Have you ever wanted to wear clothes that fit perfectly, last for years, and that you can design yourself? Kitenge is a global, ethical clothing brand selling beautifully handcrafted, unique made to measure clothes online.
Kitenge prides itself on making beautifully handcrafted, high-quality, durable garments that fit perfectly and are one of a kind! Our tailor made clothing can easily be worn to many different events by making simple changes to your outfit such as changing your shoes and accessories. Find out more about each garment style in Kitenge’s vibrant custom-made collection and start designing yours today!
Our fun and creative men’s made to measure shirts ooze style and sophistication. There are so many great prints on offer from subtle florals that are always on-trend, to bright colours and more muted tones. There is a print to suit each individual personality!
Kitenge men’s custom-made African print long and short sleeve shirts.
Once you have chosen your favourite print and sleeve length you can continue to start designing your dream shirt. What’s so great about the custom features is that you can create a shirt that perhaps no one else in the world is wearing. Pretty cool!
You can currently get another shirt for free when you purchase your first made to measure shirt. Use coupon MTMFIRST to get 50% off two shirts with the same sleeve length and measurements. The special offer includes two shirts in different or the same prints. The choice is up to you!
If you prefer to purchase a made to measure short sleeve shirt and long sleeve shirt together then you can use the coupon MTMFIRSTSPECIAL to get the lowest-priced shirt for free. Start designing your dream shirts today!Shop Men’s MTM Shirts
Get noticed and be prepared to receive lots of compliments when wearing Kitenge’s modern African print clothing for women. Starting with our women’s custom tailored shirts, which come in various sleeve length options (short, 3/4, and long). Women’s shirts can sometimes be boring but at Kitenge you can design and create something really special! Perhaps you’d like to try a button-down collar or covered placket with hidden buttons to make your shirt even more unique.
A women’s button-down collar and covered placket (hidden buttons).
Remember that you are in charge of your shirt’s measurements so you can choose your preferred fit (loose, regular, or slim) as well as the length of the shirt and sleeves. Simply measure a shirt that fits you well at home and use it as a size reference so you can adjust the measurements accordingly. You can always contact us for help if you have any questions.
For example, a customer in Japan designed this loose-fitting shirt with long and wide 3/4 sleeves so that she will feel comfortable when she wears it during the intense summer heat.
A women’s 3/4 sleeve shirt with a mandarin collar, covered placket (hidden buttons), and wide sleeves (left) and a women’s short sleeve shirt with a button-down collar, front placket, and side pocket (right).
Get another shirt for free when you purchase your first made to measure shirt. Simply add two MTM shirts to your basket with the same sleeve length and measurements. They can be two different prints or two of the same print. Then use the code MTMFIRST at the checkout to receive 50% off!
If you would rather purchase a custom-made short sleeve shirt (or 3/4 sleeve shirt) and long sleeve shirt together then you can use the coupon MTMFIRSTSPECIAL instead to get the cheapest shirt for free!Shop Women’s MTM Shirts
Kitenge also offers a range of gorgeous and extremely flattering to wear made to measure African print pencil skirts. This style of skirt can easily be worn all year round and on many different occasions from the office to a party with friends.
Women’s made to measure African print pencil skirts.
They feature an invisible side zip and are fully lined inside. What’s also great about our African print clothing is that all our gorgeous garments can be machine-washed. Our high-quality, original fabrics also have fantastic colour fastness.
The majority of our customers prefer their pencil skirts to finish below the knee, which is often difficult to find when buying off the peg garments especially if you are tall. All we require are 4 simple body measurements including your preferred length. It’s best to ask a friend or relative to help you.Shop Women’s MTM Skirts
Kitenge produces extremely comfortable men’s trousers and women’s trousers in fun and funky prints. With 12 amazing, bold and vibrant prints to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. The only problem is that you won’t want to take them off!
Men’s and women’s made to measure African print trousers.
Simply measure a pair of trousers (even jeans) that you like the fit and style of at home, by following our simple ‘how to measure‘ guide, and decide if you would like deep side pockets and a drawstring tie.
Our tailors in Tanzania will then get to work creating your very own unique design so that they can be shipped promptly within 1-2 weeks if you choose ‘standard’ shipping or within 5 working days if you choose ‘priority shipping’.
We’ll keep you updated throughout the entire process and will try our best to send you photos and videos of the tailor making your order!Shop Men’s MTM Trousers Shop Women’s MTM Trousers
Like our trousers, we also make awesome made to measure shorts for men and women! If you are looking for a pair of hot pants or board shorts then you have come to the right place. It’s up to you if you would like them to be loose or tight-fitting.
Kitenge’s made to measure African print shorts with an elasticated waistband, optional drawstring tie, and side pockets.
