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Dashiki 101

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$100.00

Quick Overview

Dashiki 101 is a return to the classic dashiki iconized in the 60's and 70's of the African American revolution. It echoes and era of African pride, looking to Africa as the original home of the Diaspora and wearing that culture without apology. In redesigning the classic dashiki of the 60's we had one addition design consideration, to transform it from a casual top to a formal one. Note formal cuff and the welt/zipper pocket comes with Long sleeve option hence price difference. 

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Dashiki 101 is a return to the classic dashiki iconized in the 60's and 70's of the African American revolution. It echoes and era of African pride, looking to Africa as the original home of the Diaspora and wearing that culture without apology.

In redesigning the classic dashiki of the 60's we had one addition design consideration, to transform it from a casual top to a formal one, while retaining all that gave it its identity. We asked ourselves what was necessary to make it a premium occasion top, and went about adding everything we know to be premium, starting with high end West African zigzag embroidery, formal cuffs (long sleeve option only), back yoke, and a welt or outside pocket (only the long sleeve version has the welt pocket)

Actually African accent print varies. 

 African Americans wearing Dashiki in the 1960's

*All items are hand tailored and take approx 21 WORKING DAYS, special order items may take longer. *


Select Matching Pants for your Ocacia African top Formal African pants with African accents

 


 

CARE

It is always best to hand-wash expensive garments or machine wash them alone as not to damage the fabric or the accents. Machine Wash Cold Gentle, Do Not Bleach, Iron Low Heat, Do Not Dry Clean, Do Not Tumble Dry

SIZES

Please check with our size chart before orderingAs we cannot refund due to size error. Each display items comes with as much information so you can gauge which size is best for you. Most African clothing is worn loose. So a person who is large may choose an extra large for a more flowing fit. Some sizes take longer and our expected transit time attempts to accommodate for all possible delays.

BESPOKE

Ocacia designer range and other brands sold on this site are not mass manufactured. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. We cannot accept undamaged returns. Check sizes before ordering. These are uniquely hand crafted attire. As such there will be subtle variations from garment-to-garment. But the good news is that every garment is unique. And you know that you are wearing something tailored for you. If you want customized cuts you can contact us and discuss modification. There is a standard charge for this.

SHIPPING TIME

Ocacia designer range and other brands sold on this site are not mass manufactured. When you order we make the clothes just for you. A single tailor tailor makes your item just for you. We quote 21 working days, but orders usually are sent much sooner. We do not like to rush our work, and rather it be slightly late than slightly wrong. Special order items take a little longer. You can always contact us if you have any questions and get a rough idea about when we might finish. We have to work on a first come first serve bases, and if you need the item urgently please let us know and we will prioritize it for you. 

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All transactions are 100% secure. And handled by the Halaqah Media Group. Your account is not charged until we start customizing your order. We use PayPal and 2Checkout for all transactions. Both services protect and insure your purchase. So you are in safe hands. 
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  1. Very Pleased Review by Oscar Hennes

    First purchase and I am very pleased. Cuffs look amazing, glad I paid the extra. Took a while to come but once it arrived I did not mind. Better they take they time if they going to produce work like this. (Posted on 7/14/2016)

  2. Exceptional tailoring Review by Black Nomad

    I am very impressed with mine which I just got in the post on Friday. I spent sometime appreciating the quality before I finally put it on. Mine is a little different from the main photo (and now I am comparing I am very very happy with the new style). It is a light brown and has some rope going around it. Very clean work. Thanks Ocacia Team in Africa. (Posted on 4/23/2016)

  3. I got both Review by Afro Warrior

    I ordered the RBG first and I loved it so much and people loved me in it that I ordered this one and I am not complaining. Ocacia is the real deal. I am so happy to have found them because it was by pure fluke that I came across this site while stumbling upon the African Holocaust website. Two lucky hits in one search for African Traditional Religion. (Posted on 11/24/2015)

  4. Went Black Review by Leon

    Got the black one and happy I did, it works really well. Also got it with cuffs and pockets so now I can even wear it to church. (Posted on 10/17/2015)

  5. Beautiful Gif for Hubby Review by Aisha Muhammad

    Got this classic for my hubby, he use to wear dashiki back in the early 70's but now he is all western (LOL). This top seem to blend both worlds (per the description), so I got it and he loved it. Now he is wearing dashikis again and regretting he ever stopped. (Posted on 10/13/2015)

  6. Amazing Review by Justine Taylor

    I like the classic look which is mixed with the formal stuff. It means I am wearing the classic Dashiki look but in a formal set up and it extends where I can wear it to. No more old flopping poorly made Dashiki that you cant wear to functions. So the designers did something nice here b/c I really think functionally this one is a winner. It was my first Ocacia purchase. (Posted on 9/10/2015)

  7. nicest i ever seen Review by bongs

    I think this shirts is nice I will buy for my boy friend (Posted on 9/8/2015)


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Ocacia Complete Size Guide

MEN | WOMEN | KIDS


Ocacia does tailor made clothes based on body sizes. This is the most pretigious way luxury clothes are made. For your easy of use we have a size chart. Select your closest size and then you can email in your measurments. If your size is not listed, no problem contact us with your measurements. XXL and above may have an addition cost due to weight and fabric required. We cannot accept returns due to size errors.

