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  1. 3 points
    Jaunt #543, 3/7/2020: Even though winter here has underperformed in terms of snowfall with just three-tenths of inch as I write these words of wit(?), we’ve still had our share of frosty cold days, and this was one of them. Despite bright sunshine, temps were only in the mid 40’s while gusty winds made it feel a good ten degrees colder, but that didn’t stop me from going out in the new black hooded puffer jacket I wore last week over a black striped gray dress from Old Navy, 200 denier black tights, Walking Cradles “Elites” black riding boots and a black handbag. Oh, yeah, because of the chilly conditions, I added a long, thick gray scarf to the outfit and it sure came in handy. Now, I can’t tell you the last time I wore knee high boots instead of my beloved ankle highs, still, it made for a pleasant change and, paired with the striped dress, it made for a nice combination. On the topic of wearing stripes, vertical or horizontal, it’s not for everyone, but I’m happy that I can make it work as you can see below. After a quick stop at the post office to buy a money order for the annual renewal of my auto tags, I drove over into South Jersey and Moorestown Mall. Intent on catching a movie at my favorite multiplex (because of the seats which I love), I had time for a quick lunch, treating myself to a slice of pepperoni pizza before going in the theater to see Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) which was pretty decent, not great, but decent, a nice way to spend a couple of hours. After the film, I swung by Sears which was slowly emptying out as they were having their store closing sale, I won’t lie to you, I felt melancholy because I had bought lots of womenswear there, to know it’ll be shuttered in who knows how many months (or less) made me feel bad, even worse, I didn’t see much of anything that appealed to me, but I did manage to find a nice looking black denim skirt in what was left in the Juniors section, and it was on sale for just over ten bucks. From there, I went to the nearby Best Buy which I hadn’t visited in awhile, boy, I sure had missed my regular round of gadget ogling which is always great fun for me prior to going to the register with a Blu-Ray copy of Knives Out, that wickedly cool ensemble whodunit everyone talked about. On my way westward towards Philadelphia, I swung by the Cherry Hill Mall, in JCPenney, I wandered through the women’s section as more and more spring and summer stuff was on the racks, but, just like at Sears, I didn’t see anything worthy of my attention, however, I didn’t come away emptyhanded as I did see some nice pendants in the jewelry department and bought a couple. Jewelry has become an important accessory that completes my outfits for when I go out and about. Speaking of wandering, I did stroll through the mall which, at mid-afternoon, was pretty full, though nowhere near as packed as King of Prussia, there were still lots of people there who ignored me as they went about their business of shopping. All in all, a good outing, but man, it sure was a chilly one! I can't wait for the arrival of spring! More to come....
  2. 3 points
    Glad your trip to the shops went well, @hiddenheels. It can be very nerve wracking the first time out. Observing how others dress helped me. There's this guy on Pinterest who has it down to a fine art, with a kind of corporate chic. So even in the workplace, fashion freestyling can work. Take your time to find a skirted style that works, this can take weeks or months, I understand the trepidation to share a picture, but one (with head cut off) is fine if you want critique or pointers
  3. 2 points
    Hello everyone, I hope these past couple of weeks have treated everyone as well as can be expected. I didn't get a chance to post until now because life has been so wonderfully busy between home and work. I want to start with last weekend because it by far has been my most daring adventure with heels to church. Some time ago I had asked my followers on Instagram which boots I should wear to church one day. They voted and decided I should wear my Frye Regina boots which have a 4" cone heel and pointed toe. I would say they are the most feminine looking when it comes to the toe box. Anyway, my wife reassured me that I would be fine, and she ended up wearing some of her pointed toe ankle boots as well. Regardless of her wearing pointed toe boots, I still felt incredibly nervous. For one, it was the first time I'd be wearing that high of a heel to church. Secondly, the pointed toe box to me seemed a dead giveaway. We stopped at a local coffee shop on the way and took the kids inside. Being a people watcher, I watched everyone else to see if anyone noticed my heels. While there were one or two that gave a second look, most everyone seemed focused on their tea, coffee, or whatever they had at their table. I don't recall getting any laughs, awkward glances, or sour looks from anyone. It's almost as if, wait for it, they didn't care. That gave me a little bit of a boost to go into church. We always seem to run behind and this Sunday was no different. Service had already started as far as the music goes, and we were unloading the kids when one fellow member also named Jeff called to me from across the parking lot. I was nervous for some reason, but