Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Saudi Arabia: Men's Fashion

The components of traditional men's attire in Saudi Arabia, such as the scarf headpieces, cloaks, sandals, and the long white garments called thobes, make up a large part of the booming fashion industry here.  White thobes are most commonly worn, but they are available in other colors like shades of creams, grays, or blues.  In the winter months we can see men wearing darker colors like black, brown, or navy.  This lovely store display is from a local upscale Jeddah design shop called Lomar, which also has branches in Riyadh. 


William Kendall said...

The vest worn over the thobe is a bit unexpected.

Susie of Arabia said...

Men combine the thobe with all different things, like baseball caps and jackets. It's interesting, but it's normal here.