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Post  Abby on Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:41 pm

So I have custom-made Indiana Jones jacket (raiders) (I have long arms to body ratio which means most coats don't fit well) which I love and adore from the time when I was trying to be as manly as possible. Trouble is I love this jacket love to wear it again but it really emphasizes the shoulder and just screams bloke which is not the best way to pass. So does anyone have any ideas on wearing a masculine jacket in a feminine way?

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Post  MichaelaSJ on Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:37 pm

I think what matters is what you wear underneath the jacket. Make the jacket an accessory. Many women wear masculine jackets - sports teams, motorcycle style jackets.

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Post  CarolynAH on Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:45 pm

I agree it's entirely possible with the right outfit and hairstyle depending on your body.my experience is that you have wear things that highlight your figure as much as possible. Unfortunately unless you are pairing it with a skirt, dress, or have obviously femme hair and movement, large male jackets from behind are always going to look inferior to a properly fitted one on you. I gave up on my leather bomber as I looked like a child in it and lack the breasts to not loose them in the amorphous shape.


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Post  Lesley Niyori on Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:31 am

Same here, I had an awesome black bomber leather jacket I loved. Wore it for many years.

Looks utterly and unrelentingly masculine. I'd look like a guy in a dress or skirt with it on.

I gave it to a transgender man in need of a free offering of a nice item outside the usual price range. It was expensive.

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Post  Abby on Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:03 am

I am broad, so main worry is the shoulders. I think I will just have to save up and get a new coat. I do miss the leather. Saying that I do wear my vintage style biker jacket (had it for 26years!) Which I use for gardening, and other rough work. But it does look very manly and werid with short shorts! (Neighbors are used to me doing odd stuff in the garden!)

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Post  Celia Eriksson on Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:20 pm

I only have one, it's a very old leather jacket somewhere packed away in a cover in one of my wardrobes, I have owned it from the age of 14 and is the only vestige of my old self. I can still wear it though I never do, it is quality, the make escapes me now though. I will have to find it first!!! Actually, just realised, I have a Led Zeppelin t-shirt somewhere too, that must be from around 78-80, it's when they played a laser show, the first in England btw, somewhere, maybe Knebworth or Reading... I used to wear that a lot back in the day, could be worth a few pounds?

Shoulders are a bugbear for many but can be hidden by earing stuff with curve from shoulder to hip. Be used to having them dropped and not having them up soldierlike, if you know what I mean.

I've put on a little, I was 8st. 12 lbs yesterday morning, I'm usually 8stone 8 pounds to 8 stone 10 pounds!!!! I put it down to the pistachio nut, I have been snacking on them recently watching the World Cup, I had a whole packet a few nights ago! And a little muffin is apparent. The right jacket or coats are handy to hide a little tum, but it's a little warm for a them atm..... I have a few gilet's that I am wearing zipped up to hide it, but it's still a little warm for them too. I need to stop snacking and do more exercises!!!

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Post  MichaelaSJ on Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:53 pm

4 stone of pistachio nuts is a lot of nuts Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

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Post  Celia Eriksson on Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:22 pm

No, no, no Miki!!!! I weighed myself and was 8 stone 12 pounds!!!! I missed the 'lbs' bit!!!! I was a bit lazy daisy with the post coz I failed to say I am usually about 8 st. 8 lbs to 8 st 10 ilbs!!!!! I did not jump up to 12 stone!!!!! But I did put on two pounds!!!

Anyway, all I had today was a cheesey and tomatio sandwich at the hospital with my Mother, she had an ultrasound thing today, and some Chikeny Soup and two slices of bread tonight! Starving myself for a few days.

Pistachios will be banned for the time being, even during the England game tomorrow night!!!

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Post  Abby on Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:27 pm

Probably just fluid retention, rather than pistachio retention! I am working on making my backside bigger to compensate for the shoulders. The only problem is my legs are skinny so what fits my arse is baggy on the legs. I had a lovely pair of wet look pleather leggings which pop right on the crotch / butt seem when I bent over! I was so glad that I was wearing a jumper dress over the top! And that's why I keep a sewing kit in my desk at work! (I do it to all my trousers, even before transitioning. It's why I prefer skirts and tights/ fabric leggings for day to day stuff.

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Post  Celia Eriksson on Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:30 am

Hi Abby!

Oh Abby, if it shows your bum off well, then don't worry about baggy..... but there are so many different shapes, not just in jeans that would compliment you Abby, that it should be that you should maybe measure every aspect, waist, then 'bottom waist' and then most importantly, thigh width. Then check out and see what's available online or what you can try on in shops. Coz there will be jeans, trousers, jax type pants that will fit you perfectly. For there are plenty of cis women that will have exactly the same measurements as you!

Ok, the beauty of flares, great for women of all shapes!!!! Takes the eye off too!!!! Stuff baggy! It don't matter....  tight bum, close to thigh, then baggy can do what it wants, coz at the bottom it flares out!!!!!!!! Well, don't go too mad, only mild flares seem acceptable, bell-bottoms maybe on the catwalks again, but people are laughing at wide fares still! In real life mild flares are back in!!! I have worn flares incessantly since the 1970's and taken the bullets!!! Now the slight flares have become fashionable again I am wearing all my slightly flared. I love them, but will still wear the wider ones sometimes, I often see cis women wearing them!!!.

Yes water retention is something we should be aware of and... believe it or not.. drinking more water is the answer. Now, I have always known that, but I must  admit you may be right.... I have not been keeping up with water intake recently and will try drinking more. Though I made an executive decision before reading your kind words that I will be beginning a strict diet until it's gone and pistachios and bread will be out!!! I reckon I'll be back at 8st 8 very soon either way! I don't like any tummy paunch when I sit down!!!

My strict diets.... cheese, tuna, herring, mackerel, prunes, bananias, salad greens, tomatos hummus, soups, legumes with herbs, but... harder to keep to!!! Bread and sauces to be  included in small amounts.. that's about it. Gotta keep to it!!!

I am, luckily bottom heavy with thigh and bum, even at my highend atm eight stone, but finding the right fitting jeans has always been my quest.... I have about 15 pairs that fit perfectly back and front and kept tight to my thighs.... but not all, I have others, about ten at least that are bad fit!

And that's just jeans..... it is not easy, but the right fit is out there for you  Abby, I would suggest you try flared jeans/trousers/jaxpants, they are always made with a curve that may suit your legs, skinnies/straights will do nothing but look awful and yes 'baggy', if you have slender thighs!!!

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Post  MyNicky on Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:19 am

Ugh. Shoulders are my bugbear. I try not to hunch so much, it's about all I can do
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Post  CarolynAH on Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:25 pm

There are many shapes and sizes of AFAB people. I have found myself really suprised to see a woman forming before my eyes in the mirror even with all the clothes off. The fact is especially in the beginning when you are sensitive to just accept that some clothes are not a good idea in your new role. That said old favorite things are a nice reminder and connection to the start of your journey.

Maybe another idea is to look at this jacket as a prize for the future. And to reach out to people who do alterations or make costumes for cosplay and see if anyone has ideas on how to make it a better fit for the new you without it loosing what makes it special. It likely won't be perfect or cheap but it might be the sort of thing that puts a big smile on your face.
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