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** TROLLEY BOOKS ** Gentlemen of Bacongo

He moved into photography after working as a researcher in museums, galleries and churches. The Sapeurs, however, have to work hard and dedicate time and money to afford and source these clothes. For info contact info trolleybooks.

Compiled by Martin Chilton. It is incredible enough today to see men dressed so elegantly in capital cities like Paris or London, let alone in the Congo. Film 50 great quotes about acting. Gentlemem of Bacongo Daniele Tamagni Price: Monday 31 December Designer brands of suits and accessories are important to sapeurs, and they work hard to save as gentlenen money as they can to dedicate to the most beautiful suits and accessories they can find.

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It is a world within a world within a city. Accessibility links Skip to gdntlemen Skip to navigation. The passion they have for clothes is so unusual today, while 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.


Introduction written by Paul Smith, one of the world’s most renowned and influential menswear designers. The result is a unique and inspiring style, that has captured the imagination of people all over the world – the sapeurs are now truly the kings of elegance.

They dress to impress, whilst also being ambassadors of etiquette, peace and music, as well as the essence of style. In Pictures – the story of love and romance: By Sir Paul Smith. For me, the look of the Sapeurs is just amazing. Daniele Tamagni is an Italian photographer and art historian, with a particular fascination and focus on African culture and society.

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Nowadays, we all seem to be in gentlemeb much of a hurry to do this. Their attention to detail, their use of colour, all set against the environment they live in, is just fantastic.

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 o in society. Summary Details Specs Author Details Press and Awards This book provides a bacobgo insight to the vibrant street style of the ‘Sapeurs’, the elegant and immaculately dressed dandies from the heart of the Congo. As a designer, I have for years also played with opposites and the unexpected in my work, a classical jacket with an unusual lining for example.


Books In Pictures – the story of love and romance: But their amazing style is also based on strict rules of elegance, beauty and harmony of nacongo. In he won the best portfolio in the Canon Young Photographer award for Italy with his images of Congolese dandies.

Shanty town dandies of Bacongo. The Shanty Town Dandies of Bacongo. Call or visit books. 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 baccongo unusual co-ordination of fabrics.

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