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Summary Details Specs Author Details Press and Awards This book provides a fascinating insight to the vibrant street style of the ‘Sapeurs’, the elegant and immaculately dressed dandies from the heart of the Congo. They dress to impress, whilst also being gejtlemen of etiquette, peace and music, as well as the essence of style. Call or visit books. As a designer, I have for years also played with opposites and the unexpected in my work, a classical ot with an unusual lining for example.

Introduction written by Paul Smith, one of the world’s most renowned and influential menswear designers. In he won the best portfolio in the Canon Young Photographer award for Italy bacojgo his images of Congolese dandies. It is a world within a world within a city.

The Sapeurs, however, have to work hard and dedicate time and money to afford and source these clothes. Monday 31 December By Sir Paul Smith. Shanty town dandies of Bacongo.


He moved into photography after working as a researcher in museums, galleries and churches. Gentlemen of Bacongo Daniele Tamagni Price: Compiled by Martin Chilton.

But their amazing style is also based on strict rules of elegance, beauty and harmony of colours. Daniele Tamagni is an Italian photographer and art historian, with a particular fascination and focus on African culture and society.

It is incredible enough today to see men dressed so elegantly in capital cities like Paris or London, let alone in the Congo. Their style appeals to me because right from the beginning of my career I have always worked with classical shapes and striven for beautiful quality, while the main emphasis of my work has come from the use of colour and the unusual co-ordination of fabrics.

Members have their own code of honour, codes of professional conduct and strict notions of morality. The result is a unique and inspiring style, that has captured the imagination of people all over the world – the sapeurs gemtlemen now truly the kings of elegance. The Shanty Town Dandies of Bacongo.

The passion they have for clothes is so unusual today, gentleen the care and attention to detail given to everything they wear dates back to the time of the first dandies, when entire outfits would be carefully considered on a daily basis.

In Pictures – the story of love and romance: Books In Pictures – the story of love and romance: Designer brands of suits and accessories are important to sapeurs, and they work hard to save as much money as they can to dedicate to the most beautiful suits and accessories they hentlemen find. For info contact info trolleybooks. Nowadays, we all seem to be in too much of a hurry to do this.

The attitude of the Sapeurs and their way of being is unique, not just the clothes, the ties, cufflinks, socks, shoes and famous cigars but also their elegant manners and place in society. For me, the look of the Sapeurs bcaongo just amazing.

Film 50 great quotes about acting. Their attention to detail, their use of colour, all set against the environment they live in, is just fantastic. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation.