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Three Ways to Look the Part in Your Thobe

  • 2 min read

We all know why we buy any item of clothing.

We want to look as good as possible. The clothes are an extension of our personalities and allow us to project the image that we want to project to the rest of the world.

Your thobe can help you to do just that. But you need to know how to wear it so that you really look the part.

That’s what this article aims to help you with. Follow these four tips to ensure that thobe that looked so good in the store looks equally amazing when you’re wearing it.

Tip #1 – Check for Fit

This is an obvious tip for any item of clothing, but it’s much more important for a thobe than it is for most other garments.

Remember that a thobe covers your entire body. That means you have to consider more measurements than you would for a shirt or a pair of trousers.

The two key measurements here are your chest size and the length of the thobe. If you’re carrying a little bit of extra weight around the stomach area, you may also want to consider that when making your choice.

Getting these measurements right ensures the thobe fits correctly and doesn’t cling in areas where you don’t want it to.

Make sure you check the returns policy when buying a thobe online. Remember that you can’t try the thobe on before buying when you purchase it online.

Tip #2 – Choose the Right Colour

We all know that white is the traditional colour for a thobe. The old-school variants tend to be sheer white with no other trimming.

But more recent thobe designs have started to add little splashes of colour to set the whites off a little bit more. Take our Urban Sport Thobe as an example. The garment is mostly white save for a couple of little splashes of blue that make it stand out.

Two-tone thobes have become increasingly common in the modern era. And it’s also possible to find thobes that move away from the traditional white.

The key here is to ensure the colours match the thobe’s purpose. You’ll want to go for plain white when buying a thobe for a traditional event. However, you’re likely freer to experiment a little more when buying thobes for more casual occasions.

It’s also a good idea to check the material’s thickness. A near-transparent white thobe isn’t going to do a lot to make you look elegant or refined.

Tip #3 – Be Careful With Accessories

You can jazz the traditional white thobe up with a few accessories. But you need to take care with what you choose. For example, wearing black trainers with a white thobe doesn’t look great. The same goes for wearing baseball caps and similar accessories.

Go for something a little classier. A nice watch can set your thobe off nicely, as can a well-fitted suit blazer.

Of course, you need to find the right thobe before you can accessorise. Jubbas can help! Check out our catalogue to find a host of traditional and contemporary designs.