Street Etiquette at NYFW

Our coverage of New York Fashion Week through the eyes of Travis Gumbs (left) and Joshua Kissi of Street Etiquette continues below. Catch up on previous installments here and here.

From Joshua: “Today’s J. Press York Street collection was a great presentation, adding to what it means to commemorate traditional American prep attire while still pushing the envelope. The prep style happens to be one of our main influences, so it’s great to see it presented in such an array of looks. Public School, on the other hand, took care of the street-casual department, with a lot of dark colors and leather to inspire your cool next fall and winter.”

Inspired by Travis’ Look:
Leather Jackets | Beanies | Scarves | Ties | Oxfords

Inspired by Joshua’s Look:
Trenches & Overcoats | Zip-Up Sweaters | Camo Pants | Sneakers | Bags

J. Press York Street (designed by Ariel and Shimon Ovadia of Ovadia & Sons)—coming soon to the Nordstrom Men’s Shop.
[Click smaller images to enlarge.]

Trekking between shows. If we’re not mistaken, that’s Nico of Nickel Cobalt in the navy poncho.

NY Knick Carmelo Anthony (left), self-promoting at the Public School presentation.

Hood By Air, where rapper A$AP Rocky closed the show. [Click small images to enlarge.]

Scenes from outside Milk Studios and around NYC. [Click smaller images above to enlarge.]


[Photos by Street Etiquette and Joshua Woods.]


Day 2 of New York Fashion Week was a wash on account of snow—but our intrepid NYFW correspondents, Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette, were back at it the following day. Check out their gear, photos, and favorite show below—and in case you missed it over the weekend, catch up on Day 1 of their NYFW Photo Journal.

From Joshua: Moncler’s presentation was by far one of my favorite I’ve seen during this Fashion Week—and maybe ever, to be perfectly honest. It was a true experience to those who attended. We were greeted with glasses of white wine and finger foods. The show’s combination of daunting musical renditions and amazing light fixtures made it one to remember!”

Inspired by Joshua’s Look:
Utility Jackets | Scarves | White Jeans | Wingtip Boots | Bracelets
[Shop Joshua’s Florsheim boots and Marshall Artist jacket.]

Highlights from Joshua’s favorite show of the day: Moncler.

Inspired by Travis’ Look:
Trenches & Overcoats | Beanies | Sweaters | Pants
[Shop Travis’ Zanerobe sweatpants.]

[Photos by Street Etiquette and Joshua Woods.]


This weekend’s forecast at New York Fashion Week calls for serious snow. Here are the latest @NordstromMen Instagram pics from Joshua and Travis of Street Etiquette, from before the blizzard hit.

[That’s Joshua on the left, Travis third from left, and rapper Theophilus London to the right of him.]

More Fashion Week:
@NordstromMen Instagram
Runway Recaps
Introduction to Street Etiquette


After offering you a glimpse on Instagram, the first bona fide batch of dailies from our friends Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette is in—and as one might expect, their vision of New York Fashion Week is as nonchalantly stunning as everything else they do. Follow their Day 1 journey below, from cab rides to runways to impeccable people-watching, and stay tuned for more from Street Etiquette at NYFW.

From Joshua: “The first day of fashion week started with a bang, from street style to the runways. We started early at 9am with a showing of Todd Snyder’s Fall 2013 men’s collection. After our fifth season or so of attending the festivities, we see it’s something that people both dread [due to the hectic schedule] and admire. We’re excited for the remaining days of fashion week!”

Inspired by Joshua’s Look:
Trenches & Overcoats | Shawl-Collar Sweaters | Camo Pants | Monk-Strap Shoes

Inspired by Travis’ Look:
Hats | Insulated Coats | Lightweight Jackets | Hoodies | Pants | Wingtips
 [Travis’ Zanerobe Pants are available now. His red Barbour jacket will be available on later this month—but for now, shop more from Barbour.]

Highlights from Richard Chai Love.


[Photos by Street Etiquette and Joshua Woods.]


New York Fashion Week: It has begun, and with it, our exclusive content collaboration with Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette. Below is a first-day glimpse from our Men’s Shop Instagram feed, where the guys are taking control for the hectic week ahead.

Keep it here for much more from Joshua and Travis in the days to come—including daily breakdowns of their killer personal style—and in case you missed it, check out our introduction to Street Etiquette from earlier this week.

Joshua’s captions—clockswise from top left:

“Joshua from @streetetiquette ringing in for our first post on Nordstrom’s IG account.”
“Richard Chai this morning.”
“@TravisGumbs layering technique.”
“Met these lovely ladies today around Lincoln Center, and they also have an incredible blog.”


Follow @NordstromMen on Instagram for up-to-the-minute NYFW snaps—

And stay tuned to Men’s Shop Daily for more exclusive content
from Joshua and Travis of Street Etiquette. 


There are style blogs—and then there’s Street Etiquette. By weaving a deep-rooted fascination with culture, community, history and humanity through everything they do—from the clothes they wear to the global adventures they undertake—Street Etiquette founders Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs transcend run-of-the-mill “What I Wore Today” sites, striving instead to answer a more pressing question: What I Did Today.

That’s why we’re honored and excited to collaborate with these gentlemen and scholars to bring you that rare style spectacle—New York Fashion Week—through Street Etiquette’s eyes. Joshua and Travis will be on the ground in their hometown of NYC, sending us daily dispatches of the people and places that catch their attention; and doing it all with their signature sense of personal style, which ranges from thoughtful tailoring to punk-rock pattern mixing.

Our coverage commences later this week, right here on the Men’s Shop Daily, as well as on our Men’s Shop Instagram feed (@NordstromMen). For now though, scroll down to learn about some of Street Etiquette’s recent projects—and see exactly why we’re looking forward to working with them.

[Above: Travis, left, and Joshua outside The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Photo by Andre Wagner.]

The men of Street Etiquette doing what they do best: Soaking up the scenery of their native NYC.
[First and 3rd photos from the top by Rog Walker, from their recent shoot with
model/shoe designer Armando Cabral; 2nd, 4th and 5th from top were taken at New York Fashion Week a year ago.]

Inspired by the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Peter Tosh, organized by Street Etiquette, and shot by Andre Wagner, CROWNED was a portrait series celebrating personal expression through hair.

Snaps from Street Etiquette’s recent journeys to
Sao Paulo and Itajai, Brazil (top 4-grid), and Luanda, Angola.

Travis sporting one of Street Etiquette’s ‘Black Ivy’ T-shirts (almost sold out)—inspired by their 2010 project with photographer F.E. Castleberry of Unabashedly Prep.

Even before Joshua and Travis shifted their focus from personal style to thought-provoking photo essays, they often based their outfit posts on historical research—mining sources like the Time/Life Archive and The Selvedge Yard for vintage inspiration.

Street Etiquette’s Tumblr feed isn’t just pretty pictures; it’s a digital pipeline of tangible influences, from classic jazz to abstract art.
(Speaking of Tumblr—check out our own Nordstrom inspiration board if you haven’t already.)

Excerpts from Street Etiquette’s Instagram journal.
For more like this, live from New York Fashion Week, stay tuned to
Men’s Shop Daily–and follow @NordstromMen on Instagram.


[Photos courtesy of, Street Etiquette’s Tumblr and Street Etiquette’s Instagram.]