As a FTM transgender guy, projecting a male image is crucial. Your presentation matters. Your style of dress matters. The secret to “passing” as male is wearing men’s clothing. This goes beyond simply going to the men’s department in your local shopping center. It is important to choose male clothes that fit your FTM body well, which could be challenging if you have a small body or other considerations. Here are some tips that can help you choose male clothes for your FTM body.
Do the Clothes Fit?
One of the key questions you should ask yourself when shopping for male apparel is whether they fit your body properly. As a rule of thumb, always go for clothes that fit you well. Whether you are just wearing jeans and a t-shirt or something more dressed up, it should be neither too tight nor too baggy. For example, when choosing pants, ensure that it not only has the right cut but also that it sits comfortably at your waistline.
If you have a slightly smaller body, there is no shame in shopping in the boy’s section. All that matters is whether the clothes will fit your frame and body type. Additionally, shopping in the boy’s section comes with a pocket-friendly price tag.
Are You Comfortable?
Fashion is often a personal choice. Therefore, although you want to project a male image, you should always make sure that you are comfortable in whatever you are wearing. Do not wear something uncomfortable just because other guys are wearing it. You should wear clothing that fits you properly and makes you look like the man you want to be.
If you are one of the lucky FTM transgender guy that have small hips, finding male pants that fit you well and are comfortable is plain sailing. However, if you have slightly bigger hips, finding pants that fit you well can be tricky because most male pants don’t have room for larger hips. When looking for pants, ensure that the pants you choose hug your body while still allowing room for movement.
Do the Clothes Have Any Patterns?
The patterns on the clothing you choose are very important, especially when choosing shirts and t-shirts. This is because they can be used to camouflage any bumps on your chest. For many FTM trans guy, hiding their chest under a shirt can be a somewhat tricky. Luckily, patterns can be used to disguise bumps or make them appear less noticeable.
As a final note, never fall for the misconception that baggier clothing will help you hide your chest or your lack of muscles. Despite what most people think, baggy clothing makes you look older and unfashionable. Clothes that fit well complement your figure and show it off to your best advantage.