Dashiki is a colourful fabric worn mainly in West Africa. Dashiki styles for guys are basically fabric patterns that can be made out of the material.
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Overview of the Dashiki
The word “dashiki” originated from dàńṣíkí, a Yoruba word and from the Hausa dan ciki, which means a ‘shirt’ or ‘inner garment’. The original style of the dashiki is a top garment that covers the upper half of the body. Dashiki is also known as a Kitenge in East Africa.
This fabric is quite common in Tanzania and Kenya and is worn both formally and informally. The styles may be a traditional wrapper draped around and below the shoulders, a loose-fitting pullover top or a garment with embroidered neck and sleeve lines.
In Islamic communities in Africa and communities in the African diaspora, especially African Americans, a brimless Kufi cap is worn with the dashiki styles for guys
The original dashiki design emanated from a wax print pattern by Dutch designer Toon van de Mannaker – the “Angelina print,”. The Netherlands-based Vlisco noted that his designs were “inspired by Africa.” For the Angelina print pattern, it was a traditional silk embroidered tunic shirt worn by Ethiopian women.
How to Style Dashiki for Men
The informal style of the dashiki is an embroidered dashiki also called a Senegalese kaftan, which is an ankle-length shirt, worn with matching kufi, and Sokoto. Embroidered dashiki can also be a dashiki top and matching trousers, with or without a flowing gown worn over it. The second version is a traditional print consisting of a dashiki, Sokoto (drawstring trousers), and a matching kufi. Here are some other interesting designs to try out:
1. As a Dashiki T-Shirt
2. As a Streetwear Style
3. As an Ethnic Top
4. As a Dashiki Shirt
5. As a Loose-fitting Top
6. As an Embroidered Top
7. As a Long-Sleeved Top
8. As a Dashiki Cap
Dashiki Styles For Guys: Pictures
With the many styles of dashiki styles for guys currently available in the market, we thought to share with you some pictures of styles that are taking over the first spots on the Gram.
Now, we’d love to hear from you. Which of these styles of Dashiki for men will you be trying out? Let us know by dropping a comment below.
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