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Buy and Download Description Three weeks before completing my field research in Dar es Salaam in 1992, I hired John and James to each make me a pair of pants. I could not ask William because he was visiting his family in Ulyankulu settlement, and would not return until just before I left town. John and James helped me choose the material, but I asked that they design the sort of trousers that they preferred to wear. John selected a sedate, blue-gray polyester material. The trousers had neither pleats nor cuffs, and seemed emblematic of his public persona in Dar es Salaam: practical, conservative, and intended to blend in with respectable Dar es Salaam residents. James designed a very different pair of pants. His were made of lightweight, blue-purple plaid polyester, and were both pleated and cuffed. They were also roomier than John's pair-far from the baggy style favored by the many of the machekibob in the neighborhood, but certainly leaning, if only a little, in that direction. The stylishness of the trousers that James made was signaled by the lebo he sewed into seams along one front pocket (which said "Mr. Dor") and above the back pocket (which read "Non-Iron Van Brook 65% Teturon"). It was the sort of trousers James would wear: understated but contemporary. Three weeks before completing my field research in Dar es Salaam in 1992, I hired John and James to each make me a pair of pants. I could not ask William because he was visiting his family in Ulyankulu settlement, and would not return until just b
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