And La Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (Sapeurs) or the Society of Elegant Men of the Congo got another outing.
On the excellent BBC show Africa with Ade Adepitan.
In the most recent episode, Ade meets the men who put much needed extra colour into their lives.
And those around them with their peacock clothes and dancing.
I was particularly taken, naturally, by the dude who dressed up in a kilt, Prince Charlie jacket and Tam O Shanter.
Dressed to thrill
Looking something like Usain Bolt when he wowed the Glasgow crowd with his lap of honour at the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
The Sapeur explains that he got his look from Prince Charles, and I’d pay to see Charles sashay like this bloke… or maybe not.
Needless to say I want to get out there to meet this Kinshasa chameleon.
Ethiopian Airlines flying high
I’ll have to put it on the long gyrating finger for just now but I have hope.
While Adams & Butler, with whom I have also broken bread, offer high-end travel all over Africa.
The Sapeurs say that it is not about the suit but the man in the suit.
So when I get out to Kinshasa I will have my kiltie with me with my own personal stamp… my bandanas.
I’m not skirting around the issue
And, because it is never the done thing to wear the same thing twice, my Maldives sarong too.