Murray Hill This Saturday at the Gramercy

Murray Hill This Saturday at the Gramercy

At dapperQ’s recent, fifth-anniversary celebration, I had the honor of presenting Murray Hill with an award for the brilliant work he does to advance visibility for our peeps.   In a world of imitations, Murray is the real deal and he’s ours.  If you haven’t had the chance to see Murray perform, grab tickets to this one-night(…)

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(…)

Ellen Page Comes Out of the Closet, Where She Was Also Storing All Her Dapper Suits

Ellen Page Comes Out of the Closet, Where She Was Also Storing All Her Dapper Suits

Congratulations to Ellen Page for coming out as gay. You are such an inspiration…oh, and a style icon too. For years, we’ve been drooling over your dapper style, but never wanted to speculate about your sexual orientation, because, hey folks, gender presentation does not equal sexual orientation. So, let’s take a look back at some(…)

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(…)

Tie Mags: A Dapper Alternative to Tie Clips

Tie Mags: A Dapper Alternative to Tie Clips

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: When it comes to dressing dapper, the devil is in the details. Accessories give your outfit that certain je ne sais quoi. Sharp dressed dappers know how to effortlessly accessorize. But, sometimes you don’t want the accessories to overshadow the sleekness of your ensemble. Enter Tie(…)

Video Interview with JD Samson: Thoughtful Dance Pop and Practical Fashion

Video Interview with JD Samson: Thoughtful Dance Pop and Practical Fashion

With many of the artists I interview for dapperQ, this is their first experience being able to talk openly about their gender presentation and how that effects their music. dapperQ is proud to be a forum for those conversations, and proud to be the one asking those questions. But with JD Samson the situation is(…)

Whitney Day to Produce dapperQ’s 5 Year Anniversary Party & Runway Show

Whitney Day to Produce dapperQ’s 5 Year Anniversary Party & Runway Show

On Sunday, February 16th, President’s Day Weekend, we will be celebrating FIVE YEARS OF DAPPERQ STYLE! To commemorate our 5 year anniversary, Whitney Day, in conjunction with dapperQ, is co-producing a star-studded runway show and after party. Six different queer owned and queer friendly brands will be showcasing styles designed for the “unconventionally masculine.” On(…)

Interview: Model Ryley Pogensky Talks Race, Gender, and His Experience as a Trans* Model for Barneys

Interview: Model Ryley Pogensky Talks Race, Gender, and His Experience as a Trans* Model for Barneys

dapperQ exists as an empowerment and style site for the “unconventionally masculine.” Images of masculine presenting women, genderqueers, and *trans identified individuals in fashion media are few and far between. We create opportunities for those who are shut out of the industry to model, and this in turn increases visibility and provides a space where(…)

Qwear & dapperQ Sit Down with Posture to Answer the Question “What is Queer Fashion?”

Qwear & dapperQ Sit Down with Posture to Answer the Question “What is Queer Fashion?”

Fresh off the heels of FIT’s “A Queer History of Fashion Symposium,” Qwear and dapperQ sit down with Posture magazine to answer the question, “What is queer fashion?” Clearly, many people think that there is such a thing as queer fashion and that it is distinguishable from other styles of fashion. (Or, these symposiums and(…)