Sunday, 20 October 2013

Style Inspo: 'Le Sape' Society



Photos via youtube. Music video by Solange who featured the 'le sap society' in her video  'Losing You' ,directed by Melina Matsoukas 






There's something innately attractive about a man in a well tailored ensemble. A dapper fitted suit speaks volumes of it's wearer and their character. The gentlemen of Bacongo make no exception in their personal style choices, for them it's a philosophy and ethos of charm and elegance.

'Le Sapeurs' as they are known as, adopt an aesthetic reminiscent of Parisian dandies and the Saville Row elite. They battle their fashion out on the street catwalk, pitting international designers up against locally produced pieces. A stark contrast to the shanty town Brazzavile, their dress provides a deep sense of pride in their identity as Congo's new school of cool. I adore the way these men live and breath the clothing they wear. A true example of a modern day style subculture with a sophisticate attitude to life! (fellas take note)

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  1. Wow... There is nothing like a beautifully tailored suit on a man! My old boss used to have the most gorgeous hand made suits, but then would totally ruin the look by wearing shoes that just completely clashed. Not good! :D

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    1. Haha, there really is not! shoes most definitely have the make or break power X

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  2. love this post as I'm from Congo myself. Its nice to see someone write about fashion in other countries other then what they wear.

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