“There are so many terms for what I am – genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, pangender, neutrois – but none of them feel quite right. So Kade takes the place of that descriptor, and Kade feels right.”
An open letter to all the male icons I have consciously (or subconsciously) based my butchness upon over the years.
Who do you turn to when you know everything there is to possibly know about shirts but STILL can’t find one to fit you? How about the editor of Qwear, two writers from DapperQ and a chick with a fashion degree?
Darts and plackets and yokes? You can’t get what you want if you don’t know how to ask for it! We’ve got everything you need to get yourself looking dashing.
It’s that tie-straightening and sunglass removal feeling.
“I’ve seen some queer people who insist on holding doors, and other queers who use their stilettos to step on the feet of the men who do the same. I love them both, but I’m not sure if I can call sides in a concept of gentlemanly behavior that’s much older than any of us.”
12. Do your goddamned laundry.
“I just don’t see why a woman would want to aspire to masculinity when she doesn’t like men.”
We coming bearing good tidings of great joy: a gallery of 61 people looking dandy as f*ck for the holiday season.
“That’s what you wish you could tell her when you’re staring at your shoes or finishing that drink or pretending there’s nothing else to say.”
“So what do you do in bed, then?” they always ask, but what they mean is “I think I already know what you do in bed because you’re a butch who likes femmes, so I’ve made assumptions on your behalf.”
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.
“I continued to make intense eye contact with my interviewer, concentrating to the point of not blinking. To her credit, she did sometimes look down, but it was usually to take in my tie, skipping my face altogether.”
“If you’re cold, it’s your own damn fault!”
This week we’re stealing a lot of black, a lot of leather and a lot of swagger. I’m going to teach you how to dress like Hunter Valentine’s Kiyomi McCloskey.
“I get angry at myself for having feelings this big to begin with, and then I wrestle for a few hours with the unique mixture of self-loathing, rage, and sobbing.”
Have you ever wanted to fuck someone and look like them at the same time? That’s how I feel about Casey Legler, a person who identifies as female but who works as a model in the men’s fashion world. Commence feelings bomb.
“If I wear my heart on my sleeve – and I do these days, much to the shock and dismay of a butch gone prematurely tender – then the sleeve itself is my masculinity.”
In which we steal the clothes off queer style icons’ backs. Metaphorically, that is. This week: Janelle Monáe
If you’ve been waiting for someone to come along and provide us with some REAL menswear options that actually fit our body types, then Anna Kunz and her line, Kreuzbach10 certainly deserve the funds to get this done.