Fashion Week: where killer menswear, a sartorial shenanigan or two, and throngs of uncannily photogenic women are par for the course.

Regarding the latter, keep reading to see our favorite female NYFW attendees (as spotted on our sister blog, The Thread)—women whose beauty, poise and personal style are rivaled only by their talent and intelligence as photographers, models, buyers and editors.

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Billy Reid marked the final stop on our itinerary of men’s shows at New York Fashion Week this season—and we couldn’t have asked for a more immaculate style spectacle to cap things off.

From the Alabama native’s ruggedly luxurious clothes to the jaw-dropping historical venue, woozy live-music soundtrack, and bourbon drinks served on silver platters upon the show’s conclusion, the evening coalesced into a full immersion in the Billy Reid world. We were on-site and front-row with photographer Faith Silva. Keep reading to see a full gallery of sublime images and video of the show.

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The next stop on our New York Fashion Week coverage is a double-take-inducing lineup from LA brand Band of Outsiders—true to form in its winking sense of wit, signature shrunken tailoring, and luxe-meets-laidback wearability.

We were there on the scene (and behind the scenes) at Sunday morning’s show. Keep reading to see our full photo journal from Band of Outsiders Fall/Winter ’14.

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Always a highlight of New York Fashion Week: the impeccable proportions of badass classics by Iowa-born menswear vet Todd Snyder.

We were lucky enough to have photographer Faith Silva on-site at Thursday night’s show. Keep reading to see her photo journal from behind the scenes at Todd Snyder Fall ’14.

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Next up on our New York Fashion Week menswear itinerary is upstate New York’s own pioneer in continuously redefining the term ‘Prep’: Michael Bastian.

Bastian’s new collection mixed Ivy League with the Far East (that’s an image from the runway show invitation above). Keep reading to see photos from the front row and behind the scenes by Faith Silva—plus a video of Bastian explaining the global mash-up in his own words.

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Backstage at Rag & Bone Fall 2014

New York Fashion Week is under way, and at the front-end of things is English-bred, New York-based brand Rag & Bone.

We were lucky enough to have photographer Faith Silva on-site at Tuesday night’s show. Keep reading to see her photo journal from behind the scenes at Rag & Bone Fall/Winter 2014.

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Presenting the sights of New York Fashion Week as seen through the eyes of Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette. Today, they soak up the visuals that occur off the runway, on the streets outside the shows.

From Joshua: “Style and fashion are not just encapsulated for one week in February or one week in September—it happens every day. And it’s not just downtown. It’s not just uptown. It’s not just Brooklyn. It’s all over the place. Getting inspiration from people on the street is one of the biggest things for us.” [Excerpted from our recent Q&A.]

Joshua’s soundtrack for the day. Check out his playlist from last Fashion Week here.

From left: photographer Joshua Woods with Travis and Joshua of Street Etiquette.

Inspired by Joshua W.’s Look: Suits & Sportcoats | Dress Shirts | Hats | Sunglasses | Bags | Oxfords
Inspired by Travis’s Look: Casual Shirts | Jeans | Snapbacks | Wingtips
Inspired by Joshua K.’s Look: T-Shirts | Patterned Pants | Monk Straps | Jewelry

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– Part I & Part II of this series
– Last season’s NYFW coverage
– Exclusive SE Video + Q&A


[Photos by Street Etiquette.]


Presenting the sights of New York Fashion Week as seen through the eyes of Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette. Learn more about them here and here.

From Joshua: “Great shows today, from experimental menswear by Luar Zepol, with Matrix-inspired gear and the usage of panel-lined shirts and pants, to Billy Reid, where models stomped onto the runway to the beat of a soulful, live brass band in a Southern-styled courtyard. Very enjoyable!”

Inspired by Joshua’s Look:
Jean Jackets | T-ShirtsJeans | Bags | Bracelets | SneakersDenim on Denim

Joshua’s soundtrack for the day. More of Street Etiquette’s thoughts on music here.

Inspired by Joshua’s Look: Leather Jackets | Camo | Black Jeans | Loafers [as seen here]
Pictured above: The runway show for global design project Concept Korea.

Inspired by Travis’s Look: Coats & Jackets | Polo Shirts
Selvedge Denim | Boots | Hats | Bags
Pictured above: Excitable crowd at the Rag & Bone show. See it up close on The Thread.

Below, Josh and Travis attended the Alabama-meets-NYC rooftop party known as Billy Reid Spring ’14. Read our recent Q&A with Billy, and shop his Fall ’13 collection here: Billy Reid.

Part I of this series
Last season’s NYFW coverage
Exclusive SE Video + Q&A


[Photos by Street Etiquette.]


Amidst world travels, presenting their own clothing line at the recent menswear tradeshows, and debuting an art installation based on their first short film, the multitalented men behind acclaimed website Street Etiquette (Travis Gumbs, above, and Joshua Kissi, below) still found time to document the visual spectacle known as New York Fashion Week in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Shop.

Here, enjoy part 1 of NYFW as seen through the eyes of two preeminent authorities on the future of men’s style—including a look at what’s next from one of our favorite American designers, Todd Snyder.

[For more, catch up on last season’s SE @ NYFW coverage.]

Inspired by Joshua’s look: T-shirts | Cargo Pants | Sneakers | Bracelets

Joshua’s recommendation for the day’s playlist.
Read more on Street Etiquette’s musical predilections here.

Travis of Street Etiquette (left) and stylist Keino Benjamin.

Inspired by Travis’s look: Jackets | Jeans | Short-Sleeve Shirts | Hats | Boots
(Travis’s boots are by Dr. Martens—shop similar here.)

Inspired by Keino’s look: Leather Jackets | Sunglasses | Black Jeans

Indie NYC brand L’Enchanteur.

Inspired by Joshua’s look: Distressed Jeans | Henleys | Tote Bags | Boots
Inspired by Travis’s look: Denim on Denim | Shorts | Sneakers

Joshua of Street Etiquette and photographer Justin Bridges of Tucked Style.

From left: artist Cleon Grey, Jerry St. Aubin, photographer Joshua Woods
(who contributed to our previous SE @ NYFW series).

Chucks—the classics endure.

Below, Josh and Travis had the chance to get up-close and personal with Todd Snyder’s Spring 2014 collection. Read our recent Q&A with Todd, and shop his Fall collection here: Todd Snyder. [Click small images to enlarge.]


– Last season’s NYFW coverage
– Exclusive SE Video + Q&A


[Photos by Street Etiquette.]


Are you into #hashtag quote-unquote “fashion”? Maybe not. But are you on-board with attractive members of the fairer sex displaying creativity and good taste via uniquely expressive and eye-catching clothing choices? If you answered “No”…Well, that’s probably not possible.

Seen here are our latest favorite images from our sister blog, The Thread—where New York Fashion Week is currently in full swing. Head on over for tons more street style, celeb spottings, backstage antics, and runway reports. And don’t say we never did you any favors.

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[Above: One of our Nordstrom Beauty Spot guest bloggers, nail artist Madeline Poole
a certified hit on our Tumblr page, thanks in no small part to a devastating
girl-next-door combo of red nails x white Chucks.]


Jessica Paré, aka Megan Draper (yes, that Megan Draper) from Mad Men, front row at Jason Wu.

And below: In our opinion, the cream of the street-style crop—so far—by our own roving photographer, Crystal Nicodemus. There’s a school of thought out there that such assertive “fashion” is capable of physically repelling men. We are not repelled. Keep trying, women of Fashion Week—we insist.


[Street style by Crystal Nicodemus; Jessica Paré photographed by Mary O’Regan.]