Fashion 101: Queer Dapper

Queer Dapper Fashion

August 29, 2014

Happy Dapper Friday! For the discerning dandy, here are a few resources and retailers in their own words:

Androgyny: “At Androgyny, we believe that people don’t belong in boxes — that in fact, most people don’t fall neatly into the simplistic divides between ‘menswear’ and ‘womenswear.’ Therefore, we reject the notion that only ‘men’ wear ‘menswear,’ and we’re re-engineering menswear to fit the female body; to fit the women who prefer button-ups to pencil skirts. Our mission is simply to inspire personal confidence by providing clothes that fit as true as one’s own skin.”

dapperQ: “dapperQ is a visibility project that celebrates the inner and outer beauty of masculine-presenting lesbians, gender-nonconformists and genderqueers, and transmasculine individuals of all colors, shapes, and sizes. dapperQ does have a fashion focus. But, more importantly, it serves as a vehicle to explore fashion as a social construct, providing our readers and writers with a safe space to document and discuss how gender role expectations, particularly with respect to gender identity and expression, shape who we are as individuals and as a community.”

HauteButch: “HauteButch is a design driven brand established to inspire and empower a community by pushing the gender bending boundaries that define style and fit for butch, stud, boi and tomboi style seekers.”

Kipper Clothiers: “Kipper Clothiers was founded in July, 2013 and we’re located in San Francisco, CA. Kipper Clothiers is committed to on-time production of high-quality, well-fitting custom suits and shirts for the Bay Area LGBT community.”

Marimacho: “Marimacho is classic fashion for the unconventionally masculine. Based out of Brooklyn, we transform timeless motifs into modern style geared toward folx underserved or ill-fitted by mainstream menswear.”

Saint Harridan: “Saint Harridan has created a line of suits designed to fit your body and your gender. Our suits feature a sleek masculine cut, re-engineered for women and trans men.”

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