Men’s Islamic clothing continues to be defined with the traditional khada salwar kurta as stapled in the South East Asian Muslim community in countries such as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh or the more robust Thobes of Arab peninsula reflecting the Arabian culture in parts such as Turkey, Africa, Egypt etc. Cut to the chase, these are more so in sync with traditional wear and are often reserved for rather more cultural or religious ceremonies to be performed or executed. That goes without saying that the comfort factor for these Men’s Traditional wear remains a top priority so much so that many Muslim/Islamic countries have even attributed them as their official dress code for working class or gentry like in the Arab states and the likes of Pakistan.
What still remains pertinent is the indigenous style which each garment brings out making it more exquisite in their own right. For instance, the wearers know the difference between a Lahori salwar or an Afghani suit. The minimalist differences reflecting in the side slits, the placement of the pockets on the salwar, the sleeves cuffs and collars go a long way in defining the cultural milieu of ethnicities and roots. In India, The Lucknowi Topi and Kurta-Pajamas famous all over in India and marks as the hallmark for anything considered Islamic or traditional. Alternatively, thobes in the line of men’s Islamic clothing are still alien to the south Asian sub -continent and largely remain elusive in the Indian terrain. However, you could find non-natives sporting it near the mosque area of a locality. But one thing which sticks out for thobes is that nothing could outdo a classic white thobe with neat iron folds. That just increases the class act manifolds. Young Arab men are not often found experimenting with other colors or with different patterns and well and generally experiment into the family of nudes and neutrals which keeps it basic and simple.
Globally, the above two specimen outfits are popularly thought to be sharia compliant and are worn by overwhelming majority of men when it comes to Jum’ah Prayers. It’s also interesting to note that non-native or new Converts/Reverts stick to their indigenous sense of dressing and thus bring about much diversity in the given sense of men’s Islamic clothing.