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Handsome Fashion collection for butch, androgynous, straight & lesbian women and transmen. Designed By Us, For Us, For Every Occasion.
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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.

UPDATE 11/16/14

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.

THANK YOU FOR ADDING ON!
THANK YOU FOR ADDING ON!

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 

Collar
Collar
Contrast inside Collar: Sleeves and Cuffs
Contrast inside Collar: Sleeves and Cuffs
Sleeves and Cuffs
Sleeves and Cuffs

           All Gotham photos by: Christine Barry Photography

Sizing Info:

                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.

Photo Cred: Christine Barry Photography
Photo Cred: Christine Barry Photography

2. 100% White Cotton with a Red Gingham contrasting mini club collar and a rounded cuff..

Photo Cred: Christine Barry Photography
Photo Cred: Christine Barry Photography

3. 100% Cotton Navy and White double pinstripe with a white poplin collar and a 3 button angled cuff.

Photo Cred: Christine Barry Photography
Photo Cred: Christine Barry Photography

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
  • Manufacturing
  • Photo-shoot
  • Shipping
  • Taxes
  • Logistics

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!

Pledge $35: Receive a Raw, Vintage leather card holder
Pledge $35: Receive a Raw, Vintage leather card holder

NEW 3 DAY REWARD TIER:

Pledge $37.00 WAVE Truncs Limited Quantity- 3 DAY REWARD Only
Pledge $37.00 WAVE Truncs Limited Quantity- 3 DAY REWARD Only

 Fri-Sun Midnight (PST) First 15 and then gone!

Pledge $45: Get a Newsboi and our Silk HauteButch Signature Bowtie: Pre-Tied (Shown here with the Navy double pinstripe shirt)
Pledge $45: Get a Newsboi and our Silk HauteButch Signature Bowtie: Pre-Tied (Shown here with the Navy double pinstripe shirt)
Pledge $55: You receive Our Choice of 2 tees
Pledge $55: You receive Our Choice of 2 tees

      (Applies to the Soldier Reward Immediately Below, Only)

Pledge $58: You Receive the Jacquard Braces and Bowtie
Pledge $58: You Receive the Jacquard Braces and Bowtie

             NEW REWARD ADDED

Pledge $63.00 Cowhide Rocker Wallet (Only 20 of these!)
Pledge $63.00 Cowhide Rocker Wallet (Only 20 of these!)
Pledge $75.00 :  Suspender and Bowtie Combo
Pledge $75.00 : Suspender and Bowtie Combo
Pledge $85: Watch Cufflinks
Pledge $85: Watch Cufflinks
Pledge $85: Receive A Pair of the Watch Cufflinks (shown above) and one long sleeved Jersey: Pre-shrunk 100% combed and ring-spun cotton  (These Tees tend to run large, so please be mindful of that when choosing size)
Pledge $85: Receive A Pair of the Watch Cufflinks (shown above) and one long sleeved Jersey: Pre-shrunk 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (These Tees tend to run large, so please be mindful of that when choosing size)
Pledge $115: Gents Combo
Pledge $115: Gents Combo
Pledge $125 or $149 CHAMPION or CONQUEROR - includes a pair of Greysons or Lozens respectively, wooden tie clip above and Newsboi Cap below.............Greyson's run a size larger : Lozen's fit true to size.
Pledge $125 or $149 CHAMPION or CONQUEROR - includes a pair of Greysons or Lozens respectively, wooden tie clip above and Newsboi Cap below.............Greyson's run a size larger : Lozen's fit true to size.
Pledge $125 or $149 CHAMPION or CONQUEROR - includes a pair of Greysons or Lozens respectively, wooden tie clip above and Newsboi Cap
Pledge $125 or $149 CHAMPION or CONQUEROR - includes a pair of Greysons or Lozens respectively, wooden tie clip above and Newsboi Cap

          

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               What People Are Saying

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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.

Karen, Michelle, Danette, Sara, Molly,Deb, Rachael and Tim
Karen, Michelle, Danette, Sara, Molly,Deb, Rachael and Tim

 

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!

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!

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    LOVER: You receive free access to iheartstuds.com dating site for women who love women unlimited. Accessible within 24hrs of donation. By donating you not only help support Hautebutch but you also save on your subscription cost!

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    ALLY:
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    SUPPORTER:
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    BUDDY: You Receive one of our New "haute" fashionable all cotton tees made exclusively for our loyal campaign backers.

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    ACE: Receive a raw, vintage leather card holder. Perfect for the front or back pocket.

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    CHALLENGER:
    SIGNATURE SILK BOWTIE- Receive an original LTD. Edition silk logo'd bowtie to accessorize your most dapper duds along with one of our fashionable Black and White Newsboi Caps.