turned around and waved and returned a 'Hi Jeff' to him. Since we are late, and have an infant, we always sit in the back. Upon walking in and being greeted, I didn't notice anyone in particular eyeing my shoes, so all seemed well. During service I noticed two women who couldn't seem to get enough of my shoes. The first was a woman who sat next to us in our row. She kept trying to sneak a glance down at them. With the pants pulling up from sitting, she had a clear view of them. The other was actually a mother and daughter sitting across the aisle from us. They've noticed my wedges before, and I've come to notice that if they come in after us, they conveniently sit somewhere to be able to see my shoes. This Sunday however, they were there before us, and I ended up giving them a nice view of my heels today. The mother and daughter sometimes wear boots, but usually low heels, no more than 2" I'd say. After service was a completely different story. As people made their way out into the lobby, it was as if the flood gates opened. The sound of the heel combined with the pointed toe box seemed to draw attention like no other. The attention was mainly from women, but there were a few guys who were caught off guard by the noise of heels being attached to a guy. I think my favorite reaction was this couple that greets for the second service. A few weeks back, I started noticing the wife checking out my shoes and pointing them out to her husband. This Sunday I didn't make it all the way into the lobby as I had stopped to talk to the other Jeff whilst holding my daughter. I took a glance and saw the wife looking for me. When she did, she looked down and I saw her eyes grow big and she had a huge smile on her face. She eagerly poked her husband to get his attention and check out my shoes. I don't think they're laughing at me. I think they thoroughly enjoy seeing what shoes I have on each week. I was feeling good at this point and turned in such a way as to show off the side profile a bit better for them. I swear they never stopped looking at my shoes until I was out of their line of sight. Anyway, I strutted out still holding my daughter and went to get my son from the child care area. There were quite a few younger women who kept glancing at my shoes. One I believe had seen me from behind and couldn't believe a guy was wearing heels. She came around to the front of me to get a glance at me. I was looking at her the entire time, and when she looked up and saw me looking at her, she just smiled and turned around to go on her way. At the end of it all, it felt amazing to have worn a significant pair of heels like that to church and have nothing bad happen. In all fairness though, I spent time putting myself together, so a compliment would have been appreciated, lol. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So now we get to today. Today our daughter was one of three babies that were part of a baby dedication that is done at church. It's essentially the church placing a blessing on them, but no baptism. After last Sunday's HUGE win, I was feeling an amazing high going into the weekend. However, the thought of going up on stage in front of the church had me wary about wearing heels. We decided we would pick out our outfits on Saturday night, so we wouldn't be rushed this morning. My wife ended up going with a green dress and her Naturalizer boots. She wore the same outfit about a month ago and really liked the look. I decided I would wear the boots that I wore that weekend as well, but my wife wanted me to wear something other than jeans. I decided to throw on my green American Eagle kick boot khakis that I usually wear for work. For shirts, I chose my burgundy colored sweater that I had bought from Target. Of the three husbands, I was definitely the most well dressed, as the other two wore jeans and tennis shoes. I for some reason was nervous about the idea of being up on stage, even in a subtle 2.25" heel. Once I got up there though, I realized that the way the lights were, I couldn't really see anyone in the audience, so it didn't matter. One of the other moms was wearing some riding boots which looked cute. After service, we ran into an older couple and their daughter (mid 20s IIRC), all of whom we hadn't seen in a while. We exchanged hellos and the daughter complimented how nice our daughter looked and then added that I do as well. It threw me off to get a compliment, but I thanked her and we went on our way. The couple who greets for second service was not as delighted as the previous Sunday when I wore my 4" heeled boots, but they did seem to have a conversation pointing back and forth to both my boots and my wife's boots. I suspect they were trying to figure out if they were the same style. So as far as church outings go, I have attracted quite a lot of attention from my heel wearing, but once again, the world and life as I know it did not end. I have no doubt that I'll come across a negative reaction eventually as the math is there to prove it. However, the lack of anything negative seems to further push my confidence in wearing higher and more noticeable heels on a regular basis. I am still not as comfortable at work, but I am working on that. I am going to add pictures into my gallery since I have multiple photos that will put me over the size limit. Please feel free to look and give me feedback!
