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With similarity comes acceptance; with dissimilarity comes rejection - The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
zimzat
zimzat
With similarity comes acceptance; with dissimilarity comes rejection

I may have just figured out why there's such a massive disconnect between me and most people (in particular gay guys but also applicable to other scenarios): Fashion. I don't dress like them.

The number of people who dress and act similarly is staggering. I just watched a gay couple holding hands go by wearing nearly identically fashioned outfits. Both high shorts, thin shoes, similarly styled button-up shirts, and even beards and glasses of a similar style and length.

Then I thought back to the other night when I was passing by the gayborhoods bar area and recalled that many of the people who were there and talking to each other were all wearing and acting very similar to each other.

My fashion sense was frozen back when loosefit jeans and simple tshirt were casual dress. I've never worn a suit and can count on one hand the number of times I've worn shorts. Even button up shirts are very rare to me (I dislike how they split open to expose skin, get untucked and hard to put back in place, and strongly dislike the idea of wearing an undershirt (talk about hot and uncomfortable).

Well, I'm screwed.

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marklevoyageur From: marklevoyageur Date: July 6th, 2015 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Fashion up or ....

Prepare to be sent to the planet of misfit boyz. ;-)
zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 7th, 2015 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fashion up or ....

Oh! There's an entire planet for us? Getting sent there would be pretty sweet! ;) That would increase my chance of finding similarly misfit guys by a millions. XD
zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 7th, 2015 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fashion up or ....

When I initially saw them holding hands I thought it was rather cute so I tried to get a picture. The first one was really blurry (and has a stain from the window I was sitting behind) but the second one is fairly clear (even though it's partially occluded by someone walking behind them).
marklevoyageur From: marklevoyageur Date: July 7th, 2015 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fashion up or ....

Yes, good to have a picture. Converse seem always to be in, also flat soled shoes (sk8ter or deck shoes) with no socks of course. You are right, shorts way above the knee are it. T-shirts with your favorite band have had it. :-(
zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 7th, 2015 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fashion up or ....

That whole "no socks" thing baffles me. How are their ankles or feet not getting chafed?
lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: July 10th, 2015 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't have any fashion sense whatsoever

growing up the only time I remember wearing shorts was for swimming and P.E.


undershirts seem silly to me but I do wear a t-shirt under my work shirt
zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 30th, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
The first time I did PE in school I wore sweatpants. It was awkward and often hot during summer. This was around middle school years. I don't recall as much about my high school half-year PE but I think I did do shorts that time around. I think.

I think we did have shorts or swim trunks for swimming though we'd still be wearing a shirt. That trait didn't last long once I was going boating or swimming on my own, particularly after I saw a friend who wasn't in better swimming without a shirt and I lost some of my apprehension about it.

PS: Thank you for the birthday wishes. If I recall you were one of two or three humans to say anything. :)
lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: July 30th, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah I stopped caring about wearing a shirt as i got older too
zimzat From: zimzat Date: July 30th, 2015 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Among other things. ;)
lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: July 30th, 2015 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
that was much later for less ,
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