Wednesday, August 22, 2012

On the Street….Twelfth St., New York


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  1. Natasha

    August 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Yeah, yeah, wicked looks!
    I feel like I’m back in highschool.

    ~Natasha Fatah~

  2. Simbarashe

    August 22, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    The early 90s have been in full effect all summer in NYC, it’s starting to taper down just a bit..

  3. blue roses

    August 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    these dudes look like they are running late to a zapp and roger concert…… obsessed. rock on.

  4. tiffany.

    August 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    i support all 90′s throw back looks. forever.


  5. david

    August 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Bringing back the 90′s, I see. However, the 90′s need to stay where they belong…in the past.

  6. Lou'Ana

    August 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    They look so cool man ! x

  7. Reptilia

    August 22, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    So 90′s!! Love it!!


  8. Gon

    August 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm

  9. CBC

    August 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    cool guys

  10. Anoushka

    August 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Love their style!

  11. holly

    August 22, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I love their outfits! Simply amazing

    Soi Eight Recycling


  12. *sP

    August 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    That’s what’s up!!! The oh not so long ago early 90s were still coming out of social segregation. There were more cross-overs (having nothing to do with cars) and what we called multi-culti but the high-top fade that kid is wearing was a big part of what was -”is black, is black, is black” Ah yeah! good stuff especially the multi culti! Thank you Conscious Hip Hop! I look forward to seeing more of this and leather medallions!

    • Simbarashe

      August 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      leather medallions… of Africa!

  13. JW

    August 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Is it just me, or did the one on the left sneak in this photo? Love the new 90′s look on the fellow on the right

    • margarita

      August 23, 2012 at 7:33 am

      that’s exactly what I just thought! I do like the shirt of the boy on the right. really funky pattern.

  14. Oh, play it louder!!

    August 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    SO COOL! This shirt on the left is all I always dream to wear. Perfect.

    See you!

  15. Sevan

    August 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I like the look on the left (are those Converse sneakers ?) but I love the shirt on the right. What I really dislike are the high tops on the right because this young man’s legs are thin compared to the shoes.
    Maybe a lighter high top Converse ?

  16. Mimi

    August 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I’m definitely loving these looks. Also loving that beaded necklace!

  17. Sophie Mhabille

    August 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I love the wood pearls of his necklace and the print of his shirt

    • mo

      August 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

      and I love that a young man will wear a big beaded necklace

  18. Millie Cotton

    August 22, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Seriously doesn’t get cooler than this. Possibly my fave male post to date.

  19. DSTONE Magazine

    August 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Loving the style of the guy on the right!

  20. Sabina

    August 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Old school meets new. I’m surprising myself with how much I dig this. Great moment in time captured.

  21. Jennifer

    August 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    This reminds me of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and that is awesome!

    xo Jennifer

  22. African Fashion

    August 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  23. Daniel Cecil

    August 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I want to see the vibe from Do the Right Thing and Red Hook Summer on every corner. This is the best. All praise the blond high top.

  24. Chahrazad

    August 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Love the Vans & Nike mix. They both look like they have a different style. I like! <3


  25. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Blog

    August 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Cool couple!

  26. melle lunettes

    August 22, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Great post !!

    ✿✿ ✿✿

  27. fashionisable

    August 22, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    cool :)

  28. Haggie

    August 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    A Mr. Kid and a Mr. Play are on line one. They claim they are from the 80′s and want their look back…

  29. Laura

    August 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Cool style! Especially the one on the right, love his shirt and sneakers!

  30. Daisy Nguyen

    August 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    SOOOO love this! So “Fresh Prince of Belair” cool!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  31. Martha

    August 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    The Fresh Prince of Twelfth Street.

    • YQS

      August 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      That’s what I was thinkin’!

  32. Caroline

    August 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm

  33. Walt Priest

    August 22, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Is that a home detention device on that guys leg?

    • Kurt Feero

      August 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Those are called “sneakers”. And these two cats are, as we used to say “dope”.

  34. Iranildo Silva

    August 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    and wonderful this style, him and very used here in the brazil.

  35. Haus of Dinma

    August 22, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    There’s something about their attitude, that’s on point. I wholeheartedly endorse this picture.

  36. Sunshine

    August 22, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    They are so freakin cooool! I love it!

  37. teaandbonbons

    August 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I’m pretty sure Theo rocked that look in The Cosby Show.

  38. Maggie

    August 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm


  39. Anarchy Gallery

    August 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Wow-very Fresh Prince of Bel-Air….bit of a flashback….

  40. monkeyshines

    August 22, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    fun fabulous top!


  41. MinneapolisPipe

    August 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    90s? This was also the second half of the 80s. I remember high school!

  42. Lover Girl

    August 23, 2012 at 12:16 am

    WHO is the fellow in the white t-shirt? He is a doll. Such dreamy eyes.

