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On another note and speaking of sapeurs, has anyone seen the show States of Undress?

 

https://www.viceland.com/en_us/show/states-of-undress

 

I just watched the first two episodes on Pakistan and Congo. It was much better/different than I expected. Basically covers fashion weeks around the world but with a cultural / social commentary angle. 

I've been watching it too. They don't get too in depth as they do have to cover one country per episode, but I do like it, same reason I like Huang's World.

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Did the money show up?

In all seriousness, he told me he lived in New Jersey. I told him I'd save him the trouble and go to Jersey myself to deliver it. Still waiting for my response.
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going to be in times square in a few weeks, good restaurant recommendations?

What are you looking to spend?

Rule of thumb, don't actually go to any resteraunts in Times Square proper. They are all tourist traps that sell you overpriced cheese cake or t shirts as if you couldn't get them elsewhere. There's even a bubba gump in Times Square, because there is nothing as NYC as good ole bubba.
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Of course they can (though it's a little odd ascribing quintessential Britishness to a subculture that named itself in French, for good reason), but that doesn't mean that that's what happened in this case, and given the prevalence of "Africa is a country" thinking, it's reasonable to point out when someone's using terminology appropriate to one region in describing something about another.

Who is calling Africa a country? We are living in the 2100 century and everyone has access to socialmedia and the internet, so its very much unlikely for popular fashion/culture not to spread. Especially with the growing amount of people in place like Nigeria with disposable income.

Congo is a former Belgian colony, which explains the choice of language, but dandyism started and is still for more popular in Britain. If you want to call it afro-dandy or ... it doesn't change the fact the style is growing in popularity across the continent and in Europe etc.





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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

On another note and speaking of sapeurs, has anyone seen the show States of Undress?

https://www.viceland.com/en_us/show/states-of-undress

I just watched the first two episodes on Pakistan and Congo. It was much better/different than I expected. Basically covers fashion weeks around the world but with a cultural / social commentary angle. 


CNN has done the same although they also covered start up culture. Which only made it better.

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/23/fashion/fashion-cities-africa/
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im aware times square is a tourist trap, it's for the lady. i was considering aureole?
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Any Tokyo dudes @nicelynice @magicalporks @Auximenes etc around and up for grabbing coffee/ beer at the weekend with a stylefarmer then PM me.

Spent the day wandering round Aoyama and Harajuku checking out Comme, Yohji, Lad etc. The Nezu museum was really nice too.
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Shopping there is glorious isn't it. Sizes would be pretty spot on for you too
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Times Square is actually pretty nice on dead winter nights. In a kind of eerie walking-through-an-abandoned-amusement-park way.
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Who is calling Africa a country? We are living in the 2100 century and everyone has access to socialmedia and the internet, so its very much unlikely for popular fashion/culture not to spread. Especially with the growing amount of people in place like Nigeria with disposable income.

Congo is a former Belgian colony, which explains the choice of language, but dandyism started and is still for more popular in Britain. If you want to call it afro-dandy or ... it doesn't change the fact the style is growing in popularity across the continent and in Europe etc.

No, Nigeria has very little in common with Congo when it comes to culture and sapeur is a specific thing with its own geographical and sociolinguistic center. Other french speaking countries might know of it or have some equivalent even though they're not near the two Congos but that is not the case with the Anglo-Saxon world. Once again you might have Italian food in legoland but I very much doubt we could say you've adopted a lot of Italian cultural practices.
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I can say with confidence that Totokaelo has the worst customer service of any store (internet or B&M) that did not turn out to be a fraud.
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Stopped in on my friend Robert Geller to see if he's still telling people he's not that Robert Geller on Twitter. Was happy to see him being trolled by NMWA

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Should I "weatherproof" my suede 5 zip with some kind of spray protectant? Does that even do anything? 

 

Don't want to have to baby it, but don't want to have to pull a Seinfeld either.

 

inside-out-jacket.jpg 

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Oh great, one of those fuckboys dressed up as a creepy clown, made a death threat to a high school nearby. 

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Stay dry, Regis.
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