Once relegated to the back row of men’s fashion for being too traditional, the men’s kaftan suit is making a bold ascension to the top as 24/7 menswear apparel.
It has become a staple in the wardrobe of men of all backgrounds and fields and finding itself in the most revered boardrooms or even auditoriums.
The kaftan suit is a simpler version of the “Agbada” or known in French West Africa as ‘Boubou’. It consists of a long or short sleeve shirt with a matching drawstring.
It is believed to have originated from Senegal but has found much popularity in Ghana and Nigeria with new styles and variations being incorporated on the daily.
Celebrities and designers in the entertainment industry have partnered to create looks that stand the test of time and have become a big trend.
Mai Atafo, Seyi Vodi, Abrantie The Gentleman, Chocolate By Kwaku Bediako, Vans Kere, Elikem Kumordzie and many other designers have revolutionarized this industry with new iconic designs that can be worn from weddings to the club and to corporate office.
Looks seen on the likes of Ebuka, Davido, Too Sweet Annan, Adjetey Annan, John Dumelo and many others have served as inspiration for other tailors and designers.
The likes of Steve Harvey, Memphis Depay,
Fabrics including lace, brocade and others are used to make these sharp looks and can be worn with a cap and slippers or shoes.
These days it’s become the uniform for most entrepreneurs and C.E.O’s who have ditched the Western suit and tie for a dapper look and for patriotic reasons as well.
If you are looking for style inspiration for the corporate world, these looks will be a great fit for you.