It is universally known that the Igbos of south eastern Nigeria do have a special appreciation and regard for the Isia-gu fabric. The fabric in Igbo culture is expensive and commands respect, that is why in time past it was the exclusive reserve of royalty, chiefs and titled men in society. Isi-agu is mostly seen during traditional marriages in the Eastern part of Nigeria, but these days, we are seeing a resurgence in popularity of this fabric as African men from diverse cultures adorn it for different events.
Thanks to technology , we now have a good many designs and patterns of this fabric, this ensures that anyone who wants to can afford it, there are many versions of the originals that you can opt for if you do not have enough for the real deal.
If you want to switch up Looks with an African traditional outfit with cultural significance then the Isi-agu fabric should be an option you should consider. There is hardly a style that this fabric isn’t suitable for. We have seen men rock it as suits and in combination with other fabrics. This was something that we couldn’t do many years ago.
We may not go for the full Isiagu regalia. You can go for the traditional top and use a trouser to match the colour or texture of the Isiagu. The conventional striped hat can be used to make you blend the more even if you are not an Ibo.
Have a look at this collection of Isi-agu inspired male styles will inspire you to get yourself an Isi-agu. Do tell us the style that got your attention.