They are perfect for taking on holiday and look even better when worn with a matching short sleeve shirt in the same or contrasting print. Are you brave enough to sport this great look, which you can also create with our African print trousers? They make fantastic festival outfits as demonstrated by one of our customers below at WOMAD.
A happy Kitenge customer wearing a matching African print short sleeve shirt and pair of shorts.Shop Men’s MTM Shorts Shop Women’s MTM Shorts
Our made to measure order process is simple:
Follow our simple ‘how to measure’ guides to ensure your garments fit perfectly and learn more about our custom features for made to measure shirts.
In the unlikely event that your first garment does not fit perfectly, we will pay a local tailor to make the necessary adjustments or send you a replacement free of charge. You can adjust the measurements saved in your account for future reference.
To avoid this from happening, please carefully read our ‘how to measure’ guides before entering your measurements on the product page and if you have any questions please email us at email@example.com before placing your order.
It is very important to us that you are happy with the fit of your made to measure garments so they last and you can wear them for many years to come! Find out more about our Perfect Fit Guarantee.
If you require your made to measure garment(s) faster then you can upgrade to ‘Fast Track‘ shipping on the basket or checkout pages. This guarantees that your order will be handcrafted and shipped within 5 working days (instead of 1-2 weeks) for an additional GBP £10. Your order will be treated as a priority and will jump to the front of the production queue.
We recommend creating an account before you start to design your dream garment as you can then save your measurements for future reference. This will also make it easier for you to re-order another garment in the future, as you will not have to fill in the boxes with your measurements again. You can check and edit your measurements in your account at any time.
Still not made up your mind? Visit our reviews page to see what our customers say about us, our products, and our service. If you have any questions please visit our FAQ’s page for further information and do not hesitate to get in touch. We’re always happy to help!
Made to measure clothing (MTM clothing), or custom clothing, is different to bespoke. It’s cut and sewn using a pre-existing, base pattern and uses consistent manufacturing processes.
One of the new sewing machines our master tailor has been able to purchase in Tanzania using the profits made from our orders.
Each MTM garment is designed to fit an individual customer based on their preferred measurements. The fit of a MTM garment is superior to ready-to-wear and is more expensive although cheaper than bespoke.
One of our tailors cutting the fabric pattern by hand in Tanzania (left) and a customer modelling the finished bespoke outfit with gold brocade embroidery (right).
In comparison, bespoke tailoring starts from the initial design concept and largely depends on the customer’s individual requirements. Even more attention is given to the fit and there are usually several fittings during production. For more information, read our blog on the differences between made to measure and bespoke clothing.
Bespoke garments are made entirely by hand so it is more labour intensive and usually made by a group of very experienced tailors who are experts in different areas such as cutting or sewing the buttonholes.
What does made to measure mean?
Made to measure clothing is cut and sewn using a pre-existing base pattern and uses consistent manufacturing processes. A made to measure garment is designed to fit an individual customer based on their preferred measurements. The fit of a made to measure garment is superior to ready-to-wear and is more expensive although cheaper than bespoke.
Why should I buy Made to Measure clothing instead of ready to wear?
Made to measure clothing has many benefits, it’s durable due to the high-quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. Made to measure garments are individually handmade by an expert tailor to a high standard. They fit perfectly so you’ll look sharper and you’re likely to wear them often as they’re more comfortable to wear. You can choose the fabric and design features in any combination to suit your preferences.
How does MTM clothing help the environment?
Made to measure clothing is more sustainable than ready-to-wear. It’s durable due to the high-quality materials and excellent craftsmanship that goes into it, as well as its perfect fit which reduces the likelihood of it ending up in landfill. Made to measure garments are made to order so there’s no unnecessary surplus stock leftover at the end of a season, which is heavily discounted, discarded or burned.
How do I design my clothing items?
Once you’ve chosen a clothing item, such as a custom-made shirt, you can choose your preferred fabric. You can then customise the design including the collar, cuffs, placket, pocket and hem style for a shirt. For plain coloured shirts, choose an optional contrast fabric for the collar, cuffs, placket and/or pocket for a truly unique look.
Can I reuse the clothing fabric?
Of course, if you’re no longer able to wear or find a suitable home for your made to measure garment then you can upcycle the fabric by making other clothing or accessories for your wardrobe, a gift for a friend or loved one or a decorative item for your home.
Read our blog on how to upcycle old clothes.
Why are made to measure clothes more expensive?
Made to measure clothes are more expensive than ready-to-wear items because they are individually handmade by highly skilled tailors to fit your unique measurements perfectly. Made to measure garments are expertly handcrafted using high-quality materials, all of which can be customised along with the design features.
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