Hipster scourge has reached Africa

Forget Williamsburg, forget freaking Hackney, the most authentic hipster fashions are in Congo Market, Freetown.
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Anyone who can pull off a croc-like footwear deserves a fashion honour. Ayoub, big props to you and your white plastic perforated rain shoes.

 
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Granted this is a simple outfit, jeans and white T but look at that hat! And something about the manbag around the neck makes it all so original.
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Same guy, same hat. He really does wear it well.

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I’ve been spending  this wet season doing what most people did about five years ago..watching back-to-back episodes of The Wire. I thought this guy had a bit of a ‘Bubbs’ vibe about him. Just like the hapless Bubbs, he also had a real bounce in his step as he trotted off after I took his photo (hopefully not to score crack).

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Rashid took a risk when he decided to wear his shirt as a headpiece and team it with an apricot polyester dress..but miraculously it all just works. And the hint of red flannelette for a truly London Fields look really caps it off.
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Another man in a dress. A lot of the sellers at the Congo Cross market like to model the frocks they are selling.