ΣXXIV

I suppose some of us are cave dwellers, some of us live in houses, some of us like to be loose footed. I'm a ramblin' man.

Photographer Kevin Kemama captures the South African fashion mania of the Ankara & Kente styles.

 A group of youthful modern African-American dandiesStreet Etiquette is run by two 22-year-old African-American men, Travis Gumbs & Joshua Kissi. At the forefront of a new “black dandyism,” Gumbs & Kissi have been interested in style since high school, but at that time, black style was dominated by the hip hop culture. The two friends seek to break this paradigm of black style by rediscovering traditional, tailored clothes done with a unique flair. The men see dressing well as a “return to style as a source of dignity” for the black community, as it has been ever since„

The 2011 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, directed by & starring Ralph Fiennes in his directorial debut also starring Gerard Butler, Brian Cox & Lubna Azabal.

Your belly’s answer – What?

The kingly crownèd head, the vigilant eye,

The counsellor heart, the arm our soldier,

Our steed the leg, the tongue our trumpeter.

With other muniments & petty helps In this our fabric ; if that they —”

—1st Citizen from (1.1.122) “Coriolanus

Skateboarding in Oslo,Norway early 1970´s. Roger Pedersen performing a handstand.

Photographer Brandon Isralsky hit the streets of New York City to see what was hot, & focused his lens on the fellas.

Model’s name is unknown but I hella dig this photo.

What you’re looking at is the phenomenon of Sapeurs, a subculture of extraordinarily dressed dandies from the Congo. In the midst of their war-torn slums, these men dress in tailored suits, elegantly smoke on their pipes & stroll the impoverished streets in immaculate footwear. Dandyism or Sapologie in this case, is not a fashion trend. In some of the farthest corners of the earth where true dandyism exists, it serves as something closer to a religion; a code of living.