Muslim men wear a variety of clothing that can be narrowed down into four main pieces, which include the shalwar kameez, the thobe, the ghutra and egal, and a bisht. These garments vary in their origins and significance, and they are not universal to all Muslims.
The shalwar kameez is an outfit common on the Indian subcontinent, and it consists of loose-fitting pants and a long tunic, which is useful for staying cool in hot climates. The thobe is a long robe with a tailored top and may come in different colors depending on the season. The ghutra and egal is a scarf and rope combination worn on the head and face. A bisht is a more formal robe intended for religious leaders and government officials. The bisht can be worn over a thobe.