Our high waisted narrow legged tailored trousers in a sumptuous purple velvet are a superb fit and we have translated the style across tweed and corduroy too. We have named them after one of our musical heroes, the king of Rumba rock, Papa Wemba: a Congolese musician who did much to spread the joy of African music and the cult of the SAPEUR beyond his country’s borders.
Angelique Kidjo remembering le Pape de la SAPE soon after his death:
"Papa Wemba was saying dressing well is not just a matter of money, not just something for Westerners, but that we Africans also have elegance. It was all about defining ourselves and refusing to be stripped of our humanity."
For more information about our range and weight of tweeds please click here.
We ship by Royal Mail Special Delivery and if the item is in stock, delivery time will be approximately 3-4 days. On receipt of your order, we will email you to confirm whether the item is in stock or, if it is an item to be made to order, we will confirm when you can expect delivery. Approximate delivery time for items not in stock or made to order is 5 weeks.
We offer three shipping options -
1. Free shipping for orders over £50 within 3 working days
2. Standard delivery at £5 for orders under £50 except for facemasks that are £2.50.
3. Next day courier delivery for UK at £8, £12 for EU and £20 rest of the world.
All prices are currently inclusive of VAT at 20%.
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