Afro Gents

One issue I faced when starting my dapper journey was the lack of relatable icons whose fashion sense I could learn from.Internet searches usually throw up very European men in the middle of timeless spaces with the best of tailoring. While this is admirable, it does little for establishing a form of connection.Through sharing...

A Guide to Trousers

The way men choose to cover their legs has led to one of the most political articles of clothing known: the trouser. Thirty inches or so in height, it has been used to divide the sexes, boys from men and even whole races in the case of “askaris” whose short length seemed to be...

The Kurta

Sherwani Kurta

The subcontinent of India bursts with cultural diversity in its sights, sounds, people and languages;spanning times and spaces few cultures have managed to reach.The Lunatic Express brought them to Kenya where they form a most spicy and vibrant thread in our societies fabric.Chapati? that was them.Pesa, chai, bangili, gari? Yes, that’s them too. The...

Clothing subcultures in Africa

Les Sapeurs photo by Daniele Tamagni The beautiful continent of Africa is the hallmark of diversity: its people,cultures and land vary greatly in the most beautiful of ways. Somehow, we all got the same parenting and governments that make memes rather relatable. I digress. Thousand dollar shoes owned by guys earning less than 100$...

Kiangazi

The new year these sides of the equator is almost sure to bring with it three gifts ; njaanuary memes, apple mangos and clear- sky sunny days. This change in weather would, normally, bring about a change in dress and side of matatu one sits on, but surprisingly most of my Kenyan brothers are...

Why Should I Dress Up?

Kenneth Kaunda

You could potentially raise your moods, increase your confidence, have others treat you better and improve your social life right now at this moment without necessarily subscribing to smoothies, a life coach or even an exercise regimen (though all these things are really important).How? By dressing better. Yes,its that simple! Why don’t we? Sometimes...