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(…)

Interview: Margaret Singer of THE 3 BITS

Interview: Margaret Singer of THE 3 BITS

THE 3 BITS is a new queer web series generating lots of buzz, with the first episodes already receiving ink in Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post, the Advocate, Curve, Towleroad, Newnownext, Indiewire, Bedford & Bowery, and the IFP. It’s already been hailed as Quentin Tarantino meets “The L-Word.” In addition to acting in the show, Brooklyn-based(…)

Androgyny Releases Fourth Collection of Timeless Tomboy Style

Androgyny Releases Fourth Collection of Timeless Tomboy Style

Menswear and queer style blogs have been all over the urban lumberjack/American heritage look, and I for one second their nod to this timeless aesthetic. It is a great way to keep warm in the winter months, with fuss-free layers that are stylish enough for a variety of settings: dates, casual Fridays, cocktails with friends,(…)

Gift Guide Part V: For the Extra Smooooooth dapperQ

Gift Guide Part V: For the Extra Smooooooth dapperQ

dapperQ’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide Series (for 2012, click here): + Part I: Holiday Shopping Guide for Your Austin, TX dapperQ + Part II: Charitable Giving for The dapperQ Who Has Everything + Part III: TK’s Butch Queen Wish List + Part IV: For Your Femmes + Part V: For the Extra Smooooooth dapperQ PART(…)