This is our third post in dapperQ’s Wedding Week, where we feature dapper weddings and answer all of your burning wedding questions.
Featured image: L.K. Weiss of Jack Tar 207 wearing a Saint Harridan suit
A reader asks:
“Any thoughts on where to get a suit for a 5ft, size 4/6 butch? I have a wedding and am at a loss.”
This question will be tough to answer for three reasons: (1) I don’t know much about your personal style. Are you more Ellen DeGeneres or Casey Legler? Classic American preppy or modern Euro chic? (2) I don’t know much about the wedding. Is it indoor? Outdoor? Black-tie formal? Country casual? (3) I don’t know your measurements. Not all 5 ft. tall, size 4/6 butches are built alike. Some are curvy. Others are athletic. And still others are beanpole shaped.
I can give you some suggestions about where to look for suits. But, you will most likely have to try quite a few on and get them tailored, or invest in a bespoke suit, because it is rare that anyone (regardless of gender) will find a perfect suit fit right off the rack.
Saint Harridan suits
designs ready-to-wear suits with a sleek, masculine cut re-engineered for women and trans* identified individuals.
is a clothing line of classic suit separates specifically designed for the lesbian, queer, and trans* community.
is a queer-friendly clothier that provides bespoke masculine suits for all genders.
Megan Dougherty (left) and Jack Elliot (right, dapperQ He Said/We Said model).
Many of our readers and models, such as trans* identified Jack Elliot pictured above, swear by J-Crew’s Ludlow
line of suits.
Katie Abbott in Men’s Wearhouse suit
As with J-Crew’s Ludlow line, our readers often recommend Men’s Wearhouse
Butch Clothing Company suits
If you have time to get a Skype consult and bespoke suit from Butch Clothing Company
(BCC), we highly recommend that you do. A suit by UK based BCC may take some time and money, but will be a worthy investment.