PHILOSOPHY

Among the myriad of wax print designs and fabrics, which have effectively been marketed and sold across the African continent for decades now, it’s easy for anyone to get lost into what is perceived to be African fashion.

There’s surely a lot of misconceptions out there about what is meant by “African Fashion”. What even qualifies a style, a trend, a fashion, to legitimately be called African?

“African Fashion” is for all of us to discover; it is too expansive to narrowly be defined, and it doesn’t need to be. Fashion in Africa encompasses a multitude of traditions, cultures, textures, forms, techniques and philosophies, all together, and so is far removed from the confines of a single story. Its plurality, interwoven by a seamless mystery makes it all truly poetic, colorful, and enchanting.

That’s my approach: to mold a perfect balance of color, poetry, and culture, well before infusing that chemistry into each design. The African identity remains consistent in the continuing research, discovery, (re)design, and use of local textiles.

I for one fell in love with the Kente cloth. And I never looked back.

Aristide Loua

Creative Director - Founder.

Where kente cloth varies in design and patterns, Aristide Loua fittingly draws inspiration from poetry, cultures and colors. 

OkayAfrica

His men's tailoring draws a sharp, modern silhouette with just the right dose of panache, courtesy of pink or blue vertical stripes.

Nataal

More Life - More Poetry

Spring Summer 20
Spring Summer 20
More Life - More Poetry

For every season, there’s a great deal of pain and sorrow, solitude and Sodade. Soon enough the days of healing, truce and solace will come forth. And Lord, would they overflow and overwhelm us with love and happiness. I personally find peace in reading this very poetry, that is life. And to that, I sincerely say: more life, more poetry.

Sodade

Autumn Winter 19-20
Autumn Winter 19-20
Sodade

Sodade is a collection which reflects the similarities between colors and emotions.

Each color is an emotion. Blue represents hope. Pink, romance. Yellow, happiness. And the dark color speaks for sorrow, or despair. Sometimes I feel a bit of romance, a drop of poetry, when I feel so much hope for a bright future. Other times, I rejoice in happiness, even when my soul drowns in an ocean of sorrow. And this last contrast of emotions can be reflected in a suit jacket, all in dark color, but with the flaps of the pockets and the lining are rather in bright yellow color.

I try to normalize, accept and feel every emotion as they come. It's good to feel things as they are. 

Sodade

Sodade V
Sodade V
Sodade V

Sodade V

Regular price $ 395.00 USD Free Shipping + Returns
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Tax included.
Pre-orders ship worldwide within 3 to 5 business days.
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Model is 6ft1 153 lbs and wears size M
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The Sodade Vpurple suit jacket, is fitted and tailored in our ateliers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The jacket is fully structured and lined in yellow satin. It also features a single white button, narrow notch lapels, double vent, and three functional pockets - two of which flaps are also in joyful yellow color. The fabric was designed in-house, before being handmade by local artisans, using a set of tenth century techniques. Come experience the Art of Making The Baoulé Fabric.
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Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please proceed with the Pre-order or Sur Mesure option. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
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Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
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Dry clean only.

Kente Gentlemen is committed to inclusivity. In terms of body size, we seek to provide our customers with item(s) that satisfy their shape, weight, and/or height. Please allow up to two weeks for our tailors and manufacturers to tailor your custom-made and/or made-to-order items, before they are shipped to your doorstep. Also, be aware that any sur mesure, custom-made, custom fit, and/or made-to-order items are non-refundable and require full payment to be paid in advance during checkout. To start a conversation regarding your custom order, please feel welcome to contact us here. We look forward to meeting your needs.  

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Burna X
Burna X
Burna X

Burna X

Regular price $ 295.00 USD Free Shipping + Returns
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Tax included.
Pre-orders ship worldwide within 3 to 5 business days.
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Model is 6ft1 153 lbs and wears size M
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The Burna V,  red + yellow bomber jacket, is fitted and tailored in our ateliers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The jacket is fully structured and lined in a joyful yellow satin. It also features the same yellow in the details of its four functional pockets, and black with its comforting knit rib collar and cuffsThe exterior fabric was designed in-house, before being handmade by local artisans, using a set of tenth century techniques. Come experience the Art of Making The Baoulé Fabric.
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Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please proceed with the Pre-order or Sur Mesure option. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
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Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
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Dry clean only.