WE ONLY ACCEPT TAILOR MEASURMENTS so send us neck, length if needed, shoulder to shoulder, waist, hip and sleeve length. We cannot accept made-up measurments like from my nose to my upper collar bone is 25 inches. If your measurements are confusing we will at our disregard them and go with stock measutments.

Different commercial brands use their own sizing system. Our sizing system is for tailor made clothes used by professional tailors. We do not use Vanity sizing, when we say a 36 inch waist that is what we mean, to fit someone with a 36 inch waist. 

MENS SHIRT

Size Chest Measurement Neck Measurement
  Inches CM Inches CM Sleeve Length
XS 32-33 86-91 13 37 32.5-33"
S 34-35 91-96 14 38 33- 33.5"
M 36-38 96-101 14 41 34- 34.5"
L 38-42 101-106 15 43 35-35.5"
XL 42-44 106-111 15 44 36-36.5"
2XL 46-48 111-116 16 46 37-37.5"
3XL 50-52 127-132 16 46 37-37.5"
4XL 54-56 137-142 17 46 37-37.5"
5XL 58-60 147-152 17 46 37-37.5"

The length of Ocacia clothes vary according to style. You can always send your measurements and indicate if you want a loose or tight fit. Please always include your sleeve length for exact fit.

UPDATE SLEEVE LENGTH: With arm relaxed at side and slightly bent measure as shown in video below:


MEN'S PANTS

We do not use Vanity sizing, when we say a 36 inch waist that is what we mean, to fit someone with a 36 inch waist. 

SIZE Garment Waist (In) Inseam (In)
28 32
30 32
32 33
34 33
36 33
38 34
40 34
42 34
44 34

Ladies Size Guide


You can always include your measurements to be sure:
Some styles may vary from these measurements but you can still use them as a guide.

WOMEN
size x-small small medium large x-large
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
bust 32 33 34 35 36 37 38½ 40 41½ 43
waist 24½ 25½ 26½ 27½ 28½ 30 31½ 33 34½ 36
hips 34½ 35½ 36½ 37½ 38½ 39½ 41 42½ 44 45½

The length of Ocacia clothes vary according to style. You can always send your measurements and indicate if you want a loose or tight fit. Please always include your sleeve length for exact fit.

SLEEVE LENGTH: With arm relaxed at side and slightly bent measure from center back neck, over the shoulder, down to the outer wrist.

Men's shirts size guide - how to choose the right size shirt

Kids Size Guide

You can always include your measurements to be sure:
Some styles may vary from these measurements but you can still use them as a guide.

 

Size US Size Age Height Chest Waist Hip
4 4/5 (XS) 4 - 5 39 - 41-1/2 23 21 23
5 4/5 (XS) 5 - 6 42 - 44-1/2 24 21-1/2 24
6 6/7 (S) 6 - 7 45 - 47-1/2 25 22-1/2 25
7 6/7 (S) 7 - 8 48 - 49-1/2 26 23-1/2 26
8 8 (M) 8 - 9 50 - 52 26-1/2 24-1/2 27-1/2
10 10/12 (L) 8 - 9 52-1/2 - 55-1/2 27 25-1/2 28-1/2
12 10/12 (L) 9 - 10 56 - 58 28 26-1/2 30
14 14/16 (XL) 10 - 11 58-1/2 - 60-1/2 29-1/2 27-1/2 31-1/2
16 14/16 (XL) 11 - 12 61 - 64 31 29 33
18 18 (XXL) 12 - 13 64-1/2 - 66-1/2 32-1/2 30 34



A Tailored fit

1 Check your shoulders-- you do not want the shirt draping beyond that bone at the edge of your shoulder.
2. Check your sleeve, at most the cuff should terminate 2" beyond that bone on your wrist(that is the max) the minimum should be to that bone with your elbow bent
3. The arms should not be baggie, the body should not be baggy showing excess fabric. 
4. The cut length should cover your zip
5. Ideally a Chinese collar should fit snug around your neck. It should not open up.

To get a better fit, let us know your shoulder to shoulder, your chest, your preferred length , your sleeve length (per our site).

How to measure

To choose the correct size for you, measure your body as follows:

1. Chest
Measure around the fullest part, place the tape close under the arms and make sure the tape is flat across the back. It is best to add 1-2 inches to get a loose fit. It is safer a little loose than too tight. Most of our clothes come with 20mm seams for adjusting.
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