Frequently Asked Questions About Thawbs
A Thawb is an ankle length garment, similar to a robe, and traditionally worn by men of the Middle East.
Traditionally, a trouser or sirwal is worn underneath the thawb.
The middle east is a hot country. The light colour of the thawb helps to cool the body by reflecting the heat of the sun. The neck and arms are usually covered by the thawb to prevent sunburn. The thobe can also be seen in colours such as blue, grey or beige. Non-white colours are usually worn in winter.
Traditionally, the thawb is not made to be waterproof. However, we aim to be innovative and this is an idea that we aspire to take further.
The thawb can be worn at any time of the day, for any occasion.
Saudi men and boys, whatever their social job or status, wear the traditional thawb. On special occasions, men often wear a bisht over the thobe. Bisht is a traditional long cloak trimmed in gold, usually black, white or brown in colour.
We at Al Thawb feel that collarless jabbahs are timeless, stylish and functional, giving our customers the best affordable price.