wind or stamina:-)

As someone who has spent,
pretty much,
all my adult life,
on the heavier side,
and at times, on the verge of,enormous!
and,
I still am,
big,
by,
chart standards.
But,
I can tell you,
that it feels good,
to have less,
restrictions,
as far as clothes,
are concerned.
more choices.
Not everything I like,
fits,
but,
not everything fits my,
slinky or athletic friends,
either.

I feel good about the fact,
that I can wear,
jeans, that I like,
that look good and are,
in keeping with my style.

Now, to be clear,
I always managed to dress myself,
decently,
in my style,
but, more choices,
is good in,
everything,
even if your defaults,
are jeans and blue,
button down collar oxfords,
or a hoodie.

I have found a few cuts,
in jeans,
and,
manufacturers that I like,
that are flattering and,
comfortable.
American Eagle slim straight,
and, Gap, straight,
both have some stretch,
move with you,
but look good,
fit is important,
having jeans that fit,
well,
it's suit of armor stuff,
that and boots,
and,
a good jacket,
you're golden.

I know a lot of purists,
don't approve of stretch,
jeans, chinos,
anything,
one lifestyle blogger,
who I really enjoy,
I even listen to his podcasts,
he's smart and funny and,
opinionated,
and, 
has impeccable style.
He refers to stretch in jeans,
as: stretch-the-high-fructose-corn-syrup-of-menswear
see georgehanh.com

I see his point,
but,
the thing is,
I like the little bit,
of stretch,
I like being comfortable,
and,
having my legs and butt,
advantaged,
but,
mostly I like being able,
to walk and sit and squat,
without the fear of splitting,
my pants.

These aren't ugly jeans,
these pass any,
casual urban butch,
test,
nice blue jeans that fit.
It doesn't,
for me,
get any better than that.

I have always cared about attire,
and,
yes, 
anyone who has ever spent time,
with me and mirrors,
glass doors,
etc,
knows,
I'm vain and I primp,
evidence?
selfies on facebook and instagram:-)

My style isn't in the least,
peacock,
it's classic urban sportswear,
not leisure, not hip hop,
Gap, L.L Bean and jeans,
dressed up is chinos (khakis)
dessert boots, vans, chelseas,
urban sporty.

Lately when people comment,
on my clothes,
the word that comes up,
most is comfortable.
I don't think that's bad,
I think comfortable means,
attainable, friendly,
not struck up,
I hope it doesn't mean,
sloppy but,
I doubt it,
I'm not,
attire wise.

I spend time,
I make an effort,
to shop for,
choose and put together,
my wardrobe,
I am aiming for comfort,
for my own stamp,
to not look like everyone else,
to look like me.

I have never been one,
to think appearances aren't,
important,
it goes without saying that,
character, honour,
intellect and a good heart,
are more important,
but,
if I can project,
comfortable,
I'll take it

I don't believe in societal norms,
of femininity or masculinity,
but,
to me the clothes I wear are important,
and,
I appreciate a sense of style,
no matter,
what that may be.

Herein endeth,
the ramble

Be well you all.
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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