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Dent de Man


Dent de Man, which literally means ‘tooth of man’ in French, is named after a distinctive mountain close to the city of Man in the North West region of the Ivory Coast that dominates the skyline of the Dix-Huit Montagnes, or the 18 mountains. The iconic landmark plays host to a rich habitat, full of colorful plants and animals, and acts as inspiration for the British Ivorian born founder and creative director of the brand Dent de Man.


The Dent de Man collection is a combination of rich Ivory Coast inspiration and vibrant East London fashion scene. Founded in 2013, the collection finds identity in an insane mash up of traditional sartorial elegance and brash, outspoken and colorful menswear. A contrast of classic and cutting edge seen through a kaleidoscopic print and pattern frenzy in bright beautiful Dutch waxed cotton fabrications.


With an underlying ethos of challenging the establishment, the brand blends classic menswear with traditional Javanese prints and fabrics, each with an ironically individual story and meaning.


Dent de Man prides themselves of their use of vintage fabrics in combination with ancient printing techniques. The brand fosters a close collaboration with premium batik inspired Dutch print manufacturer VLISCO, accessing a fabric archive going back over one hundred years. The Dent de Man team comprises five nationalities, embraces a global perspective and is housed in East London.


Website: http://www.dentdeman.com/