October 13, 2020 - Clothing & Accessories

5 Places to Wear your African Print Accessories

African menswear accessories model wearing a bow tie

Men’s African print accessories are great additions to have in your wardrobe. They are useful to have no matter where you go, as they can easily be used to add a splash of colour to a plain-coloured outfit. These colourful accessories allow you to add more style to your desired look so you can highlight your individual personality.

No matter what the occasion, from casual to formal events, African print accessories will always add flair and interest to your outfits come rain or shine. They also help to brighten your mood as well as others around you. Be prepared to receive lots of compliments and people asking where you found such unique accessories!

Versatile African Print Accessories for Men 

African print accessories for men are incredibly versatile. For example, you could wear a stylish African print necktie to the office, or when working from home to add vibrancy to a video conferencing call. Perhaps you could wear a unique African print bow tie to a wedding or even to your next dinner date!

Best Places to Wear Your African Style Accessories 

African style accessories help to add sophistication to every look no matter the season or occasion. Whether you’re planning an evening out with friends or want to wear your accessories to brighten up your work suit, read more to find out the best places to wear your African style accessories.

Stylish Neckties for Drinks & Dinner with Friends

If you’re planning a dinner or drinks night with friends then you could easily wear a trendy African print necktie with a plain coloured shirt. You could wear a plain black or white long sleeve shirt, for example, which would go with any of the colours featured in the ankara fabric necktie.

Alternatively, you could wear a different plain-coloured shirt altogether to compliment the colours in the African print necktie. Have fun experimenting with different plain-coloured shirts and African print necktie combinations in your existing wardrobe to find the perfect match!


Yellow white peacock African print fabric necktie model wearing

A Men’s Yellow/White African Print Necktie by Kitenge handmade in Tanzania, East Africa

African Print Bow Ties at a Wedding

Although weddings in your country may have been reduced in size, you can still look your best in an African print bow tie. These bold and vibrant African accessories are perfect for formal, happy and joyful occasions such as weddings where you can be the life and soul of the party!

An African print bow tie is the perfect finishing touch and will add class to your outfit. You could wear an African-style bow tie with a plain white wing collar dress shirt, cufflinks and a suit. Why not add a waistcoat in the mix for that extra bit of flair? Fun bow ties also look really great with smart trousers, a plain-coloured shirt and braces if you’re going for a more hipster look.


Men's red floral African print fabric bow tie

A Men’s Red Floral African Print Bow Tie handmade by Kitenge’s African menswear tailors

Wear an African Print Tie to Work

Whether you’re working from home or in the office, it’s always best to look and feel presentable, even if it is on a zoom call. What you wear on your top half is now more important than ever due to video conferencing calls being the norm so why not dress to impress and wear an alternative African Print necktie? A cheerful patterned necktie might be a breath of fresh air for your work colleagues! 

At A Festival 

Festivals and music events will return eventually. They are the perfect place to stand out from the crowd and jazz up an outfit even more than usual. From fun African print shirts to playful men’s accessories, at music festivals, anything goes which is why we love them!


African print bow ties and hairbands handmade using fabric offcuts from clothing production sustainable fashion

A happy Kitenge customer at WOMAD Festival wearing an African print bow tie

While we wait for festivals to begin again, why not wear your African accessories at home whilst listening to our fabulous African music playlist. Discover some talented musicians and new sounds that you may never have heard of before. You could even cook your favourite African food, from jollof rice to plantain, beans and beef pilau, to create the perfect African-themed night in.

Express yourself on a Date Night

African print accessories can certainly be worn on a date night to impress a loved one! Opt for red tones similar to Kitenge’s Red Floral Necktie with a plain black long sleeve shirt, smart trousers and shoes to match. Did you know that the colour red is strongly associated with romance and passion? It is an empowering colour that draws people’s attention and helps to get you noticed.

Find out what the colour of your shirt says about you in our blog.

Accessories Your Winter Outfits with Kitenge’s African Print Accessories

In the lead-up to winter why not style up your outfits in a unique way? African print accessories for men are a great way to add finishing touches to your outfit that will make you stand out in a crowd. Each one-of-a-kind fabric pattern and colour suits a different personality so choose the print that best represents you.

African print fabric accessories from Kitenge are incredibly versatile and suited for every occasion. What’s great about these accessories is that you can easily wear them with shirts and trousers that already exist in your wardrobe. Why not purchase an African print accessory to go with one of Kitenge’s plain coloured made to measure shirts for the perfect fit? You can choose your preferred collar style such as a wing collar for a special occasion or a classic collar for office wear. You can also choose the cuff, placket and pocket style.

made to measure shirts collar style wing

A wing collar suitable for special occasions

Our stylish accessories are lovingly handmade by highly skilled tailors in Tanzania and are made to order, which is more sustainable than making large quantities in bulk. Your accessories will be made from scratch and shipped within 5 working days from Tanzania. If you purchase men’s accessories with made to measure garments then they’ll be shipped within 5 working days (‘priority‘ shipping) or 1-2 weeks (‘standard‘ shipping).


African menswear tailor making made to measure shirts by Kitenge Store Tanzania

Talented Kitenge menswear tailor, Emile, making a made to measure shirt in Tanzania

We are currently offering 10% discount when you purchase more than one necktie (use code: NECKTIES10) or bow tie (use code: BOWTIES10). You can also get another shirt for free with your first made to measure shirt purchase (use code: MTMFIRST).

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