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Secret About Male Wear (Jalabiya)

Jalabiya is a traditional Egyptian garment resembling a thobe but with a wider cut, no collar (and sometimes no buttons), and longer, wider sleeves.The same term used to refer to the traditional Sudanese and Eritrean clothes, but both look different from the popular Egyptian garment which is worn by both Egyptian males and females and is much more colorful.

The question Many of you have on your mind is what do we wear under a jalabiya?

Now coming to the question what to wear under a jalabiya or kandura, men start off with Arab underwear which is similar to boxers. After that, he may wear a white shirt and white cotton pants. Jalabiya is accompanied by a large scarf worn by men, and the garment may be white, colored, striped, and made of fabric varying in thickness, depending on the season of the year and personal preferences.

A traditional garb widely worn in Sudan is the jalabiya, which is a loose-fitting, long-sleeved, collarless ankle-length garment also common to Egypt.

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