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Trav : A couple of weeks ago we were fortunate enough to be interviewed by Urban Outfitters. It was a fine experience to say the least. The clothes you see us sporting in the photos are all courtesy of Urban Outfitters, most of which can be found at their online store. We added our own accessories and shoes to give it a bit of our personal touch. As Street Etiquette continues to grow, interviews and features like this are always very much appreciated. The questions asked were the same questions that myself and Josh answer numerous times on a daily basis, so it’s very pleasing that our  readers can now get a deeper insight on what we do and how and why we started Street Etiquette. CLICK HERE to see the full feature. Enjoy!Street Etiquette, Joshua kissi, Travis Gumbs, Urban Outfitters, Street Etiquette interview, Urban street etiquette, urban outfitters street etiquette

Here are some behind the scenes footage from the shoot. The shoot was done by Colin Leaman and the interview was done by Bobby Whigham, two very cool guys. Check out their blogs!

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  • astro

        posted on March 29 , 2010 :

    whoa! you guys are really getting alot of attention, what a movement. even if i dont know you, i can say that i have witness a movement of fashion that enhanced my views on ‘streetwear’ continue the good work fellas!

  • Subculture

        posted on March 29 , 2010 :

    The best thing about all the recent attention you guys are getting is that it’s all organic. Its just some dudes who are really interested in mixing patterns, styles and have a great attention to detail and decided to make a blog about it only after going through your own evolution, that I witnessed with my own eyes on various clothing forums. There’s nothing artificial about this, you guys aren’t celebs who have a stylist or rail thin models given the cool clothes. Its all you, and therefore this will only get bigger. Keep it up.

  • sssence

        posted on March 29 , 2010 :

    I agree ^. Nice work again fellas. I admire all the moves you make and will continue to follow the great style gospel!

  • David W. Albert

        posted on March 29 , 2010 :

    It is really a whole lot I could say about this, but I am going to leave you with something I expressed via Twitter which is, “Putting your self in the right places with the right people is setting yourself up for opportunity.” That is what I am trying to do by talking to you guys. That is the truth. A lot of people would not admit it, but see there is no shame in my game. Haha

  • Prêt-à-Porter P

        posted on March 29 , 2010 :

    Congratulations! The attention you guys get is well deserved. I really admire the history aspect that you guys bring to your posts. With bloggers, a lot of them are really young, still teenagers, and they think what they’re seeing is “new” but nothing is new, there is a point of reference to it all. I like that you come at things with your own personal angle, growing up in the Bronx.
    But I still hope you didn’t throw out those Jordans! You may want to go back to that again someday.

  • Rain

        posted on March 29 , 2010 :

    I re blogged this post to help spread the word. I like this interview fellas, really down to earth. Cheers!

  • HL

        posted on March 29 , 2010 :

    Hey Joshua/Travis,

    Congrats on the UO and GQ coverage.

    Really like the Tanner Goods belts you guys got – are they the Standard Tanner Belts (1.5 inch width) or the Skinny Tanner Belts (1 inch width) ?

  • CAS

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    Long time reader.. first time poster. I had to comment on this as this is a great achievement to be interviewed by UO and featured in GQ, the quintessential men’s magazine for style. You guys are doing big things, keep up the good work! I remember you guys (lurking also) from hypebeast a while back. Its great to see the progress from streetwear and sneakerheads to a more refined, sophisticated, yet modern look. I have had a similar progression over the years as I got older. I remember meeting you at Topman in New York last summer, Josh and was very excited because you are like an idol to me. Coming from the rough neighborhoods of the Bronx you have done something positive with your life and are using your gift and passion to inspire countless people around the world, including me. You might inspire me to start contributing actively to fashion blogs and maybe even develop my own. Its great what these blogs and the internet are doing these days with discovering unknown talent and launching careers. Congratulations again fellas! See you on the other side.

  • LOLA

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    Gahh I love love love UO!
    I feel like I’ve been on the journey with you guys from when you first started the blog and watching both of your style’s evolve..
    You guys deserve all of the recognition you get, especially for your humbleness (and replies to every comment :] )..

    xoxo LOLA

  • cam

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    nice gq to ou
    now older and younger gents are seeing your faces.

  • Darryl

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    Congrats guys I’ve been reading your blog for some time now but I never comment.First GQ now Urban Outfitters you guys are doing big things. I wanted to know what are some of the clothes you are wearing in the photoshoot and the prices as well thanks

  • TayZonday

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    Yeah, this is some domination stuff SE is doing lol. Great job on Urban O.Fitts and GQ. Like many others have said, its really interesting to see you all go from WDYWT threads on HB to lifestyle articles in major magazines, keep it up!

  • Deji

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    Man, these spreads are AMAZING!! I just subscribed after a friend was going nuts about your blog. Do you have any issues on evening wear? Or will you do something for “night out” / club / lounge scene in the future? Thanx!

