The Gentlemen of Bacongo

Photos via http://jezebel.com/5407685/gentlemen-of-bacongo-the-dandies-of-sub+saharan-africa/gallery/

A new photo book by Daniele Tamagni explores the phenomenon of sapeurs, a clique of extraordinarily dressed dandies from the Congo. In the midst of war and abject poverty, these men dress in tailored suits, silk ties, and immaculate footwear.

Related links:

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/06/fop-art-gentleman-of-the-bacongo/

http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2009/12/gentlemen_of_ba.php

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