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MEN’S FASHION || AFROCENTRIC

September 8, 2015

Hey everybody, how are we doing? I’m sure we’re doing great.

So today I’ve put together something special, rather different, but definitely a good reminder of the richness of the Style our African Fashion and in deed Culture offers us. Something I’ll like to refer to as ‘Afrocentric’

 afrocentric Tunde K. Mason for akinfaminu.com

Being proud of who you are, where you’re from, what you do gives us a deep sense of empowerment and confidence which is ever so reflective in our personal style.

Afrocentrism is embracing your African heritage and recognizing the importance of your unique culture and fashion wise, channeling it into the way you dress because what we wear gives us an opportunity to express this heritage.

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Mixing African fashion with modern day style is Afrocentrism and as always in fashion, the reflection of your personal style, even in Afrocentrism most times makes the difference. How you put together the ensemble, how you wear the outfit, these things definitely matter.

afrocentric Tunde K. Mason for akinfaminu.com

My outfit in this editorial casual and well detailed and definitely a vivid example of how to mix the good old African Fashion with modern day style.

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 afrocentric Tunde K. Mason for akinfaminu.com

The Danshiki is one of the timeless African fashion pieces of all time and it has become increasingly trendy in the past decade. What I love about the danshiki is it’s versatility. It can be styled in so many ways for example in this outfit, it’s paired with a white shirt, distressed jeans, single monk strap woven shoes, a fedora and aviator shades.

Tunde K. Mason for akinfaminu.com

Tunde K. Mason for akinfaminu.com

So I decided to style this look to show the urbanity of African Fashion. How it can fit right into modern day style without losing it’s uniqueness.

I really hope we can incorporate more African into our style and by that I don’t mean just the famous “Aso Ebi” or “Sunday Service Native” lol but even into our everyday casual outfits just like this one.

You’re African. Wear African. Our heritage is beautiful.

So step out in Style guys and have a lovely weekend!

Photos – @tundemason

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