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!
One of my favorite looks for myself is definitely denim on denim. And I love it on everyone from cowbois to fashionistas, but don’t ask my sweetheart what she thinks of the look, let’s just say it’s not her idea of style.
Yet I think it is one of the sexiest, yet casual-yet can be dressy styles anyone can master and it is most fabulously worn with a great pair of worn, battered, but still completely butch as heck, boots. But that’s just me. And of course I would be remiss (and behind the trend) not to single out the most durable and honored king/queen of all the denim icons – the classic jeans jacket, it is oh so truly cool.
Now most of us already have one, or two, or even more than we’d care to admit of these “image of Steve McQueen provoking” jackets in our closets. Perhaps you completely forgot you had it or have unwisely decided it was too worn out or frayed to even wear anymore. Au contraire dear Dandi, now is the perfect time to pull it out and style it up.
Got rid of yours years ago? Well here are some new designs to spruce up an old idea. The jean jacket for S/S 2013 is not just made from old school denim, designers are serving us up new fabrics and more than just your basic blues to chose from.
Or no color at all as seen here with Public School’s coated denim with leather sleeves.
Not into leather? Black Apple makes this wonderful distressed number with pleather. But what makes denim and the classic jean jacket design look it’s best, to me, is the personal touch. So here are some street-wear inspirations to stir up your sartorial juices.
gq-magazine.co.uk labdailyblog.com outsapop.com blackfoxstyle.com blog.denimtherapy.com pinterest.com/leannemark
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!
I fell in love with this shirt on the hanger so you know it was true love! My new Agave Tailored shirt is one of the most supple chambrayshirts I have ever owned (and I have owned many!)
It is the perfect length, not too long, not too short.
And it goes great with my new Ben Sherman jet black jeans.
And most of all I love the entire look with my new favorite bag (birthday gift from my sweetie). This elegant, and all purpose Fossil – preppy to the max – Dandi bag! With a place for my laptop and everything else I need to get through my busy day.