These days, Agbada attire has changed game of fashion for men in Africa. There was a time, it was only left for the wealthy and was considered as a huge investment to make. Gone are those days because anyone can make use of these attires. With smart fashion designers taking over the market, Agbada has become a piece of art.
The flowing wide-sleeved robe once seen among the Yoruba speaking people of Nigeria has found its way to other parts of Nigeria and the world. When you are thinking of making a difference in an event, go for Agbada, which can be worn in different ways.
Some people wear it alone with the trousers while some wear it as a type of suit over their shirts. If you must go for an Agbada, we have some important tips for you.
The Material is Important
It is vital that you select and choose a material that will fit your skin colour. There are different materials in the market for you to choose from. Every material is unique in its way and can be transformed to whatever you want it to be if you are creative. However, an inferior material will destroy your Agbada outfit.
The Thickness of the Material
How do you want your Agbada to look? If you are looking for a material that will stand for a while, then the material should be very thick. The thicker the material, the better your Agbada will look.
The Head Gear
The head gear or cap that is worn is called Fila. Fila comes in different designs and colours. It is important that you choose a cap colour that will not conflict with your Agbada’s colour.
Your accessories are as important as you look. Your Agbada should not fit with your rings, necklaces, chains, wristwatch or cuff links. You will have to pick your accessories carefully to ensure that your outlook is extraordinary.
Agbada without starch is not complete. Every great Agbada comes properly starched. When an Agbada is not properly starched, it will make the wear look tiny inside the massive robe. You and your Agbada should have a blend of closeness but, it can only happen if you starch it properly.
The Trouser Length
Sokoto is the name of the Agbada’s trousers. The length of the trousers should be appropriate. Many people have their preference when it comes to the trousers; regular or fitted. However, whatever you choose, do not allow it cover your shoes or long enough for people to see it.
Protection and Packaging
You must learn to store your Agbada safely after you have collected it from your dry cleaner. Ensure that it is far from dirt especially if it is white in colour.