Gender Means Nothing in Fashion

If RuPaul and Grace Jones have taught us anything, it’s that gender means nothing in fashion. Step out in these menswear-inspired looks for a bold, powerful late-fall moment.

White Out
A clean-cut, white button-down is practically a uniform staple for the office, but this shirt dress takes it a step further. Made from crisp, cotton poplin, it skims the body in austere elegance, whether on its own or paired with a slim cigarette pant.  The Kerry dress in optic white, $308, available at BLDWN (Country Club Plaza).

Time Will Tell
Not all smart watches are equal. Distinguish yourself from the iCrowd with a timepiece that works as hard as you do. The Marq Adventurer features a compass, altimeter, topo maps, ski trails, pulse ox sensor, and an ascent planner, all in a stylish, unisex package finished with an Italian vacchetta leather strap. Oh, it tells time, too.  $1,750, available at

Unisex Scents
Blur the lines of feminine and masculine with a fragrance you and your significant other can wear. Try Creed’s Tabarome Millesime for its mix of tobacco, ginger, and musk mingled with the freshness of jasmine, lemon, and bergamot. Tabarome Millesime, 1.7 oz., $310, available at Halls Kansas City (Crown Center).

Suit Up
Think that custom suits are only for the boys’ club? Think again. This bespoke tailor to Kansas City’s well-dressed men also makes custom suits for women. With 600 choices of the finest fabrics in the world, what will you choose? $1,400, custom blue textured suit in 100% Marzotto wool, at Houndstooth (River Market).

Blazing a Trail
What’s more manly than simply throwing on a blazer over a tee and calling it a look? Call in a casual vibe with a cotton boxy blazer in heather gray with just a touch of stretch. Fondue blazer, $75, available at Kate (River Market) and Coco (Brookside).

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