What Suede Says

The perfect outfit doesn’t just look good; it also says something.

This outfit says I’m classy yet relaxed, with the brown suede shoes and elbow patches, collared shirt, and jeans. Suede, though now easy to come by, used to be a form of luxury. The term originated in France in the late 1850’s over a particular type of soft glove imported from Sweden.


Glasses: Adrienne Vittadini
Sweater: H&M, men’s department
Shirt: Gap “The Perfect Striped Shirt”
Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch, “The Erin Skinny”
Shoes: Bass ”Ely Gobi Suede”

As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.