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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)(…)

Nothing Nice New York Mixes Urban Cool, Bespoke Classic

Nothing Nice New York Mixes Urban Cool, Bespoke Classic

We’ve had a lot to report on in the past few months regarding the latest explosion of queer owned brands creating and/or curating lines for the unconventionally masculine. But, there are still plenty of allies designing *menswear* that works for a wide range of styles and bodies, and I will continue to research and showcase(…)

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(…)

Queering the Workplace– Waist Up

Queering the Workplace– Waist Up

In the first installment of “Queering the Workplace”, I talked about my story and the process of how I finally became comfortable wearing the men’s fashion that I’m most comfortable in to work. It’s now time to talk about the practical aspects of what to wear. This second installment focuses on queering workplace fashion from(…)