Designers

Interview: HauteButch Clothing Company

Interview: HauteButch Clothing Company

“I can’t find clothes that fit me and affirm my identity.” “There are no brands designing clothing for our community.” “I hate shopping in mainstream stores because the sales people treat me with disrespect.” These are just a few of the many frustrations our readers share with us about their shopping experiences. But, HauteButch, a masculine clothing […]

Interview: Androgynous Style with Designer Sheila Rashid

Interview: Androgynous Style with Designer Sheila Rashid

Sheila Amera Rashid is a 26 year old self-taught fashion designer based out of Chicago and founder of a unisex clothing brand that caters to comfort, edge, and creative style of geometric symmetric perception. Her signature drop crotch pant can be styled feminine, masculine, and everything in between and outside of. Sheila Amera Rashid Androgyny […]

[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 […]

Eco-Friendly Fridays: Fashion, Vintage, and Etsy with Ville Vru

Eco-Friendly Fridays: Fashion, Vintage, and Etsy with Ville Vru

You’ve waited patiently and we’ve delivered: Eco-Friendly Fridays is back. This Friday, we’re featuring Lana N’ Val, an Etsy boutique that offers wonderfully curated vintage attire inspired by the original 1979 punk movement, with nuances of military. Owner Ville Vru hand selects each item sold at the online boutique, and he would wear each and […]

Bow Ties for Marriage Equality

Bow Ties for Marriage Equality

Do you actually need an excuse to buy yourself a new bow tie or two? If so, check out Tie The Knot, a non-profit bow-tie company launched by Jesse Tyler Ferguson who currently stars as “Mitchell Pritchett” on the Emmy Award-winning ABC comedy Modern Family.  A longstanding advocate for marriage equality, Ferguson co-founded Tie The […]

All Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go: Sharpe Suiting Kickstarter Launch Party

All Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go: Sharpe Suiting Kickstarter Launch Party

“All Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go” is dapperQ’s latest feature, which details fun and fashionable events relevant to your interests in your area. Last week, we featured BOWIEBALL 2014. This week, we recommend the Sharpe Suiting’s Kickstarter Launch Party. Here are the deets: Sharpe Suiting invites you to join them for a night of […]

Kipper Clothiers Storefront Now Open in Hayes Valley

Kipper Clothiers Storefront Now Open in Hayes Valley

Erin Berg and Kyle Moshrefi of Kipper Clothiers, the high-quality custom suiting company with LGBTQ bodies in mind, were joined by family, friends and supporters as they celebrated the grand opening of their brick and mortar store in San Francisco on Saturday night in the most dapper of ways– hors d’oeuvres, Camomile Old Fashions from […]

Fall Flashback: A Look at Our Favorite Timeless Fall Looks and How to Get Them!

Fall Flashback: A Look at Our Favorite Timeless Fall Looks and How to Get Them!

Over the last five years, we have seen trends come and go. But, as we look back at some of our favorite editorials, we noticed that many of our models really nailed it with classic, timeless style. Now that the weather is cooling down and readers are looking for fall style inspiration, we identified some […]

Dapper in Vermont: Jodi Clark’s Quest for a Perfect Suit

Dapper in Vermont: Jodi Clark’s Quest for a Perfect Suit

Finding the perfect suit has become easier for some dapperQs, provided you live near one of the new brands that are designing suits for all genders and you have the financial means to afford said suits. But, let’s face it: If you do not live in one of the large cities where these brands are […]

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 […]