100 Most Stylish dapperQs 2017

 

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 an annual list of 100 most stylish dapperQs. This year is our FIFTH anniversary of this piece!

Important things to know about this list…

      1. Those on the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 lists are not eligible for the 2017 list because we want to reserve space to celebrate other members our community. But, not to worry; those on the first list, on the second list, on the third list, and on the fourth list still hold their titles.
      2. Individuals were selected based on a nomination system. Don’t see someone you think should be on here? Nominate them for the 2018 list by e-mailing [email protected]
      3. Our list is trans inclusive because our mission has always been to be a fashion and empowerment website for the unconventionally masculine: masculine and androgynous presenting women, gender queers, and trans identified individuals — anyone who has been told that masculinity, androgyny, and masculine-leaning non-binary style is off limits to them.
      4. This is NOT A RANKED LIST!!
      5. This list is not based on sexual orientation, but rather style and expression.
      6. Nominees have a range of styles: some are fluid, and many do not fit neatly into the gender binary. Styles range from andro-chic, to dandy, to tomboy, to rock n’ roll, and more…
      7. “Eff that! Where’s all the high femme fashion?” We agree 100% and have recently started a sibling project, Hi Femme! We have received A LOT of push back and criticism for it. But, femme visibility is important and we plan on moving forward regardless of the haters. We will have a list that integrates Hi Femme! in 2017/18 when we have a solid archive of images that represent a diverse range of femme expression. If you know of a fierce femme to feature, please feel free to nominate them at [email protected]

1. Eli Erlick
Director of Trans Student Educational Resources; Writer/Speaker on Queer & Trans Issues
[Website; Instagram]

Photo by Joel Barhamand

2. Christina Bly
Travel and Vegan Lifestyle Vlogger
[Instagram; Life of Bly; Button and Bly]

Photo by Ashley T Hughes

3. Kim Geronimo (aka The Street Sensei)
Photographer; Travelista
[Instagram; YouTube]

Photo by Dathias

4. Cynthia Jones
Aspiring Model
[Facebook; Website; dapperQ feature]

Photo by Spade

5. Katie Russo
Business Management; Writer
[Instagram]

Photo by Anna Marie Gerber

6. Brihony Dawson
Musician
[Website; Instagram]

Photo by Kayzar

7. JenRo
Rapper; Actor; Real Estate Agent
[Website; Real Estate Contact; Facebook; Instagram]

Photo by Ro Record Films

8. Alex Markham (aka thetinyalex)
Sales Coordinator; Photographer
[Instagram]

Photo courtesy Alex Markham

9. Alesdair Ittelson
Deputy Legal Director at interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth
[Instagram]

Photo by M.R. Lockin

10. Butterscotch
Singer; Beatboxer; Musician
[Website; Soundcloud; Instagram]

Photo by Mo of Geronimo Photos

11. Pilar Naturali
Graphic Designer; Illustrator
[Instagram]

Photo by Camila Huerta

12. Clarke Davis
Graphic Designer; Photographer
[Instagram; Website]

Photo via Instagram

13. Donna Bojczuk
Fashion Blogger
[Instagram]

Photo by @TomboyType

14. LP
Hospitality
[Instagram]

Photo by Lyndsey Godwin

15. Natacha S.
Model
[Instagram]

Photo by Raen Badua

16. Ragan Kelly
Student
[InstagramdapperQ Feature]

Photo by Lisa Hause

17. Amináh Roberts
Designer
[Instagram]

Photo by 91mgn

18. Katie
Model for the Handsome Revolution Project
[Handsome Revolution Website]

Photo by Miki Vargas

19. Benjamin Melzer
Transgender Model; Influencer
[Instagram; Website]

Photo by Ruben Elstner

20. Meera Amin
Founder, Bull and Dagger Clothing
[Website; Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

21. Alyss Tyler
Photographer; Model
[Instagram]

Photo by Matthew Joseph

22. Kye Allums
Advocate; Public Speaker; Artist; Mentor
First openly transgender NCAA Division I college athlete
[Twitter]

