The latest revival of the Black dandy got major front page love in a New York Times article this last week, specifically the flurry of projects and impact by Travis Gumbs and Joshua Kissi, founders of the style blog devoted —and very likely, as the article pointed out, driving—this phenom, Style Etiquette.
I agree with writer Jon Caramanica, what makes the site so cool is that it's not about simply documenting their finds in a static context the way so many other style blogs do.There is a an attempt at context, even if it's limited to additional vintage snapshots or images of other related influences.
Probably more than playing armchair observer to the great women of fashion, it's the men who take up of the obsession that I'm always fascinated by. From the OD Beau Brummel to Jimi Hendrix, those who dare to step out of the masculine conventions of dress to reimagine themselves and their world seem to be the bravest of them all.
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