What to Wear as a Butch Midwife

So, what do you wear as a butch midwife? I’m still trying to figure that out. One answer I’ve come up with is this dapper gentleman to my right. What is more at the heart of midwifery than knitting? I could knit myself this handsome vest (already planned as my next big project), fit right in with midwifery and still be my beautiful butch self, right?

One of the main problems I have with dressing as a butch midwife is that I understand formal/business casual menswear. I also understand casual menswear. What I don’t understand is that very fine line between the very casual and the more formal that most midwives walk and how that translates into butchwear for me. I can’t just wear polos every day, and sweater vests are fantastic but completely unrealistic for the Austin heat. Add to the mix that I’m 5’2″ means that most men’s clothing does not fit very well and I’ve gotten myself into a real pickle (most men’s shorts look like poorly tailored capri pants on me, for example).

I have some growing to do for sure, part of which is discovering my own aesthetic. While I think that not knowing what to wear says more about my lack of education than the challenges of being a butch midwife, the fact remains that I could use an education. Do you, gentle reader, have any ideas for me, tips, suggestions, or places to explore?