The New York Look Book
My all-time favorite street style book – and perhaps the one that got me interested in street style in the first place. I first started reading the Look Book in high school. Since then it’s pretty much the only reason I still subscribe to New York Magazine. One of my favorite things about the book is that it isn’t just about high-fashion finds, but about the truly quirky style that you’ll often see in the streets of Manhattan. And as a former New Yorker, I’ll always have a soft spot for the Big Apple.
The Sartorialist, Closer
Perhaps the most famous street photographer of our time (second to Bill Cunningham of course) is Scott Schuman, the man behind the Sartorialist. Often a bit high-brow for my taste, his photographs of people are stunning nonetheless. He always pays attention to the details too – from a pocket square to a woman’s shoes. It’s these images that really grab my attention. The book is just as eye-catching.
Paris Street Style
Those Parisians. They really have style built right into their DNA. I just got this one as a birthday gift (my friends know me so well..). Few things make me feel more insecure than standing next to a lovely French woman. Not only does this book capture some great personal style shots, but it’s chock full of Q&A’s from French style afficionados. It’s more of a great read than a bible of street style photos. Highly recommended to anyone that owns a Breton shirt.