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Gentlemen of Bacongo: Dandies of Sub-Saharan Africa (Updated)

These African dandies have reclaimed the sartorial stylings of the Frenchmen and Belgians who long ago colonized the Congo. You can read about...


These African dandies have reclaimed the sartorial stylings of the Frenchmen and Belgians who long ago colonized the Congo. You can read about them in Gentlemen of Bacongo, a new book by Daniele Tamagni, which offers a visual tour of a fascinating Sub-Saharan trend. There's something undeniably awesome about an eye-catching cultural power grab, no?You can see more photos at Jezebel.UPDATE: GOOD contributor (and friend) Jaime Wolf just brought my attention to this excellent Colors piece on Congolese sapeurs. If you're interested in the topic, it's well worth a read.