dapperQ.com

This is the Tumblr presence of dapperQ.com, the most popular fashion and empowerment website for masculine gender non-conformists, masculine-of-center lesbians and genderqueers, and transmasculine individuals.

Our Tumblr page provides just a small glimpse into our projects and daily thoughts. Visit our website (www.dapperQ.com) for a more in-depth look at what we do!
Raife & Singer is a #queer owned & operated co. specializing in handcrafted bow ties & bolos. They are offering our readers 15% off anything in their ETSY store for #NYFW from today until 9/12/2014 at 12am EST. Simply enter the code DAPPERQ2014 at check out. 

Link to ETSY store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RaifeAndSinger

Link to dapperQ review: http://www.dapperq.com/2013/06/bolos-by-raife-singer/

Raife & Singer is a #queer owned & operated co. specializing in handcrafted bow ties & bolos. They are offering our readers 15% off anything in their ETSY store for #NYFW from today until 9/12/2014 at 12am EST. Simply enter the code DAPPERQ2014 at check out.

Link to ETSY store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RaifeAndSinger

Link to dapperQ review: http://www.dapperq.com/2013/06/bolos-by-raife-singer/

Dapper Clubwear for a Sweating Nightclub

The Facebook invitation to our New York Fashion Week (NYFW) event reads: *GIVEAWAYS* It’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW), so we hope to see you representing queer style HARD. We will be giving away one free raffle ticket until 11pm to those dressed in dapper attire (feminine, masculine, and anywhere in between or outside of!). Raffle tickets will be drawn at random for the following prizes: ► The first three raffle ticket winners announced will receive one Founders shirt by dotBK (worth $68 each). ► The fourth raffle ticket winner announced will receive a gift bag with one Founders shirt by dotBK (worth $68) and one pair of Tani USA limited edition air fitness boxer briefs (worth $45). ► The fifth raffle ticket winner announced will receive a gift bag with onePeau De Loup shirt (worth $78), a Founders shirt by dotBk (worth $68), and one Hook & Furl lapel pin (worth $45 and up: http://hookandfurl.com/) Since publishing the invitation, we’ve received questions about how to dress dapper in general, and, more specifically, how to dress dapper femme. We provided some examples, but then got the following question:

All of the clothing you’ve suggested to wear to your NYFW seems pretty hot for dancing. Do you have some examples of how to look dapper in the club?

Good question, because I do not know too many people who are down to wear a suit and tie to a nightclub! Here are some examples of  dapper attire that you can comfortably break a sweat in that we found on the web: Meghan Tansey Whitton

Ditch the tweed sport coat and go with a short-sleeve button down layered under a jean vest. You can keep the vest on, or ditch it later, depending on how hot it gets in the club. Light weight chinos are paired with loafers sans socks to create a more breathable ensemble. Image via Lookbook.

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This outfit is perfect for a hot dance floor. It’s simple: a white-sleeveless button-down with a skirt. But, the graphics on the bow-tie, skirt, and bracelet power clash to give the outfit a complex, dapper femme look.  Image via Lookbook.

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Pair shorts with a short-sleeve button down and let your dapper accessories do the talking. Bow-tie, hat, and suspenders make this outfit dandy, yet lightweight enough for a sweltering nightclub. Play with patterns to create a look that is a cut above the rest. Now, let’s take a look at three more examples of how to use the bow-tie/suspenders combo: Two simple accessories that speak volumes. Image via Lookbook.

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More bow-tie/suspender swag. Image via Pinterest.

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Left:  Hat, suspenders, statement frames, and an over-sized bow-tie = futuristic dapper swag. Image via Best Dressed Man on the Planet.

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Dapper femmes are on that bow-tie/suspender combo too! Image via Lookbook.

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Short shorts are all the rage right now this summer, and they are a great alternative to the mini-skirt for a night out dancing. Here, instead of power clashing, the matching patterns make this outfit effortlessly dapper chic. Image via Lookbook.

Dapper Club 14You can still go dapper even if your style is more street goth/punk. It’s all in the accessories. Image via Lookbook.

dapper club 9Finally, if you are just not the suspenders rocking, tie wearing type, go with a statement shirt, bold colors, and some dapper shoes. Here, modern leopard print oxfords match the contrast pocket on the button-down, adding some fun details to an otherwise safe pastel pallet. Image via Lookbook.

dapper club 10Again, another example of playing with graphics and patterns, this time to evoke a retro 80s feel. Image via Lookbook.

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The shirt takes this outfit into the stratosphere…and of course, top button fastened! Image via Lookbook.

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Sometimes, all you need is a statement t-shirt and a nice pair of black slacks to coordinate a fashion-forward nightclub look. Rhonnel kicks the style game up a notch by adding some flashy neckwear. Image via Lookbook.

