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(…)

A Look Back at 5 Years of Androgynous/MOC Style

A Look Back at 5 Years of Androgynous/MOC Style

dapperQ is turning 5! FIVE YEARS!!! Has it been that long? We have had a very clear mission since our first post and have since emerged as one of the top queer style blogs, with mentions in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Washington Post, and Canada’s Globe & Mail, to name a few. We(…)

Seahawk’s Cornerback Richard Sherman Sends NY Sharks’ Rae Baum to Super Bowl!

Seahawk’s Cornerback Richard Sherman Sends NY Sharks’ Rae Baum to Super Bowl!

Even my Facebook friends who are not fans of football were joining the discussion about the racist implications of media outlets calling Seattle Seahawk’s cornerback Richard Sherman a “thug” in response to his post-game adrenaline charged interview with Erin Andrews: But, many of us, including Rachel Baum, an out and proud cornerback for the New(…)

dapperQ’s Ultimate Superbowl Guide: Outfits, Food, and Drinks!

dapperQ’s Ultimate Superbowl Guide: Outfits, Food, and Drinks!

For some of us, Superbowl is a time when we cheer on our favorite teams and celebrate the near super-human athletic abilities of some of the greatest sports stars who play one of the greatest sports. For others, the Superbowl has become somewhat of a holiday and is just another excuse to eat until we(…)

Seven Days of Dapper: Gabrielle Royal

Seven Days of Dapper: Gabrielle Royal

Hold onto your bow-ties, because Seven Days of Dapper is back featuring seven days worth of style from a dashing dandy. This time, we’re diving into the closet of Gabrielle Royal. BIO Gabrielle Royal is a graduate student at New York University. Her research is focused on the intersections of race, gender and sexuality in(…)

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.(…)