Top 5 latest native styles for men (2020)
The fashion industry in Africa (Nigeria to be precise) has evolved to highly embrace the native attire, and has really promoted its fashion style all over the world. Today there are a lot of Men’s native styles and fabrics out there, but only a number of them really catch the eyes and are rocked excellently well by men all over the country.
If you are a fashion freak, you will definitely be conversant with most, if not all of these styles as they are popularly worn by men all over the country.
So if you are looking for inspiration on what to get your man, brother, son or you are a fashion designer looking for new men’s style to explore and get creative, you’re in the right place. So sit back and prepare to feast your eyes on the beauty of the African man…in style!
Top native styles for men
This is definitely not going to be a long list of Men’s style or a background work of how these designs came to be; like it’s history and what more, this is purely appreciation of Africa’s mind-blowing creativity on display! So if that is what you are looking for, get strapped in…things are about to get A-W-E-S-O-M-E:
1. Agbada: Ah! Why did I have to start with this one? Well as the name implies; Agbada is coined from a root word ‘Agba’ which means “Old or elderly” here in Nigeria’s Yoruba language.
Its use dates back to early Nigeria, where this style of dressing was strictly luxurious, worn only by royalty – or those of high caliber, as it was quite expensive. Now almost anyone can rock an Agbada…almost effortlessly!
The Agbada is a flowing gown-like style with extra material over the arm that will warrant the person wearing it to constantly pull it up to his shoulder (As stressful as this sounds, it feels quite good doing this so you don’t actually notice the stress…Lol)
Below are amazing images of some fine men doing justice to the Agbada style: Picture source: legit.com
2.Dansiki: This style in particular only started getting popular some years back. It’s origin is from the northern part of the country (the Hausas/Fulanis to be precise) it was a top, partly sleeveless, which had ropes like a lace intertwined at its chest region, with a hat that compliments the top.
Today we see super stars riding this northern style to the fullest even with different materials.
Here are a few photos showing how stylish this style can get: Picture source: diyanu.com
3. Senator: What does this sound like? This style has its origin from the Eastern part of Nigeria (Igbo-ish). And Without a perfect way to express this; the senator style is very simple but sophisticated. Amongst all the styles it is ones that can be referred to as Native-corporate.
Hijacked by men of honor and great social statute, the senator style is an ideal if you’re to wear your honor, integrity and influence.
Take a look at some pictures to understand better:
4. Kaftan: Growing in popularity, the Kaftan style is making a mark amongst the “big men” style that has been in existence. The style is a long dress-like shirt that is loose at its side all the way down to the knee or ankle region.
You can rock the Kaftan dress with anything from nice shoes to accessories like glasses, bracelets and hats, to bring out that dashing look in the Kaftan style.
5. Buba & Sokoto: Now this isn’t Sokoto like the state in Nigeria (Lol) but it’s actually a fashion style for men! Also, with its origin from the Western part of the country (Yoruba) the Buba and Sokoto is an old native style dating back to the old Yoruba empires.
The style comes with both long and short sleeves, with three quartered and full length sokoto (trousers). Popular materials used for the Buba (top) would include Ankara and brocade.
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Fashion in Africa
Africa really is a bundle of creativity! There really is no comparison drawn between African fashion designers and white fashion designers; Africans promote not just their creativity but also their culture.
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