Dapper club 15Or, keep the necklace and go futuristic dapper with an animal print polo, short sleeve jacket, and tailored harem pants. Image via Lookbook.

dapper club editMix hard and soft: A delicate tie and flowy short-sleeve button down paired with floral combat boots demonstrates the many ways one can be dapper! Image via Lookbook.

dotBk Giving Away FIVE Founders Shirts!

dotBk is giving away FIVE of their contrast pocket buttons downs. Entering to win is easy.

  1. Follow @dotBk on Instagram
  2. Post a selfie on Instagram
  3. Tag @dotBK and caption the image #ILovedotBk

Simple as 1, 2, 3! You can even use a selfie that you’ve already posted on Instagram before … just tag @dotBk and insert #IlovedotBk in the comments.

Five winners will be selected at random to win ONE shirt each. Deadline to submit is Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

Examples of Feminine Dapper

In an earlier post, dapperQ mentioned that we will be giving away one free raffle ticket until 11pm to those dressed in dapper attire (feminine, masculine, and anywhere in between or outside of!) at our New York Fashion Week event with DJ Whitney Day. But, some of you said that you do not know what feminine dapper looks like. So, here are some examples.

via Preposity

via Brightest Young Things

via Flickr

via Nikki Billie Jean

via Stephen Harrold

***Lots more examples on our main website here***

http://www.dapperq.com/2014/08/ask-dapperq-examples-of-feminine-dapper-please/

‪#‎NYFW‬ ‪#‎DJWhitneyDay‬ ‪#‎dapperQ‬
MORE MORE MORE - #NYFW Event Presented By Whitney Day & dapperQ + DJ Whitney Day’s Birthday! Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Love Gun in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Doors open at 10pm.

*GIVEAWAYS*

Raffle tickets will be drawn at random for the following prizes:

► The first three raffle ticket winners announced will receive one Founders shirt by dotBK (worth $68 each).

► The fourth raffle ticket winner announced will receive a gift bag with one Founders shirt by dotBK (worth $68) and one pair of Tani USA limited edition air fitness boxer briefs (worth $45).

► The fifth raffle ticket winner announced will receive a gift bag with onePeau De Loup shirt (worth $78), a Founders shirt by dotBk (worth $68), and one Hook & Furl lapel pin (worth $45 and up: http://hookandfurl.com/)

Want to get invitations to model in and/or attend our events, such as our Pride runway show at the California Academy of Sciences? Be sure to add our separate events Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008178138214

Our series “Dress Smart” features masculine women, gender non-conformists, and trans* identified dapperQs in academia. The newest installment of “Dress Smart” up today showcases the dapper stylings of Francisco J. Galarte, Ph.D. Dr. Galarte is an assistant professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Arizona. Check out more of Dr. Galarte’s style and fashion influences here: http://www.dapperq.com/2014/07/dress-smart-dapperq-academics-7/

Our series “Dress Smart” features masculine women, gender non-conformists, and trans* identified dapperQs in academia. The newest installment of “Dress Smart” up today showcases the dapper stylings of Francisco J. Galarte, Ph.D. Dr. Galarte is an assistant professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Arizona. Check out more of Dr. Galarte’s style and fashion influences here: http://www.dapperq.com/2014/07/dress-smart-dapperq-academics-7/

Boston, ask and you shall receive. Dapper queer swag is coming to you for the next two weeks sponsored by dapperQ, Saint Harridan, Jack Tar 207, and For The Love Of Bois Project:  The Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop – Two Weekends in Boston Friday, August 1, thru Sunday, August 3, 2014 Saturday, August 9 thru Sunday, August 10 2014 Time: Friday: 1pm to 6pm Saturdays and Sundays: 11:00am – 6:00pm Location: The Tony Williams Dance Studio, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Cost: FREE Plus a fashion show/dance party on August 9th!

Boston, ask and you shall receive. Dapper queer swag is coming to you for the next two weeks sponsored by dapperQ, Saint Harridan, Jack Tar 207, and For The Love Of Bois Project:
The Saint Harridan Pop-Up Shop – Two Weekends in Boston
Friday, August 1, thru Sunday, August 3, 2014
Saturday, August 9 thru Sunday, August 10 2014
Time: Friday: 1pm to 6pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Location: The Tony Williams Dance Studio, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Cost: FREE
Plus a fashion show/dance party on August 9th!

Seven Days of Dapper is back with a week’s worth of style from the smoldering and dashing Nicole! Check out how to get Nicole’s look and 4 different outfits from her closet here: http://www.dapperq.com/2014/07/seven-days-of-dapper-nicole/ Photos by F. Harley

TODAY ON dapperQ: Check out our main website for images and video of our Pride runway show held at the California Academy of Sciences here:  http://www.dapperq.com/2014/07/dapperq-pride-fashion-show-at-california-academy-of-sciences/

- Images by Miki Vargas

**TODAY ON DAPPERQ.COM** We’re featuring our 2014 list of 100 Most Stylish dapperQ’s. Visit our main website here for the full list.

**TODAY ON DAPPERQ.COM** We’re featuring our 2014 list of 100 Most Stylish dapperQ’s. Visit our main website here for the full list.