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#HowTheyDoDapper: Laurel Kellner

by Priya Pappu |

Laurel wears the Dali bow. Laurel's Grandpa wears something that looks suspiciously like the Thelma bow.

Laurel wears the Gasoline pocket.

Everyone, meet Laurel! We were immediately drawn to Laurel's fresh, West Coast take on dapper style, but we have to be honest: our absolute favorite thing about Laurel is that they are an incredibly kind person. 

While it's true we feel giddy getting our products out in the world (what can we say - a gorgeous pocket makes us really excited) Clifton + Leopold is and has always been about creating a community of dapper humans everywhere. Nothing makes our day like the kind words we receive from the joyful people we connect with. Thank you again, from the entire C+L team, for being here! 

Oh - we're also grateful for Laurel to introducing us to the term "spicy pocket square", which we will definitely adopt going forward. Read on to get to know Laurel better! 

Name:  Laurel Kellner, my pronouns haven’t been invented yet
Find them looking dapper in:  San Francisco Bay Area
Tell us a little bit about the story you're writing in your Clifton + Leopold? 
Bringing a touch of class to everyday life with gender-fluid looks. I started dappercandy to show “You too can be your true self.” The Clifton + Leopold style truly speaks to that. Ties and pocket squares are inclusive. You belong here. Welcome.
Complete this sentence. I love the C + L ____________ because _____________ . 
I love the C + L ethos because you show that every person matters in your care, your craft, and how you empower your community by inviting us into this journey.
What is atop your C + L wishlist? 
It’s a tie between two: The Harvest -- like wearing a Gustav Klimt! And The Vodka -- It’s my inner flower child.
It's a Saturday! What are you doing? 
Reading the New York Times on the backyard lawn in a tattered pair of teal preppy shorts.
Your Ultimate Dapper Icon:
My grandfather, who came here on a boat from Croatia, is forever my inspiration — showing me how to shine inside and out.
It's quitting time on any given day. What are you sipping on? 
Sunshine. I don’t drink much these days, but when I do, it’s something light.
A dance party is not complete without:  Pharrell Williams.
Tell us, Laurel, what makes you feel dapper? 
A crisp collar, pressed pants, and a spicy pocket square. Patterned socks. Sockless loafers. A perfectly tied tie.
Where can we find you on the internet?  
IG and Facebook @dappercandy

Thanks again, Laurel! We are so thankful you are a part of this community, and so glad that you shared a bit of your story with us! And can you even HANDLE that photo of Laurel side by side with her Grandpa? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree in this bow loving family! 

You can follow along with Laurel on Facebook/Insta @dappercandy, for a regular does of dapper style and inspiring words.


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