4/23/10

The Sapeurs

There are men/boys part of a subculture devoted to stylish dressing in Congo. The Sapeurs, as they call themselves, is derived from SAPE, an acronym for the movement itself, (Société des Ambianceurs et Persons Élégants). The word sape, perhaps not accidentally, also means “to dress with elegance and style” in French.
AMAZING, I love their confidence, even with the pepto suit, confidence, in my opinion is what style is all about.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

For some reason the contrast between the style and the poverty is aesthetically appeasing. <3 Africa.

briT said...

love it. #thatisall

Miss Chris said...

wow.
this is the first I've heard of this.
how so very touching it is to see that style transcends region, class and expectation!