  4. 2 points
    It definitely does look less feminine with longer pants and I have worn the boots that way. However shorter pants is definitely a fashion trend for both men and women and I own a lot of pants in that style.
  5. 1 point
    Hi everyone, As a male heel lover since my teenage years and dealing with lack of support in many long time relationships, I’m finally in peace! For two years my amazing girlfriend is more than a big supporter, she loves my heel wearing and makes sure its not something that will be stuck in boxes or in hidden places. This picture is from a nightclub last weekend. She bought us two pairs of the exactly same heels... from onlymaker. Hope you like it.
  6. 1 point
    I am always wearing boots with 2.5”-3.5” Cuban heels on my Instagram. These are outfits I wear every day. It is not a fetish. https://www.instagram.com/cowboyup738/ I am not the only one, there are others: https://instagram.com/the_bootiful?igshid=4hi8p8xz6lv4 And there are even designers with a lot of heels on males: https://instagram.com/randomidentities?igshid=1qfvagxive2jw
  7. 1 point
    I don't have a lot of ruminating to share this week, but I can share that I think I have found something that has shifted my style ever so slightly. As you know, I had the opportunity recently to buy whatever I want without question from the wife, just so I could try it out to see what works, and what doesn't. One thing that has come out of this is that I bought several pairs of pants that are not jeans, but are casual enough to wear every day. I also bought quite a few shorts that are dressier, if that is a thing. What I mean by that is they are not essentially cut-off jeans, they are actually somewhat tailored, with dressier-type internal back pockets, nicer fabric, that sort of thing. I have been stuck on jeans and t-shirt, especially in the summer for the past several years. They may be very colorful t-shirts, but it's the same thing over and over nevertheless. Another change is that my new pants are a couple of notches skinnier than what I have been wearing up to now. I see this out and about on women in general. If they even wear jeans at all, and many don't, opting for just leggings or baggy track pants, the jeans are not even really all that jean-like. They're very tight, but soft and stretchy. Now I really do have to stay rail thin.
  8. 1 point
    Have walked in both pairs outside @Pierre1961, would say that they are pretty easy to walk in considering the height of heel. Shopping, have been shopping in both. Traveling, have worn them on public transport but not on flights yet. But have worn the boots like the ones in the picture for a couple of flights.
  9. 1 point
    Thanks @Pierre1961 The other pair sounds very very nice too. here a pair of my shoes:
  10. 1 point
    Thanks for all the votes of confidence, and support! I will definitely take it slow as the chances for me to explore won't be there for the next few weeks or more. Since my venture to the store, I feel much more relaxed and less anxious, about this, and in general. That was fun! Seriously. I'm hoping to have some time and just explore the styles at home, see what works well, and what doesn't. I've experimented around a bit, and certain outfits were "OMG, this looks amazing!" to combinations that were just OK. Need to take some photos so I can remember what looks good. Regarding shaving, I can't. It's not something I would like to do, nor can I. My wife would definitely ask questions, and it would be even further from the masculine image she's trying to preserve. I did not like the look of my somewhat-hairy legs with a skirt, and started looking at tips on YouTube. Found one video talking about using skin-colour tights under pantyhose to hide hair, which I was able to try out, and it works amazingly well. Put on the opaque tights, and then either brown or black pantyhose, and it looks exactly like a nice clean shaved leg. It was a good tip, works very well for me! So that's what I did a few days ago. The last few days I have been surprisingly calm. The anxiety has left me. I don't have any specific plans for going out in the near future, so I'm just enjoying being content...
