I am a man, and I should dress like a woman if I were not such a coward.
That is, I should revel in velvets, in silks and satins, in plumes and ruffles, in rich or delicate colors, in daring and dashing modes, in endless variety suited to my whim, to the weather or the occasion. It would be great fun. It would be an artistic gratification. But I don't dare.
In the days of knighthood, when men were really breve, they out-dressed the women; but in these degenerate days we do not venture our fancies beyond cravats. No man in modern times has dared to dress as he pleased, except Oscar Wilde, and we buried him with craven hisses.
We men rail at women's fashions, but in our hearts we know ourselves to be the slaves of fashion, of one dull, deadly, monotonous fashion, which we hate, but from which we are too cowardly to free ourselves.
-- Life magazine, February 1916
@measlytwerp There are people for whom fashion and dress are a really big deal.
@measlytwerp Oh look it's basically exactly the line of thought that eventually led to me identifying as NB!
@measlytwerp A man dresses how ever the fuck he likes.
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