There is a fashion revolution happening in menswear right now and Saint Harridan is at the cutting edge of this movement. They are the only company that has dared create a ready-to-wear suit for the Dandi who likes to be their dapper best in menswear tailored suiting.
My Saint Harridan t-shirt, dog tags and patch arrived today and I wear them with pride, not only as their fashion advisor but as a huge fan.
This is just the beginning! So get on board. If you love to look dapper and love menswear as much as I do check out their website.
Many of you all have already ordered suits, pants, shirts, hoodies and vests. And there will plenty more to come as soon as these Kickstarter orders are filled.
Be a part of the fashion revolution. Become a Saint today!
…yeah I did…but I had too. How could I not title a post like that when I’m about to talk about the latest in a growing plethora of butch, genderqueer, fashion start-ups, this one with the name of HauteButch!
The offerings and designs are what is being called by the fashion world “urban”…I call them butch style.
I do so love the design of this coat (model on the left), and I hope to see more of this kind of design for this line, fitted, fashion forward and edgy.
These kicks are hot. More please!
HauteButch is for the fierce butch female. The line is affordable and they promise quality clothing with a design range from blazers to (my favorite of course) preppy pastel polos and shoes (something not as prevalent in the latest incarnation of queer owned style houses.)
The HauteButch moto – they are the “go to destination for all things butch.” K. Michelle is the brainchild and Karen Roberts, co-founder and director. They say of their brand that HauteButch is about bridging the gap for their customers “between their selves, styles, lifestyles, and values.”
Check them out today!
Oh, and while you’re at it, 2013 is upon us and they have a hot new calendar that is a must have for butch’s and fem’s alike.
Got style questions? I’ve got answers – just ask me in the comment section below!
Wow! We made it. And that is saying a lot, for in my experience many people in my sphere of love and friendship transitioned to planes far beyond this one where I know they are experiencing the fullness of what they learned on earth and what they plan to bring back on their next journey.
For those of us still buzzing around and creating and discovering I am thrilled to say that there is an incredible shift in the air as far as fashion, lesbians, queerness, masculine beauty, design and designers go.
As you well know I am fashion advisor to the fabulous brand Saint Harridan, that not only surpassed their goal on Kickstarter but became the 7th ranked fashion fundraiser in the history of the crowdfunding site! Congratualtions to Mary Going and his team of talented and amazing people that made this all possible.
I am also happy to say that other lesbian owned and operated companies that were featured on Preppybaba last year are still growing and thriving and I look forward to seeing more and more entrepreneurs with fashion dreams take the plunge into the market.
(I do consult on such matters, so feel free to contact me at CONSULTING)
Here are some pic’s from the other fabulous queer fashion houses for 2013. (Shop queer!)
And new to the list:
In their own words – Tomboy Tailors is a fine clothier specializing in custom-made suits and shirts of the finest quality that are made-to-measure in the material, cut and fit that you want.
2013 is starting out to be a great year in the world of queer fashion. I am truly excited!
There is nothing I like better than to find out there there is a Dandi lesbian who has started a fashion company. It really warms my heart. Malak Ni is one of those companies. Envisioned by South Carolina native Angel C. McArthur in 2005 she was finally able to begin her exclusive line of unique, quality tailored, unisex designs in December of 2010.
McArthur’s creations are about exciting and bold colors for neck wear. She offers diverse patterns, styles and designs of classical, modern and contemporary looks.
I love bowties. I think they really say “I’m a Dandi! What ya got to say about it!?!”. I have been surprised at how unoriginal fabrics and patterns can be in traditionally made bowties and hope to see more unique patterns and fabrics used by our Dandi designers.
I love to wear my bowties as the bold contrast to the shirt or outfit I’m sporting. I think bowties are even more powerful and more of a statement now a days than the traditional tie. Ties can really date a look if not modern and in contemporary lengths and widths. Bowties, on the other hand, look great whether vintage or contemporary.
All that said however, great modern traditional ties are also a part of this collection as shown below. The LookBook that McArthur styled is very well done and will show you great ways to wear her designs to look your best. She has a very preppy feel and I love that. McArthur really has her heart in the right place. She wants to offer a quality product and be a voice in the ties and accessories industries. I look forward to seeing Spring 2012 and beyond.