GUINNESS DOCUMENTS LES SAPEURS DU CONGO

CULTURE DE LA SAPOLOGIE

A few articles ago we featured a blossoming sub-saharan dandy culture, particularly in Congo, titled Les Sapeurs. The Dandies, known as les sapeurs, are men well versed in what some Cameroonians would call ‘geste’, what Americans call “dapper” and what is essentially a fabulous culture of gentility and panache.

Below is a documentary by Guinness on the culture of Sapologie in Congo

The culture of sapologie is more than colorful flamboyant bespoke fashion, it is the socio-political evidence of a Congo at peace, a symbol of good living, one that transcends money and celebrates the concept of dignity and living out loud.

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