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Women Who Prefer Men’s Wear


July 19, 2016

Danielle Cooper, left, and Sara Geffrard
 blog about men’s wear and prefer to wear it, too
.Credit...George Etheredge/The New York Time
MY Note: Parts of this should feel familiar. 

Two fashion bloggers stood side by side at the Stampd presentation during the second day of New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Each wore a crisply tailored suit with white sneakers that appeared to have been spared an encounter with the street.

Meet Danielle Cooper, 31, a former professional basketball player from California who runs the blog She’s a Gent, and Sara Geffrard, 24, a former dancer from Haiti and the woman behind A Dapper Chick.

“When I wear a suit, I feel like I can do things I would not otherwise do,” Ms. Geffrard said. “I’m a very, very shy person, but if I’m in a suit, I feel very confident. I feel like I can talk to whoever. Otherwise I would walk in and feel sort of small.”

Ms. Cooper said: “We’re in an era when men and women wear everything. It doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight. For us, it’s really about showing young women that they can wear whatever they want.”

Recent looks by Danielle C

Their approach to fashion makes perfect sense in a time when the actor-musician Jaden Smith wears skirts, the rapper Young Thug declares that there’s no such thing as gender, and Teen Vogue’s advice column offers tips for figuring out your gender identity. Bill Cunningham of The New York Times captured the women with his lens in February and called their style of dress “absolutely superb.”

At the Stampd presentation last week, Ms. Cooper and Ms. Geffrard wound their way through the crowd, sharing observations about the clothes. Pointing out a pair of olive-green shorts, Ms. Geffrard said they reminded her of the loose cut popular in the ’90s. “But he moved the pockets to the front to make the look more modern,” she said of Chris Stamp’s design.

“I don’t want to be a guy,” Ms. Cooper said. “I want to be a woman in men’s wear, like Olivia on ‘Scandal’ or Ellen DeGeneres.”

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Fashion journalists can see very well what they’re up to.

“The first thing you think when you look at Danielle and Sara is, ‘This is chic,’ not, ‘Are they a man or a woman? Black or white?’” said Wendell Brown, the creative director at large for The Daily Beast.

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