Etiquette on the Street General Style 35 Comments

JKISSI :  It simply amazes me how photos are captured of ordinary stylish people on the streets from all around the world. The Internet is a amazing source fueling photographers to take pictures of people who are “fashionable”. I use the word “fashionable” wisely because to a individual  stylish and fashionable can only be labeled  from the person viewing another.  You see varying styles from different people which you yourself may not be able to pull off, but simply appreciate it. Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist) has inspired a lot of people with fashion blogs to do what he has made popular,  and that is capturing the way people dressed that caught the naked eye.  He explains his philosophy here ” I thought I could shoot people on the street the way designers looked at people, and get and give inspiration to lots of people in the process. My only strategy when I began The Sartorialist was to try and shoot style in a way that I knew most designers hunted for inspiration”. You can recognize Scott Schuman’s pictures from a photography standpoint quite easily. The focused subject, low aperture background which blurs the background, and last but not least  the person who expresses themselves in the photos are all involved. I have to say from viewing pictures and people from all around the world I’m always  amazed by the city of Stockholm. I definitely have to book my ticket to Sweden in the near future.  If you are interested in seeing more fashion from around the world, (just to name a few) check out Jak & Jil, and Style Sightings.

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Pictures taken from The Sartorialist

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My own story ensues on my way to work as I took the back streets of Crosby St. to avoid the busy Broadway traffic, I ran into a photographer. He wanted to take my picture and I was already late for work, but of course I agreed to make it happen. If I remember correctly he shot with a Nikon D80 accompanied by a 50 mm 1.8 lens. The important thing of shooting people you don’t know is making sure they are at a level of comfortability as you snap your pictures. Deciding on a location we talked about style, and fashion a quick way to connect with people. His name is Guerre and his site is located here where you could see other photos of stylish individuals. We shot the photos quickly and were stopped by tourist because one girl swore up and down she had seen  me model before somewhere.  I didn’t want her hopes to be up, so how could I disagree.

Brands above include – Levis / Uniqlo (2) / LL Bean * It was raining earlier *
Photos by Guerre


 


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  • DeeperthanFashion

        posted on May 30 , 2009 :

    Just found this site off of NikeTalk and I must say nothing short of Impressive there are millions of fashion blogs out there for men, but nothing like this. Keep up the good work fellas and dope outfit down there man sick.


  • Mili

        posted on May 30 , 2009 :

    I love your use of colour.
    I hate bland things.
    & I want your boots, even if it is for them to just sit in my room, just so I can look at the all day…. :)


  • Prêt-à-Porter P

        posted on May 30 , 2009 :

    i think street style has really exploded because people can relate to it a lot more than the runway and editorial, it’s more interesting to see how people apply trends/fashion into their real lives.
    you have impeccable style


  • Steve

        posted on May 30 , 2009 :

    Dope man loving this , The Sartorialist has started what I call the internet fashion age in my opinion it has helped us regular people become intertwined with eachother more easily. Trends are from all over it really amaes me I really like what Pretaporter said , i agree! , and oh yeah nice outfit :D


  • dayinthelyf

        posted on May 30 , 2009 :

    nice man! I’m really in tune with photography now and I’m especially pleased I got an award for it at school. I’m a little more confident in my abilities mow and shooting in the streets will be my next task.


  • mikec.

        posted on May 30 , 2009 :

    I know you’ve told us before, but what camera do you use again?


  • DeeperthanFashion

        posted on May 30 , 2009 :

    , Mikec im pretty sure he uses a Canon Rebel XTI the same camera I have with a 50 mm 1.8 lens they did post on this previously. I’m sure he will come ot clear it up.


  • Kadeem J.

        posted on May 30 , 2009 :

    When I saw that last picture of the black brother on The Sartorialist last summer…It inspired my style completely
    GOOD JOB BRO


  • Coldsun

        posted on May 30 , 2009 :

    Pret pretty much summed it up… Pictures of real people on the street are sooo effective. I feel like they generate a bit of emotion of you.. Hell they even remind me to keep my eyes open when i’m stomping through Soho or something…
    Speaking of Soho, i am pretty sure i seen you down there the other day.. lol seriously
    Also, I seen these pics of you on another style blog, i was wondering when you were gonna mention that someone stopped you and took these pics… lol.. nice stuff man


  • Lucas known as Elmo

        posted on May 30 , 2009 :

    Nice post once again my friends. Mr. Schuman does always a nice job on captuering the peeps on the street. Just much more real than anything on the fashion shows. What I like the most is that you’re able to see what people from all over the world are wearing. just beautiful.

