The stylish team over there at Street Etiquette recently teamed up with GQ Magazine to make a list of the 20 black style pioneers. Full of character and confidence black style has undoubtedly molded and continues to shape the way the world views fashion.
Street Etiquette pays homage via photos to the timelessness and character of black style. Big up to Trav and Josh, Street Etiquette is one of the hottest blogs right now and rightfully so. It is refreshing to see that major mags are taking notice of what bloggers are doing and deciding to work work them. GQ we are waiting on your call next.
This is a thorough list that not only gives you the illustration but the context behind the style. Do yourself a favor and google all of these men, you could def learn something.
Johnny Hodges- Saxophonist in Duke Ellington’s Band
Dick Gregory- Stand up comedian; civil rights activist
Richard Roundtree- Actor ( Best known for Shaft)
Marvin Gaye- Singer/songwriter
Harry Belafonte- Singer, actor, civil rights activist
Jean-Michael Basquiat- Artist
Sidney Poitier- Actor, writer, director
Vivien Thomas- Surgeon
Teddy Pendergrass- Singer/songwriter
Huey P. Newton- Co-founder and leader of Black Panther Party
Bill T. Jones- Choreographer, dancer, director
Richard Pryor- Stand up comedian, actor, writer
Matthew Henson- Arctic Explorer
Ernie Barnes- Artist; professional football player
Otis Redding- Singer
Sammy Davis Jr.- Singer, dancer, tv & movie star
Gordon Parks- Photographer, director, journalist
Langston Hughes- Poet, writer, journalist
Duke Ellington- Composer, pianist
Miles Davis- Trumpeter, composer