Masculinity is very stringent at times. Some people expect men to act a certain way when in reality, masculinity can mean whatever you want it to. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Unless you're this guy from a popular Reddit thread in the Today I F*cked Up Subreddit.
TIFU by wearing a shawl, which ruined my relationship with my GF
I'm 6'2 and have a pretty "tough-guy" background in that I was in special forces a while ago, and my roommates all served as well, but I also have thin wrists and sit on my friends' laps and blow kisses to them, and sh*t. I am a pretty affectionate and, at times, effeminate dude. I'm not gay; I just am me.
So while I was in a shop with a roommate a few weeks ago, he saw these cool shawls that we both couldn't get out of our heads; he returned last weekend to buy them, and now we have these shawls. Mine makes me look like a Star Wars character, and he seems like the Outlaw Josey Wales.