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Buying a tie for the first time? Here’s what you need to know!
"Hey there Qwear! I’m Mo from over at polycule (queer & relationship blogging) sharing an outfit from my first exploration into queer dapperism. I only recently came out as genderqueer and this was the first time I was able to do a formal event — a wedding in this case — without actually wearing a dress. It was terrifying and amazing and I felt awesome! And also wanted to shoot a big thanks to all the queer fashion bloggers, namely Qwear, for aiding in my confidence to express myself. For a long time I struggled a lot with dressing the way I really want because of my very feminine curves, but once I started exploring how fashion can really work well for you, it all worked out and I was the best-looking dude at that wedding.”
Shirt: H&M men’s, premium cotton line
Tie: H&M skinny black
Pants: Topman ultra skinny dress pant (and favorite pair of pants I own now. Perfect blend of fitted without too feminine).*
Shoes: Target, Women’s Xhilaration® Lata Oxford Flat
Queers, one of my company crunches SKINNYFATTIES is working to launch their own line of beautiful ties! Their gorgeous work is based on the premise of converting old fat ties into skinny ones. I’ve seen people rock wide ties (fierce femmes in particular, Annie Hall style) but for the most part, 2.5 is the widest I’m able to go. Within 10 days you can ship your “outdated” ties to them in New York and get a beautifully tailored one back. They have an Indiegogo campaign enable them to place a larger order for their initial inventory, in turn lowering the overall cost of the ties.
While we’re on the subject, I experienced the trinity knot live and in person last night with this beautiful stud in silver. Just another example of the things you can try with your growing tie collection:
Beelinda Fox, menswear specialist
A portion of sales from SKINNYFATTIES goes straight to Career Gear, an organization that helps low income men re-enter the workforce, a large portion of whom are LGBTQ. SKINNYFATTIES founder Joshua Adam Brueckner told dot429.com, “As an out and proud business owner, I partner and develop relationships with organizations and companies whose values align with my own.”
Look at Blake!
Everything thrifted except tie clip, pants, and shoes
Blazer: Brooks Brothers, $8
French Cuff Shirt: Brooks Brothers, $3.75
Vest: From the Young Men’s shop in town, thrifted for $4
Tie clip: Her professor made it for her!
Pocket square (it has shoes on it!): 25 cents
Chinos: Tommy Hilfiger, $32ish
Shoes: ALDO, $110
I did a thing today! I went to a gay friendly wedding expo in Portland, ME representing Fourteen. I got to see our clothes for the first time, try them on, walk in a wedding fashion show, and talk to hotties. My only regret was the Holiday Inn Breakfast Buffet. OMG DON’T DO IT.
Sorry I don’t have pictures of the fashion show. I was busy waiting back stage in a closet full of the well-dressed queers.
Setting up our booth!
Surprise surprise! LK Weiss of Jack Tarr helped to put together the fashion show! So naturally within 5 minutes of meeting them we were in a photobooth together.
I totally have this on my fridge now.
This is serious stuff, you guys! Pay. Attention.
One mannequin I dug by our friends Joseph’s of Portland, ME
Oh hay, wanna hang out tomorrow? Live in Boston? GREAT come to my shopping event at Indochino. There may be other special guests joining us as well. You’ll just have to come and find out for yourselves.
OK LOVE YAS BYE!
I was blown away by Indochino's beautiful Traveling Tailor shop in Boston that I visited with Fit For a Femme last week. It was like the Apple store of suits. Priced in the $400 range, they offer the softest fabrics and choices of lapel style, number of buttons, pocket style (note: pocket flaps can always be tucked in. May as well get them and have the option!), linings, rounded vests, and contrast button stitching, to name a few!
Here are some photos from their shop, all courtesy of Fit For a Femme! The femme’s wife M got fitted for a suit as well, so stay tuned for part 2 of the Indochino experience on FFAF’s blog.
The traveling tailor is in Boston until April 15th as part of their North America tour. Since I love Indochino and I want to make sure you all feel comfortable going to them, I gave them a heads up that some of you might visit one of their traveling tailor stores. All you have to do is tell them you are from Qwear, and they will ask you for your pronouns and preferred language for the fitting. They are are super excited to have you there. Don’t live in Boston? They might visit your city soon. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
If you are able to make it, let us know how it goes!
Anonymous asked: hi sonia, do you have any suggestions for college/house party attire?
Hi Anon, what kind of college/house party? Are we talking the rager I went to sophomore year that took until Wednesday to recover from, or the jello shot contest I won Junior year that took someone’s eye out? Since I’m the expert, I’ll just cover all of them.
At college parties, you want to wear things that you can get things spilled on. You don’t want to have to worry about your $700 red strappy-thing shoes while you’re out dancing and flirting. So that’s requirement number 1.
Requirement number 1 part 2 is that you want to wear things that you wouldn’t be devastated if you lost. You’ll probably throw something in a pile of other people’s shit while you’re dancing and sweaty and drunk, and might not be able to find it when you leave. If you are bringing layers, make sure everything you might take off is not of special value to you. On that note, wear cute underwear.
Optional: lezbereal - you’re going to these parties to get laid and/or make friends. So you want to wear something distinctive and fabulous that will help people come up to you and start conversations. It might be a tie with dogs on it, a hat, a sequen dress, a "Butch, Please!" shirt. My friend Abby sometimes goes to parties in a blue wig, as “Maddax.” AND SHE’S NOT EVEN QUEER, YOU GUISE.
I think any one of these would make fantastic college party outfits, but please post more in the comments, queers! Photo reply: activated. - Sonia
I really just wanted an excuse to post this… adorable. (from: a-decade-undertheinfluence.tumblr.com)
And while we’re at it, here’s another HQ looking away in the distance. Also known as Shereen Jenkins. (from dapperq.com/tag/shereen-jenkins)
CTs on their phone. It’s endless! (from: siffybby.tumblr.com)
It’s not a sin if you’re amazing. (from: tomboy-x.tumblr.com)
Shirt: Everlane Men’s Oxford Smoke
Skinny Tie: Theory, bought at Loehmann’s
Glasses: SEE Eyewear
Watch: 666 Barcelona
Belt: J.Crew Leather Roller-Buckle
Pants: Gap Broken-in Straight Khakis, women’s
Shoes: Bobby from Boston
Part 2 of my Dandy Winter Photoshoot series with Sam Murray! (Here’s her Tumblr/Maddow fan page.) I’m showing off my recent purchases from Everlane. Their men’s XS oxfords fit me well, aside from the collar being too big. See part 1.