Many tourists and visitors are often confused as to what Saudi Arabian men wear! Respecting the culture and customs of any country is essential to feel at ease and be respectful 🛃 🇸🇦 😕 !!
Traditional clothing for Saudi men includes the thawb or ankle-length garment. This lightweight garment is usually white with long sleeves and worn as everyday attire . It’s usually loose fitting and made of cotton or wool and worn because it provides comfort in hot climates while keeping them modest according to their religion’s guidelines. Additionally, wearing this type of clothing keeps them rad and well ventilated when out in the sun .
Men in Saudi Arabia will usually wear the thawb with an izar which is a waist-length garment. This is typically made of light cotton as well and it is worn as a belt or sash to hold the thawb in place. For formal occasions, men may also choose to wear a bisht, which is an ankle-length cloak. This is typically made from wool and it comes in various colors. The colors tend to vary from region to region from black to white and some may have intricate embroidery designs. Men use the bisht to remain warm and for more formal events like weddings or other special occasions .
Saudi Arabia also offers special headgear for males. The most common is the kaffiyeh. This checkered cloth is usually worn on one’s head. This is folded around the head and draped in a triangle shape ️. This is a symbol to Arab pride and culture and has become an iconic piece of a Saudi man’s closet. The kaffiyeh, a black cord or a rope worn around one’s head, is often accompanied with the igal ️. This is used for holding the kaffiyeh together and is also a sign and symbol of respect ️.
In the cities of Saudi Arabia, many men choose to wear more relaxed, modern styles. Although the traditional clothing worn by Saudi men is still common it is becoming increasingly popular to see men wearing jeans and shirts during their everyday lives. These more relaxed styles are typically worn in the more cosmopolitan cities as Jeddah and Riyadh. Men also have the option of wearing a dishdasha which is similar to the thawb but is more lightweight and typically made from cotton or linen. This garment is more appropriate for hot weather and is often seen as the ‘traditional’ clothing for men in these areas.
When visiting Saudi Arabia it’s important to understand and respect the country’s culture and customs. It’s important to dress conservatively and modestly, and to ensure that that your outfit is appropriate for the occasion. If you are unsure of what to wear it is always best to err on the side of caution and opt for very conservative clothing. For men in Saudi Arabia there is a wide range of clothing available to choose from and it’s important to understand which type of clothing is appropriate for the occasions that you are attending ️ 🇸🇦. … .
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