Campership Alert: Sharpe Suiting Wants to Send You to A-Camp This Spring!

A-Camp is steadily approaching, dream weavers. For some that means planning road trips with shiny-faced queers that you haven’t seen since the last time you climbed down the mountain or maybe it’s keeping price alerts for all the airlines that’ll get you on top of Mt. Feelings. That good old Degrassi “Whatever It Takes” mentality has set in and it’s all or nothing.

So let’s cut to it: are you ready for a brand new Campership? The ambitious and talented humans over at Sharpe Suiting have thrown their dapper brims into the ring and are generously offering their assistance to get you to glory aka bring your fine ass to A-Camp tuition-free!

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Sharpe Suiting is a custom suit and dress wear company with an intellectual approach and a classic feel. The Los Angeles company surged to attention last year with their very successful Kickstarter campaign for a ready-to-wear line. Since then, they’ve been measuring, suiting, and loving queer and androgynous bodies with gusto and bringing fine masculine-of-center tailoring to the masses.

Meet the team and check them out at the Dapper Q Fashion Show this past December:

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Sharpe Suiting makes wedding dresses too! See above left.

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All the work that they put into measuring queer bodies has been saved and utilized to create a sweet ass algorithm called “andropometrics” and that’s how Sharpe Suiting will be able to put clothes for our bodies directly into stores in a global ready-to-wear line.

In less than a year of business we have custom-made over 100 suits for a diverse group of clients in our local LGBTQ community, particularly those who identify as butch, androgynous, trans men, genderqueer, tomboys, and anyone who is ‘masculine of center’

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One thing at a time though, deep breaths, I know you’re excited! First, let’s go back to that Campership. Sharpe Suiting wants you to look your very best and revel on the mountain. Here’s what you gotta do:

How to Win a Free Trip to A-Camp from Sharpe Suiting:

  1. Like Sharpe Suiting on Facebook AND follow Sharpe Suiting on Instagram.
  2. Facebook or Instagram a picture of yourself looking SHARP with your number one camping essential. Include the hashtag #CAMPSHARPE and tag ‘Sharpe Suiting’ (Facebook) or @sharpesuiting (Instagram).
  3. Feel free to be as funny, clever or practical as you want to be!

You do not need to be a masculine-presenting lady to snap a photo with your most favorite camping essential and enter this contest! The only requirement is that you have to not already be signed up for A-Camp. We look forward to basking in the glory of your submissions! Tuition and shuttles in between LAX and the campground are covered; the winner is responsible only for covering their own travel to LAX and/or to the campground directly.

*DEADLINE EXTENDED*

The deadline has been extended and you now have until the end of the day THIS THURSDAY APRIL 9TH, 2015 to post your entry. The winner will be announced on Friday April 10th! Good luck y’all!

Gabrielle Rivera is an awesomely queer Bronx bred, writer, spoken word artist and director. Her short stories and poems have been published in various anthologies such as the Lambda Award winning Portland Queer: Tales from the Rose City and The Best of Panic! En Vivo from the East Village. Her short film "Spanish Girls are Beautiful" follows a group of young Latina and Caucasian girls who like girls as they hook up, smoke up and try to figure sh*t out. She also freelances for Autostraddle.com while working in the film and television industry. Gabrielle is currently working on her first novel while bouncing around NYC performing spoken word and trying to stick it to the man.

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22 Comments

  1. My #1 camp essentials are definitely going to be waterproof eyeliner and dry shampoo because I embrace low maintenance and high cuteness when I’m in the woooods. I’m already going, though!

  2. My camp essential is a pair of jorts because otherwise you end up cutting your only pair of pants into jorts and then it snows cause it’s a freaking mountain and unpreidictable and you end up freezing. Otherwise, you have one pair of pants and it’s hot and you’re sweaty but your cabinmates are all ‘you have one pair of pants anna don’t cut them!’ and you end up overheating cause it’s a mountain and unpredictable.

  3. I can’t wait to see the magical human who snags this!

    I will get my specially fitted suit someday. I will do it. Then I will take photos of it like everyone does with a new baby. Holding it. Rocking it. Taking it to the park in the sun. Maybe shedding a tear. I’ll have a small celebration, there will be cake.

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