From social activism to just plain cool, Les Sapeurs represent a huge “THIS IS ME! Love it or lump it!” vibe for all to see. By day, they are working class manual labourers, but the moment they clock off and don their best garbs—Gucci and Versace to name but a few—Les Sapeurs become the most urbane of men devoted to looking good and feeling better. These dandies juxtapose poverty and luxury, the ordinary and the wondrous, classic and contemporary—they stand for creativity in the face of adversity. And prove that new does not mean the end of old.
Sapologie: it’s a way of life!
Photography and editing: @ecrecrecre
Styling and concept: @anna.boat.prem