The Genteel brand started as thrifting of clothes and keeping up with the latest fashion trends. We would prowl through heaps of clothes in Gikomba and Toi Market in Nairobi and were proud members of the ‘Mtumba’ community who knew where exactly to get the hottest second-hand clothes that lived up to the quality standards.
We sold these cleaned-out blazers, ties, pants , and all things sundry to our friends, families , and anyone who cared to notice. With time, we started to import premium clothing from Turkey and sold these to our already established clientele base. However, we saw a gap in the market when we realised that the clothing manufactured did not suit all body types and that is when we decided that we need to cater for these men where we can custom fit clothing to their sizes.
INFUSING THE CULTURE FROM OUR FOREFATHERS
Our vision was to create beautiful clothing that inspires the wearers to tell tales about the cultures that inspired the pieces. Always remember that “image is half the story told.”