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Trans masc clothing tips for AFAB bodies

Trans masc clothing tips for AFAB bodies

"Not all bodies fit the binary. Not all clothing should either" Good news! There seems to be a growing number of independent retailers offering a particular style for trans-masc people. At GFW Clothing we’ve partnered with Both&, who specialise in making incredible AFAB masc-presenting clothing. In their own words, Both& say “You need clothing designed for your body, that creates square shapes and helps you feel gender joy.” We couldn’t have put it better ourselves! Here are some of our best trans-masc clothing tips so you can feel 100% like yourself! Binder-friendly t-shirts and vests How often have you found the...

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Pop up @ Out & Wild Festival 2023

Pop up @ Out & Wild Festival 2023

GFW Clothing will be having a stall at the Out & Wild Festival this summer (9-12th June ).  We asked co-founder Polly to write a blog about why it was set up and now it is back for its second year, what to expect. Hope to see you there. Guest blog by Polly Shute Out & Wild Festival began as a vision way back in lockdown 2020. Becky and I, joint co-founders, wanted to create a fun, safe and supportive space for LGBTQ+ women and those who are non-binary, to connect through shared experiences. Our research told us women wanted more...

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Patterned Button Up Shirts by GFW Clothing

Patterned Button Up Shirts by GFW Clothing

Super-fun patterned button up shirts + the perfect fit for your body = the DNA of GFW  Here at GFW we believe that everybody deserves to have a fantastic shirt to fit not only their body, but also their awesome style. GFW was a business born out of frustration - we were bone-tired of the insipid range of shirts on offer in the womenswear section. Why were they so dull, so puff-sleeved, so demurely pastel/stripey/floral? Over in the mens department there was a carnival of bright colours and bold prints, but they didn't nearly fit our body shape. Why were shirt patterns so gendered? Why was clothing even separated by gender? Why wasn't anyone doing anything...

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Plus sizes, vanity sizing and inconsistency in womens clothing sizes

Plus sizes, vanity sizing and inconsistency in womens clothing sizes

You know how it goes - in H&M you might be a size 14 but in Primark it’s an 18 (or vice versa). So why are women’s clothes sizes so inconsistent? Plus sizes are defined differently too, it’s not just in the UK, the US have the same problem as us... and much of it can be attributed to vanity sizing.  What is vanity sizing? In short, it’s a marketing tool. Clothing companies wanted to compliment shoppers by reducing the sizes to make women feel they’re a size or two smaller than they really were. Well, it was a marketing tool but apparently...

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How to spot a lesbian...or not!

How to spot a lesbian...or not!

In years gone by, the classic short back and sides was the ultimate way to identify a lesbian - because it was a way of expressing...

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7 things that change when women wear 'mens' clothes

7 things that change when women wear 'mens' clothes

Women wearing men’s clothes is fast becoming more widespread than ever before. Around 64% of women have worn men’s clothes before. But what are the things that change for women shopping the men’s section? As a fan of wearing ‘mens’ clothes, I’ve noticed a number of things...

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The Spirit of Brighton

The Spirit of Brighton

We are delighted to announce an amazing  collab with another Brighton & Hove based company - Brighton Gin - who asked us to create these fantastic shirts for them. Available in both long- and short-sleeved variations, this wonderful design captures the spirit of Brighton and uses the colourful artwork of their botanicals, Brighton Gin bottles and Brighton landmarks.  To celebrate the launch of these shirts, the good folk at Brighton Gin have a great discount offer for GFW customers. Brighton Gin was born of a passion for gin, and a passion for the place where both GFW Clothing and Brighton Gin operate, live and play...

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Beyond menswear, how to dress like a dapper woman or person

Beyond menswear, how to dress like a dapper woman or person

Menswear, womenswear, we are so over that concept as you know! The term dapper has been primarily applied to menswear aesthetics but in the last few decades this is changing and we know many of our customers have this look down regardless of their gender. Here are some tips on how to look dapper and some fantastic accompanying pics of stylish dapper folk. Where did the word dapper come from? Originally, it was a Middle Low German or Middle Dutch word meaning ‘strong, stout or bold.’ Though it later evolved to mean elegant, attractive and well-dressed…with particular emphasis on the last...

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