  43. Jokey

    August 23, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Модные ребята=), у парня в темной рубашки, стиль африканский…

  44. Cultureshockart

    August 23, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Two words. Gordon Gatrelle.

    Thanks for the memories. I need to go crawl back into my rocking chair now.

  45. une chatte grise

    August 23, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Love the wooden beads & leather bracelet. He’s got an organic, understated kind of cool.

  46. debi c (@debi_songbird)

    August 23, 2012 at 3:19 am


  47. Afrobrownies

    August 23, 2012 at 3:22 am

    If I were still in my (early) teens, I’d totally be crushing on the guy on the right.

  48. S A V V Y 9 2

    August 23, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Isn’t it funny how Baby Milo seems old school already? Fashion moves fast

  49. Johnny

    August 23, 2012 at 3:57 am

    I really like the shirt of the guy on the left!

  50. Serdane

    August 23, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Loce their look. Specially the second on the right, mixing African, tribal and urban look is very what I like right now.

  51. Eva

    August 23, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Totally agree with Anarchy Gallery, I thought exactly the same :D

  52. Sanna from Flash For Zonzon

    August 23, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Wow, anybody remember the Pacman-game graphics? They are here again in this wonderful shirt. And the pearls are the dots that Packman ate up when it moved in the playground. I love this.

  53. Trescic

    August 23, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Ensure that these are the trendsetters! About sneakers, but if necessary also useful as board…

  54. FRUN7

    August 23, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Throwback from head to toe, like it!

  55. Sally

    August 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I’m always drawn to the facial expressions you capture… both guys look more curious than surprised, which leaves me curious! the guy on the left has major swagger, grabbing his chin. Hope to see another photo of them again soon..

  56. Freddie

    August 23, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Really? They look like every other trendy teenager who has run through Urban Outfitters. Very dull

  57. john

    August 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I think that kid Did The Right Thing.

  58. h

    August 23, 2012 at 10:11 am

    These young men are pure NYC “hip and swagger.” I love them!

  59. ttea

    August 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

    It looks like you just insulted them and then had to snap the picture quickly and run. I love the raised eyebrows on the guy in the right, and then the way the guy is holding his chin on the left. The guy on the right’s shirt is wacky.

  60. Monsieur Marcel

    August 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I’m so glad they’re not showing their underwear…

  61. terry

    August 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Very cool style. Especially love the shirt print. If only i was 15 years younger, i would be rocking this look on the streets of London.

  62. Trevor

    August 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Ummmm, am I missing something? NOTHING outstanding here. Guy on the left could be anyone in America and guy on the right did a job of looking somewhat like a throwback. Looks like he’s trying too hard though. I thought “style” was about being true to yourself, not trying to be something you’re not?

    • Alyssa | The Sartorialist

      August 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Trevor – who is to say they aren’t being true to themselves? How do you judge this without knowing the subject personally?

  63. ginger from the style of being

    August 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    In west philadelphia born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days…

    • YQS

      August 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      aha, yeah…

  64. Aska Wolf

    August 23, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Practical example of how deep impact Pharell Williams has on street fashion!
    This is a great sample of personal attitude, dareness and old school vibe

  65. Zeelud

    August 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I think these guys are fans of Odd Future. Similar to Tyler the Creator’s style. This hip hop group has a cult like following and does pop up shops that sell clothes like this…lined up for blocks.

  66. AET

    August 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Oh man, I teach lots of kids who look like this (or are trying to look like this) and I don’t think most of them have any clue how much they look like their parents did not THAT long ago.

    “Back in the day when I was young – I’m not a kid anymore – but somedays I sit and wish I was a kid again.” – Ahmad

  67. eugene

    August 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    attack of the new jack!

  68. Becky Bedbug

    August 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    The guy on the right looks fantastic. I love his printed shirt and the beads. Such a great look!


  69. Shireen Hand

    August 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Great photo. So 90′s. So Fresh Prince.

    Endometriosis my life with you

  70. Jinna Yang

    August 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Those are some crazy, unique prints!


  71. Poppy Keane

    August 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Always, Do the Right Thing!
    Spike Lee 1989

  72. Víctor

    August 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Where is the cool?

  73. Manonie

    August 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Its Kid &Play anno 2012!!

  74. Asma

    August 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm


    I was browsing at a local Value Village (Toronto) this summer and a few boys were shopping for vests, shirts and pants with a strong 90′s feel.

  75. Andre

    August 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    One of my favorites.
    The big necklace over that great printed shirt buttoned up all the way are so good…
    His friend doesn’t stand out to me, but he does represent the style of a generation, which I appreciate.
    This photo gives me the BUSINESS!

  76. Festus

    June 3, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I guess it’s another Another World.

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