Designers

Interview: Sharpe Suiting for All Genders

Interview: Sharpe Suiting for All Genders

Sharpe Suiting is a Los Angeles based queer-centric suit company that constructs clothing for ALL body types and identities. They create high quality suits and dress wear with an intellectual approach, a classic feel, and a modern twist. Sharpe was founded in 2012 by entrepreneur Leon Wu and joined by Los Angeles event promoter Vanessa(…)

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(…)

Interview: Founder of SJW Menswear for Women, Sara Weston

Interview: Founder of SJW Menswear for Women, Sara Weston

A few weeks ago, a reader suggested SJW clothing, a brand that designs menswear for women founded by Sara Weston. We’re always hopeful, yet skeptical, when we get brand recommendations, because more times than I’d like to count, such recommendations lead us to brands only offering t-shirts and snapbacks. Both are great, but leave much(…)

Lea DeLaria Stuns in Dashing Saint Harridan Tux at Emmy Awards

Lea DeLaria Stuns in Dashing Saint Harridan Tux at Emmy Awards

Lea DeLaria wore a simply gorgeous, head-turning tuxedo and shirt by Saint Harridan to the 66th Emmy awards last night, showing the world just how swag butches are and why so many of us fawn over them!  via E Online Lea with OITNB co-star,  Yael Stone. Image via Passage Bird. Check out Lea and the(…)

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(…)

E-Groupie on the Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop Tour: Seattle & NYC!

E-Groupie on the Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop Tour: Seattle & NYC!

*Photos by Miki Vargas Photography 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(…)

Queer Fashion, the Cosmos, and Pride Collide at dapperQ’s Runway Event at CalAcademy

Queer Fashion, the Cosmos, and Pride Collide at dapperQ’s Runway Event at CalAcademy

dapperQ is ecstatic to announce that we will be premiering our first ever West Coast fashion show for the unconventionally masculine at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on June 26th at 6pm.   The fashion show will feature 6+ brands designing clothes for the unconventionally masculine, as well as style advice booths.(…)

Splurge vs. Steal: Affordable Versions of Your Favorite Brands

Splurge vs. Steal: Affordable Versions of Your Favorite Brands

A reader writes: So, I was looking at your recommended stores and while I loved most of what I was seeing most of it was WAY out of my price range…. Any advice for those of us who are looking to dress well but save a few bucks? After we published our store guide, we(…)

Outplay Swimwear Debuts in NYC at Poolside Pride Party

Outplay Swimwear Debuts in NYC at Poolside Pride Party

This April, we published our second post in our two-part masculine swimwear roundup.  At the time we published Part II, Outplay, a tomboy swimwear line, was prepping to launch their online store. dapperQ is now thrilled to announce that Outplay has partnered with one of our favorite dapper DJs, Whitney Day, to debut their swimwear in NYC(…)

Ask dapperQ: Where Can I Find Androgynous Blazers?

Ask dapperQ: Where Can I Find Androgynous Blazers?

A reader asked where to find androgynous blazers. My partner is also in the market for a good androgynous blazer because she doesn’t fit neatly into the masculine/feminine binary and is not comfortable in anything too extreme on either side of the spectrum. So, here are some I dug up using key words “boyfriend blazer”(…)