Vala Durvett: A New York Dapper in Paris

Vala Durvett: A New York Dapper in Paris

New York City DJ and Special Events Coordinator Vala Durvett is trotting around Paris (don’t hate) and sending us images of some dapper-about-town vaca outfits: Above: Vintage fadora. Vintage Hermes scarf. Vintage vest. Sweater from A.P.C. Pants from Chloé. Shoes from Top Shop. Bottom left: Black jumper by Zara. Shoes by Vans. Top right: Navy(…)

Interview with Liza Cowan of Dyke, A Quarterly

Interview with Liza Cowan of Dyke, A Quarterly

*Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations, views, opinions, and conclusions expressed in this interview are strictly those of the interviewee and do not reflect the views of the interviewer, dapperQ, or dapperQ’s community partners. dapperQ respects our readers’ rights to identify using whatever terms they feel are empowering. DYKE, A Quarterly, a magazine of(…)

EcoQ: This Humble Abode Organic Cotton Ties

EcoQ: This Humble Abode Organic Cotton Ties

Organic cotton options? Check! Queer owned and operated? Check! Locally produced? Check! Handmade? Check! Philanthropic? Check! Gorgeous? Check!  Since 2006, Jenny Rinzler, the creative visionary behind this humble abode handmade goods, has been offering products, including her bow and neckties, that meet these high standards. Organic cotton bow tie via this humble abode Each tie(…)

Ask dapperQ: Unique Wedding Rings?

Ask dapperQ: Unique Wedding Rings?

A reader asks: Any ideas for unique butch wedding bands? I’m trying to find something for my partner, but everything I’ve seen is either boring or tacky. Fair question, considering options for engagement and wedding rings are yet another area where masculine presenting people get short changed. The wedding industry markets heavily to hetero-normative feminine(…)

Style Icon: Dress Like Rocco Katastrophe

Style Icon: Dress Like Rocco Katastrophe

*For more icons, visit dapperQ’s Icons Section. Rapper, producer, and co-creator of the wildly popular trans male quarterly print magazine, Original Plumbing, Rocco “Katastrophe” Kayiatos has a killer eye for style that is on par with his ability to successfully merge art, advocacy, and business. He describes his style as a “balance between classic old man and(…)

EcoQ: Vegan Fashion's Night Out

EcoQ: Vegan Fashion's Night Out

It’s Fashion week in New York City and last night was the fourth annual Fashion’s Night Out, a global fashion event celebrated in over 500 cities. To kick off dapperQ’s new Eco-Friendly Fridays, I attended Vegan Fashion’s Night Out at Moo Shoes, a vegan-owned company specializing in cruelty-free footwear, bags, t-shirts, wallets, books, and accessories.(…)