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The dandies go all the away back to the 18th century they believe in being the prefect gentlemen, by dressing in suit they created there s t a t e m e n t o f p o w e r, t h e E u r o p e a n dandies masters would give there old close to the slave to show off much power they had. The dandies slave had there own way for proving their power when they were liberated was by adding colour to their suits. The dandies (Sapeurs) believe in pace and are a n t i w a r t h e y s a y, “ L e t s d r o p t h e weapons, let us work and dress elegantly�. The dandies, Sapeurs have two lives. They work in the field during the day and get dress and show off their tailored man suit in the show down.


DAN THE DAN What doe a dandy do every day? -During the weekdays the average dandy man would attend a standard 9-5 shift. Dong what a dandy man does. What designer suit would you wear? -Anything, that is tailored to fit to the standards a Dandy would expect. What type of music do you listen to? -Blues and jazz and swing. Why is it important that you have tailored made suits? -Being a dandy man is more of a way of life, a code of living for true dandyism. If this means that one must be wearing a tailor made suit that is cut to fit, then so be it. Is the pipe one of your possessions after your -It is paramount, along pipe is an extension of Ta n t a m o u n t , l i k e a d o g a pimp to his stick.

most important suits? side the cane the the suit. to his bone,

How many suits should a dandy have? -We have around 30 suits, to bee able to wear a different suit each day of the month. What reason that your suits are colourful? - To a d d a n n e w a n d e c c e n t r i c t a k e o n t h e original European Dandies (beau/gallant) creating a consistent differentiation between the two. This could also be a contributing factor as to why they have then branched off into their own subculture. Aside from the dissolution of the apartheid What make a dandy a dandy? -Suit, pipe, cane and

Where do you hang out? - S h o c k i n g l y, t h e s l u m s o f A f r i c a a r e a m a i n l o c a t i o n f o r a l a r g e percentage of the modern Dandy man. This being because of the slave were freed and returned to Africa, still had clothing that were given to by their European masters and this influenced the people who were aro them. Wanting to imitate this alien new style. Maybe because it seeme reflect prosperity and wealth. Is the suit just a fashion statement or is there propose? -A way of life, a code of living. The suit represents many different purposes for a Dandy/ the Sapeur.


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PLAYLIS (the speakeasies ‘swin

1.bright lights late night. 2.why dont you do right. 3 . i ’ v e f o u n d a n e w b a d y. 4.liquid paradise. 5.speak softly love. 6.when i get low, l get high.


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AREA GUIDE

• Minonies, 64 – 73 Minonies, London EC3N 1JL Phone -02077021658 • Barnyard 18 charlotte street London W1T 2LZ Phone -0207580384 • Camden market, Camden high st (junction with buck st) NW1 8NJ • Crown & goose, 100 Arlington road London NW1 7HP Phone – 02074858008 • l o c k t o w e r, 3 5 c h a l k f a r m r o a d L o n d o n N W 1 8 A J • buen ayre, 50 Broadway market London E8 4QJ phone 02072759900 • Climpson & sons, 67 Broadway market London E8PH Phone- 02078129829 • Brixton village market shop London SW9 8PR • London coffee festival, 15 Hamburg street, old Truman brewery London E16 QR • Shoreditch market, 1-6 Bateman’s row London Phone- 0207739668


THE SPEAKEAS ‘ s w i n g ‘Th

e speakeasies band were formed in the 1920’s as a means to get around the everyday hassle of law enforcement watching for people violating the 18th amendment. As a established institution. For every legitimate saloon that close as a result of the new law, half dozen underground palaces sprung up. These speakeasies were one of the many ways that people during the 1920’s and early 1930’s obtained illegal alcohol.by the middle of the decade there were thought to be 100,00 speakeasies.”(from the speakeasies swing band, wed page) This band take you bake to the 1920s swing music that you w a n t t o s l o w d a n c e t o . Yo u c a b imagines the dance floor full for younger lady and gentlemen dancing to impress and get e a c h o t h e r a t t a i n . Yo u a l m o s t what to get up a tap-dance you way around. This music put you in to a good mood that up lift you and gives you the buzz for d a n c i n g . Yo u c a n e a s y s i t d o w n and enjoy your drink.

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