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Ask dapperQ: Shopping for Smaller-Than-Small dapperQs?

Ask dapperQ: Shopping for Smaller-Than-Small dapperQs?

A reader writes: I appreciate all that this blog does and often long for the fashions on display, but it’s an all too common occurrence for me to read an article, be interested enough to check out the brands mentioned, and find that they don’t carry anything small enough to fit me. I’m 5 feet(…)

Ask dapperQ: Ultimate Prom Guide Edition!

Ask dapperQ: Ultimate Prom Guide Edition!

It’s prom season, and the questions are starting to pour in. A reader asks: “I’m 17 years old and senior prom is coming up shortly. After a lot of dress shopping, I’m beginning to come to the conclusion that a) I will probably never feel comfortable in a dress, regardless of what dress it is(…)

Ask dapperQ: Should My Watch Fit Under My Shirt Cuff?

Ask dapperQ: Should My Watch Fit Under My Shirt Cuff?

Mary Going, Founder of the bespoke suit company Saint Harridan, started an interesting Twitter conversation a few weeks back, prompting all of us to ask: Should our watches fit under our shirt cuffs? If not, why not? If so, why so? And, what if you like big, thick, bold watches? Then what????   So, we(…)

Ask dapperQ: Dapper Style for Curvy Femmes?

Ask dapperQ: Dapper Style for Curvy Femmes?

A reader asks: “I’m a femme who desperately wants to dip her toes further into dapper style, but I love my curves! How can I bring dapper style into my wardrobe while still flaunting my curvy femme self?” I understand that even super thin dappers have a difficult time finding menswear inspired ensembles that fit.(…)

Ask dapperQ: Metal-Free Dapper Pants?

Ask dapperQ: Metal-Free Dapper Pants?

*Feature image via VEER A reader asks: “I recently interviewed for a position at a distribution office where I was surprised to learn that they have a no metal policy. Meaning, that if hired, I wouldn’t be allowed to wear any clothing containing metal. No metal belts, buttons, zippers, clasps, grommets on shoes, etc. Being(…)

Ask dapperQ: Where Can I Find Dapper Backless Shoes?

Ask dapperQ: Where Can I Find Dapper Backless Shoes?

A reader asks: “I’m a dapper lady, but due to a genetic foot condition have problems wearing shoes with closed backs. I wear a lot of clog-type shoes, but have difficulties finding any that aren’t either too feminine or just boring. Any suggestions? I’m in an academic/professional environment most of the time, and would love(…)

Ask dapperQ: Dapper Attire for a Dirty Job?

Ask dapperQ: Dapper Attire for a Dirty Job?

A reader asks: “I work in some of the less glamorous corners of agricultural science.  So, I can’t wear anything to work if I can’t soil it, stain it, or scuff it.  And, I certainly can’t wear anything that might get caught in laboratory equipment.  So, my work uniform is pretty much the same t-shirt-and-jean(…)

Ask dapperQ: Wedding Suits for Curvier dapperQs?

Ask dapperQ: Wedding Suits for Curvier dapperQs?

This is our fifth post in dapperQ’s Wedding Week, where we feature dapper weddings and answer all of your burning wedding questions. A reader asks: “Where can I find a wedding suit for the curvier butch? I am getting married and have no plans on dieting just so I can look like a totally different(…)

Ask dapperQ: Subtle Wedding Guest Attire with First Female Date?

Ask dapperQ: Subtle Wedding Guest Attire with First Female Date?

Feature image: Pinstripe Blazer from Zara This is our fourth post in dapperQ’s Wedding Week, where we feature dapper weddings and answer all of your burning wedding questions. “My cousin is getting married this weekend in the Upper East Side of New York City. He is in the Secret Service, and his wife-to-be is an(…)

Ask dapperQ: Wedding Guest Suit for Butch?

Ask dapperQ: Wedding Guest Suit for Butch?

This is our third post in dapperQ’s Wedding Week, where we feature dapper weddings and answer all of your burning wedding questions.   Featured image: L.K. Weiss of Jack Tar 207 wearing a Saint Harridan suit A reader asks: “Any thoughts on where to get a suit for a 5ft, size 4/6 butch? I have(…)