Ethnic Fashion for Men

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Tribal coloured kaftans and beaded necklaces aren't only designed for women. Below is a list of some ethnic fashion styles suitable for men.

1. Jewellery:

In addition to looking nice, and adding colour to your outfit, there is a long history and many traditions behind the production and wearing of jewellery, as there is for the styles.

- Shell

Many jewellery producers around the world like to incorporate shells into their pieces, namely those who live by the beach. The nice thing about shells, is that no two are exactly the same, which makes every piece unique and special.

- Pendant

Tribal style pendants at the end of a leather necklace can be quite beautiful. Those made of wood or ceramic usually have a design on them, either carved out, or painted on. Common pendant shapes are spears, rings, and crosses.

- Bone

Bone is a common material to use when making jewellery. It is easy to paint on and looks really attractive in bracelets or as pendants.

- Beaded

Beaded jewellery is an easy and affordable way to look fabulous. Putting together many strings of beads can give a chunky, costume jewellery feel to a look, while wearing a single string is good for a simple, clean look- more suited to men.

2. Kaftans:

Kaftans are long, oversized dresses/tops that are worn in many parts of Asia and Africa. They can be plain in colour, or dynamically detailed. They are worn by both men and women.

- Plain

Plain kaftans are simply kaftans that are plain in colour and have minimal detailing.

- Batik

Mostly worn in South East Asia, batik kaftans are made of light materials such as silk. Floral and abstract designs are predominant in the region.

- Tie Dye

Tie-dye kaftans are colourful and new age. This style is much more likely to be seen on a Westerner as a fashion statement, then it is on someone who wears kaftans as part of their traditional dress.

3. Indian style:

Incorporating ethnic pieces of clothing into a look can add a wonderful touch of colour and vibrance to a look. Generally, when people think of Indian fashion influences, they think of women's clothing- bright coloured saris, arm bangles etc. But actually some of the looks for men are also quite cool.

- Jodhpuri

These suits are generally worn for more formal occasions, such as weddings or graduations. They usually come in neutral colours with embroidered details.

- Sherwani

These are long coats that are worn over white kurtas. They are often worn by men on their wedding day, however designers are starting to build them into their suits.

- Kurta

These are the long fitting pyjama bottoms that are worn by North Indian grooms. They tend to be made of a fine cotton and are white in colour. Typically, they have drawstrings, but nowadays are being made with elastic waists.

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Tateossian was established in 1990 by Robert Tateossian, whose own international lifestyle and keen sense of aesthetics is at the heart of the company's success. Products include bracelets, necklaces, rings, and cufflinks, and are designed for both men and women. All items are of the highest quality. To learn about our jewellery for men visit

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This article was published on 2010/11/05