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    EARLY BIRD WARRIOR BOX:
    Our Choice of
    2 HauteButch Tees...a true value.
    Great Gift ! Keep one, gift one.

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    SOLDIER: You Receive a Pair of Black Jacquard Braces AND the "Grace" Bowtie to set it off. (Adjustable 4 clip suspenders).This set is sure to spice up any formal affair!

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    OUR RIDE OR DIE Rocker Wallet: That means that you are with us completely!
    Vintage Cowhide with braided rope and
    Hook Closure 18.5"Length
    Put this in your back pocket and rock it...
    Yes, your iphone fits!

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    EARLY BIRD SENTRY DUO: Receive a pair of our top shelf suspenders and matching silk self tied bowtie.

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    GUARDIAN:
    Receive a sophisticated Pair of Watch Cufflinks to be worn on days that you're feeling your most dapper AND one of our Black or White long sleeved Jersey Tees. ...very comfortable and a must have.
    Jersey's Available in limited sizes only. ​White - Small 3, Med 3, Large 3, X-Large 3,XXL1 Black Small 3, Med 3, Large 3, X-Large 3,XXL1

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    Pledge US$ 115 or more About US$ 115

    ADVOCATE:
    Receive our Gents Combo Box:
    Includes 1 Pair of Pink Cufflinks + 1 Silk Paisley Pink (Self Tied) Bowtie + 1 Pair of Blue Cufflinks + 1 Silk Paisley Blue (Self Tied) Bowtie

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    CHAMPION:
    A PAIR OF Greyson Kicks,A Wooden Tie Clip AND one of our fashionable Black and White Newsboi Caps.

    Greyson's ( when choosing your size, please note that this style tends to run one size larger ie, a size 8 fits more like a size 9)
    size 8 - 10 pair
    size 9 - 10 pair
    size 10 - 2 pair
    size 11 - 2 pair

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    CONQUEROR:
    A PAIR OF Lozen Tuxedo Skytops & A Wooden Tie Clip:
    Receive a pair of our originally designed footwear named after my grandson AND one of our fashionable Black and White Newsboi Caps. You will outdo yourself in this ensemble!
    Available Sizes:
    size 6 - 10 pair
    size 7 - 10 pair
    size 8 - 5 pair
    (The Lozen's fit true to size)

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    HEROINE: Receive 2 of our most amazing 100% Cotton button up dress shirts from the new collection. The white dress shirt with the red gingham check collar and the Navy Blue double pinstripe, white poplin collar and the beautifully boyish cuffs.

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    HEROINE x3: Receive 3 of our new button up shirts from the new collection. The white cotton with the black collar and cuffs is a ShowStopper! Along with the white dress shirt with the red gingham check collar and the Navy Blue double pinstripe, white poplin collar and the beautifully boyish cuffs.

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    DEFENDER: The Coup de gras.
    Receive 1 of our delicious GOTHAM Jackets in Charcoal Gray with the White Collar. Be the first to own one of these because (like our Rebel Jackets) they won't last!
    AND Your choice of one of the Button Up shirts listed above.

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    DEFENDER: The Coup de gras.
    Receive 1 CAVIAR BLACK GOTHAM Mixed Media Jacket-
    AND 2 of the BUTTON UP shirts listed above.

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    Pledge US$ 1,697 or more About US$ 1,697

    VISIONARY:
    Receive ALL OF THE REWARDS ABOVE, collaborate on the upcoming Garcon Tux Shirt.
    Plus YOUR CHOICE of a Personal Phone Call from Karen to Thank You for Your Support or A Style Session via Skype or Google Hangout!

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    Pledge US$ 5,997 or more About US$ 5,997

    DREAMER:
    Name the next Jacket in our collection.
    Receive ALL of The REWARDS Above
    with a personalized label in your Gotham Jacket. To Top it all off....Karen will fly to (anywhere in the US) you to personally deliver every single reward and to collaborate on the name and deliver a specially made Garcon tuxedo shirt- just for you. Another Great Gift Item!

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    AMBASSADOR:
    You Receive ALL of The REWARDS in the $5997 Tier and we'll fly you (from anywhere in the US) to Santa Rosa,CA to Stay and Play for One night in a gorgeous Wine Country hotel.We'll dine and celebrate fashion while we discuss the next collection!

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    BUDDY: You Receive one of our New "haute" fashionable all cotton tees made exclusively for our loyal campaign backers.

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    3 DAY REWARD ONLY: In Honor of our Veteran's- You Receive 1 Pair of our Original WAVE TRUNCS. (Black/White Striped) Our Founder, Designer is a US Navy Wave Veteran. You're going to love these! Get 'em while you can. Fri 11/7 thru 11/9 Midnight

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Funding period

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