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Menswear Monday - Nigerian Men's Fashion

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People in the West often mistake the daishiki as the only option for menswear in Africa. Truth be told, there are many different kinds of clothing option for men ranging from ceremonial to every day. And as always, they differ from region to region.  In Nigeria, a man will wear a traditional fitted dress shirt with slacks.     He will often match is lady.   The shirt can feature embroidery and stitchwork or Ankara print detailing sewn in for contrast.    Chadwick Boseman wore one in Black Panther.    For more menswear from Nigeria, check out: 

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Tumaini African Necklace

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This is a special commemoration piece for The Afropolitan Shop. This hand beaded necklace made in Tanzania's Maasai community. Brass rings enclose the necklace as charms. Tumaini means "hope" in Kiswahili.

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Beautiful Earrings

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5 Iconic African Prints

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The history behind 5 iconic African fabric patterns There are those who have argued that  African textiles are not African because they originated from Indonesia https://cnn.it/2PGe5Eu.  The textiles, they say, were introduced in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) by a  Dutch entrepreneur Pieter Fentener Van Vlissingen in 1846, at the height of the Industrial Revolution. These textiles quickly spread across the continent and quickly became part of the African identity and culture.  But these prints are not just an African affair. Their influence and popularity is growing across the globe. It ‘s worth noting that it is the fashion designers...

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6 Stylish Ankara Dresses Online

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The Afropolitan Shop is bringing you more! It is not only a place for accessories, but a place for all kinds of African inspired jewelry, clothing, and conversation. In all of these things, the goal is to make you feel seen and feel beautiful and to allow you to connect with your culture.   Whether you feel beautiful wearing large statement necklaces or beautiful wearing small stud earrings, you can find something you love here! In fashion, it’s always Dress Season. Find one of your future favorites here! Throughout this article, you will find one-of-a-kind African Ankara Dresses. These pieces, advertised...

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