July 30, 2020 - Products

Summer African Fashion for Men

African menswear model wearing African print shirt with long sleeves fashion show at Trafalgar Square London UK

There are so many benefits of wearing Men’s African print clothing during the summer. It can help brighten your mood, as well as others around you, and lets you have fun by experimenting with colour! African wax print clothing is in keeping with the summer sun due to its colourful nature and warm vibes.

Kitenge’s original African wax print fabric, printed and sourced on the African continent, is exceptional quality and extremely comfortable to wear. Our African menswear is easy to care for as the garments can be machine-washed, have excellent colourfastness and the fabric becomes softer after each wash.

The 100% cotton fabric will also keep you nice and cool in hot weather for additional comfort. The bold and vibrant clothing is also incredibly versatile, as it can easily be worn to many different occasions (both causal and formal). You are likely to wear the garments more often and you will probably receive lots of compliments too!

Wearing African print clothing can help you to reveal a whole new element of individual style, bring out your unique personality and help you to stand out from the crowd! Each Kitenge garment is lovingly handmade by our talented tailors in Tanzania, East Africa, which helps to improve their livelihoods.

Continue reading to discover our top African menswear styling tips!

Summer African Style Ideas for 2020

Kitenge’s menswear can be styled in many different ways and summer is the perfect time to have fun and experiment with it! Discover some great styling ideas, which shows how simple it can be to fuse your existing wardrobe with African print clothing. 

1) Wear African Print Shirts with Jeans

African print shirts look great with black or blue jeans. For a casual look light blue coloured jeans are best and for a smarter look opt for dark blue or black jeans instead. The type of shoes you wear can also help to transition your outfit from daytime to eveningwear. Trainers go well for casual occasions and smart shoes look best for formal events.

 

Kitenge customers modelling their Kitenge African menswear shirts at One Love Festival

 

Kitenge customers wearing their African print shirts with different coloured jeans

2) Pair Your African Print Trousers (or Shorts) with a T-Shirt

For a casual look, our men’s custom-made African print trousers and shorts can easily be worn with a plain coloured t-shirt to match the colours in the print. Plain white and black t-shirts go well with any colour so are the safest option. This same style idea also works with plain coloured hoodies or jumpers when summer evenings are cooler.

 

Men's African print trousers and plain white t-shirt outfit model wearing Tanzania

 

A model in Tanzania wearing Kitenge African print trousers with a plain white t-shirt 

3) African Suit & Tie Combination

Kitenge’s men’s colourful shirts also work well when worn with a smart black suit with a plain coloured necktie or bow tie to match the colours in the print. This is a great look for black tie events and also the office if you want to appear to be friendly, approachable and confident. Find out more about what the colour of your shirt says about you.

 

Kitenge customer wearing their african print shirt to black tie charity fundraising ball at The Dorchester hotel in London UK

 

A Kitenge customer wearing his Green Floral Long Sleeve Shirt with a black bow tie to a charity fundraising ball at The Dorchester Hotel in London, UK

Some of the latest fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2020 can easily be created with men’s African styles:

1) Wear A Plain Coloured Vest with Your African Menswear

Vests have made a surprising come back in spring/summer 2020. You can easily wear a plain coloured vest underneath a short sleeve shirt or with a pair of shorts or trousers to keep you extra cool in the warm weather.

 

African menswear model wearing green African print shorts on the beach in Tanzania

 

A Kitenge model wearing a plain white vest top with African print shorts

2) Go Bolder with an African Print Matching 2 Piece

For a really bold look why not wear a matching short sleeve shirt and trousers or shorts together? This will certainly help you to stand out in a crowd! All in one matching combinations (known as co-ord) have been popular for a number of years and continues to be on trend this summer.

Our online made to measure shirts, trousers and shorts are great for this particular style idea as you can choose your preferred ankara fabric print. The outfit will also fit you perfectly so will look sharper, as it will flatter your unique body shape.

