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Ask dapperQ: What to Wear for the (HOT) Pride Parade?

Ask dapperQ: What to Wear for the (HOT) Pride Parade?

A reader asks: The NYC Pride Parade is just days away and I STILL do not know what I’m going to wear, mostly because it’s always hot/humid and I don’t know how to dress sharp in the heat! I know it’s late, but can you give me some tips? Do not fret, my friend. You(…)

Ask dapperQ: How to Dress Techie Chic?

Ask dapperQ: How to Dress Techie Chic?

A reader writes: “While watching ‘Silicon Valley’ this week, it occurred to me: I dress like a techie. I’ll never be a dandy. I’ll never dress like a baller. I’m just an average Jo. Is there anyway to pull off techie in a dapper way?” The cast of “Silicon Valley” via The New York Times(…)

Ask dapperQ: How to WOW in a Jeans & Blazer

Ask dapperQ: How to WOW in a Jeans & Blazer

A reader writes: “I need help! I’m 18 years old and a butch lesbian. My girlfriend will soon be 19 and we are going out for her birthday however my dress sense is horrible and I want to impress her. Is there any chance you can help me because I feel like she doesn’t look(…)

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”(…)

Ask dapperQ: Masculine Swimwear Part II

Ask dapperQ: Masculine Swimwear Part II

A reader asks: “Can we talk about swimwear? With beach season almost upon us, I am reminded yet again of the differences between my partner and myself. For me, swimsuit season kicks off with a crash diet and an all-day shopping trip with a friend to find the perfect two-piece. However, my typically confident and(…)

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(…)