Win Tickets to Private Screening of HBO’s Suited

On Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7pm, dapperQ will be co-presenting an advanced, private, VIP invite-only screening of Suited, a new HBO documentary. Suited, produced by Lena Dunham (Girls) and Jenni Konner, and directed by Jason Benjamin, tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that makes custom suits for gender-nonconforming and transgender clients. Among those sharing their unique stories are a trans Bar Mitzvah boy, a New York City cab driver, a young southern law student and a transgender man preparing for his wedding. The film spotlights the intimate journey of coming into a new identity, accepting differences, and living bravely in one’s own skin.

We are giving away one ticket to this private screening to four lucky readers! To enter, simply share with us in the comments section below how clothing has been important to shaping your identity. Entries will be accepted from June 2, 2016 1pm EST to June 10, 2016 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced June 11, 2016.

Friday, June 17th
7:00PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)
Featuring a post-screening Talkback with director Jason Benjamin and Bindle & Keep’s Daniel Friedman. Moderated by the Editor-in-Chief of dapperQ, Anita Dolce Vita. Reception to follow on the Terrace.




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  • my clothing has always been my first form of self-expression. I was lucky enough to have a parent who let me wear what I wanted, dye my hair fun colors and never slut shamed me. I remember being picked on in h.s., being asked if i got dressed in the dark, or couldn’t afford a mirror because I was always so quirky. I had teachers make fun of me in front of everyone. But I kept on being me and now I am a leader in the lgbt community and i must say i have a DOPE sense of style -and have nothing but love for others who do the same.

  • If you were to ask any of my friends or family “Who is the worst dressed person you know?”, without a doubt they would all point to me. I never really felt comfortable with the clothes I *had* to wear or the clothes I was supposed to buy. While I do like some clothes in the women’s section, being there made me feel limited. I wanted to shop in the men’s section, because I like men’s fashion. Of course, as a kid and teen shopping there was a no-no, and I was forced to buy clothes I didn’t connect with. So I just threw anything on, because I didn’t care. My fashion was purely utilitarian, because looking good didn’t matter to me, because I didn’t feel good.
    But with the growth of the internet came so many websites and accounts, like DapperQ, that show so many examples of queer fashion. It makes me so inspired to see these pictures and fashion shoots. I’m not a kid anymore, and I want to be able to look the way I feel. Little by little I’ve begun to change my fashion, with tips from many different websites and articles. Though I still get some strange looks from my friends, I’m also getting something I’ve never gotten before: compliments on my clothes.

  • When I first started blogging and doing photography about a year ago, I was a barely 20 something year old, who just moved to NYC, cut off all her hair and was ready to live a more authentic life. I have always loved the dapper style but many times the term dapper was only reserved for the suited men in the magazines. Quite frankly I couldn’t understand why fashion had to be so polarized. I believe that it should not be about the section that I shop in but the look I want and how I can obtain it. So I began to delve into how I could have a dapper look that fit my body type and on a budget and began blogging about my findings on my website My journey to finding my dapper look wasn’t easy (especially with the weird looks I get in stores) but it has affirmed me as the confident woman that I am. I feel more comfortable in my skin because of it. Most of all, through my clothing I have been able to,without saying a word, dismantle every idea about how I as a “woman” should look and act and instead provide the message that I can be whatever I want and look however I want.

  • Clothing has always been an extension of my self. It has helped me fit in, lifted my confidence, allowed me to express myself and most of all, it liberated me from everyone else’s expectations of gender and identity. And as I have evolved and continue to evolve in my identity, so does my wardrobe.

  • Clothing has always been an accessible (and mostly enjoyable) means of communicating my identity. Although clothing has been the primary means of expressing my gender identity, it has been a fun way of expressing my self, that which cannot be easily defined or summed up in a pronoun.

    I am excited and inspired by what’s going on in the realm of gender identity and expression today. I have questioned/struggled with my gender identity for approximately 30 years. Thank you to everyone who lives their truth, without apology…

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