Eco-friendly

EcoQ: Kreuzbach10 Bow-Ties Go Greener

EcoQ: Kreuzbach10 Bow-Ties Go Greener

Kruezbach10 not only designs quality menswear shirts and bow-ties for women, but since their founding, the company has been committed to minimizing their environmental footprint and working with partners that have high standards for work conditions. And, for this week’s edition of Eco-Friendly Fridays, we are so thrilled to announce that Kruezbach10 has now added […]

EcoQ: Proof Eyewear

EcoQ: Proof Eyewear

  I was once acquainted with a sunglasses designer for major lines like Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, and other “luxury” labels that name-dropping elite New Yorkers like to throw around to prove their upper-crust status among the real housewives socialites. This acquaintance would get tons of sample sunglasses and give the ones that were “not […]

EcoQ: Two Guys Bow-ties from Recycled Wood, Fabric

EcoQ: Two Guys Bow-ties from Recycled Wood, Fabric

We’ve featured ties made from a variety of interesting materials, from ceramic to recycled cassette tape. So, why not ties made from recycled wood and fabric? Adam Teague and Tim Pasla, the creative visionaries behind the brand “Two Guys,”create these amazing wearable works of art locally in Oklahoma. You can even design your own with […]

EcoQ: Cotton Bow Tie Company

EcoQ: Cotton Bow Tie Company

For this installment of Eco-Friendly Fridays, we’re bringing you the dapper swag of the queer owned and operated Cotton Bow Tie Company. Paint Splatter 2 30-year-old Kirsten Coe (designer and style muse) and and 27-year-old Petra Deane (maker and web manager) are the creative visionaries behind these strapping bow-ties made from recycled fabrics. Petra (left) […]

EcoQ: WAYO Ties from Vintage Kimono

EcoQ: WAYO Ties from Vintage Kimono

The Western heritage clothing trend, complete with heavy fabrics and plaid bow-ties, is getting so much attention that it is sometimes difficult for me to find the inspiration to write yet another post about rugged-wear. That is why I was so excited to be introduced to WAYO handcrafted, eco-friendly ties made from vintage kimonos. These […]

EcoQ: H&M’s Cycling Collection

EcoQ: H&M’s Cycling Collection

H&M, in collaboration with Brick Lane Bikes, is planning to launch a stylish 11-piece menswear collection designed for the dapper urban cyclist. The collection is set to launch March 7, 2013 as part of H&M’s “Conscious” label and will feature sustainable materials, such as organic cotton, recycled cotton, and recycled polyester. Feya Buchwald, founder of […]

Discerning Dapper, Meet Discerning Brute

Discerning Dapper, Meet Discerning Brute

Joshua Katcher is pushing the paradigm and evolving vegan fashion with his awesome website The Discerning Brute: fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man. While Katcher’s website is geared towards men, I see his dapper vegan aesthetic as having a cross-over appeal to many queers, especially for those on the market for vegan […]