    Cheers
    Lucas


  • sQuincy

        posted on May 31 , 2009 :

    street fashion is simply amazing..
    it always has the power to pull people in.
    it can inspire, teach , and totally change people’s perspective on style (did it for myself)
    the fact that it’s real people with real style
    makes it totally priceless, and amazing, i’m proudly into street fashion myself
    this is why i can appreciate this and many other blogs that include it.

    i was actually in the process of starting my own street fashion blog myself.
    but things and ideas changed, and i totally lost the motivation, but i have something in my opinion a little better.

    anyways..
    i totally agree with Pret-a-Porter P “he said it all”
    very nicely executed Josh, you present yourself very well my man.
    i really like that denim jacket.. but you don’t show any love to the strap detail on the back
    thats what makes it a piece!
    i have my eye on one.. it’s a good deal too.
    might have to cop it bro.
    lol


  • JKISSI

        posted on May 31 , 2009 :

    DeeperthanFashion, Thanks to the family over at Niketalk who posted our site when talking about the topic of “Dressing Better” I read over there and responded to of the topics, felt like old times. Appreciate it man.

    Mili , lol thanks appreciate lol I’m going to need my boots for life! you can purchase a pair at http://www.llbean.com should check it out different types and colors.

    Pretaporter, Thats a interesting point right there and I agree with you Street is something more people could surely relate to. The Editorials & Runways are sometimes too far fetched for some people to connect with, even though I can perfectly see the inspiration in Editorials and Runway. Very very good point.

    Steve, thanks man yeah the Sartoralist the site inspirec countless people to either do what he was doing , but alter it a bit. What I really love is how he captures them in their best moments it looks similar to a ad when theyre just ordinary people.

    Reggie, congrads man shooting in the streets is a whole other level I think you would love man. Especially since its so random and not planned you get to really get out there and experiment. Good luck with everything update us man.

    Mikec, its cool man Deeperthanfashion was right I do use a Canon Rebel XTI with a 50 mm 1.8 lens for most of the shots on our site. What do you use?

    Squincy , probably one of my favorite people to read comments from man you always offer a lot to read and definitely appreciate that. I’m a talker myself so when I see you took out the time to put out your point of view on things I have to read lol. You hit it right on the head about street fashion man its easy to take in I simply love it man. The people aren’t dressed by stylist or designers these are people just expressing themselves through clothes , which is always pretty interesting. If you want to do something make sure yo ureally want to do it first man and come out with motivation to just get what you want man. A lot of people doubted this site in its early stages , but me and Trav stayed true to what we believe and continued to do what we could do to make it better , and even more to come. Your right though about jacket the back of it is especially dope man he took very detailed pictures of the outfit so you cant see it there pictured. Man if its a good deal pull the trigger its definitely worth it.

    Kadeem , I agree me and Trav laughed at the picture for a little bit at first then we had to recognize how well dressed he was. The confidence is on point in that picture he was featured in Hickey Style’s F/W 09 lookbook was very good look. I hear he is a fashion editor , but I have no clue where he is based.

    Coldsun, Yeah she brought up a great point I had to completely agree and elaborate on it just a little bit man. Yeah man it was 99% me I’m at work most of the week so yeah it was me, i have no problem meeting new people especially people who read and comment on our site. Stop me next time lol man

    Lucas, yes it is very beautiful indeed man, I think it has to be the most visited fashion blog not sure completely , but it has to be up there man. Great blog by the way keep it up.

    Love the comments guys keep it flowing


  • ReZ

        posted on May 31 , 2009 :

    Love the site fellas, love scott schuman such inspiration!


  • The Stylish Wanderer

        posted on May 31 , 2009 :

    Scott Schuman will forever be the internets leading street style photographer. Its amazing what hes accomplished.

    I love your LL Bean boots and red scarf. You guys dress to the nines.
    Ignore the commentor above me, theyre just jealous. :)


  • JKISSI

        posted on May 31 , 2009 :

    Rez , thanks again man see you’ve been a long time reader.

    The Stylish Wanderer, yes like years and years from now still going to have to refer back to Scott Schuman and everything he did. Thanks I love the LL Bean myself real comfortable appreciate it. I check out your blog really some nice pictures and outfit from you. The Dance vlog itself it epic! lol


  • sQuincy

        posted on June 1 , 2009 :

    JKissi
    i hear you man,
    i had a couple bumps in the road that slowed down the process.
    lazy partners, slow logo and designer.. plus it started to feel wrong.
    so i scrapped the whole thing.
    but now im working on my website, so i can showcase my talents
    then im gonna attach a blog onto that.
    i’ll let you guys know, when im up and running.

    - Pret-a-Porter P : excuse me for that “he” in my last comment
    i wasn’t aware you was a female. my fault.
    “she said it all!”**


  • Dapper&Debonair

        posted on June 1 , 2009 :

    Really love you guys blog , nice outfit up there and keep it going guys curious to see what else you guys could do! amazing


  • Neef

        posted on June 1 , 2009 :

    this guy scott gives a lot of inspration to young photographers such as the ones i attend school with… great post jkissi


  • Dapper&Debonair

        posted on June 1 , 2009 :

    Yes I agree with Neef what school do you go to? I’m doing photography too


  • junglesiren

        posted on June 1 , 2009 :

    I almost love your blog. The photos are great and you two are really beautiful and have a great sense of style. It’s unfortunate that there are s many grammatical and spelling errors. C’mon young brothas, go the extra mile. At least have someone do a proof read before you put stuff out. I know this isn’t a money-making venture but be warned, if you want to be as big as Sart, you’re going to have to put out much more professional copy. Take a class in writing, that may help.

    I send this with a lot of love because I want to see your otherwise interesting and entertaining site thrive.


  • JKISSI

        posted on June 1 , 2009 :

    Squincy, I hear you man sometimes you have to just go out on your route and do it yourself. Depending on people can be the worst sometimes your the one that control your future. We had a situation like that before recently and we’re going to blog about it.

    Dapper&Debonair, Hey thanks for the compliments to say the least we have A LOT more coming to the table , I think people will be surprised!

    Neef, yeah man I agree with you man, endless inspiration from that man and thanks for the props man.

    JungleSiren, I love how you said “almost” love our blog I’m like what.. how can a person “almost”love something, but I read the rest of your comment. I could do nothing , but agree with you here. We are trying to venture out and be as big as “insert name here”. I see your not throwing up your comment fueled with hate or anything I see it as really good constructive criticism, and its never bad to hear that. All we get is nice compliments via email,twitter,facebook , but I really take your kind of comments to heart though. It’s a challenge for a lot of people with fashion blogs to type up some stuff with content like we do, so they take the easy route of just pictures of outfits. I’m not saying that to bash anyone at all just reality it seems, but we will be more considerate. Thanks for the comment please come again to the site.

    Thanks for the comments in general guys.


  • junglesiren

        posted on June 1 , 2009 :

    I will be back. I really dig it. I’ve been looking for something like this, with a slight lean toward ethnicity (i.e. afro/amer) that isn’t cheesy or specifically hip hop. You guys hit the nail on the head. The pictures are excellent and the style is wonderful. I see the potential for greatness here.

    Thanks for taking my note in the spirit it was intended.

    And, as you may have noticed on my earlier post, I had a typo too!! You could have slammed me on that but didn’t.

    Lots of love and best wishes.


  • Fashion CHALET

        posted on June 1 , 2009 :

    I love being able to find so much inspiration (from all over the world) just at my fingertips, by simply logging online. Your blog is phenomenal! :)

    x


  • Shamitris

        posted on June 2 , 2009 :

    Ahh Kissyface…so inspiring! Great job.


  • jsw_2003

        posted on June 2 , 2009 :

    Seems like the Nikons are taking over the photog world. Id cop 1 if they we’re so expensive. Anyways Im not the least bit surprised that the first set of pics were taken overseas. Those different cultrues see fashion at a whole different angle. I’ve lived both here in the states and overseas being blessed with the capability of seeing both angles. I mean even here stateside growing up I witnessed the different views we carry region to region. We have so many different sources to pull inspiration its not even funny.


  • Meji

        posted on June 2 , 2009 :

    Good stuff dude. It’s a possibility that you have a calling for modeling then maybe? Many people get pulled off the streets of NY and find themselves supermodels a year or 2 later.

    Genuinely happy with what you are doing with this blog. I don’t read through any blogs except this one and and my own – and I’m not even big on fashion. Keep it up 1


  • JKISSI

        posted on June 3 , 2009 :

    Junglesiren, I did peep the typo , but i didnt want to make it something to point out because you brough up a very good point. I had to agree with you and elaborate on it thanks for the compliments we will try our best to give you guys the best.

    Fashion Chalet, i feel the same way its so easy to see whats going on in lets say one of my fav cities Stockholm and just be dumbfounded on the diff stuff theyre doing.

    Shamitris, thank you :D you inspire me to do this

    Jsw2003, yeah it does , personally i couldnt d othe nikon man i dont know what it is. Its like once you pick a side of Canon vs Nikon its real hard to keep changing back and forth lol.

    Meji, yeah man i hear that happens a lot if it did lol i would partake in that in a instance. Thanks man you already know man you here from the stasrt appreciate it.


  • al

        posted on June 6 , 2009 :

    hey can u link me to the 3 original pictures from the sartorialist?


  • JKISSI

        posted on June 6 , 2009 :

    Al , sorry man that would be crazy hard I went back in archives man lol damn wish I could help you , but all I recommend you to do is go back also to early stuff.


  • al

        posted on June 6 , 2009 :

    oh thats fine, i just thought u had them in the steetetiquette memory or something, no sweat dude, keep doing your thing dope blog.

    btw, your fits are the shit.


  • The Ca$h

        posted on June 15 , 2009 :

    this is a great post Kiss
    I think you know what i’m going to say
    the pic your in, reminds me of myself in high school


  • SwanDiamondRose

        posted on June 26 , 2009 :

    that 3rd Sartorialist photo is incredible. what an outfit and just his look in general. amazing.

    and i think i have to get LL Bean’s like yours.


  • St Aubin

        posted on July 2 , 2009 :

    Question In the pics or you LL Beans Are Those The 6 Inch one Or The 8 inch?


  • St Aubin

        posted on July 2 , 2009 :

    of** your** my hand tends to slip off the keys lol


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