Photo via Twitter

23. Gina Chang
Model
[Instagram]

Photo by Kevin Scott

24. Yseult Polfliet
Marketing/PR specialist; Model
[Instagram; dapperQ feature]

Photo by Sequoia Films

25. Mickalene Thomas
Artist
[Website; Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

26. Emily Chesler
Software Engineer; DJ
[Instagram; Mixcloud; Facebook]

Photo by Kevin Chiu

27. veroNiQue
Singer; Songwriter
[YouTube; Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

28. Morgan Miranda
Cyber Analyst
[Instagram]

Photo by Natasha Eitzman Photography

29. Eboné Bell
Owner and Managing Editor of Tagg Magazine
[Website; Facebook; Twitter; Instagram]

Photo by Elizabeth Taylor

30. Kim
Model for the Handsome Revolution Project
[Handsome Revolution Website]

Photo by Miki Vargas

31. Sulki
Photographer; Business Student
[Tumblr; Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

32. Tanesha
Blogger
[Instagram]

Photo by Treveal Hamilton

33. Diandra Marie
Host; Entertainer; Podcast Producer
[Website; Instagram]

Self portrait edited by Doreen Pierre

34. Hayley
Activist; Writer; Model
[Instagram; Wildfang campaign]

Photo and shirt via Wildfang

35. Geraldine Hickey
Radio Host; Comedian
[Instagram; Facebook]

Photo via Stano Murin

36. Katya Gokhman
Professional Soccer Player
[Instagram]

Suit by Sharpe. Photo by Molly Adams

37. Nani
Case Manager
[Instagram]

Photo by Rainey

38. AJ Guerrero
Counselor; Fashion Blogger
[Blog]

Photo courtesy AJ Guerrero

39. Gabby Kirschberg
Founder & Curator of Dappertomboy.com
[Website; Instagram]

Photo by Natasha Jahchan

40. Karoline Pimentel
BSN Candidate; Model
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

41. Erika McGrath
Filmmaker
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

42. Jax Jacki Brown
Disability & LGBTI/Queer Rights Activist; Writer;
Spoken-Word Performer; Public Speaker; Disability Sex Educator
[Website; Twitter; dapperQ Feature]

Photo by Anne Standen

43. Sarah Ward
SVP of Marketing for Spoonflower, LLC
[Website; Personal Instagram; Project Instagram]

Photo by Alex Craig

44. Ayishat A. Akanbi
Stylist; Artist; Writer
[Website; Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

45. Siri Lokting
Model; Store Manager @newyorkeronline
[Instagram]

Photo by Lars Haugen

46. Ayisha Lineo Gariba
Filmmaker; Graphic Designer; Photographer; Entrepreneur; Student
[Instagram; Website]

Photo by Janna Gohar

47. Jordan Harvey
Event Planner
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

48. D’Lo
Actor; Writer; Comedian
[Website; Instagram]

Photo by Sabelo Narasimhan

49. Erica Ragel Solomon
VP Hospitality Security
[Instagram]

Photo by @shotbyree

50. Lucie
Student
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

51. Phyllis Nagy
Academy Award Nominated Theatre and Film Director, Screenwriter and Playwright
[IMDb]

Suit by Sharpe. Photo by Molly Adams

52. Rupi
Fashion Director and Fashion Designer at Qwear
[Website; Instagram]

Photo by Kent Photography

53. TJ Rich
Nurse
[Instagam]

Photo by Reece Martinez

54. Blair Phipps
Property Manager; Entrepreneur
[Instagram; Website; Bow Tie Bois Instagram]

Photo via Instagram


55. Hally Lewis
Singer; Songwriter; Owner of “Hi Productions”
[Instagram; Facebook]

Photo by Idan Barazani

56. Nella Ngingo
Model
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

57. Allie Kolarik
Signmaker; Graphic Designer; Painter
[Twitter; Facebook; Instagram]

Photo by Ciara Perrone

58. Eli D. Wood
Folk Musician; Producer of AcoustiQ
[Facebook; Instagram]

Photo by Kailey Prior

59. Dre Cortes
Bar Manager; Head of Cocktail Program at Tapas Teatro
[Instagram]

Photo by Nat Raum

60. Carly Fidler
Psych Student/Manager of GroundWork Coffee DTLA
[Instagram]

Photo by Trish Bendix

61. Mel
Management analyst; part-time model
[Instagram]

Photo by Daughtry Photography

62. Aravon Johnson
Writer
[Instagram]

Photo by @mastermindfoto

63. Danielle Geagea
Real Estate Agent
[Instagram; Website]

Photo via Instagram

64. Ashanti Allen
Model
[Website; Instagram]

Photo by Miranda D.