Kente Gentlemen is committed to inclusivity. In terms of body size, we seek to provide our customers with item(s) that satisfy their shape, weight, and/or height. Please allow up to two weeks for our tailors and manufacturers to tailor your custom-made and/or made-to-order items, before they are shipped to your doorstep. Also, be aware that any sur mesure, custom-made, custom fit, and/or made-to-order items are non-refundable and require full payment to be paid in advance during checkout. To start a conversation regarding your custom order, please feel welcome to contact us here. We look forward to meeting your needs.  

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Femi II
Femi II
Femi II

Femi II

Regular price $ 155.00 USD Free Shipping + Returns
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Tax included.
Pre-orders ship worldwide within 3 to 5 business days.
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Model is 5ft9 133 lbs and wears size S
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The Femi II, blue + white stripes crop top jacket, is fitted and tailored in our ateliers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The jacket is fully structured and lined in pink satin. It also features three functional pockets in the same lovely pink color with its zippers. The fabric was designed in-house, before being handmade by local artisans, using a set of tenth century techniques. Come experience the Art of Making The Baoulé Fabric.
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Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please proceed with the Pre-order or Sur Mesure option. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
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Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
-
Dry clean only.

Kente Gentlemen is committed to inclusivity. In terms of body size, we seek to provide our customers with item(s) that satisfy their shape, weight, and/or height. Please allow up to two weeks for our tailors and manufacturers to tailor your custom-made and/or made-to-order items, before they are shipped to your doorstep. Also, be aware that any sur mesure, custom-made, custom fit, and/or made-to-order items are non-refundable and require full payment to be paid in advance during checkout. To start a conversation regarding your custom order, please feel welcome to contact us here. We look forward to meeting your needs.  

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Sodade VI
Sodade VI
Sodade VI
Sodade VI

Sodade VI

Regular price $ 395.00 USD Free Shipping + Returns
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Tax included.
Pre-orders ship worldwide within 3 to 5 business days.
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Model is 6ft1 153 lbs and wears size M
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The Sodade VI, pink suit jacket, is fitted and tailored in our ateliers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The jacket is fully structured and lined in royal blue satin. It also features a single button, narrow notch lapels, double vent, and three functional pockets - two of which are reminiscent of the same exquisite  royal blue color. The fabric was designed in-house, before being handmade by local artisans, using a set of tenth century techniques. Come experience the Art of Making The Baoulé Fabric.
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Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please proceed with the Pre-order or Sur Mesure option. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
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Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
-
Dry clean only.

Kente Gentlemen is committed to inclusivity. In terms of body size, we seek to provide our customers with item(s) that satisfy their shape, weight, and/or height. Please allow up to two weeks for our tailors and manufacturers to tailor your custom-made and/or made-to-order items, before they are shipped to your doorstep. Also, be aware that any sur mesure, custom-made, custom fit, and/or made-to-order items are non-refundable and require full payment to be paid in advance during checkout. To start a conversation regarding your custom order, please feel welcome to contact us here. We look forward to meeting your needs.  

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Burna I
Burna I
Burna I
Burna I
Burna I

Burna I

Regular price $ 295.00 USD Free Shipping + Returns
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Tax included.
Pre-orders ship worldwide within 3 to 5 business days.
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Model is 6ft1 153 lbs and wears size M
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The Burna I, dark navy blue + yellow bomber jacket, is fitted and tailored in our ateliers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The jacket is fully structured and lined in a joyful yellow satin. It also features the same yellow in the details of its four functional pockets. The third color being featured is black, with its comforting knit rib collar and cuffs. The exterior fabric was designed in-house, before being handmade by local artisans, using a set of tenth century techniques. Come experience the Art of Making The Baoulé Fabric.
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Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please proceed with the Pre-order or Sur Mesure option. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
-
Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
-
Dry clean only.

Kente Gentlemen is committed to inclusivity. In terms of body size, we seek to provide our customers with item(s) that satisfy their shape, weight, and/or height. Please allow up to two weeks for our tailors and manufacturers to tailor your custom-made and/or made-to-order items, before they are shipped to your doorstep. Also, be aware that any sur mesure, custom-made, custom fit, and/or made-to-order items are non-refundable and require full payment to be paid in advance during checkout. To start a conversation regarding your custom order, please feel welcome to contact us here. We look forward to meeting your needs.  