  • wale

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    you already know what it is, SE UP!

  • Meji

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    I actually saw that on the UO site before I saw it here. Good stuff keep it going.

  • Michael K

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    2010 is shaping up to be a great year already for you guys!
    This is a great feature; I especially like the behind the scenes shots.

  • Tenisha

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    Hey Travis and Joshua!
    Great UO interview.
    xx Tenisha

  • EC

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    EC you two are everywhere! Whats next?

  • dayinthelyf

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    Nice interview guys! Trav was killin’ it with the denim jackets and such. Josh, we don’t see you in those glasses enough man!

  • Sarah

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    Congrats! You really ARE everywhere :)

  • Jonathan

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    wow man..u guys continue to progress and inspire. Ive always followed the blog and admired it and i got to say u guys are doing your thing. Its more than a WDYWT blog. Theres a lil history attached to each post and the outfits are neck breaking. Stay humble & God bless in your future endeavors dudes. Keep it up my bruthas

  • Chrishaun Byrom

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    Great! You guys are making it easier for others to make it big! I think beacuse of you guys, my work is getting around to some many people. I know yall read Malcolm Gladell’s ‘The Tipping Point’, you must have lol. I’m gonna get at you guys later about an interview in my magazine soon. Congrats on another mainstream victory!

  • Dickie

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    What brand are those suede wingtips?

  • joseph a.

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    you boys are on the come up, how long till we see samples for that clothing line?

  • Style Odyssey

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    Congratulations! Nice to see you get recognized by UO for your style. I really enjoyed reading this interview. It seems y’all are quite inspirational. A lot of guys especially seem “lost” when it comes to wearing what works for them. It’s as if most, especially the young, attempt to emulate a “look”, and end up looking like clones. So you’re very refreshing to the blogging world.
    I think y’all are definitely ones to watch!

  • santoki

        posted on March 30 , 2010 :

    what a bunch of cuties! they don’t boys like that in austin!


  • illtek

        posted on March 31 , 2010 :

    This is great to see. You guys are gonna be a smash in the fashion world. Stay smart!

  • Motheo K

        posted on March 31 , 2010 :

    The style is fresh guys, I’m sending this all the way from South Africa. I came across your work on the cool hunter and enjoyed the sewn from the soul advertorial and covered your work on my blog (www.thecool-est.blogspot.com.) Keep at it gentlemen!

  • theefunklord

        posted on March 31 , 2010 :

    Honestly, one of the greatest things about your work is the nod to the past with the vision to the future.
    For the longest time I’ve wondered what happened to the way we carry ourselves?
    You look at any photo of any great person of color from back in the day and they looked FRESH- a three-piece suit (with hat, of course), or a stunning dress. I don’t think the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance would be down with oversized caps, massive Ts and saggy jeans as a representation of our people, but that’s just me….
    Street culture and style will always be in the eye of the beholder- it’s great to see some young brothers keeping it classy, and respectable, with a touch of the ‘gully’-ness we can all appreciate. Cool is universal.

  • Alejandro Perez

        posted on March 31 , 2010 :

    Haven’t had the chance to congratulate you guys on your UO/GQ features, so Congrats gentlemen! You guys truly deserve every bit of the spot light.
    Its been an honor to personally work with such inspiring individuals like yourselves on projects that make us grow and reach into higher echelons. Pleasure to call you two friends.
    Great interview fellas, very casual and as always incredibly humble. Stay true!


  • B.

        posted on March 31 , 2010 :

    Having discovered the two of you in the mix of your most recent media takeover…I have forgotten how I heard about you. Nevertheless I am glad I did, love your take on fashion, your twist on the norm. Fashion [mens] is something I love, and live for, and to see a blog of this type is a great thing. I look forward to more of your inspiration, and suggestions for my clients. Keep it up, stalking you on twitter, and your website now…lol.


  • Kadeem J.

        posted on March 31 , 2010 :

    What I respect most is how humble you guys remain with all that is happening right now…keep up the work bros…BX!

    P.S. that wooden piece of Africa and that bracelet is meeaaan!!

  • Bobby Whigham

        posted on April 1 , 2010 :

    thank you so much for the link! I wish you guys nothing but continued success

  • TeoV

        posted on April 1 , 2010 :

    you keep setting the level higher with every post :-)

  • Toheeb

        posted on April 1 , 2010 :

    Honestly you guys are making a revolution in the style/fashion world for men. Love both articles. Keep up the good work Trav and Kissi.

  • goke

        posted on April 1 , 2010 :

    was just browsing the UO website then see the SE pic….CONGRATS guys

  • Kate

        posted on April 2 , 2010 :

    Love what you’re doing! Love all the little details you give to your outfits.

  • Que

        posted on April 2 , 2010 :

    I love your blog… You guys are such an inspiration! I love all your outfits.

