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Pulse Fashion 4 ways to style up your apparel with a kente

Merge your urban look with the rich Ghanaian Fabric can make you win the debonair tittle

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Kente, in Ghana,  is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the   Akan ethnic group of South Ghana. Kente is made in Akan lands such as the Ashanti Kingdom.

The ethereal and unique nature of the Kente fabric has made it garner international recognition for among many fashion enthusiast and culture observers around the globe.

It is also worn by many other groups who have been influenced by Akans; an ethnic group in Ghana. Kente is mostly seen during traditional festivals, weddings, and churches by the old and matured.


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The modern-day fashion can't even do without this rich cultural fabric. The latest fashion trends for men is the Afrocentric appeal which is the union of both urban apparels with an African touch like Kente.

Pulse.com.gh brings you ways to style up your look with Kente.

READ ALSO:Top 10 best male dressed Ghanaian celebrities of 2017

1. 'Shoulder placement'

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Crank your look up a notch by simply folding Kente on one side of the shoulder. The Kente fabric must be at most waist length when folded to the shoulder. This works best on official looks. It gives the appearance a classic appeal.

2.Belly Belts

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The Kente Fabric can also be used as a fashion belt for the belly just like belly busters belts are used. The only difference with this when styling with Kente is that, the fabric is wrapped around the belly like a belt on the outside. This beauty of this style becomes more delectable when tried on an open shirt or a blazer with nothing on the inside; shirtless.

3.Kente cape

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This is a trend high fashion lovers and male avant-garde enthusiast would love. The Kente could be used as a sleeveless outer garment, which drapes the wearer's back, arms, and chest except that it must not fastens at the neck.

When fastened to the neck it exudes a feminine touch which of course androgynous trend followers would love but it's better when fastened with a tiny rope on one side of the shoulder.

That way it gives it an indigenous appeal but most importantly an alpha male look like usually seen with the fictional super hero characters.

READ ALSO: Top 10 most stylish female celebrities of 2017

4. Bow tie or flying tie

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In the world of menswear, bow ties and Flying ties are few accessories that can be more intimidating due to its complex nature with respect to color choices.

That is not the same with kente due to its multifaceted quality. Turn your little Kente fabric into a bow tie or flying tie to give you a dapper appeal. It is entirely safe and stunning. It sparks up your look.

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