Gentlemen of Bacongo. K likes. Gentlemen of Bacongo by Daniele Tamagni, book published by Trolley, with photographs of the elegantly dressed society. Andre must have taken a page or two out of “Gentlemen of Bacongo” ( Trolley Books), a new book by Daniele Tamagni that celebrates a. As designer Paul Smith writes in the introduction to Gentlemen of Bacongo, “It is incredible enough today to see men dressed so elegantly in.

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The Shanty Town Dandies of Bacongo. For me, the look of the Sapeurs is just amazing. It is incredible enough today to see men dressed so elegantly in capital cities like Paris or London, let alone in the Congo.

Their attention to detail, their use of colour, all set against the environment they live in, is just fantastic.



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. As a designer, I have for gntlemen also played with opposites and the unexpected in my work, a classical jacket with an unusual lining for example.

The Sapeurs, however, have to work hard and dedicate time and money to afford and source these clothes.

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 gwntlemen considered on a daily basis. Nowadays, we all seem to be in too much of a hurry to do this. Shanty town dandies of Bacongo.

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. Call or visit books.


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Gentlemen of Bacongo: Sir Paul Smith on shanty town dandies

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