dapperQs Were Born Outside the Box

If you have made your way to dapperQ you are, by definition, an explorer.  I’ll bet you were born coloring outside the lines.  You understand at some very essential level that it is both a responsibility and a privilege to express your unique sense of self.  If you don’t do it, who will?

Fashion is simply one more way we fight the good fight.  It’s one more way we manifest ourselves with purpose in the world.

dapperQ is for anyone who wants to make any element of men’s fashion truly their own. It’s for all who have been discouraged — in a million and one subtle and not-so-subtle ways — from gleaning for self-expression from the rich and robust universe pioneered over centuries by dapper gents and today reflected in glossies such as GQ, Details and Vogue for Men.  In the voice of dapperQ’s founder,

For us, fashion is not seen as an end. It is, instead, a means to expressing our ever-evolving capacity to advance change in a world that sorely needs it. It is intended not only as information but as inspiration for those of us simply dressing to fight the good fight each day.

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Susan Herr

As a teacher, nonprofit executive, and entrepreneur, Susan is passionately committed to advancing ideas that matter. She founded dapperQ in 2009 on the hunch that fashion could build solidarity in the GLBTQ community and positive visibility for her peers in the broader media landscape. For her work with dapperQ, Susan has been quoted and featured in media outlets that include the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, Curve, and Diva. She was also named to Go Magazine’s 100 Women We Love. She pays the bills as managing director for Trigger Creative, a film production company based in Brooklyn where she lives with her wife Shannon.

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