HauteButch is revolutionizing a line of quality, edgy,sexy clothes and footwear that incorporate an aesthetic embraced by butch women, androgynous straight women and transmen. Our innovative designs are crafted with a laser focused attention to fabrics, colors, detail and we obsess over the fit and finishes.
YOU. ALL. ARE. AWESOME. That's all there is to it and THANK YOU for helping us get here!
Please, Let's S T R E T C H a little farther to include Sizes 4X through 6 X Patterns. Our XX HAUTE Collection of Plus Sized Masculine Fashion for the female form. Click through to see my update here.
ANNOUNCING A $3K STRETCH GOAL!
There have been quite a few questions about ADD ON's and how to do that.
The image below may help and if not, just send us a message and we'll be happy to walk you through it.
What We Need
"Clothes make the man. (or in our case...the person) Naked people have little or no influence in society." - Mark Twain
Why Is This Important?
Many women and transmen have very limited choices available to them because they don't identify with the mainstream category of gender related clothing and their needs have been disregarded. For many years, they have been reduced to buying ill fitting clothes from the men's department or feminine clothes, only to have them altered.This has been a frustrating, exhaustive and rejecting process. We say, no more.No more compromising of self. Our clothes speak on our behalf before we ever utter a word.
This vision is about so much more than fashion or clothing, it is a revolution in the power of choice and freedom. You deserve clothes that fit and empower you.
The Problem With Fit: Men's
- Boxy and oversized
- There is no allowance for hips
- The length is too long
- Sleeves are too wide and too long
- Shoulders are too wide
- Neck circumference is too wide
- Trousers are too long and wide
- The crotch area is unflattering
The Problem With Fit: Women's
- Too frilly or feminine
- Too much attention to chest area
- Sleeves are too short
- Can be too form fitting
- Trousers are too curvaceous
- Pockets aren't flattering
What Makes Our Clothing Better?
We are destined to set a completely new standard and class for the way our community shops for clothes. It's not enough to have the most modern materials; the process of having a vision, putting those materials together to make a comfortable, durable and nicely designed garment- delivered with dedication to superior interactive customer service- that is our aim.
A new standard of designs that honestly and simultaneously blend with and yet deliberately blur the boundaries of masculinity and femininity.
A revolutionary vision that illuminates our diversity and independence.
Ours is a vision for fashion that requires great courage and conviction. We believe that the time is now.
HauteButch fashions are designed by a self-identified butch designer. While that's a benefit, it's not enough. We maintain a vibrant, ongoing communication with our customers around the world because after all, it's not about us - we're committed to them.
And for 2015...
The GOTHAM is our mixed media jacket.
Black brushed corduroy fabric body. Contrasting deep funnel neck collar and tight knit faux leather forearm inserts. Modern, sleek silhouette with clean lines. Black faux leather cuffs and a hip pocket add to the innovative design of this outerwear.
CAVIAR BLACK GOTHAM JACKET
All Gotham photos by: Christine Barry Photography
Our 3 New Shirt Styles
Available for Pre-Order Now
Description ~ In the order that they're shown:
1. 100% Ivory Cotton with Soft but crisp Pinpoint Black Collar contrast and Cuffs.Flyfront placket, white buttons and black thread. Very crisp.
2. 100% White Cotton with a Red Gingham contrasting mini club collar and a rounded cuff..
3. 100% Cotton Navy and White double pinstripe with a white poplin collar and a 3 button angled cuff.
Most start ups campaign to prove a concept and have that concept backed by crowdfunding supporters. We took a different approach.
We trusted that the need existed and got behind it by putting everything on the line. My wife and I are the primary financial investors behind HauteButch, directly followed by a couple of other wonderful individuals that believe in this brand and the need for its existence within our community. Over the past 2 years, our team has worked tirelessly, night and day to breathe life into this brand.
Now, We Need You
We have built a firm and solid foundation utilizing a lean business model, we're ready and here to stay. We've taken it as far as we can with our own resources and are at the jumping off place.............The Build Out.
That's where you come in.
HauteButch is raising the funds necessary to produce the 2015 Collection.The collection for every butch woman, androgynous woman and transman, for every occasion.
With your support, we'll be producing our new Gotham Jacket and 3 new button up shirt styles. Our prototypes and patterns are being finalized to meet the standard and quality that our customers have come to expect. Your pledges will directly impact our ability to move in to the production phase to meet the minimum factory requirements of 100 units of each garment in sizes ranging from Small to 3X.
Here is the breakdown of how the Kickstarter money will be used:
- Raw Materials
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to bring these new styles to life. Please help us by pledging your support and pre-ordering from the new collection today.
When you claim one of our rewards and pre-order with us, you will be supporting a company that was conceived with innovation and will succeed as a result of determination, strong work ethic and conviction.
NEW REWARD ADDED!
NEW 3 DAY REWARD TIER:
Fri-Sun Midnight (PST) First 15 and then gone!
(Applies to the Soldier Reward Immediately Below, Only)
NEW REWARD ADDED
Want To Add On To Your Current Pledge? Here's How....
What People Are Saying
Our customers love our products and we believe that you will too. Even if you can't afford to pledge, we'd be thrilled if you could yell like tarzan from the tree tops. Or if it's easier, like or share our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and spread the word on Instagram using the hashtag #hbkickstarter.
Our Promise To You
We promise to keep our backers in the loop all along the way. We know that we can't do this without you. If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out to us and we'll get back to you ASAP.
Thanks for taking the time to check out our project. We are so excited to bring the 2015 Collection to our community. Please back us, or help us spread the word, so that we can continue to provide quality menswear inspired alternatives to women and transmen worldwide.
Just for kicks...
Check out HAUTEBUTCH rocking the runway with the GAP, Show & Tell, Old Navy and Banana Republic
A huge, heartfelt salute of gratitude goes out to my friend Rod and the crew at Studio144. You guys are unbelievable and we thank you!
Thanks to everyone that backs us or shares our campaign. A special thanks to our team that collaborated with intense focus to prepare for this launch.
HauteButch would be nothing without the help and skills of...our community, the Porter-Roberts and Sheppard-Vaughn families, Sara,Deb, Sharon, Shelley, Molly,Tim, Marchelle, Nik,Rachael, each of our models and virtual supporters. To all of you-we hold so much gratitude.
Risks and challenges
Our team is well aware that unforeseen obstacles can occur for reasons beyond our control we intend to be transparent thereby setting realistic expectations and communicating throughout the timeline. Given our previous experience in bringing collections to market, we are confident that we can manage through the process of manufacturing and shipping the products to you on time. So plan to receive your items in March 2015 even though we plan to work ourselves ragged to deliver them early. Either way, we are dedicated to you and the new fashions will be well worth the wait, believe us!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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