 

Men's red yellow African print short sleeved shirt and matching shorts kitenge customer wearing at womad festival uk

 

 

Kitenge customers rocking matching 2 piece sets at music festivals in previous years

3) Autumnal Hues

The spring/summer 2020 colours are rustic: bronze, maroon, copper and burgundy, which have an autumnal feel and will transition you into the coming season. Here are a few examples of Kitenge made to measure shirts in these particular colour tones modelled by a customer in Switzerland.

 

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

 

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

 

For more great styling tips for men read our blog: https://kitengestore.com/styling-african-menswear-kitenges-style-tips/.

African Menswear for Every Occasion

As we’ve already mentioned, men’s African print clothing is extremely versatile with the character and liveliness to match warm weather and high spirits! There are lots of events where African styles are perfect for during the summer months and beyond. Find out how to style your African wax print clothing accordingly.

Outdoor Social Event

Currently, there are more outdoor events than indoor events due to Covid-19 and social distancing. Spending more time outdoors is good for our overall wellbeing and being able to spend more quality time with friends and family is a positive step after months of lockdowns.

People are making the most of summer and being outdoors with BBQ’s at home, sunbathing in parks, long walks in the countryside, wild swimming in lakes and rivers and pub garden socials with friends and family. A safe (but still great) time can be had despite the difficult circumstances with stunning African print fabric styles.

Office Workday

Not many people will have returned to the office just yet. If you have already returned back to the office why not brighten up each working day with colourful shirts such as our Green Floral Long Sleeve Shirt or our Dark Green Long Sleeve Shirt. Did you know that green is one of the best shirt colours to wear to the office as it is associated with safety and money?

 

Men's green floral made to measure shirts UK

 

Kitenge Men’s Ready-to-Wear Green Floral Long Sleeve Shirt

 

Men's dark green African print shirt with long sleeves model wearing Tanzania

 

Kitenge Men’s Ready-to-Wear Dark Green Long Sleeve Shirt

Men’s colourful short sleeve shirts could help to boost your mood when you are able to return back to the office and will help put a smile on your colleagues’ faces! Don’t forget to take advantage of our fantastic special offer. When you purchase your first made to measure shirt you can get another one for free (use code MTMFIRST)!

Dinner Date

Red shirts are best for date nights as the colour is strongly associated with romance and passion. The colour also helps to get people’s attention, which is great if you are trying to make a good impression! Kitenge’s Red Floral Long Sleeve Shirt will certainly make you look the part, as well as helping to show off your unique personality.

 

Men's red floral African print shirt made to measure model wearing Tanzania

 

Kitenge Men’s Ready-to-Wear Red Floral Long Sleeve Shirt

Walk in the Sun

Kitenge’s Brown African Print Trousers are very comfortable to walk in for short or long periods of time so if you have decided to go for some daily exercise or to walk the dog even then these ankara pants are a great choice. The 100% cotton fabric will keep you nice and cool in the hot weather. Wear with a plain coloured t-shirt and trainers and add a hoodie when the temperature starts to drop in the evening.

 

Men's giraffe brown African print trousers pants model wearing front view

 

Kitenge Brown African Print Trousers are available off the peg and also custom-made for the perfect length!

Browse Kitenge’s Summery African Print Styles for Men

Is your wardrobe ready for summer, as you are likely to be spending more time outdoors? Did you see an outfit above that you would love to wear yourself to help get you noticed?

While you are here why not explore Kitenge’s range of African print garments perfect for the summer season: https://kitengestore.com/product-category/made-to-measure-african-menswear/.

If your favourite event got cancelled or postponed this year then you could treat yourself to something unique and special in our summer sale to cheer yourself up!

For even more inspiration and styling tips for when life starts to get back to normal explore our blog: https://kitengestore.com/6-places-wear-made-measure-shirt/.

You might also like to explore our blog about Summer African Print Style Ideas for Females.

 

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