65. Kate Ross
Business Manager; Party Host
[Website; Instagram]

Photo by Pierre Edwards

66. Morgan “GoodBoy” Hildebrand
DJ; Party Starter
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

67. Jess Weiner
Event Planner at B.O.Y.L.A.
[B.O.Y.L.A.; Instagram]

Photo by Molly Adams

68. Shaina (Toushai)
Body Painter; Tattoo Artist
[Twitter; Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

69. Benae Beamon
Tap Dancer; Doctoral Student
[Instagram; Twitter]

Photo by Dr. Nikki Young

70. Cass McBride
Social Media Consultant
[Blog; Facebook; YouTube; Instagram]

Photo by Sarah-Jayne Ebsworth

71. Roman
Artist
[Website]

Photo by Darius Amini

72. Elliott Tobias Tang
Financial Coach
[Instagram]

Photo by Kate VanBibber

73. Nor
Creator one half of hip hop duo Kin4life
[Instagram; Website; Soundcloud]

Photo by Mike Thompson

74. Kristen Trudo
Barista; Creative
[Website; Facebook; Instagram]

Photo by Emily Edwards

75. Millz Serrano
Model
[Instagram; dapperQ Feature]

Photo by Harts Ortiz

76. Brittenelle Fredericks
Blogger; Fashion Icon; Designer
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

77. Belinda Butcher
Volunteer Firefighter; Holistic Lifestyle Enthusiast
[Facebook; Instagram]

Photo by Dom Brassey

78. Chelsea Chang
Producer; Dancer
[Instagram]

Photo by KingYazid

79. Lah
Educational Associate; Co-Founder of The Pulse Inc.
[Instagram]

Photo by Whitney Toone

80. Indi
Model; Activist
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

81. Lyn Slater (AKA The Accidental Icon)
Fashion Blogger
[Website; Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

82. Aino Sirje
Actress
[Instagram]

Photo by Oscar Fernandez

83. Athena Torri
Artist
[Website; Instagram]

Photo courtesy Athena Torri

84. Katie Simpson
Photographer
[Website; Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

85. DesyréeNicole
CEO; Stylist
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

86. Emery McKinstry
Educator
[Instagram]

Photo by Silvi S

87. Lacey Baker
Professional Skateboarder
[Instagram; dapperQ Feature]

Photo via Vogue

88. Rachael Treadwell
Operations Partner/Mixologist-Copper Restaurant and Dessert Lounge Austin, TX
[Instagram; Facebook]

Photo by Lisa Hause

89. Amira Alhassan
Videographer; Photographer
[Instagram]

Photo by Hector Torres III

90. Molly McGinnis
Minister
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

91. Gunn Lundemo
DJ
[Website; Instagram]

Photo courtesy Gunn Lundemo

 

92. Natalie E. Kenney
Entrepreneur; Style Architect
[Instagram]

Photo by Lee Nicole Photography

93. Ileana Ortiz
Spanish interpreter
[Instagram]

Photo by Melody Tarro

94. Max (aka Uncle Meg)
Rapper
[YouTube]

Photo by Leah Bank

95. Goddess Ezama
Creative; Movement Trainer
[Instagram]

Photo by Lamar Graham

 

96. Ngowo Nasah
Creative Thinker; Web + Graphic Aficionado
[Instagram]

Photo by Michele Spaise

97. Christian Eddings
Owner of C.M.O.S.; Barber
[Instagram]

Photo by Nye’ Lyn Tho for Boi Society

98. Teri
Model for the Handsome Revolution Project
[Handsome Revolution Project Website]

Photo by Miki Vargas

99. Adrian Werner
Activist; Lawyer; Musician; Blogger for Queer on Clearance
[Instagram; Blog]

Photo via Instagram

100. Kayla Layne Crawford
Entertainment Journalist; Comedy Writer; Advertising Copywriter
[Website; Instagram]

Photo by Jessica Lyn Hoffman

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1 Comment

  • teacher says:

    This is great! But I’d really love it if they had to state what they were wearing in the entry. Brands in fashion are important; especially for daily replication by us plebes. 😉

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