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This look is basically the same as my previous one, obviously without the second shirt worn as skirt.

I’m always very confident of what I wear BUT SOMETIMES, there are ‘dingy’ area of Vancouver, where the possibility of me getting gay-bashed is very high (I know, sad) — and being so tiny, I do not think I am capable of protecting my self when such unfortunate incident occurs. So whenever I am wearing something a little, let say — controversial/unusual, I would remove a piece or 2 while passing a scary area — then put them back on when I’m at work or at a safer area already — walking home at night tho, I always have to take the colorful pocket square away, cuff down my short shorts and pull down the high-waist trouser. We’re not really talking about confidence and freedom of expression here anymore, I see it as being smart. Don’t get me wrong because I can take the bullying and insulting laughter, I’ve immunized myself to that, but when there’s physical bullying involve, it’s a different story.

It is very upsetting to think that I have to live with that fear, but it could be worst. I wish everyone can just be equal. It’s hard being gay already and for people to deteriorate anyone’s being is completely unfair and unkind.

Live and Let live.

  • I live a similar situation here in Brazil, so sad: (


  • wow, i’m brazilian and i thought that in other countries it was different, well, now i guess in every where this happens. I’m so sorry that people can be so stupids.
    Love your style btw =)

  • I feel for you. Kisses and hugs from Tokyo, McKenneth!!!

  • Yeah at least Vancouver is better than, say, Texas. Imagine how intolerant they’re there! Keep doing your thing man, your doing great!

  • i’m really feeling your outfit and the shirt is awesome…i live in a rough neighborhood and me being super skinny and known for dressing flashing alot of people tried to bash me but i learned how to protect myself by channeling that confidence in my outfits to that confidence in myself and face those bullies head on…. keep on being yourself fasonisto

  • Hogen

    hey mcken
    hope alls good.
    drop by sometimes ya? =]
    miss u lots

  • Anthony English

    I’m sorry your fear is so real for you…. But never the less…. This look is extremely flawless and the glasses. INsane. New fan. I found you because of fyseanopry over on tumblr. Good luck!!!!