Gentlemen of Bacongo - A photography book by Daniele Tamagni that captures a sapeur subculture in the Congo called "Le Sape" where men from the slums are flamboyantly attired in expensive suits. A juxtaposition of luxury in the complex backdrop of poverty.
(CNN) -- Sporting only the most stylish designer labels, wearing only meticulously matched colors, the Congo's dandies are the very embodiment of sartorial elegance. Known as "Sapeurs," these dapper dressers are a Congolese subculture devoted to the cult of style. In Brazzaville and Kinshasa -- the capitals of neighboring Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo -- they stand out among the widespread poverty, strutting the streets like walking works of art.