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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Call or visit books. It is incredible enough today to see men dressed so elegantly in capital cities like Paris or London, let alone in the Congo. Film 50 great quotes about acting. Gentlemen of Bacongo Daniele Tamagni Price: Summary Details Specs Author Details Press and Awards This book provides a fascinating insight to the vibrant street style of the ‘Sapeurs’, the elegant and immaculately dressed dandies from the heart of the Congo.

Members have their own code of honour, codes of professional conduct and strict notions of morality. As a designer, I have for years also played with opposites and the unexpected in my work, a classical jacket with an unusual lining for example.

Nowadays, we all seem to be in too much of a hurry to do this. Designer brands of suits and accessories are important to sapeurs, and they work hard to baconho as much money as they can to dedicate to the most beautiful suits and accessories they can find.



The Sapeurs, however, have to work hard and dedicate time and money to afford and source these clothes. Daniele Tamagni is an Italian photographer and art historian, with a particular fascination and focus on African culture bafongo society. In Pictures – the story of love and romance: Monday 31 December Introduction written by Paul Smith, one of the world’s most renowned and influential menswear designers.

By Sir Paul Smith. They dress to impress, whilst also being ambassadors of etiquette, peace and music, as well as the essence of style.

Their attention to detail, their use of colour, all set against the environment they live in, is just fantastic. 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 carefully considered on a daily basis.

Gentlemen of Bacongo: Sir Paul Smith on shanty town dandies – Telegraph

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He moved into photography after working as a researcher in museums, galleries and churches.

For me, the look of the Sapeurs is just amazing. But their amazing style is also based on strict rules of elegance, beauty and harmony of colours. Books In Pictures – the story of love and romance: The result is a unique and inspiring style, that has captured the imagination of people all over the world – the sapeurs are now truly the kings of elegance.


Gentlemen of Bacongo: Sir Paul Smith on shanty town dandies

The 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.

Shanty town dandies of Bacongo. 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.

In he won the best portfolio in the Canon Young Photographer award for Italy with his images of Bacono dandies. Compiled by Martin Chilton.