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Old 09-24-2018, 08:21 AM
Location: Bologna, Italy
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My girlfriend usually buys mens jeans because they fit her better. She is kinda tall (by italian standards) and is not too thin, and female jeans are usually way too skinny for her.

Conversely I've tried female jeans that fitted me better than male jeans. "regular" mens jeans are usually shaped weirdly for me and the slimmer models (not skinny) usually fit me a bit better.
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:16 PM
Location: Not where I want to be
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I have no choice but to wear men's shoes. I wear a 12Wide in womens. Try finding a nice looking womans shoe in a 12wide! Impossible unless you go to the drag queen store --- where everything has a 6" heel and cost 2x as much!

I usually wear mens sneakers or just generic mens loafers which can pass as mens or womens. My winter boots are Timberland and rain boots are tommy Hilfiger duck boots.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:52 AM
Location: Las Vegas
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The clothes don't determine the gender of the person wearing them. If I was working in an arctic climate I would get what suited me best and kept me warm. I agree with you about buying a men's parka. Many women's parkas are more about style than warmth. I would want to be warm, covered, and wearing a dark color that didn't show dirt!
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:01 AM
Location: Out West
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Originally Posted by Scooby Snacks View Post
It's not because I want to be a man; I am very satisfied with my gender identity. However, I need to buy a heavy parka for my winter work in arctic Alaska and am thinking about purchasing a men's jacket. I wear men's socks and boy's athletic shoes because they last so much longer and are cheaper. Men's clothes are cheaper and are generally better made. I am also short and want one that can reach my knees to keep my legs warm. Does anyone else do this?
When I want a plain black shirt or plain black pants (not jeans), I go to the men's section. The reason is because they don't have all the ridiculous iron ons or gems or embroidery or whatever the heck else they put on women's clothing. I want plain. I will decorate it how I see fit, not them. It's not always easy to find plain - just the shirt, just the pants, no low cut, designer, decorated, weird non pockets, etc in women's clothes.

Plus, they are much cheaper.

Nothing wrong with shopping in the men's department. If it fits you better, physically, style wise, price wise, and overall comfort, who cares.

When I lived in Maine, I got a Carhart coat. Nothing about that coat screams "female!" and I didn't care, either, because all I cared about was not freezing.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:16 AM
Location: on the wind
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I'd say half my clothing was made for men. Being tall with long arms and legs but not anorexic I have always found men's clothing fits me better. Women's clothing cuts are skimpy, no hems, terribly made, expensive and barely last a year. Fit aside, the colors chosen for women's clothing are much too garish and limited by the fashion of the moment. Who cares what NY or Paris prefers? The same few garish colors every year lately; magenta, screaming lime green, annoying turquoise blue, acidic yellow, and that totally impractical white. I don't live at some beach resort in Cancun and don't really want to look as if I do.
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:22 PM
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Of course other people do this.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:38 PM
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If it will be seriously cold weather conditions, no coat is warmer than arctic weight/expedition weight insulated coveralls. Very good boots are a must.
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