The Gentlemen of Bakongo


They call themselves The Sapeurs (the Society for the Advancement of People of Elegance), they have subsects like ‘The Picadilly Group’.  In the Bakongo district of Brazzaville in Congo, Sape is a religion and these dandys are the priests and subjects, wandering around dusty, rubbish piled high streets , resplendent in perfectly cut pink suits, monacles and caines.

The Guardian tells this story best, the First Post has some more pictures and you can get the book by Daniele Tamagni  on Amazon.


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