JKISSI : It’s a pleasure to be apart of DC’s premier fashion blogger Kid GQ’s 10 essentials feature on his website. This feature is widely known on Men.Style’s website where they require different individuals in the industry from Mark Ronson to Andre 3000 of Outkast to handpick their 10 essentials. I was unaware of how difficult this was until it was layed before me to do the same and in addition a brief description of why I picked these items. The idea is to round up a few fashion bloggers every month to give you their 10 essentials. I’m trying hard to not let any big secrets out of the bag but all I could recommend you to do is follow this feature. Who knows what the future holds for us, maybe we will get the opportunity to do this feature on Men.Style’s website, but until then check mine out below.
Outfit information : Uniqlo Corduroy shirt – Levis jean jacket – Uniqlo T-000 pants – J.Crew bucks
It was very interesting to see what I came up with for my 10 essentials. The usual items showed up on the list I think the majority of people would agree with in this day and age. When tackling this feature I thought to myself “ What 10 things would I have to have in my life?” That brought a million things to my mind instantaneously. The elimination process was the hardest part, such as narrowing down items that came in 11th and 12th on the list. I would like to try something different on this particular post. I want you to comment like you would regularly, but in addition I encourage you to name your own 10 essential must haves. If you choose to provide hyperlinks to the items that would be fantastic. Let’s get into it.
The Phone - Blackberry 8900 – This beautiful device is the only phone that can co-aside with my daily errands. Its sleek design attracted me at first, but its function provides me with everything I could ask for. You can catch me on long rides on the subway from the Bronx to any other borough sorting through oncoming emails and responding back. One of the best features is the ability for me to start numerous Street Etiquette post on my blackberry then email the draft to myself. Now that’s dedication.
The Bag – Filson Leather Field Satchel – Filson I don’t know if this can attest to the most organized person in the world, but before I go to bed I like to pack everything I need in my bag that I will need for the next day. I can’t leave my house empty handed and surely all of the items won’t fit in my pocket. Usually bags that are slim, sleek and not too bulky become my daily bag.
The Camera – Canon Rebel XTI – This camera is apart of the reason why I even have a site, mixed with some feelings of curiosity of course. I have always had a vision to capture interesting things that I saw daily in my life. Photography has changed my life from how I view subjects on the street to capturing photos of myself for Street Etiquette. I know photography is special just by the fact that I know particular still images can evoke emotions out of people. The canon rebel xti has been fantastic to me, but I’m looking to upgrade soon to another monster Canon product.
The Shoes - 3Sixteen X Quoddy Trail Deck Chukka – These buttery suede hand sewn pair of shoes caught my eyes ever since Andrew of 3sixteen showed me a sneak peek earlier this year. I urged them to release the shoe quickly not solely for me, but I knew people would love the shoe. Qouddy is known for their high quality shoes that are hand sewn in Maine. The perfect pair of shoes for this fall it’s golden shade that are perfect to wear with any jacket, and some nice raw indigo jeans. Quoddy has been popping up with collaborations with many different brands , but this particular seems unique when it come to design, and color.
The Wrist Ornament – Billy Kirk Double Wrap Strap – From Street Etiquette’s most antitipcated post on acesssories you could of guessed that this would be a essential to me. The leather maker brothers Billy Kirk provide a plethora of wrist ornaments to purchase. These two brothers take pride in developing leather goods for the public, while doing this with class. When it comes to the details of a outfit accessories really brings the whole picture together.
The Eyewear – Shuron Ronsir Zyls – My new found favorite style of eye wear to date. The search was well worth it after stumbling across this classic brand who has been producing glasses since 1865. The feeling has to be special knowing that your Grandfather could of possibly worn the same style of glasses produced by the same brand. Shuron has been thriving for nearly three centuries with millions of glasses sold, very few companies can say the same. After prescription there is really no way of preventing me from wearing these glasses. I stand by my own saying of classic style prevails over anything else.