• Dress Smart – dapperQ Academics

    Inspired by “Black Dandies Fashion New Academic Identities,” our series “Dress Smart” will be featuring masculine-of-center genderqueer and transmasculine dapperQ academics. “‘Stylin’ out.’ That’s how Monica L. Miller, an associate professor of English at Barnard College, describes the way black

  • Seven Days of Dapper: Nicole

    After featuring Nicole as a model on the runway at our February 2014 New York Fashion Week event and naming her a finalist for our 100 Most Stylish list of 2014, we are  so excited to present a week’s worth of her style for our Seven Days of Dapper series. Now, you can finally get a(…)

  • dapperQ Pride Fashion Show at California Academy of Sciences

    dapperQ celebrated Pride by producing our very first California fashion show for the unconventionally masculine at the California Academy of Sciences! With special help from Dominique Sevi, Natalie Coblentz, our West Coast Events Coordinator, organized

  • 100 Most Stylish dapperQs 2014

    In July 2013, dapperQ published our first ever list of 100 Most Stylish dapperQs. This was by far one of our most popular posts, but was by no means exhaustive. Since the original post was not comprehensive enough to capture all of the amazing dapper that exists in our community, our team decided to compile(…)

  • He Said/We Said: Cool Chromatic Spring Edition

    dapperQ paired up with photographer Allison Specketer to shoot our spring edition of He Said/We Said, inspired by Peter Jensen’s 2014 resort menswear line. For model bios and complete outfit descriptions, visit the full post on Autostraddle.

  • PHOTOS: dapperQ Celebrates 5 Years in Style

    It’s best to make a grand, memorable entrance to your own party. To do this, though, one must have an audience. And, one cannot have an audience unless they are fashionably late. Qwear, Posture, Autostraddle , and Time Out New York have all come to the party bringing with them fabulous reviews of the dapperQ(…)

  • He Said/We Said: Haute Holidays Edition

    Tired of hearing your family complain that you don’t wear holiday dresses every year? Well, stop them dead in their tracks and show them how holiday dapper is done right with jaw dropping, eye popping haute-ness from this edition of He Said/We Said, inspired by Roberto Cavalli’s A/W 2013 collection. For a refresher on the(…)

  • dapperQ Academics/Seven Days of Dapper Mashup with Janina Paula Luciano

    Seven Days of Dapper has returned and this time we have a very special treat. This edition is a mashup of Seven Days of Dapper and Dress Smart: dapperQ Academics. Inspired by “Black Dandies Fashion New Academic Identities,”

Betabrand Button-Ups and “Gay” Jeans

Betabrand Button-Ups and “Gay” Jeans

Last June, dapperQ collaborated with Betabrand for the first time. They were one of four brands we featured at our Pride runway show for the “unconventionally masculine” at the California Academy of Sciences.  Since then, dapperQ model and contributor Matt Jacobs did a shoot with Betabrand and provided us with a review of the shirt and jeans he(…)

Ask dapperQ: Androgynous Clothing for Teen with Small Frame and Large Breasts?

Ask dapperQ: Androgynous Clothing for Teen with Small Frame and Large Breasts?

An amazing and supportive parent of a teen asked us the following: I am a parent of a inspiring androgynous teen. I introduced her to your website and she loves it. Question is she has a small frame with large breast. Can you address style for those young folks who would like to rock a(…)

Tani SS ’14 Air Fitness Boxer Brief for Stylish Packin’

Tani SS ’14 Air Fitness Boxer Brief for Stylish Packin’

Many of our readers have asked us for advice on stylish, comfortable, long-lasting underwear suitable for packing. Whether packing or not, boxer briefs tend to be the most popular among our readers, as confirmed by our unscientific but very informative underwear survey. “The Joy of Butch Underwear” by Buzz Cuts and Bustiers also included their(…)

Fashion Crush: Ruby Rose

Fashion Crush: Ruby Rose

About a month ago, model and DJ Ruby Rose released Break Free, a short video about gender identity that she wrote, produced, and stared in. Since then, we have been following her style closely on Instagram. Like many of our readers, Rose says she does not doesn’t identify as either a woman or a man,(…)

Ask dapperQ: Brown Wingtips in Small Sizes (Like, Men’s 5)?

Ask dapperQ: Brown Wingtips in Small Sizes (Like, Men’s 5)?

A reader recently posted this call for advice on our Facebook page:   Alright style conscious little transguys: brands, websites, anything…I really need to look sharp for work this year. Totally fine getting clothes tailored, but cannot find nice dress shoes. I want some nice brown wingtips. Men’s 5 don’t seem to exist and all(…)

A Very Dapper Wedding: Tonetta & Bukola

A Very Dapper Wedding: Tonetta & Bukola

dapperQ knows how difficult planning a wedding can be for most people, not to mention the added stress when the wedding does not fit heteronormative standards. On top of everything else we have to face – all of the hurdles we have to overcome – we also have to find wedding attire that fits our(…)

10 Style Lessons Adult dapperQs Can Learn from Dapper Kids

10 Style Lessons Adult dapperQs Can Learn from Dapper Kids

1. There is NO “right” way to be masculine, androgynous, tomboy, etc. via A Practical Wedding When we shared this amazing image of three tomboy flower girls, the post went viral. But, not all of the responses were positive. One commenter noted, “… no self-respecting tomboy would wear their hair like these girls. Where are(…)

Back to School Style

Back to School Style

Whether you’re headed back to high school, gearing up for a year at college or, like me, feeling oddly aged and nostalgic that you aren’t about to do any of these things, I figured we could probably all enjoy some back-to-school fashion tips! It’s a new school year and the perfect time to make an(…)

Skin Care for Dashing Dappers Part II: Time Saving Facial Wipes

Skin Care for Dashing Dappers Part II: Time Saving Facial Wipes

This is the second installment of dapperQ’s new skin care series. Feature image via   Are you a dapper on the go? Whether it’s due to a busy schedule or simply spending nights away from home, it can be a challenge to stay on task when it comes to keeping that face fresh and clean.(…)

Artist behind JLo’s Infamous Birthday Cake Is a Dapper Woman!

Artist behind JLo’s Infamous Birthday Cake Is a Dapper Woman!

For those of you not in the celebrity gossip loop, media outlets lit up like the Northern Lights when they got their hands on images of JLo’s (Jennifer Lopez) 45th birthday cake, a six-foot long, life-sized edible work of art. In fact, gossip columnists called the cake the “real star of the party,” which was held(…)