Just in time for many of you undergrads who have returned to HBCU campuses for fall semester, Street Etiquette (known for their personal style blog and short films) has released “The Black Ivy.” The video editorial is dedicated to the classic style found on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The group of young men pays homage to the Black intellectual tradition nurtured and refined in the select HBCU institutions known as the “Black Ivy.”
Featuring looks evoked from the dandy tradition and Harlem Renaissance, as well as a bit of aesthetic borrowed from the 40s and retro athleticism, the fellas are styled in looks by The Brooklyn Circus, among other coveted vintage and contemporary menswear.
Street Etiquette’s last project, a Black History tribute, “Sewn from Soul,” received much acclaim from the online community. Now, one of our favorite fly duos reminds us all that we don’t have to look too far away from our own sartorial history to capture style and character.
Photo Credit: Fred Eagan
Check out the short below. Be sure to peep the slideshow!