March 4, 2020 - Clothing & Accessories

Own the Office with These Bold Men’s African Print Shirts

Men's red/blue floral African print fabric custom-made shirts by Kitenge Store model wearing

Office attire can start to become very dull and repetitive as most people alternate between the same shirts each week. However, with Kitenge’s bold African print shirts for men, you can stand out and bring something fresh into the office.


Men's green/blue floral custom-made African print long sleeve shirt model wearing front view


Kitenge’s Custom Made to Measure Green Floral African Print Long Sleeve Shirt

The office can easily become a boring place so why not stir things up and bring something new to the table? Wearing men’s colourful shirts is a great way to brighten everyone’s mood especially on a cold, wet Monday morning.

Why You Should Be Wearing Your African Print Shirts at Work

Stand out from the crowd 

It is far easier to choose the simple option and become extremely unoriginal when dressing for work. The same shirt styles are worn day in and day out usually in white, grey and black colours. Why not bring something new to your office space, be different and stand out from everybody else?


Plain white boring office shirt


Brighten up your office space

Wearing African print shirts in the office will put smiles on your colleagues’ faces due to the beautiful colours and interesting patterns. You will make your colleagues feel happier so expect to receive compliments and questions about where you got such a great looking shirt!

Many will admire your bold shirt and it could give your colleagues the confidence to start wearing more colour to work themselves too! A happy office is the best and most proactive working environment as it benefits everyone.

Kitenge shirts come in a range of different colours and print designs. Our unique selection of African wax print fabrics includes both bright and muted tones to suit different personalities and occasions.


Kitenge made to measure custom made shirt customer from Switzerland wearing his new yellow pineapple long sleeve African print shirt


Kitenge customer wearing our Custom Made to Measure Yellow Pineapple Long Sleeve Shirt (with a mandarin collar and covered placket)


Kitenge made to measure custom made shirt customer from Switzerland wearing his new brown floral long sleeve African print shirt


Kitenge customer wearing our Custom Made to Measure Gold Floral Long Sleeve Shirt (with a mandarin collar and covered placket)

Our high quality, original, 100% cotton fabrics are produced and sourced in Africa, which supports small businesses and the declining textile industry. The fabric is extremely comfortable to wear and becomes even softer after each machine wash.

The fabric will also keep you nice and cool when the weather is hot and warm when the temperature is cold. We sell ready-to-wear and made to measure shirts in both short and long sleeve lengths.


Red Mens African Print Short Sleeve Shirt Model Wearing in Tanzania


Kitenge model wearing our Red/Blue Ready-to-Wear African Print Short Sleeve Shirt


Men's green blue African print shirt long sleeves model wearing


Kitenge model wearing our Dark Green Ready-to-Wear African Print Long Sleeve Shirt

What is so great about our custom made shirts is that you can customise the different design features. Perhaps you would like to have a button-down collar, an adjustable cuff, with a covered placket (hidden buttons) and rounded pockets on both sides. You have complete control of the design process!

Introduce a new culture to your office fashion

Kitenge shirts are lovingly handcrafted by our team of talented tailors in Tanzania, East Africa. Each colourful shirt helps to empower our tailors to improve theirs and their family’s livelihoods.


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


One of Kitenge’s new menswear tailors, Emile, making a made to measure shirt for a customer in the UK

The unusual print designs can be styled perfectly for the office with either everyday jeans or chinos for casual look or smart trousers. They can be worn with or without a plain coloured tie, jumper or blazer over the top.

By wearing modern afrocentric clothing, handmade in Tanzania, you are bringing together two different cultures at the same time as having a positive effect on how your work colleagues perceive you in the office.  

Wearing Colourful Shirts May = Creative Ideas 

Did you know that wearing colourful clothing could translate into more creative and successful ideas, which can lead to pay rises and promotions benefitting your career?

This is simply because we feel good when we wear colour and we look more confident and imaginative. It makes us feel happier, improves our mood and energy levels. This is why wearing colour to work, and creating your own unique style, is becoming increasingly popular.


African menswear model showing individual style


Jon Snow chooses to wear bold African menswear ties and brightly coloured socks when he reads the news on Channel 4 to make a positive impact. It makes him stand out more and shows off his personality.

Adding a splash of colour to your outfit can even help you to get noticed when you go for a job interview. People always remember the ones who stand out!

Wearing colour is definitely appropriate if you work in creative industries such as advertising, PR, graphic design and journalism.

If you work in a more formal environment such as insurance or finance, then you can easily add small touches of colour to your outfit. Accessories, such as neckties, braces and pocket squares are a great way to do this.

Add a Splash of Colour – Browse African Print Shirts for Men

So, there we have it. Wearing colourful clothing is not only a positive experience for the wearer but also for the people who see you wear it. It could also help to increase your salary and career prospects. A win win situation!

If it makes you feel nervous then start off by slowing introducing some colour to your outfits each week and gradually keep adding more until you start to feel comfortable. Accessories are a great way to add small amounts of colour to an outfit at a time.

However, if you are ready to go bolder and add some colour to your wardrobe then take a look at our unique men’s shirts and perhaps start designing your own dream shirt today!


Kitenge customers wearing their African style shirts at Victorious music festival 2017 in Portsmouth UK


We have some truly awesome ready-to-wear shirt prints some of which are currently on sale (up to 40% off) so you can grab yourself a colourful bargain. If you live in the UK, you can also get free delivery when you purchase a shirt in the sale (use coupon: FREEUKSHIPPING).

For those of you who would love to have the freedom of designing your own shirt head over to our men’s made to measure clothing collection and browse our range of ‘one of a kind’ prints.

There is currently an amazing special offer. When you buy your first made to measure shirt you can get another one for free! Just design two made to measure shirts, with the same sleeve length, and add then to your basket.


Kitenge made to measure custom made shirt customer from Switzerland wearing his new red yellow blue short sleeve African print shirt


Kitenge customer wearing our Custom Made to Measure Yellow/Red/Blue Short Sleeve Shirt (with a classic collar, front placket and side pocket)


Kitenge made to measure custom made shirt customer from Switzerland wearing his new maroon flower short sleeve African print shirt


Kitenge customer wearing our Custom Made to Measure Maroon Flower Short Sleeve Shirt (with a classic collar, front placket and side pocket)

They can be the same print or two completely different prints. You can also choose different custom design features on each shirt as long as the sleeve lengths are the same. Then use the coupon MTMFIRST on the basket page. You can save up to £79!

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