  • Brighton Peer

        posted on April 2 , 2010 :

    The revolution will not be televised…. it will mainly be in print!

    Top work lads..

    I asked one of you guys the other day about the key element of your look being the roll-up leg,

    do you think something as striking as that look will be moved away from for in favour of a shorter leg trousers, maybe not a 3’4 length but something giving a good break, so you can still see the socks?

    I don’t know why its playin on my mind I think its mainly because I see it as quite a fashion statement of the time.

    I also wondered what other readers of the blog thought about the future of the roll-up?

  • SwanDiamondRose

        posted on April 2 , 2010 :

    is there an auto-congratulate button on here? you need one, hehe.

    i started a group on IFB called Blogging Etiquette. and didn’t even think of it when i started but it must have something to do with you two. though there is a lot of “etiquette” talk and use of that word these days. anyhoo… congratulations!

  • Thobeka Sithole

        posted on April 2 , 2010 :

    Love it ..keep up the good work

  • Lowhency "Lolo"

        posted on April 3 , 2010 :

    I don’t know why but I’ve been living under a rock, this blog is hott and both of you guys styles are dope!Urban Outfitters introduced me so I’ll be visiting more often!

  • waynegibbous

        posted on April 3 , 2010 :

    Congrats on the feature guys.

  • JLouie

        posted on April 3 , 2010 :

    nice job guys! I have only been following your blog for a few months but i’m still really impressed with how far you’ve come to be featured in GQ and UO. Btw i love Josh’s polo from the last post.


        posted on April 4 , 2010 :

    I respect that you are being creative. But what I don’t understand is that you claim that Bkc is one of your favorite brands. But you don’t wear any of their clothes in any of your post, at most I have only seen a bag.

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        posted on April 4 , 2010 :

    @FELIX: BKC is family more than just brands we’re interested in trust me we support them 100% there’s things you don’t always see on the blog my friend.

    @JLouie: Thanks a lot Jlouie I have seen your username around on here thanks for all the support man. And thanks vintage Ralph Lauren btw.

    @waynegibbous: Thanks!

    @Thobeka Sithole: Thank you

    @SwanDiamondRose: hey lol maybe we could install it on here somewhere lol we really appreciate the outpouring of inspiration from all the supporters on here!

    @Que: Thanks a lot much appreciated.


        posted on April 4 , 2010 :

    @Brighton Peer: I think the roll up kind of incorporate a different look it could be comparative to rolling up long sleeve shorts or just purchasing a short sleeve shirt. When it comes to trousers i would get it cuffed and hemmed , when discussing chinos I really like the roll up look. Anyone can feel free to ring on the subject also

    @Kate: A great attention to detail can make/break a outfit in my opinion – one of the things after a while becomes second nature to a person lol.

    @goke: Thanks!

    @Toheeb: Thanks my brother you have been a witness of this from a different angle from most of the people – knowing me since of the 5th grade you have seen it all man and I’m grateful you support me man.

    @TeoV: Teov! thanks lol I have to go to Italy

    @Bobby Whigham: Thanks Bobby it was a pleasure working with you and hope we can do it again in the future!

  • Rae Holliday

        posted on April 9 , 2010 :

    Excellent Look Family !!!!

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  • melina bee

        posted on April 14 , 2010 :

    What a wonderful blog, so great to see the guys working it in the blogosphere! I love saddle shoes, for guys or girls but def. think you were smart to go with brown on brown for men’s fashion. Your little nephew is precious too!

  • MarcoBerlin

        posted on April 20 , 2010 :

    I am about to add some Clarks to my shoe collection as well.
    Excellent color matches in your outfits by the way.

  • Lioness

        posted on May 16 , 2010 :

    In love, again.

  • The Ca$h

        posted on May 25 , 2010 :

    The Urban Outfitters by the 72th subway station is my favorite.
    I like their sense of fashsion, plus I even bought a t-shirt with my name.


        posted on June 21 , 2010 :

    you guys are disgusting, black men really need to start prioritising, your jeans are too tight, your shoes are catastrophic plus your style is wack!!

  • Benjamin

        posted on July 30 , 2010 :

    Those green trousers in the top left photo, what is the brand and where can I find them? They’re amazing.

  • BRIGHT26Luisa

        posted on August 12 , 2010 :

    People deserve wealthy life time and home loans or just short term loan will make it better. Just because freedom is grounded on money state.

  • Londnytok

        posted on August 24 , 2010 :

    Can I ask if the Clarks desert boots shown above are the oakwood tan color or not?? It seems more “yellow” than the tan ones at zappos.

  • Vibram 5 Fingers

        posted on October 5 , 2011 :

    To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
    Better late than never.

  • priceless asamoah

        posted on June 7 , 2012 :

    seriously you guys be killing me. love the lifesyle