With our campaign fully funded, we're excited to say that Dapper D is now a reality! Having reached our goal, we can promise that if you back our campaign you will be receiving your reward. Of course, our mission is far from over. In order to help us ensure the longevity of our brand, please continue to support and share our campaign!
We are thankful to all our backers and the following blogs for the shout outs!
The Dapper D Story
I was recently asked, what made you go into fashion after having a law enforcement career? Yes, I know the two don't really go together. My background is in law enforcement, but I have a passion for fashion. Since having my first job at 16 and buying my own clothes, I only shopped in the men's department. I never felt comfortable in dresses or feminine blouses etc. I always felt awkward and my confidence was lacking to say the least. Wearing men's style clothes gave me the confidence I needed to be myself and walk with my head held high.
Wearing a uniform as a police officer taught me to take pride in looking "sharp". My uniform had to be dry cleaned and pressed, boots cleaned and the leather shined. I took that lesson into my personal appearance as well. And what I learned is that it felt GOOD!
So years later, and still shopping in the men's department, I've decided that it was time to start a clothing line for women like me. I want to empower other women to be themselves and wear what makes THEM comfortable. Be Brave. Be Authentic. Be You. Let's be the #butchfashionstas that we deserve to be! It shouldn't be only for the "Sex and The City" types. Being a fashionista doesn't just mean wearing high heels, skirts and the latest trend. I feel a fashionista is someone who is confident in their own style and owns it!
From Law Enforcement to Fashion. Very different paths, but somehow connected. This is why I created Dapper D Fashions, a Men's Style Clothing Line for Women, and for the Dapper Tomboy in each of us. Be Brave. Be Authentic. Be you.
The Kickstarter Journey
We have our samples of what we will be carrying (all of our models are wearing our samples in the Kickstarter video!), and with your help, we will be able to purchase the inventory that we need to officially launch our e-commerce site www.DapperDFashions.com. The more inventory we purchase, the more cost effective we can be in bringing you the most stylish, affordable, and accessible lifestyle fashions. So, let’s do this!
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Your Kickstarter pledges are going to:
- Photography for our e-commerce site
- Website Design and Development
- Marketing and Branding
The Dapper D Rewards
Handmade Tiger Eye Stone Bracelet -The perfect Dapper accessory. Looks fabulous with anything you wear. Represents balance, focus, and an overall well-being.
Dapper D Distressed Hat with embroidered Dapper D Logo - This will become your favorite black dapper cap! Torn seams, contrast stitching, with hook and loop closure.
***This is a mock-up of what the hat will look like***
Dapper D Puff Embroidery Cap - Get your dapper on with this heather-grey hat! Flat bill, one size fits most, snapback closure. Puff embroidery is a three-dimensional effect that will be sure to turn heads!
*** This is a mock-up of what the hat will look like***
Dapper D Be Brave. Be Authentic. Be You. Signature Tee - This soft heather-grey dapper tee will be your go-to shirt. You will never want to take it off! Available in sizes XS – 3X
Dapper D #ButchFashionista Signature Tee - For all of you #ButchFashionista Dapper D’s out there, this tee is for you! This super soft black tee will be sure to make a statement! Available in sizes XS – 3X
***This is a mock-up of what the tee shirt will look like***
Dapper D Fashion Hoodie - One of our most dapper items! Every Dapper D will want this in their closet! This white hoodie is soft and cozy, yet fashionable at the same time, with a mix of cotton and a polyester blend. Available in sizes S – XL
Dapper D Zip Zip Hoodie - We affectionately call this one the “Dapper D Zip Zip” as it has layered zippers, and creates a sporty slim fit! Available in sizes S – XL
The Dapper DUDS Package - For $70 - Get the Dapper D Fashion Hoodie, and your choice of ONE of the Dapper D Hats!
The Dapper DELICIOUS Package - For $95 - Get the Dapper D Fashion Hoodie, and your choice of ONE of the Dapper D Hats, and your choice of ONE of our signature tees!
The Dapper DETERMINED Package - For $140 - Get the Dapper D Fashion Hoodie, BOTH of the Dapper D Hats, and BOTH of the Dapper D Signature Tees!
The Dapper DYNOMITE Package - For $200 - Get BOTH of the Dapper D Fashion Hoodies, BOTH of the Dapper D Hats, and BOTH of the Dapper D Signature Tees!
The Dapper DIVINE Package Featuring KARINA DALE - For $500: In addition to having your very own portrait commissioned of YOU by the renowned pin-up artist, Karina Dale, you will get BOTH of the Dapper D Fashion Hoodies, BOTH of the Dapper D Hats, and BOTH of the Dapper D Signature Tees!
The Dapper D HISTORY Package: Become a part of Dapper D History! - For $1,000 you will get BOTH of the Dapper D Fashion Hoodies, BOTH of the Dapper D Hats, the handmade Tiger Eye Stone Bracelet, BOTH of the Dapper D Signature Tees, and you will get to have a Dapper D item named after YOU (you will decide the name, or you can name it after your gorgeous self!)
The Dapper DIVA Package - For $5,000, you will get BOTH of the Dapper D Fashion Hoodies, BOTH of the Dapper D Hats, the handmade Tiger Eye Stone Bracelet, BOTH of the Dapper D Signature Tees, and we will pay for your Airfare (from anywhere in the U.S.) to Portland, Oregon, a one-night stay in a gorgeous Portland hotel, and dinner with the Dapper D Founders: Vanna and Rasha Pecoraro!
YOUR KICKSTARTER TEAM:
Rasha Pecoraro - V.P. Of Dapper D
Has a nice ring to it, don't you think? My wife has been my biggest supporter from day 1. Not only is she helping me build the business but, she is a wonderful mommy to our 2 year old daughter!
Vanna Pecoraro - Founder
That's me! I am extremely grateful for all our family and friends who have shown so much love and support to make my dream come true!
Kina Williams - Creative Director
We have known Kina for several years and we are grateful for all her talent and hard work. Her creative skills are insane! She understood the vision and was on board from the beginning. She has been capturing our special moments since before our daughter was born. Love working with Kina!
Leilani Pecoraro - "The Boss"
Our 2 year old daughter. Spunky, entertaining, active, girly, and a tomboy. She brings us so much joy! Ok, so she's too young to work in the family business, but she is a major reason why we're working so hard to make Dapper D a reality. We want to teach her the value of hard work and to always go after your dreams!
Risks and challenges
We've spent the last year researching our manufacturing sources to find the best materials and selecting the most experienced partners. We are in constant communication with them and they understand our vision and needs. We know that they are committed to quality, reliability and on time production.
With that said like everything else on Kickstarter, Dapper D is a work in progress. We deeply believe in transparency and communication. Our backers will be the first to know about any unplanned hurdles or delays. We will post updates and welcome you to get in touch directly at info@DapperDFashions.comLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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