Kellie Ketron’s Dapper Geek was born three years ago in East Nashville, Tennesse. This clever neckwear and accessories company was born out of a love for fashion and handmade ingenuity. Necessity being the mother of invention, Dapper Geek came to be when Kellie needed a bowtie for a function. The rest, as they say, is history.
What item(s) are you most excited to bring to The Handmade Market?
My new Spring/Summer 2016 line, I’m excited to share it with everyone!
What is your most favorite distraction in the studio right now?
I decided to make a canvas chore coat based on a picture from the 1920’s. I didn’t have a pattern or any experience. It’s kind of like an old car in the garage, something I like to tinker with.
How do you unwind from an intense day?
Anything outside! A walk or hike with my dogs and then a fire in the fire pit can cure what ails ya!
Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to meet?
I can’t wait to meet Shibui South.
Beach or ocean or shore?
Shore. Honestly, anywhere near water is amazing.
Bugatti, ’67 Mustang, or Tesla?
Tesla. Or an old woodie. But that wasn’t an option.
What is your color addiction? Why are you moved by it?
Color, in general, is my weakness. I really like to juxtapose colors; doing something different and unexpected with them. It’s a blessing and a curse.
Be sure to visit Kellie’s booth next weekend at The Handmade Market on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 to check out her Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Market Hall will be buzzing and the Dapper Geek‘s sure to have the perfect accessory for any look. Treat yourself or someone special!