A suit is a gentleman’s best friend. An age old sartorial invention, time and time again Craftsmen, illustrators, artists, and designers have been working for years, attempting to perfect the suiting process. From the fabric, hemming, cuts, lapels and detailing, there have been adjustments and innovations by many to solve the problem of looking good.
And each year, this process always experiences a fresh new influx of designers attempting to make their mark. These designers with their creativity and consistency have made the rounds lately with some of your fave celebrities, standing out as ones to watch in the Nigerian suiting market.
If your wardrobe needs fresh material, here are some designers we recommend;
Rick Dusi is a bespoke minimal brand known for its adherence to British tailoring, which is usually flawless. With just 4 years since its inception, Rick Dusi has debuted at fashion weeks within and outside Nigeria from Lagos fashion week to SA Menswear week. Dressing up top celebrities like Falz, Wole Ojo, Tope Tedela, Humblesmith, Bayo Oke Lawal, and just recently Grammy award winner and two-time nominee, Tim Kubart; creative director, Patrick Eromosele Eidusi isn’t complacent, he still maintains he has a long way to go and he’s excited for what the future holds for his brand.
For the bold and confident man, Rogue ng comes correct with its unique sartorial style. Home to singers and celebrities, Rogue ng suits won’t go unnoticed especially at Red carpets and Award shows. In doubt? Just ask singer Ric Hassani and top Tv personality Uti Nwachukwu, who rock the brand’s pieces any chance they get. One can only assume that it must be something then, to always keep them satisfied.
ILI is a brand found by Amali Curtis. Its is a made-to-measure and ready-to-wear brand known for its details and vintagy looks. ILI’s brand aesthetics is ‘simple and fresh’ and as far as we know that works any day. Retro artist Adekunle Gold, TV hunk Mawuli Gavor and Nonso Bassey are a few amongst many who agree.
Ama Lagos is a diverse bespoke brand. It’s clientele after various weddings and top events include Adeolu Adefarsin, Host, Hypeman Jimmie, top stylist Moses Ebite and countless others. If these stars who constantly have the need to look great think he’s dope, you probabbly would too.
Henri Uduku is a brand known to make outfits feel like a vacation. The brand whose aesthetic is ‘crafted with FRIENDS in mind’ will have you feeling fly, open minded, easy going and carefree. The indigenous brand has a way of making even a formal piece look so casual. Just in case you’re looking for an emancipated and free-spirited feel in your suit game, look no further.