When I stared my first Gender Quest (see Jaspers First Outfits) I struggled with the monochromatic ghetto of ‘man’ fashion. It is completely structured by Sissy Phobia.
* can’t stand out
* can’t draw attention
* can’t wear color except muted green and muted blue
* can’t show chest below the neck
* can’t show the outline of legs or ass
These rules are reversed if you display Hegemonic Masculinity, jocks and muscle boys are expected to be the objects of desire, but as top genders not bottom genders(see Top Bottom Genders).They are sexualized as the takers not the taken, while all expression of Alternative Masculinities are suppressed.
Fashion TechnologiesI resisted these norms by learning the Sartorial Technologies of Female Fashion.The toolkit available for Sissyphobic fashion is limited. Black, white, grey, brown, and dark blue cover most choices. Non-sports clothing is all very baggy. You are not supposed to look like you care either. The items are basically boring shoes, pants or shorts, white t-shirt, high-necked shirt and some kind of jacket or pullover.Gay male fashion breaks many of the sissyphobic rules, but still sticks to the basic toolkit of male fashion.
-please see Top Bottom Genders if my use of Top Bottom does not make sense).