Profiles of Beskirted Men: Rex

Today, we welcome Rex from the UK to Profiles of Beskirted Men!

What is your name?

Rex

Where are you from?

UK

Which types of gender non-conforming clothing do you enjoy wearing?

All! Skirts, dresses, hosiery, underwear, shoes and boots.

When did you start wearing gender non-conforming clothing?

Initially as a young teenager with occasional experimentation with what was available at home but much later, after divorce and with acceptance / support from female partners, rapid acceleration in middle age.

How did you start wearing gender non-conforming clothing and why?

How: see above. Why: I cannot explain my motivations. At first there was some sexual thrill, and inquistiveness, but that barely registers now.

What is your motivation now for putting on gender non-conforming clothing?

It provides mental comfort and an outlet for my long-standing non-conformity in many aspects of life. Sometimes it’s what gets me out of bed in the morning!

What do gender non-conforming clothes mean to you?

They are a central part to my life.

How often do you wear gender non-conforming clothing?

Virtually every day.

Do you go out in public dressed in gender non-conforming clothes? If not, why not? If so, how often and where do you go? Are there any places you wouldn’t go?

I have made a few public excursions in gender non-conforming clothes, but mostly when accompanied by my partner and in busy public places where I would not be recognised eg at festivals and in busy shops.

Do you find it hard to go out in public in gender non-conforming clothes?

Yes

What is your best and/or worst experience in gender non-conforming clothes?

Best: wearing a skirt continuously for two days at a music festival. Worst: Nothing serious apart from anxiety when setting off skirted to walk for several miles. I was OK once I was away from my local neighbourhood.

Do your family or friends know about how you dress?

Family: No. Partner: Yes

Are there people you don’t want to know about it?

In principle I would want everyone to know about it, but in practice I would be very cautious telling many people owing to anxiety / lack of confidence / embarrassment / fear of rejection.

Does your partner accept your clothing choices?

Yes – and she even lets me wear her clothes. She objects in only two circumstances: if I wear something she considers to be more suitable for an elderly aunt; and she also forbids me to wear a bra in her presence because it is “unnecessary’.

What is your favorite style?

I have no set style. I will try most things, from adding a skirt to an otherwise “masculine”outfit, to an evening dress with stiletto heels.

Where do you shop for your clothes?

Chain stores and occasionally online.

Thank you for sharing, Rex!

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About the Author

Alex
In many ways, Alex is a typical man who just so happens to enjoy wearing skirts and high heels. He is married to a wonderful, supportive wife and has a young son. His hobbies include reading, programming, metal music, playing instruments, video games, cars, hiking and a number of other smaller things.

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