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,” our series “Dress Smart” features masculine-of-center genderqueer and transmasculine dapperQ professionals and academics who, through their personal style, are fearlessly challenging traditional expectations about gender and sexuality.

“‘Stylin’ out.’ That’s how Monica L. Miller, an associate professor of English at Barnard College, describes the way black people have used dress to expand definitions of blackness, gender, and sexuality. Men in particular have “styled their way from slaves to dignified human beings,” she writes in Slaves to Fashion (Duke University Press, 2009). The first book-length study of black dandyism, Miller’s work is part of a growing scholarly interest in how clothes fashion our lives. It also signals the blossoming of black dandyism—fedoras, silk ascots, flashy socks—on the streets of major cities. Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Outkast’s Andre 3000 have made it cool to rap in Polo shirts, bow ties, nerd glasses, and boat shoes. The NBA’s LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Kevin Durant pull off dandyish without being pretentious. And now black dandyism is trending in the halls of academe.” – Stacy Patton via Black Dandies Fashion New Academic Identities.
In our seventh installment of “Dress Smart,” we’re showcasing the dapper stylings of Janina Paula Luciano, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate at the University of Illinois:

 

DAY 1

 

Day1
Day1a

Topman charcoal skinny suit vest and pants
Jones New York wrinkle-free shirt
John Fluevog shoes

Accessories:
Calvin Klein skinny tie
Kenneth Cole slim tie-clip
Charter Club plaid pocket square
Ray-Ban wayfarers
See Eyewear eyeglasses
Swatch Watch
H&M socks

DAY 2

Day2

Day2c

Vans chambray shirt
H&M camel-colored pants
Converse white shoes

Accessories:
Ray-Ban wayfarers
Swatch watch
Black leather bracelet
H&M yellow socks

DAY 3

Day3

Day3c

Day3b

Express Striped Short-Sleeved Shirt
H&M Grey Suit Pants tailored into shorts
White Converse Shoes

Accessories:
Free Authority fedora
Ray-Ban wayfarers
Mossimo white belt

 

DAY 4

Day4a

Day4c

Day4

Day4d

H&M tweed blazer
Ralph Lauren white long-sleeve shirt
Topman black skinny suit pants
John Fluevog shoes

Accessories:
Topman black skinny tie
Kenneth Cole slim Tie Clip
satin polka dot pocket square
Ray-Ban Wayfarers
Swatch Watch
H&M Lime Green Socks

DAY 5

Day5

Day5a

Mossimo orange v-neck sweater
Ralph Lauren white long-sleeve shirt
Abercrombie lime green pants
White Converse Shoes

Accessories:
Penguin navy polka-dot slim tie
Ray-Ban wayfarer
Swatch watch
H&M yellow socks

DAY 6

Day6

Day6a

Day6b

Ralph Lauren plaid short-sleeved shirt
American Eagle red pants
Converse white shoes

Accessories:
See Eyewear eyeglasses
Swatch watch
H&M yellow socks

DAY 7

Day7

Day7c

Day7d

Day7a

Day7b

Express navy suit vest and pants
Ralph Lauren white long-sleeve shirt
Steven Madden Tan Wing-Tip Shoes

Accessories:
Penguin red chambray slim tie
Kenneth Cole slim tie-clip
Charter Club plaid pocket square
Ray-Ban Wayfarers
Pocket Watch
H&M Yellow Socks

Special Thanks to:

Photographers:

Jazzie Bernabe
@jazzbernabe

Sunshine Chua
www.sisterchua.carbonmade.com

Micah Esguerra
www.micahe.carbonmade.com

JC Mangio
www.500px.com/jseeea

Pete’s Barbershop
www.petesbarbershopchicago.com
Pete’s on Facebook
@PetesBarberChi

Anita Dolce Vita

Fashion and culture blogger featured in Newsweek's Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Curve, Autostraddle, MTV/LOGO's AfterEllen, SF Weekly, Globe & Mail, DIVA, GO Mag, Beijing Review, and Bosnia's Manjine.BA. Education/Credentials: University of New Mexico (B.A., magna cum laude); New York University (MPA, top marks); SUNY Downstate Medical Center (BSN, cum laude); NYS RN.

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