All our made to measure menswear is made out of high-quality African wax print fabric, designed to be comfortable and versatile to wear in both hot and cold climates. Our bespoke African clothing includes funky short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, African print trousers and shorts whilst we also have a range of accessories such as ties and bowties that can add a touch of colour to any outfit.Shop Men’s Made to Measure Clothing
Our ‘made to measure guides’ are designed to help make your ordering process as simple as possible. We can save your details for future orders, so you only have to measure once. Simply create your own account before placing your order.
If your first online made to measure shirt doesn’t fit, we will pay for a local tailor to adjust it or send a new one for free.
Our made to measure order process is simple:
Due to the pandemic, we are currently shipping all made to measure garments by DHL to increase delivery time. You can upgrade to ‘priority‘ shipping to jump the production queue and guarantee faster delivery. ‘Priority‘ shipping orders will be made within 5 working days instead of 1-2 weeks by ‘standard‘ shipping.
Kitenge is a strong part of the sustainable fashion revolution. We are advocates in the buying less but buying well revolution, which helps to reduce the speed of which fashion habits have built up to. Our custom clothing items are all made to order and we don’t carry large quantities of stock like traditional retailers, which hugely reduces waste.
We care whole-heartedly for the environment as well as our hard working, talented tailors who handcraft each and every item of clothing with attention to detail and love. Our mission is to share our colourful clothing with people like you in a way that’s kind to our planet.
Brighten up your day by browsing our range of African styles in our African boutique online, create a garment that suits your own personality and that will fit you perfectly whatever the occasion!
For tips on how to style your new piece of clothing, read our blog on Ways to Style your African Menswear.
How do I take my measurements correctly?
To take your measurements correctly, please carefully follow our ‘how to measure’ guides that have simple, step-by-step instructions including diagrams. Please measure a shirt, pair of trousers or shorts that fit you well at home by using a fabric tape measure.
Is the clothing sustainable?
Kitenge’s raw materials are locally sourced in Tanzania reducing our transport emissions and carbon footprint. Our African print fabric is 100% cotton, a natural fibre that’s biodegradable. The expert tailors that make our sustainable clothing carefully cut the fabrics to minimise waste, all fabric offcuts are recycled. MTM clothing is also made to order; we don’t carry stock which reduces waste. The durable garments fit perfectly.
Can the clothing items be washed normally?
Kitenge’s African print clothing can be washed normally by machine or hand. We recommend washing the garments in cold water (or 30 degrees) on a gentle machine setting with a small amount of mild washing powder. Line dry out of direct sunlight and iron on the cotton setting.
Are these real African Fabrics?
All our fabrics are real and authentic. Our high-quality fabrics have excellent colourfastness, so the garments look as good as new in years to come. We only source original fabrics made in Africa to support the textile industry; we never purchase imitation fabrics made in China.
Where are the items made?
How are the items made?
Our made to measure garments are lovingly handmade by our talented Tanzanian tailors at their workshops. After receiving your order, we prepare the raw materials and take them to our tailors. After checking your measurements, our tailors make the garments from scratch using professional sewing machines. All garments are inspected before they are shipped worldwide by courier (DHL).
Is African fabric comfortable?
Our authentic African wax print fabric (made in Africa) is extremely comfortable. We receive lots of great feedback from our customers about how comfortable our African print clothing is to wear especially our shirts, trousers and shorts. The more you wash African print fabric the softer it becomes. The breathable fabric is 100% cotton which is a natural fibre.
How long do the items last?
Our made to measure garments are made to last. The high-quality authentic fabrics, made in Africa, have excellent colourfastness. We are often informed by our customers that their Kitenge garments still look as good as new many years later. They are made to fit your unique measurements perfectly, so you’ll be able to wear them regularly and for longer.
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