August 24, 2021 - Clothing & Accessories

Introducing our Men’s Plain Coloured Shirts with Optional African Print Contrasts

Men's plain coloured custom-made long sleeve shirts with African print fabric contrasts

At Kitenge HQ, we’ve been busy developing a brand-new collection of plain coloured shirts for men (women’s shirts are coming soon).

We’re really excited to share with you the end result. As with all our online made to measure shirts, their designs can be fully customised for a completely unique look!

These stylish shirts can be ordered either in plain coloured fabric only or with optional African print fabric contrasts that can be added to the collar, cuffs or sleeve ends, sleeve placket, front placket and pocket(s).

This is a great way to add a splash of colour to a plain coloured shirt and try something different without going too bold. Adding African print fabric contrasts to a plain coloured shirt brightens up your style and helps you stand out from the crowd in a more subtle way.


Men's plain black custom-made long sleeve shirt with optional African print fabric contrasts model wearing front view

Kitenge Men’s Black Long Sleeve Shirt (with optional African print fabric contrasts)


Men's custom-made plain light blue long sleeve shirt with optional African wax print fabric contrasts model wearing using laptop

Kitenge Men’s Light Blue Long Sleeve Shirt (with optional African print fabric contrasts)

Where to Wear Your Plain Coloured Custom-Made Shirts

Plain coloured custom-made shirts are perfect to wear to the office or if you’re working from home. These versatile and comfortable shirts can easily be worn to parties, drinks with friends at your local pub, dinner at a restaurant with your partner and special occasions such as weddings too.


Men's plain black short sleeve shirt with optional African print fabric contrasts model wearing front view standing

Kitenge Men’s Black Short Sleeve Shirt (with optional African print fabric contrasts)


Men's custom-made plain light blue short sleeve shirt with optional ankara fabric contrasts model wearing looking at phone

Kitenge Men’s Light Blue Short Sleeve Shirt (with optional African print fabric contrasts)

The optional African wax print fabric contrasts add colour and uniqueness to the shirts, which allow you to express your own individual personality and style.

The overall shirt design is not as brightly coloured compared to our bold and vibrant African print shirts, therefore they can be easily matched with a range of different outfits.


Men's made to measure shirts African wax print fabric models wearing

Kitenge men’s custom-made African print shirts

If the thought of colourful African style shirts daunts you, then these shirts are the perfect solution to getting you used to wearing a bit more colour than you normally would.

After receiving several compliments these shirts will help to increase your confidence and get you feeling more comfortable with trying new styles.

Continue reading to find out how you can design your own shirt and get another custom-made shirt for FREE with your first purchase!

How to order Kitenge’s Plain Coloured Made to Measure Shirts

Ordering Kitenge’s plain coloured shirts is easy and fun, as you can play a part in the creative design process if you wish to.

Follow our simple step by step instructions:

  1. We highly recommend creating an account so your measurements can be saved for future use and reference. If you’ve ordered a custom-made shirt before then please log in to your account. Alternatively, you can continue as a guest.
  2. Select your favourite plain coloured shirt fabric and preferred sleeve length.
  3. On the product page, choose a collar, cuff, placket, pocket(s) and bottom cut style.
  4. Decide if you would like to have no contrasts (a plain coloured shirt) or choose as many different contrasts as you like!
  5. If you chose to have contrasts, select your African print fabric to go with the plain coloured shirt material.
  6. Enter the measurements of a shirt that fits you well at home by following our simple ‘how to measure’ guides.
  7. Add the shirt to your basket and choose your preferred shipping method. (We’ll make and ship your order by DHL within 1-2 weeks if you select ‘standard’ shipping or within 5 working days if you upgrade to ‘priority’ shipping).

All our stylish shirts are lovingly handcrafted by our talented tailors in Tanzania, East Africa. After receiving your order, we’ll check your measurements with our master tailor and will let you know if he has any recommendations or questions before he proceeds to cut the fabric.


Made to measure clothing master tailor in Tanzania East Africa

Kitenge’s master tailor, Abdallah, at his workshop in Tanzania


Your First Made to Measure Shirts Purchase is Covered by our ‘Perfect Fit Guarantee’

In the unlikely event that you’re not happy with the fit of your first made to measure shirt then you’ll be covered by our Perfect Fit Guarantee.

This means that we’ll either pay for a local tailor or seamstress to alter or re-make the shirt and ship it to you free of charge. You can keep the original shirt, give it to a friend as a gift, donate it to a charity shop or let a sewer/quilter repurpose the material.

To avoid this from happening, we recommend that you carefully follow our ‘how to measure’ guides before entering your measurements and contact us if you have any questions.

It’s really important to us that you’re happy with the fit of your Kitenge shirt so you enjoy wearing it for many years to come.


Perfect Fit guarantee Badge made to measure clothing


Get Another Plain Coloured Shirt for Free with Your First Purchase

When you purchase your first made to measure shirt you can get another shirt for FREE!

All you need to do is design two shirts with the same sleeve length and add them to your basket. They can be two plain coloured shirts, two African print shirts or one of each.


Men's plain coloured custom-made shirts with optional African print fabric contrasts model wearing in office


The measurements must be the same for both shirts but you can choose to have different custom features (collar style etc). Enter the coupon code MTMFIRST on the basket page to redeem this special offer.

Alternatively, if you prefer to purchase a made to measure long sleeve shirt and short sleeve shirt together then you can get the lowest-priced shirt for free. Enter the coupon code MTMFIRSTSPECIAL on the basket page.

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