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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(…)

“Scandal” Character Is My Muse

“Scandal” Character Is My Muse

*Feature image via Georgia’s Peach. If you’ve seen “Scandal”, you’ve seen Harrison Wright: the ultimate power clasher. He’s big on checks, lavender and patterns that collide in a dance that makes me dizzy.  He’s also my sartorial role model. via Jimmy I’m heading back in to the workaday world after years of working from home.(…)

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(…)

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(…)

E-Groupie on the Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop Tour: Hotlanta!

E-Groupie on the Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop Tour: Hotlanta!

*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(…)

Interview with JagandCo. Custom Clothing

Interview with JagandCo. Custom Clothing

*All photos by aTruLee Photography We are so honored to announce that the queer owned clothier JagandCo. will be sending interactive lifestyle models to dapperQ’s five year anniversary runway show and after party. DJ Whitney Day first introduced dapperQ to the world of JagandCo. via Facebook, and we instantly fell in love with their dapper(…)

Ask dapperQ: What to Wear to Job Interviews and Still Pass as Female?

Ask dapperQ: What to Wear to Job Interviews and Still Pass as Female?

A reader asks: “I will soon be graduating and looking for jobs. What should I wear to a job interview? I usually dress masculine-of-center, and I come off pretty gender neutral, even my name can be ambiguous. Usually this doesn’t bother me, in fact it’s what I’m aiming for; but sometimes it makes others uncomfortable,(…)

Ask dapperQ: Trendy, “Smart Casual,” Gay Boy Office Attire?

Ask dapperQ: Trendy, “Smart Casual,” Gay Boy Office Attire?

Hey folks! My gal got a new job with a higher salary, more responsibility, and a more prestigious title at a larger organization. So, why is she rolling around all over the floor stressing out? Well, her last position was at a wonderful, smaller organization that had a very, very casual dress code. The dress(…)