The 50 Most Stylish Neighborhoods in the World

17. Bacongo

Location: Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
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Notable Businesses: La Main Bleue

Located along the Congo River, Brazzaville is the largest city in the Republic of Congo. Recently, it's become known as a style capital thanks to the appearance of several dapper gentleman in photographer Danielle Tamagini's book Gentlemen of Bacongo. You'll find a collection of men dressed in well-tailored European suits who are known as "Sapeurs." The word "Sape" is French for "dressing with class," and these dudes embody that with a grown-up look that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's a beautiful contrast to the Congo's war-torn history. Also, Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who's one of the better-dressed NBA players, was born here.

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