Butch Style


Butch Style Spotlight: Radclyffe Hall
July 20, 2008, 4:53 pm
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Old is the new black, right? Well, most people are going for styles from the 80s, or the 60s, but I thought I’d take a trip a little further back. This is Radclyffe Hall, lesbian icon from the early 1900s.

Radclyffe Hall, born Marguerite and nicknamed John, was born in 1880. As far as I can tell, she spent her life writing and chasing women. Most of her books feature lesbians, including her most famous work, The Well of Lonliness. Although her clothing looks really masculine from our point of view, it turns out that it wasn’t really for the time. It is, however, very stylish.

In this first one, we’ve got a hat (which we all know are totally in) – specifically a beret. She’s also got nice suit on, and it looks like she’s got a pretty cute haircut.

How distinguished does she look here? Lovely suit and bow tie, and a pair of glasses held thoughtfully. Her posture and confidence actually remind me a lot of James Dean.

This is Radclyffe with her lover Una Trowbridge. In this photo she wears a classic smoking jacket with a skirt. This is an interesting combination and one that was rather unusual (and still is, for that matter).



Butch Style Spotlight: Samantha Ronson
July 10, 2008, 1:27 am
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In light of her current status as gossip blog superstar, I’ve decided to turn the butch style spotlight on Samantha Ronson, friend, girlfriend, and (maybe?) fiancee of Lindsay Lohan. While Ronson needs to be fed several pounds of biscuits and gravy or something equally fattening, she definitely displays some dyke DJ style.

If you haven’t heard the news, Lindsay Lohan finally decided to announce her gayness. Kind of. She had a big 22nd birthday party bash last week with Samantha Ronson, her rumored girlfriend. She said during her birthday party, “I just wanna live a healthy happy year, continue on the path I’ve been on and be with the person I care about.” The butch of the hour then apparently gave her woman a $22k ring for her birthday. Damn.

You may argue that she’s not *that* butch. She does, however, have many of the elements of that trendy butch style.

Ronson sporting lesbian flannel. Are the 90s back? Maybe. Is lack of lesbian fashion sense back? I hope not.

From Fanpix.

Track jacket and plenty of accessories here. She’s also got a row of stars tattooed down her forearm. Very punk.

From These Boots and Made for Stalking.

She really likes that hat. Nice tux shirt with a fancy watch. Also note the bleached hair with roots and the headphones. Yeah, I know she’s a DJ, but I can totally see the big headphones becoming the new “thing.”

From Blabberstar.

And finally, she smiles. She’s got the retro Pink Floyd shirt with a nice jacket and some subtle bling. I like this outfit a lot. Dykey yet metrosexual at the same time. I’m not really sure how that works, but it obviously does.

From flyboyz.

So there we have it. The latest in emaciated celebrity DJ dyke style.