Swenkas: bringing dandy back

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Swakyswenka
Ever heard of swanking? Well if you’re a dapper black man from South Africa you might leave your family on a Saturday night and head off to a fashion show with other Swenkas where your attire will be judged and if you’re lucky you might win a prize. Prizes range from blackets, watches and cows but are usually a small cash sum. Swenkas usually live on meagre sums, buying their suits in installments, proving that money is never an obstacle to looking good. An inspiration to all those currently in tracksuit bottoms!

[via Viceland]

By Isabelle | June 4th, 2007