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Summer BBQ Style

Summer BBQ Style

Summer is officially upon us! I am British, which means I don’t get to enjoy many of the things which you lucky dapperQs located in more exotic environments do, such as beach days, chilling by the pool and the possibility of a sun tan. However, there is one thing which we are all united in(…)

Fit (Unfortunately) Comes First

Fit (Unfortunately) Comes First

Exacting fit is the foundation upon which any solid wardrobe is built. This is especially true when it comes to suits.  Cis-men who buy off the rack expect that their purchase will have to be tailored.  In fact, this service is often provided at point of sale. But many of us find less than welcoming(…)

Peter Manning / Five Eight NYC: Menswear Pants for Individuals 5’8″ and Under

Peter Manning / Five Eight NYC: Menswear Pants for Individuals 5’8″ and Under

It seems as if many of the new brands specializing in clothing for the unconventionally masculine are focusing on button-down shirts. Don’t get me wrong, we have ZERO complaints, because the button-down is a staple – a foundation for any good wardrobe. After all, dapperQs have been tormented enough with gaping in the bust, collars(…)

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(…)

Kipper Clothiers Believes 2014 is the Year of The Dandy

Kipper Clothiers Believes 2014 is the Year of The Dandy

*Republished with permission from Kipper Clothiers Kipper Clothiers Believes 2014 is the Year of The Dandy Here are 5 new years style resolutions to make 2014 your most dapper year yet: 1. Out With the Old, in With the New: We all have clothes in our closet that we haven’t worn in years or simply(…)

Holiday Shopping Guide for Your Austin, TX dapperQ

Holiday Shopping Guide for Your Austin, TX dapperQ

Not all of us live coastal. Some of us live in Texas. This guy lives in Austin, TX and has been doing so for long enough to compile a list of favorite queer-lady-friendly places to shop for gifts for your masculine of center SO. STAG – Menswear – $$$ Sometimes I just go to this(…)

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(…)

Confessions of A Butch Queen: Girly Moments and Shoe Obsessions

Confessions of A Butch Queen: Girly Moments and Shoe Obsessions

butch  (booch) adj. Slang Exhibiting stereotypically or exaggeratedly masculine traits or appearance. Used especially of lesbians and gay men. n. One who is butch queen  (kween) n. 1. A woman sovereign. 2. Something having eminence or supremacy in a given domain and personified as a woman. 3. Slang Used as a disparaging term for a homosexual man. Butch queen (butch(…)

ROAD TEST: Shirt Garters

ROAD TEST: Shirt Garters

We’ve heard your complaints before vis a vis shirts. We’ve heard them, and answered with videos, troubleshooting, and sizing guides. And throughout this, repeatedly, we’ve come across the mythic shirt garter. The official solution of people who need their shirts to stay tucked in, shirt garters are pieces of elastic that attach to the tails of your(…)