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(…)

It’s @#!$%^& Freezing: Layer UP!

It’s @#!$%^& Freezing: Layer UP!

*Feature image via style blog Jack Tar 207 Um, so, it was really, REALLY cold and snowy and rainy last week. And, word on the street is that there might just very well be record-breaking cold across the U.S. this week. While some institutions are planning to close their doors, many of us still have(…)

Dapper Vintage Style from Queer Owned Kookie London

Dapper Vintage Style from Queer Owned Kookie London

Last November, we saw the launch of Kookie London, a queer owned and operated online vintage shop that offers meticulously curated clothing for the discerning dapper. Luke (who identifies as transmasculine) and his partner Sarah hand select the spectacular and unexpected items on the site. And, prices are affordable, which is a nice surprise, especially(…)

Seven Days of Dapper: Mira

Seven Days of Dapper: Mira

Our first Seven Days of Dapper for 2014! We’re so excited to present a week’s worth of style with Mira, an East Bay native who recently began working at a nonprofit office that requires professional dress every day. She spent most of her life basically indifferent to fashion, but decided to tackle the need for(…)

What Did You Wear on New Years Eve? Reader Submissions!

What Did You Wear on New Years Eve? Reader Submissions!

HAPPY NEW YEAR dapperQs! We wanted to know what all of you handsome dashing dappers wore this New Years Eve and readers responded with images of the most amazing party outfits. You all brought your A-Game. Here’s to another year of fearless dapper queer style! Cheers!   Submitted by Gabrielle Submitted by Anna The bros!(…)

Top 10 dapperQ Style Moments of 2013

Top 10 dapperQ Style Moments of 2013

2014 is now upon us. But, 2013 was a great year for dapperQ style. As we reflect back, here is our roundup of this year’s best style moments that celebrated/highlighted fashion for the unconventionally masculine. Drum roll please…   #10: FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOWS FEATURED MORE MASCULINE GENDER-BENDING STYLE Last September, designers and brands offering(…)

Tomboy Femme Fridays

Tomboy Femme Fridays

dapperQ is tipping our top-hats to all of the tomboy femmes out there. While our mission remains the same, we understand that gender identity and presentation falls along a large spectrum – not just binary “hyper masculine” and “high femme.” There are many interpretations of masculine style within our community. We would like to celebrate(…)

He Said/We Said: Haute Holidays Edition

He Said/We Said: Haute Holidays Edition

Tired of hearing your family complain that you don’t wear holiday dresses every year? Well, stop them dead in their tracks and show them how holiday dapper is done right with jaw dropping, eye popping haute-ness from this edition of He Said/We Said, inspired by Roberto Cavalli’s A/W 2013 collection. For a refresher on the(…)

Kanithea Powell’s ‘Butch’ Photo Book Expands Definition of Butch

Kanithea Powell’s ‘Butch’ Photo Book Expands Definition of Butch

Autostraddle recently asked me to provide advice for butches who are exploring the world of makeup. Since I started writing for dapperQ almost four or five years ago (I can’t keep count), I have been extraordinarily surprised and happy to see a movement away from expectations of binary gender presentation (e.g., women wear this, men(…)

Holiday Survival Guide: How to Deal with Your Family When You’re A dapperQ

Holiday Survival Guide: How to Deal with Your Family When You’re A dapperQ

It is that time of year again when all of the queer blogs are being inundated with comments and questions about how to negotiate your family’s insensitivity and deal with the resulting holiday stress when you’re a dapperQ. A few of our contributors and readers shared their own personal stories about how they’ve overcome challenges(…)