“If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated.”

Oscar Wilde (in The Importance of Being Earnest)

(Thanks, Tony)

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You might call us country, but we’s only Southern

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Reblogging for posterity. Do you guys have any idea how difficult it is to find pre-Speakerboxxx era pics of these boys online?b/w remember the Outkast clothing line?

Andre 3000: he was wild and crazy before he was a dandy.  God bless him for it.  Another guy whose dress has always conveyed joy.

tumblinerb:

spaceagehustle:

You might call us country, but we’s only Southern

(via Sour Powered)

Reblogging for posterity. Do you guys have any idea how difficult it is to find pre-Speakerboxxx era pics of these boys online?

b/w remember the Outkast clothing line?

Andre 3000: he was wild and crazy before he was a dandy.  God bless him for it.  Another guy whose dress has always conveyed joy.

Above: Taz Arnold of Sa-Ra Creative Partners talks about style. 

The last time I posted something about Sa-Ra, somebody whined about it in a reblog, but I will not be cowed.  These guys are incredibly creative musicians and they all have remarkable senses of style.  Certainly their style doesn’t match mine - they’ve essentially exploded the symbols of wealth, coolness and race into a crazy pastiche, but that pastiche is to my eye totally compelling.  They’re very nice guys, too. 

Would I wear this gear?  Absolutely not.  I’m happy, though, that there are people who see wake up every morning and see the chance to get dressed as a wild celebration.

Check out Taz’ video “Southside Blood Cuz’n" for a taste of the music that matches these crazy outfits.

Dandies in the Congo - part of a dandy subculture called sapeurs, detailed in the photo book “Gentlemen of Bacongo.”  More photos at Jezebel.
(thanks Ryan)

Dandies in the Congo - part of a dandy subculture called sapeurs, detailed in the photo book “Gentlemen of Bacongo.”  More photos at Jezebel.

(thanks Ryan)