Monday, November 17, 2008

listed: les sapeurs du congo.

the second i saw this zone zero article i had to post about it. over the course of the better part of the last century, gentlemen of all ages in the congo have developed a specific, and most definitely dandied, style of dress refered to as 'la sape'; it stands for: la societé des ambianceurs et des personnes elegantes. it refers to someone dressed with elegance - and the subculture has their own slang: 'yambala' means baggy shirt, 'bumbatio' means pants and 'nkaka' means suit.

and this ain't nothing new..

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