  11. 1 point
    I have always like Aldo boots, and those look great and can be worn with most anything.....Sounds like even the wife approves, which is a bonus for sure
  12. 1 point
    A good friend of mine and I have one matching pair of sandals. We have never worn them together, other than for this picture, and we never will. It would cause way more trouble than it's worth. Too bad.
  13. 1 point
    To add my two cents worth (inflation factored in), I’d say that it’s understandable that you expressed confusion over how quickly you went from just a guy who wore heels to a guy in a skirt and heels. For those of us here, myself included, that evolution occurred over the course of several moths, perhaps even years, it all depends on the individual and their own mindset about how much to wear in terms of women’s clothing. I’ve been wearing skirts with heels full time on my outings since 2014 and I’ve never looked back because I love how I look in womenswear, I’ve also added dresses to the equation as I look smashing in them, and that’s the important thing, that you feel supremely confident in your appearance and that it’s no big deal for a guy to wear skirts and heels in public....because it’s not. As long as you feel confident about yourself, then the sky is the limit. Since you’re just beginning your journey as a fashion freestyler, I would suggest that you take things slow, there’s no need to rush into things when it comes to outings and such. Also, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to study up on fashion, to learn what women wear, why they wear it, how they wear it and take it from there.
  14. 1 point
    Oh hell no, you don't want an insecure partner to even know about the existence of this site. That could easily ruin everything! I am imagining a scenario in which a guy is trying to get his partner to accept his wearing otherwise very masculine boots with a 2 1/2" or 3" blocky heel, and then the partner clicks on my thread. Not that I'm anywhere near the most radical departure from "usual" men's style, but just seeing a picture of me on a website wearing shorts with very high heels, having never met me or talked to me in real life, having never met my wife and family, would probably be a huge shock to someone who is already thinking that boots with slightly elevated heels is pushing it too far. They're just not used to seeing it, and it's almost certain that the reaction would be almost violently negative.
  15. 1 point
    I agree, only mentioned it because there has been resistance/concerns about directing insecure partners to this site in the past....
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  17. 1 point
    Thank you everyone for the encouragement. SUCCESS! Was going to go to a coffee shop yesterday morning, wearing a light-brown mini skirt with dark brown ~2" heeled chunky boots, and a dark brown jacket, but just couldn't get myself to do it. So I tried again this morning. Same getup as yesterday, was going to go to a coffee shop, but again couldn't get myself to do it. I figured I'll hop into Walmart for some quick things, but sat in the car trying to calm myself. Finally ended up driving to the same store I was last week, where I bought a bunch of skirts for next to nothing, thinking I'll go through their collection systematically in detail and see if I missed anything good. By this time I was finally able to calm myself, so got out of the car, milled about for a few minutes, and headed into the store. The mall was still quiet, it was just opening up. Went into the store, went to the clearance section and spent a good 30 minutes looking at their skirts. I picked out ~10, went to the fitting room to try them on, and ended up buying 5 of them, for ~$16. So, spent about an hour total out and about in daylight in something which was clearly a skirt. Was quite freeing! No one commented or really gave it a second glance. Once I got going, the stress left me and I was quite enjoying it. They are very comfortable! And it was good to be able to be myself... I did take a photo, but apologize, I am really uncomfortable sharing photos.
  18. 1 point
    Eh, don't be too hard on yourself. It takes a lot of mental energy to present oneself in a different way. Sometimes that mental energy just isn't there. It's not a failure, it's simply another day in the life.
  19. 1 point
    What did the church woman comments you had to overhear or judgemental reactions? As boring as the scene was described the crowd your gal pal might want to change her outfit to more daring just like yourself. When in company of a friend wearing dolled out outfit whatever you wear seems appropriate, both standing out of the crowd. You should of entertained yourself better flaunting your heels by one foot rocking back and forth while legs were crossed. Outfits aren't total waste some might of enjoyed the show but to shy to admit it. You know if some woman act disapproving of your appearance they care a lot more then ones that ignore you. I'm sure few ladies left the night thinking about you difficult to forget what they seen.
  20. 1 point
    A couple more shots from that magical night.



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