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“It is our way of life and not just the dressing,” he continues. “ It is how we express our individuality and our character. Along with our families, Le Sap, is our reason for being.”

The Beau Brummels of Brazzaville

The Sapeurs of the Congo - WSJ :: Patience Mountala, aka Sam, dressed up for a funeral

Sapeur (member of the Society for the Advancement of Elegant People) D.R. Congo

Sapeur (member of the Society for the Advancement of Elegant People) Democratic Republic of The Congo

LA VIE EN SAPE | Christian Malala posing in front of his home in Bakongo.

The Beau Brummels of Brazzaville

Fashion article about the Sapeurs of Congo. - "the world's unlikeliest fashionistas, ordinary workingmen whose inspired style helps them survive in a country torn by civil war.

Sapeur, Congo´s dandy style

On the Street……The Smarties, Soweto, SA by Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist)

En ce jour d'Indépendance du Congo Brazzaville, je me disais que c'était un bon jour pour clôturer mon escapade congolaise. Je vous...

En ce jour d'Indépendance du Congo Brazzaville, je me disais que c'était un bon jour pour clôturer mon escapade congolaise. Je vous...

La Sape of Congo

Sapeur AOC From Radcliffe Roye’s “Sapologie” series shot in Brazzaville

La-SAPE6

heir name, Sapeurs, comes from the French slang se saper, meaning to dress with class, but also from the acronym of their social group : La Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (the Society of Ambianceurs and Elegant Persons).

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