He Said/We Said: 2012 Curve Magazine Edition

dapperQ is proud to present the seventh installment of He Said/We Said, based on a menswear line from Dsquared² (see inspiration photo below). You can see additional photos of this installment featured in a seven page spread in Curve magazine’s March 2012 issue. HS/WS is the brainchild of its series editor: Anita Dolce Vita. Photos for dapperQ by Leslie Van Stelten.

The inspirations…

The interpretations…

Classic Dcubed3

Name: Hana Tojo
Age: 28
Occupation: Private Chef
Outfit: Vintage finds with the exception of the hat by H&M.
Song That Best Describes Hana’s Look: “I’ve Got the World on a String” by Frank Sinatra.

Faux Undercover

Name: Amos Mac
Occupation: Photographer; Editor; Publisher; Writer. Publisher of Original Plumbing magazine and Translady Fanzine; Amos was profiled in OUT magazine’s OUT100 list for most compelling people of 2010. His magazine, Original Plumbing, won “Best Zine of 2010” by the San Francisco Guardian.
Outfit: Trench coat from Topman. Military jacket by H&M. Scarf (unknown designer) found at an abandoned sidewalk sale in San Francisco. Jeans from Topman. Boots by Frey. Shirt by Uniqlo.
Song That Best Describes Amos’ Look: “Silent Night” by Klaus Nomi.

Daft Punk

Name: Drea Breton
Age: Legal
Occupation: Musician and DJ
Outfit: Black jacket by Mystic. White button-down shirt by Hart Schaffner Marx. Faux fur vest by BB Dakota. Bow tie purchased at a thrift shop. Faux fur vest by BB Dakota. Underwear by Emporio Armani. Sunglasses by Dolce and Gabbana. Necklace purchased at a flea market. Studded leather belt by Vans. Skull and crossbones belt buckle/bottle opener purchased at market in Chinatown.  Underwear by Emporio Armani. Boots by Steve Madden.
Song That Best Describes Drea’s Look: Genesis by Justice.

Own It

Name: Avni Jade
Age: Old enough to know better, young enough to still do it!
Occupation: Digital Photograph Media Processer
Outfit: Brown leather jacket by Diesel. Black pea coat by Guess. Denim jacket by FCUK. White tuxedo shirt by Brooks Brothers. Black shirt by Diesel (Avni tore off sleeves). Suspenders, scarf, tie and sunglasses by unknown designer (closet finds). Belt by Diesel. Shoes by FCUK. Watch by Guess.
Song That Best Describes Avni’s Look: “Main Hoon Don” by Shaan.

Dirty Urban Preppy

Name: Jack Elliot
Age: 39
Occupation: Writer/Producer
Outfit: Hawkins McGill shirt from Urban Outfitters. Tie by Stringbeans. Jeans by Levis. Hat is a hand-me-down from a friend. Glasses by Sol Moscot.
Song That Best Describes Jack’s Look: “People Are People” by Depeche Mode.

Vintage Vixen

Name: Laura Desiree
Occupation: Fashion by day, nightlife by night
Outfit: The benefits of having worked in vintage: killer little treasures; Tailored leather pants, fringe leather vest, and fur – all vintage. Shirt by Ann Demeulemeester. Opera gloves by WhatKatieDid.com. Boots by Frye.
Song That Best Describes Laura’s Look: I might have been humming The Stray Cats’ “Stray Cat Strut” on my way to set… guilty pleasure.

For more amazing images from this shoot and additional information about the story behind this project, visit Curve magazine’s website to purchase their 2012 March publication featuring a seven page spread on dapperQ and He Said/We Said!

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  • Fact: Knowing how to layer your clothes makes you look 50 times more put together.

    These were some great looks but I would never tuck my tie in under my button-down. Though I love that Avni managed to bring a tuxedo shirt into a casual outfit. And I will admit that the tie did bring just the right amount of color that their outfit was otherwise missing.


    Sexiest photos yet. I too have misgivings about the tie under the collar, but there’s so much positive to say about this HS/WS. I’m swooning over the jeans people are wearing here, they really finish off the powerful silhouettes nicely. If only winter weren’t over, I might have taken this as inspiration to get back into faux fur.

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