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The Edit: What to Wear for the Holiday Party Season


Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it is time to fully focus on the rest of the upcoming festivities that are on the calendar until the end of the year and how you’re going to dress for them.

Here at The Folklore, we recommend pulling out all the stylish stops for the holiday season, courtesy of African designer brands who have put their own spin on classic menswear staples. Choose from smart tailoring and modern separates to a coat that makes a bold statement in our edit below.

The Suit

A good suit is always a stylish way to make a sartorial statement. This season, the classic staple has been appropriately updated for holiday festivities with a 1970s-inspired metallic style from Nigerian brand Orange Culture. The Rainbow 70s Suit is aptly named because it is expertly crafted from iridescent raw silk fabric that catches the light from all angles. Prepare to catch everyone’s eye when you make your entrance.

The Co-ord Set

Putting an outfit together is much easier to do when you already have an item that perfectly goes with your shirt or pants. Take the guess work out of mixing and matching your pieces with a co-ordinating set from contemporary Ghanaian label AJABENG. The brand offers an aesthetic that captures both the clean lines of minimalism and the vibrancy of African culture, which is on display in the Camel Contrast-Button Shirt and matching Wide-Legged Camel Pants. The unexpected pastel hue balances out the simplicity of the design, making it an understated and versatile look to make the rounds in this party season.

The Coat

Of course, the holiday season takes place at the end of the year when the temperature drops and our layers go up. But when it comes to dressing for festive events, what you wear on the outside is also as important as what’s underneath. Enter the statement-making Asymmetric Patchwork Coat from artisanal Lagos-based brand BLOKE. Rendered in patent faux leather in a bold color combination of black and oxblood red, the knee-length coat is perfect for comfortably layering over any cold-weather outfit. Pair it with the matching Hand-Embroidered Oxblood Trousers for a truly memorable look.


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