New York City and Philadelphia have a long standing rivalry. So, when NYC-based dapperQ decided to celebrate our 20th edition of He Said/We Said by shooting our first “City of Brotherly Love” HS/WS feature, Philly queers brought it and did not disappoint.
“The models fashion their very own looks – I give the inspiration, they give the interpretation. They come to the shoot camera ready: hair, make-up, their own clothes, accessories and props. I didn’t want the series to reflect how to recreate menswear from an individual stylist’s point of view. It’s always a wonderful surprise to see what each model came up with and all of the different translations of the same inspiration.”
Photographer Sammy Munsch, along with Anita Dolce Vita, selected the Hardy Amies Fall 2014 menswear collection as inspiration. Here’s what Munsch had to say about the inspiration and overall experience:
The Hardy Aimes Fall 2014 Collection’s refined yet casual look caught my attention. I knew the models I had chosen would add great flare to the textured layers and the tailored look that the collection portrays. Since this is dapperQ’s first shoot to take place in Philadelphia, I felt it was important for me to represent one of our city’s most beautiful places. The architecture and the unique nooks and crannies surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Art compliments the Hardy Amies fall collection and embodies versatility of Philadelphia.
I’m especially grateful to the models, thank you all for your creativity and time spent completing this challenge. Additional thanks to Kate Hinchey (IG: @veritatemdisaster), Sara Kelly (IG: @sakpublicrelations), and Garrett Olthuis (IG: @Garrettolthuis) for their assistance with the shoot.
The full editorial, including model bios and outfit descriptions, can be found here on our publishing partner, Autostraddle. But, dapperQ is honored to present additional images from the amazingly stylish Philly queers:
Andrew Spiers / Andy Indiana / The Feverfew
Sammy Munsch – Photographer
Kate Hinchey – Photography Assistant
Sara Kelly – Styling
Garrett Olthuis – Hair Styling