Are You Androgynous?
The androgynous look has always been present in human history either suppressed or, on rare occasions, fully exercised. But in the 21st century, it’s fast becoming the most popular trend, with the media and designers obsessing over it so much, it almost seems like a fad. Fortunately, it’s not. In fashion and psychology, it’s described as incorporating the best of men and women. If you probe for more, no one’s entirely sure what that means. But, that’s the rumor on the Internet and magazines. Whatever it means, if it’s the best from both worlds, why wouldn’t anyone that’s anyone not want to be a part of it? So, without further delay, here’s our list for “You Might Be Androgynous...” I admit that almost all of these are true for me.
1. You’re usually more fashionable than the average feminine woman.
2. Comfort and being able to breathe are your priorities when selecting clothes.
3. You’re aggressive, assertive but yet gentle and sensitive.
4. You’ve been looking for a store that sells gender unspecific clothes.
5. Your wardrobe includes: cargo pants/shorts, khakis, T-shirts, hoodies, button-down shirts sometimes from the boys section, jeans and slacks.
6. You tend to go for men’s clothing because they’re looser and less form-fitting.
7. You think that high fashion styles for women based on menswear are stupid because they has hip curves, no pockets, and the breast folds in the front of shirts. Basically, it has nothing to do with menswear.
8. You occasionally wear a hoodie that looks like it’s been to hell and back.
9. Black, white, gray and dark brown are your favorite colors for a wardrobe.
10. You love baggy clothes.
11. Your hair is usually uneven, not comb, and unkempt, and you normally don’t use conditioner.
12. You dig Johnny Depp’s Willie Wonka outfit, especially his shoes.
13. Most of the button-down shirts you own really need to be tailor because they’re too wide.
14. You tend to shop at thrift stores because that’s where you can find clothing that’s more unisex.
15. You can’t stand very low, v-neck cuts that looks like it’s screaming “Look at my breasts!”.
16. You found some really nice men’s clothes but they’re not short enough, or taper strangely at the hips.
17. You know that somewhere out there in the world there are women who want men’s clothes that fit their body just like you do.
18. You have wondered if there are stores that design for the tomboyish female.
19. You have wondered what the secrets are to achieving well-fitting, gender neutral clothes.
20. You are petite and have found out that men’s clothing do not fit at all, boys’ do but are too short and are usually hit and miss.
21. You know that wearing men’s clothes makes you look like a pre-teen boy.
22. If you’re working in an industry that requires business casual, you know what men’s button-down shirts, slacks and shoes make you look like a metrosexual man.
23. You tomboy and butch store online but they sell only T-shirts, which you can get anywhere.
24. You’re into fannels but the one available leaves much to be desired.
25. You look like a pre-teen boy and shop like a pre-teen girl.
26. You feel weird, out-of-place, self-conscious and pretend you’re just passing through when someone walks pass you in the boys or men’s department.
27. You’re a simple dresser and you’ve been looking for casual shirts that fit like those on the men’s runway.
28. You have done a Google search for “androgynous clothing”, “butch clothing”, or “butch store”.
29. Goodwill, or Salvation Army, has become your best friend. (Believe it or not, I used to work as a telemarketer for the Salvation Army!)
30. You know that shopping in the boys section is much cheaper than the adults section.