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Sodade VII
Sodade VII
Sodade VII
Sodade VII

Sodade VII

Regular price $ 395.00 USD Free Shipping + Returns
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Tax included.
Pre-orders ship worldwide within 3 to 5 business days.
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Model is 6ft1 153 lbs and wears size M
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The Sodade VIIgreen suit jacket, is fitted and tailored in our ateliers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The jacket is fully structured and lined in yellow satin. It also features a single button, narrow notch lapels, double vent, and three functional pockets - two of which are also in joyful yellow color. The fabric was designed in-house, before being handmade by local artisans, using a set of tenth century techniques. Come experience the Art of Making The Baoulé Fabric.
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Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please proceed with the Pre-order or Sur Mesure option. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
-
Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
-
Dry clean only.

Kente Gentlemen is committed to inclusivity. In terms of body size, we seek to provide our customers with item(s) that satisfy their shape, weight, and/or height. Please allow up to two weeks for our tailors and manufacturers to tailor your custom-made and/or made-to-order items, before they are shipped to your doorstep. Also, be aware that any sur mesure, custom-made, custom fit, and/or made-to-order items are non-refundable and require full payment to be paid in advance during checkout. To start a conversation regarding your custom order, please feel welcome to contact us here. We look forward to meeting your needs.  

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Femi VI
Femi VI
Femi VI

Femi VI

Regular price $ 155.00 USD Free Shipping + Returns
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Tax included.
Pre-orders ship worldwide within 3 to 5 business days.
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Model is 5ft9 133 lbs and wears size S
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The Femi VI, pink + white stripes crop top jacket, is fitted and tailored in our ateliers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The jacket is fully structured and lined in royal blue satin. It also features three functional pockets in royal blue colored zippers.The fabric was designed in-house, before being handmade by local artisans, using a set of tenth century techniques. Come experience the Art of Making The Baoulé Fabric.
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Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please proceed with the Pre-order or Sur Mesure option. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
-
Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
-
Dry clean only.

Kente Gentlemen is committed to inclusivity. In terms of body size, we seek to provide our customers with item(s) that satisfy their shape, weight, and/or height. Please allow up to two weeks for our tailors and manufacturers to tailor your custom-made and/or made-to-order items, before they are shipped to your doorstep. Also, be aware that any sur mesure, custom-made, custom fit, and/or made-to-order items are non-refundable and require full payment to be paid in advance during checkout. To start a conversation regarding your custom order, please feel welcome to contact us here. We look forward to meeting your needs.  

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Burna V
Burna V
Burna V
Burna V

Burna V

Regular price $ 295.00 USD Free Shipping + Returns
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Tax included.
Pre-orders ship worldwide within 3 to 5 business days.
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Model is 6ft1 153 lbs and wears size M
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The Burna V,  purple + yellow bomber jacket, is fitted and tailored in our ateliers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The jacket is fully structured and lined in a joyful yellow satin. It also features the same yellow in the details of its four functional pockets and with its comforting knit rib collar and cuffs. The exterior fabric was designed in-house, before being handmade by local artisans, using a set of tenth century techniques. Come experience the Art of Making The Baoulé Fabric.
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Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please proceed with the Pre-order or Sur Mesure option. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
-
Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
-
Dry clean only.

Kente Gentlemen is committed to inclusivity. In terms of body size, we seek to provide our customers with item(s) that satisfy their shape, weight, and/or height. Please allow up to two weeks for our tailors and manufacturers to tailor your custom-made and/or made-to-order items, before they are shipped to your doorstep. Also, be aware that any sur mesure, custom-made, custom fit, and/or made-to-order items are non-refundable and require full payment to be paid in advance during checkout. To start a conversation regarding your custom order, please feel welcome to contact us here. We look forward to meeting your needs.  

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Sodade X
Sodade X
Sodade X
Sodade X
Sodade X

Sodade X

Regular price $ 395.00 USD Free Shipping + Returns
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Tax included.
Pre-orders ship worldwide within 3 to 5 business days.
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First model is 6ft1 153 lbs and wears size M
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Second model is 5ft9 133 lbs and wearing same size M
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The Sodade X, red suit jacket, is fitted and tailored in our ateliers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The jacket is fully structured and lined in yellow satin. It also features a single button, narrow notch lapels, double vent, and three functional pockets - two of which are also in joyful yellow color. The fabric was designed in-house, before being handmade by local artisans, using a set of tenth century techniques. Come experience the Art of Making The Baoulé Fabric.
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Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please proceed with the Pre-order or Sur Mesure option. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
-
Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
-
Dry clean only.

