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Many of us remember Dani Campbell as the runner up on MTV’s bisexual reality dating show, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. While the show had all of the makings (fighting, binge drinking, make-out sessions, homophobia, etc.) of MTV’s usual train wreck reality hits, we couldn’t take our eyes off of Dani’s style; she added to the few mainstream masculine lesbian television personalities. Curve magazine describes Dani as “the girl next door” and Dani describes her own style as “futch” – a cross between butch and femme. We call her an icon.
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Dani’s “futch” style is unfussy and uncomplicated. Simple black t-shirt and jeans are complimented by a cool fedora, handkerchief, boi jewelry, and Bieber-chic coif. Her dressy look is very traditional: wide ties; dark, solid color suits; and button-downs.
Suits: Macy’s; Saint Harridan; Butch Clothing Company; Men’s Wearhouse; J-Crew
Timeless Essentials (button-down shirts): Ralph Lauren (boys section for smaller sizes); Tommy Hilfiger (boys section for smaller sizes); Brooks Brothers; Levi’s
Budget Essentials (t-shirts, button-down shirts): Uniqlo; H&M; Topman; American Eagle
Jeans: Levi’s; Lucky Brand; Abercombie; American Eagle
Dress Shoes (loafers, oxfords): Cole Haan; Steve Madden; Aldo
Urban Boots: Frye
Sneakers: Converse; PF Flyers
Accessories: Thrift stores (ties, boi jewelry); street vendors (fedoras, beanies, boi jewelry); Brooks Brothers (ties); Traders International (kerchiefs); ASOS (River Island bracelets); Macy’s (ties, pocket squares)