For all my fellow masculine dykes, dapper queers, handsome bois, and butches in the dressing room struggle – I bring you tidings of great joy, and news of a Kickstarter campaign near and dear to my heart.
Saint Harridan is on a very honorable mission: providing high quality and highly handsome suits for all bodies. Founder Mary Going came up with Saint Harridan when she was trying to find a suit for her wedding. After one too many ordeals in the men’s department, she went the customized route and realized that finding a suit that fits shouldn’t be such a painful process.
What if there were a company that made menswear for people who weren’t assigned male at birth? We know firsthand the trials of blazers that don’t quite fit, rolled-up cuffs on brought-in pants, and shirts that never seem to work with our chests. Saint Harridan wants to make menswear that fits you in every possible way. No more compromising when it comes to your wardrobe; no more feeling uncomfortable in the outfits that are supposed to make you feel like a million bucks.
The Kickstarter campaign was launched on November 26, and within 24 hours, half of the $87,000 goal had already been met. With 17 days left to go, Saint Harridan has done the impossible and reached $101,064, with 871 backers and an outpouring of support. If you add your pledge, you’re eligible for handsome t-shirts, dogtags, or even a suit of your own.
Saint Harridan will launch their Pop-Up Tour in 2013, and they’re looking for models. The Pop-Up stores will show up in any city with 100 or more model applicants, so whip out your bowties and upload your pictures to their facebook page. Get your friends, partners, and favorite queers to vote, because the grand prize winners get to model in the Saint Harridan show and appear in their marketing material. Plus, their image will cause ladies around the globe to swoon. And we know everyone likes making ladies swoon.
Keep up with the cause by following their blog, liking them on facebook, and pledging their Kickstarter now!
As a femme who has an unbelievable appreciation for bois in suits – I APPROVE THIS ARTICLE. Excellent stuff, and I support everything here.
Phew, girls in well-fitting suits are the most effective de-pantser that exists. Everyone pledge now please! Kthanksbai.
Why you no let me log in, Autostraddle? Anyhizzle:
Shameless self-plug? Vote for me in the Pop-Up tour model contest thingy! I want to wear dapper suits, y’all, SO BAD: http://bit.ly/UmZzvw
And you should enter your dapper selves, too! The more people from each city that even just enter, the more likely they are to come to your city/pick you for modeling. And you would look so good in one of these suits.
Log in under the Community tab, there was a new update and the top bar went away but everything else is supposed to be awesome. :)
Yay thanks! I miss things sometimes.
Thank you so freaking much I was hating on life! I mean that’s super dramatic, but being over dramatic is what happens when I can’t like everyone’s amazing comments for days at a time! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
IF I CAN GET A BUNCH OF OTHER ATL QUEERS TO DO THIS WITH ME I WILL SO DO IT.
“My gender is slippery”
Best. Gender presentation. Ever.
There is about a 0% chance that this is going to happen in a city near me (in all realilty, there are no cities near me), but I really hope this whole Saint Harridan thing takes off and that these suits (or ones like them) will become more widely available. Mostly because now I want a tailored suit like little Ralphie wants a Red Ryder BB gun. And I doubt one will magically appear under my Christmas tree this year.
I love this so much and will consider chipping in to get a shirt. WANT SHIRT SO BADLY YES. And then well fitting pants…
WANT SHIRT SO BADLY YES FOR YOU.
Oh that reminds me of something *texts you*
but seriously, dress shirts are so hard with hips like mine. :(
It is my civic duty as a femme-ish-lady-who-enjoys-suspenders-on-other-gaydies to support this.
Yes, I see supporting this project as an investment in my future happiness.
Awwww, what I wouldn’t give for a properly fitting suit! Damn these hips. ):
There is this kickstarter campaign that is trying to make that possible for you.
I love you.
as someone whose Christmas wish list includes “tie clip” and “a magical tailor elf to hem all my men’s pants”, I strongly support this post (and project).
I too approve this message as an admirer of ladies/bois/gentlequeers in well fitted attire.
WOW I CAN PICK ALL OF THESE DAPPER HUMAN BEINGS TO VOTE FOR?!
best procrastination technique for finals to date.
Wow this is cool! Let’s get a shop in the Uk guys! I recently found my inner suit-wearing boi.
definitely something I’m going to embrace more! These guys deserve all the support. Awesome brand.