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Sweater Weather

by Elliott A., Gender Bender from Atlanta, United States

35 comments · September 17, 2013

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Elliott Alexzander - Black Hat, Leather Bag, Grey Wool Sweater, Romwe Grey Scarf, Romwe Grey Wool Socks, Marc By Jacobs Long Black Shirt, Romwe Sunnies, Pearls, Leather Boots - Sweater Weather
HYPE 235
  1. Black Hat

    , in Hats
  2. Leather Bag

    , in Bags
  3. Grey wool sweater

    , in Sweaters
  4. Grey Scarf

    Romwe

    , in Romwe Scarves
  5. Grey wool socks

    Romwe

    , in Romwe Socks
  6. Sunnies

    Romwe

    , in Romwe Eyewear
  7. Pearls

    , in Jewelry
  8. Leather Boots

    , in Boots

As usual, I would like to discus a topic that does not relate in any way to this outfit. Well, it does kinda, but not directly. Haha.
Honestly the outfit should speak for itself. So I'll use this space to share with you a little piece of my mind.

I'm going to keep it fairly short though.

I have ONE question. I would appreciate if everyone who actually pays attention to this portion of my post answers honestly and sincerely.

Lookbook is home to many fashion lovers. A collection of individuals with individual style and individual personalities. However, some of us get cut a little short. See, clothing is the number one things society places gender stereotypes upon. I believe in a world where clothing is just... clothing. The freedom to wear what one wants to wear is not freedom at all if the community places gender roles onto the outfits we wear.
As you know, upon becoming a member of our beloved fashion community, you are forced to select one of two gender options. This choice is publicly displayed on every post and categorized with individuals of that same gender choice. However, I myself, identify as both. If you are in support of a third gender category into our community, please speak up. This category could be Neutral. So there would be the option of Girl, Boy and Neutral. Neutral would represent the large portion of our community that identifies as Gender Queer, Gender Fluid, Transgender and many more gender expressions outside of the gender binary. So my question is this. What if your gender, something that represents and is expressed in everything you wear, was not represented within this amazing community of fashion lovers and enthusiast?

Please speak up.

Sincerely,
Elliott Alexzander



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Max. G
Great cardi! nice materials :)
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Dora D.
Awesome look Elliott !! <3
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Phil E
First off, your look is amazing, I love it. Secondly, having read your piece I would agree with you. There are those, like yourself, who feel they don't necessarily fit into the standard genders and perhaps there should be a third category available on lookbook. Not everything is black and white or binary and, as your outfit shows, there are various shades of grey. It does annoy me that a lot of people can't be more open minded about the whole spectrum of human nature, be it sexuality, gender, lifestyle or anything else that is different from the 'norm'
Elliott Alexzander
Thank you Phil! I'm glad someone actually reads my stuff! lol.
I feel like gender identity is truly becoming a movement as so much of todays younger generation is growing up with the understanding that gender is not, as you put it, black and white. I see a day ahead when it's normal to find gender options such as neutral or fluid available to everyone on all user sites. Facebook being the #1, has already updated to allow users to select a neutral gender option upon signing up for the account.
Phil E
I think the increased visibility of people who don't conform to the usual expectations of society is certainly making a difference to how people think and long may that continue. Personally I've always been open minded and many of the looks I hype are "alternative", firstly because I like them and secondly because I also admire the courage it sometimes takes to be different.
Kinga  D
LOVE THIS LOOK SOOO MUCH OMG <3333
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Mickylene Delgado
I love everything about this look! So perfect :)
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Monika S
very nice love the boots!
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C
C
Lovely look (as all your looks are) butmost importantly, your statement above is extremely valuable, important and ought to be read by the world, especially by fashion enthusiasts. Keep up the excellent work!
All the best,
Chami
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Kemo
Great idea! I just signed up (to follow your posts) and I didn't want to have to choose between male and female.

You are a huge inspiration to me.

I love your style!!!
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