Menswear-Inspired Clothes for Women

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!--paging_filter--pNot every little girl grows out of her tomboy phase. That’s the inspiration behind TomboyX, the clothing and accessories line specifically designed for women who want menswear-inspired clothes that are tailored for a woman’s body. West Seattleites Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez and Wallingford resident Barb Gauld—who range in age from late 30s to early 50s—launched TomboyX earlier this year after a successful Kickstarter campaign. They list Diane Keaton, Katharine Hepburn and Amelia Earhart as style icons and that tomboy aesthetic is reflected in such pieces as the best-selling Sweet Caroline ($150): A classic cotton blouse tailored with biased side panels to flatter a woman’s body, and contrasting cuffs and collar to add flair. The collection goes up to size 16—and is designed and manufactured in Seattle. The reaction has been overwhelming, Dunaway says. “We’ve created a movement. People see themselves in and want to identify with the brand.” There’s plenty of cool TomboyX swag, including an old-school ID bracelet, as well as boots and socks that come with a lifetime guarantee. Available online at a href="http://www.tomboyx.com" target="_blank"tomboyx.com/a./p

 

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