Category Archives: Recommendations

Etsy Recommendation: Dapper and Swag

I just love the variety of Collar Chains at Dapper and Swag.
They also do brooches and tie pins, but those collar chains, there’s just so much loveliness to behold!

We spoke to Kristin, owner of Dapper and Swag about the store and the inspiration behind some of the designs….

The first collar chain I ever made was the antler collar chain. It was a gift for a friend of mine who really loved deer. After I made it, I loved it so much I made one for myself and eventually decided to sell them. I tend to favour animal and nature-inspired themes though a lot of what I make just depends on what supplies are available to me. I like working with metal. I enjoy that the collar chains sort of skirt the line between jewellery and accessories. They’re very gender neutral. It all depends on how you wear them so they’re very adaptable.

Recommendation: The dapper chicks of New York

Dapper Chicks of New York is a project I created to bring a community together. We are uniting to showcase individuality, and style. We are all different chicks, but we do have one common thing that binds us all together. We love fashion. We love men’s fashion.

The project is also to bring awareness to cyber-bullying. A few others have been victims of bullying, whether it may be cyber, emotional or physical. Fairly recently, I was its victim. Sadly, the other party felt like it was a competition and proceeded to attack me along with their friends. It severely affected my life to the point where I felt like giving up on everything. I never thought it was real, until then. Thanks to the support of my family, my close friends, you and my fellow dapper chicks, I am here as confident as ever taking a stand.

We dress up and join forces to make a difference. Help us say NO to cyber-bullying.

Find out more at DCNY.

Recommendation: Flaunt Streetwear

From Flaunt’s site…

FLAVNT Streetwear is a Brooklyn based independent clothing company producing men’s and women’s quality clothing since 2014. Our products are for anyone who seeks to flaunt who they really are—we want you to wear your identity on your sleeve (or your shirt) with pride and confidence. We cater to everybody, but especially hope to provide clothing that anybody can feel comfortable in; from the confident male and female, to tomboys, the LGBTQ community, the androgynous, and anybody in between.

The t-shirt designs are pretty cool, they ship internationally (extra yay for all us non US people!), and offer a variety of sizing options.
Also, the “Wish you were Queer” tee is officially my new favourite thing!

Recommendation: House Of Alexzander

Oh, this! An initiative that turns feminine fashionable-edge-affordable clothing more gender-variant-inclusive by adapting to other bodies than the cis-normative.

In meantime there’s only stuff adapted to the owner’s body, but the ambition seems to be in creating a store for other sizes too. Yeah, it’s called a thrift store. The sales go to the same prospect! Please support if you have the opportunity.

And the news-feed is greatly inspiring showing off the styles and their context. Just another way to say they can be subversive and look awesome, teehee!

— rikku

Recommendation: Borrowed Dresses

Check out Borrowed Dresses!

“Borrowing dresses from people has allowed me the opportunity to start a dialogue with those lending me clothes. Those discussions have been a way of engaging in discussion about the binary gender system we are forced into by society. I may not have reached the world with my work, but I have reached those in my life, and those who through the project have come into my life. A small circle of influence, yes, but one equally as important as those who are blessed with talking to and influencing audiences in the thousands or millions.

This post is a collection of links to the 35 dresses I have managed to photograph so far. I hope you enjoy them, and if you do, please like or reblog :)

Recommendation: The Loft

Check out The Loft!

I went to a Loft store in a rush to buy funeral garb many months ago. As I am trying to transition from a slouchy-sweatshirts style to a more formal androgynous one, I have been constantly drawn towards my blouse and blazer for the occasion. The Loft has women’s clothes, but I find that they have a decent selection of neutral-styled clothing if you;re looking for it. I find that we often stray towards the men’s section to get masculine attire when we’re looking for neutral clothes, but why can’t androgyny have a more feminine side as well?

— Monster
About Monster

I’m just a teen trying to find its place in the world through androgynous expression, gender-messed identity, and spiky hair.

Kenneth Cole Reaction dress shirts

I first found one of their dress shirts at my local thrift shop – it was labelled as a men’s small and I never expected it to fit me. To my surprise they run very small. This means no extra shoulder space and I did not need to roll up the sleeves! They’re overall super comfortable.
It is kind of a designer brand so things are a bit on the pricey side but I will pay that for a shirt that is small enough.

— JJ
About JJ

I’m JJ, 15 years old and genderallovertheplace. I think penguins are the most awesome animal ever. And I like sexy ties.