While browsing through tumblr I came across an image of some really cool Espadrilles for guys. This is quite amusing because I generally HATE the shoe with an amusing level of passion. However, something was kind of hip about the design of this new take on the shoe. I was also captured by the beauty in the editorial itself. I soon found myself leaving tumblr and arriving at the website of Street Etiquette. I LOVE these guys and what they do, so I decided to share what I found with you.
I hope you guys love them and their blog as much as I do.
Founded in 2008, Street Etiquette is a style blog that approaches personal style from an urban perspective. With sartorial influences stretching over many areas and eras of fashion, owners Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, each just twenty years old, combine to publish a truly unique vision of fashionable menswear. Among other accolades, Street Etiquette has been featured in magazines such as GQ and Complex, ranked Best Men’s Style Blog by the Guardian UK, and named among “40 Bloggers Who Really Count” by the London Times.
The guys also work with partners to create products like their new mesh net Espadrilles called Soludos.
Street Etiquette X Soludos – Mesh Net
Joshua Kissi : Working on the shoes for a little over a year now, our relationship with Soludos was birthed out of a organic post Travis did on Espadrilles [ Summer Etiquette : Espadrilles ] about two years ago, which seems like forever in the Internet age. We started to build a relationship with the great team behind Soludos, which started out based on our respect for each other’s craft.
Now fast forward many months later we have great product to show for it and the opportunity to grow a budding relationship. Each time we have the opportunity to work on product in collaboration with a company, we do not only value the end result, but the process and preparation it takes to get to the final stage.
Inspiration : What’s a summer without espadrilles? We decided to take inspiration from West Indian/Caribbean culture for the material/fabric we used on the espadrilles. It was as simple as it appears we thought it would be great to see that type of texture on a shoe and fortunate for us they came out pretty good. Released in 3 different colors consisting of varsity red, royal blue and olive green these shades seem like the perfect colors for footwear during the warmer months. If anything else here’s a dosage of our summer style while keeping cool in the city.
People : Featuring our good friend/colleague and fellow Bronxite stylist Keino Benjamin joining in on this one. You may have seen him around the ‘interwebs’ taken by many of our favorite street style photographers and has the job of styling a lot of industry clients. You can look out for Keino for his personal work and as we prepare to work on future projects together.
As always we want to thank you guys, the readers who support us on each collaboration and endeavor we take on. Here’s our first installment/package with Soludos (Mesh Net) that we designed to purchase now for $45.00 in order to complete your summer.