Kente Gentlemen is committed to inclusivity. In terms of body size, we seek to provide our customers with item(s) that satisfy their shape, weight, and/or height. Please allow up to two weeks for our tailors and manufacturers to tailor your custom-made and/or made-to-order items, before they are shipped to your doorstep. Also, be aware that any sur mesure, custom-made, custom fit, and/or made-to-order items are non-refundable and require full payment to be paid in advance during checkout. To start a conversation regarding your custom order, please feel welcome to contact us here. We look forward to meeting your needs.  

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Femi I
Femi I
Femi I
Femi I

Femi I

Regular price $ 155.00 USD Free Shipping + Returns
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Tax included.
Pre-orders ship worldwide within 3 to 5 business days.
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Model is 5ft9 133 lbs and wears size S
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The Femi Idark navy blue + white stripes crop top jacket, is fitted and tailored in our ateliers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The jacket is fully structured and lined in gorgeous yellow satin. It also features three functional pockets in same yellow colored zippers.The fabric was designed in-house, before being handmade by local artisans, using a set of tenth century techniques. Come experience the Art of Making The Baoulé Fabric.
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Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please proceed with the Pre-order or Sur Mesure option. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
-
Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
-
Dry clean only.

Kente Gentlemen is committed to inclusivity. In terms of body size, we seek to provide our customers with item(s) that satisfy their shape, weight, and/or height. Please allow up to two weeks for our tailors and manufacturers to tailor your custom-made and/or made-to-order items, before they are shipped to your doorstep. Also, be aware that any sur mesure, custom-made, custom fit, and/or made-to-order items are non-refundable and require full payment to be paid in advance during checkout. To start a conversation regarding your custom order, please feel welcome to contact us here. We look forward to meeting your needs.  

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Burna VII
Burna VII
Burna VII
Burna VII

Burna VII

Regular price $ 295.00 USD Free Shipping + Returns
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Tax included.
Pre-orders ship worldwide within 3 to 5 business days.
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Model is 6ft1 153 lbs and wears size M
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The Burna VII,  green + yellow bomber jacket, is fitted and tailored in our ateliers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The jacket is fully structured and lined in a happy yellow satin. It also features the same yellow in the details of its four functional pockets, and royal blue with its comforting knit rib collar and cuffs. The exterior fabric was designed in-house, before being handmade by local artisans, using a set of tenth century techniques. Come experience the Art of Making The Baoulé Fabric.
-
Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please proceed with the Pre-order or Sur Mesure option. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
-
Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
-
Dry clean only.

Kente Gentlemen is committed to inclusivity. In terms of body size, we seek to provide our customers with item(s) that satisfy their shape, weight, and/or height. Please allow up to two weeks for our tailors and manufacturers to tailor your custom-made and/or made-to-order items, before they are shipped to your doorstep. Also, be aware that any sur mesure, custom-made, custom fit, and/or made-to-order items are non-refundable and require full payment to be paid in advance during checkout. To start a conversation regarding your custom order, please feel welcome to contact us here. We look forward to meeting your needs.  

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Femi VIII
Femi VIII
Femi VIII

Femi VIII

Regular price $ 155.00 USD Free Shipping + Returns
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Tax included.
Pre-orders ship worldwide within 3 to 5 business days.
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Model is 5ft9 133 lbs and wears size S
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The Femi VII, orange + white stripes crop top jacket, is fitted and tailored in our ateliers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The jacket is fully structured and lined in green satin. It also features two green colored zippers. The fabric was designed in-house, before being handmade by local artisans, using a set of tenth century techniques. Come experience the Art of Making The Baoulé Fabric.
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Check for length specifications on our size guide. If any desired size for the item is unavailable or not listed, please proceed with the Pre-order or Sur Mesure option. For more information on our custom orders policy, please visit here.
-
Suitable care and treatment of your garment will ensure its longevity.
-
Dry clean only.

Kente Gentlemen is committed to inclusivity. In terms of body size, we seek to provide our customers with item(s) that satisfy their shape, weight, and/or height. Please allow up to two weeks for our tailors and manufacturers to tailor your custom-made and/or made-to-order items, before they are shipped to your doorstep. Also, be aware that any sur mesure, custom-made, custom fit, and/or made-to-order items are non-refundable and require full payment to be paid in advance during checkout. To start a conversation regarding your custom order, please feel welcome to contact us here. We look forward to meeting your needs.  

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free worldwide shipping + returns.

Sartorial Poetry.

Handemade in Côte d'Ivoire.

Establised in 2017.