• S'nyanya Sweater Boyfriend

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This unisex sweater by South African designer Laduma Ngxokolo was inspired by a coming of age ritual among Xhosa boys. After returning from their initiation school in the bush, the boys burn their childhood clothing and then acquire a new, dressier wardrobe that is suitable for a chivalrous adult. Laduma created his MaXhosa Knitwear line with the “abakwetha” (initiates) in mind, creating sophisticated pieces made of locally sourced merino wool that is woven into Xhosa patterns. Wear this sweater for a sophisticated look fused with traditional designs and streetwear cool.

Unisex sweater in men's sizes. Women should check dimensions to determine correct size to order. Runs long.

XS: Chest: 35”. Sleeves 25”.
S: Chest 38.6”. Sleeves 25”.
M: Chest 41.7”. Sleeves 25.6”.
L: Chest 45.” Sleeves: 26”. 

Sales from this product help to support African Lookbook’s oral history project. To learn more about the stories and people behind African Lookbook, check out our blog.

Laduma Ngxokolo
Machine wash cold. Lay flat to dry.
MaXhosa Knitwear
South African Merino Wool
South Africa
Brown, Yellow, Blue
Founded by Aaron Kohn and Phil Sandick in 2012, African Lookbook celebrates African creativity through interviews, oral histories, and products in its online shop. Based in New York, its ethically obtained goods run the gamut from bowties and wood sculptures to sofas, iPhone cases, T-shirts, and posters, all of which have been designed by cutting-edge African talent.
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