Empowerment

Oscar de la Renta: Fashion Icon Leaves His Mark on This ‘Young Butch’

Oscar de la Renta: Fashion Icon Leaves His Mark on This ‘Young Butch’

*Republished with permission via Sharpe Suiting When people would ask me what I was wearing, I would sometimes joke that it was an ‘Oscar de la Rental’. I could never afford a real de la Renta, but I did know a fashion goldmine at the local thrift store where it kept pouring in. Pierre (Cardin), […]

[PHOTOS] Red Carpet Recap: Sharpe Suiting Vintage Glam Event

[PHOTOS] Red Carpet Recap: Sharpe Suiting Vintage Glam Event

All photos by Molly Adams I didn’t know what to expect as I was heading to the Sharpe Suiting “Vintage Glam” themed Kickstarter launch event at The Must bar in L.A. I knew a bit about Sharpe, a queer-centric brand forging the way in producing masculine dresswear undefined by gender binaries. But, the fact was […]

Crowning Glory: Afro-Textured Hair II

Crowning Glory: Afro-Textured Hair II

*Feature image by Awol Erizku via Vogue Recently, a dapperQ contributor submitted a post about queer hair that was nearly devoid of QPOC styles. Our Editor in Chief, Anita Dolce Vita, responded with her take on the submission, along with several examples of her favorite masculine QPOC hair styles and cuts. Anita also promised to […]

#QueersWearPink: Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

#QueersWearPink: Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Editor’s note: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. dapperQ recognizes that everyone in our community, irrespective of sex or gender, is at some risk (some higher than others) for developing breast cancer. In this article, we refer to cancer in breast tissue as breast cancer, and to the tissue itself as breasts. We acknowledge that many of […]

Brad & Angelina’s Daughter Sports Suit to the Brangelina Wedding

Brad & Angelina’s Daughter Sports Suit to the Brangelina Wedding

All images by David James/Getty Images via People magazine In spite of Hollywood’s cruel criticism of Shiloh Jolie Pitt’s “tomboy” style, parents Brad and Angelina have supported their daughter in dressing however she feels comfortable. The pop culture frenzy that was Brangelina’s wedding was no exception; Shiloh sported this amazingly adorable short suit ensemble as […]

“Scandal” Character Is My Muse

“Scandal” Character Is My Muse

*Feature image via Georgia’s Peach. If you’ve seen “Scandal”, you’ve seen Harrison Wright: the ultimate power clasher. He’s big on checks, lavender and patterns that collide in a dance that makes me dizzy.  He’s also my sartorial role model. via Jimmy I’m heading back in to the workaday world after years of working from home. […]

E-Groupie on the Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop Tour: Boston!

E-Groupie on the Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop Tour: Boston!

Editor’s note: We noted back in November that Saint Harridan, one of the leading brands designing masculine suits for women and trans* identified customers, was launching a 15 city pop-up shop tour. Since their tour started, we’ve been stalking them on Facebook, wishing we could follow them all over the country to be a part […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dress Smart – dapperQ Academics

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