Still dying to attend A-Camp this October but not quite sure how you’re going to afford it? Well say a very enthusiastic hello to Kipper Clothiers, because they’re amazing and they want to help you out.
Who are the faces behind Kipper Clothiers? Erin Berg, Kyle Moshrefi, and Alex Orozco, the three former stylists from Tomboy Tailors. Kipper Clothiers is a brand new custom suiting and shirting venture founded on the notion that queer humans deserve formal clothing that fits and looks great. Based out of San Francisco, CA, Kipper Clothiers is committed to on-time production of high-quality, well-fitting custom suits and shirts for the Bay Area LGBT community.
And you know what else they’re committed to? Sending one of you queermos to A-Camp, the most wonderful magical queertopia in all the land! Where you can learn and play and live and sleep and love with Autostraddle, Hannah Hart, DeAnne Smith and 300 of the best humans on the planet! The Kipper crew wishes that they could attend camp (who doesn’t?!) but since they can’t, they’re being super generous and sending someone in their spot. Alex sums up their feels like this:
“Kipper Clothiers is excited about A-Camp and wish we could all go! As we’re busy with appointments, a fun-filled trip isn’t in our near future, but we’d love to sponsor a Campership so someone else can enjoy the experience. We’re happy to support a positive queer environment.”
You guys, this is literally why I love the queer community more than anything else in this world. Look how good we all are to each other. Is your heart filled with love and hope and visions of hot queers in well-fitted suits drinking whiskey at dappy hour at A-Camp? MINE TOO.
So okay, let’s talk about how you can enter to win a campership sponsored by these fine, well-dressed, large-hearted humans at Kipper Clothiers. Pay attention because there are multiple steps (that’s what she said).
2. Tell Kipper Clothiers your favorite style tip! This can be the most useful thing you know, the craziest thing you do, or the best lifehack you’ve discovered in your years of being a super stylish queermo. You’ll want to either tweet this tip to @KipperClothiers OR write it on their Facebook page. Either way, make sure you tag your post #acamp.
3. Kipper Clothiers will choose a winner by picking their absolute favorite tip!
You can start submitting tips to Kipper Clothiers right away, and can continue doing so until Friday, August 30th. You can only submit one tip, so make it a good one! Kipper Clothiers will pick their favorite tip and we’ll announce the winner on September 1st!
You do not have to identify as masculine of center or as someone who wants to wear a well-fitted suit to apply for this campership, and it is open to all potential campers who are not already registered, not just first-time campers. Airport shuttles are included in the prize but you will obviously have to cover your own travel expenses to and from LAX if you’re from out of town.
If you applied for a K-10 Campership, you should know that Anna is still making her decision. In the mean time, you’re allowed to apply for this as well!
So get creative and get crafty so you can go A-camping!
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