February 19, 2011 The GQ Eye The GQ Eye
One big reason we’ve been watching—and digging—what’s going on over at Street Etiquette: Because the two dapper young gents behind it, Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, have a sharp eye for classic American style—and an historian’s appetite for figuring out what makes it tick. (Recommended: recent posts on vintage ties, tweeds, and letterman jackets.) They also have a strong sense of place (they’re from the South Bronx, and you’ll see backdrops of that borough’s playgrounds and bodegas, as well as their impeccably dressed circle of local friends, as you’re scrolling down). All of which are qualities on display in “Sewn from the Soul,” a D.I.Y. photo project the duo launched this week to commemorate Black History Month and the style legacy of men like Gordon Parks, Miles Davis, and Sammy Davis Jr. Here, a couple of our favorite shots; for the whole portfolio, go here.