Fashion. We live and breathe it here on Ummahsonic. And by that we mean we occasionally post about it if something we enjoy – involving fashion – happens to pop up. Like hijabis at London Fashion Week or superstar Muslim models making moves in the industry.
Despite our passing interest in the subject, there’s one area of fashion that we don’t often talk about. The one involving lads. Sorry guys, but men’s fashion has not been a feature on Ummahsonic in what feels like forever. Until now.
On one of our many recent forays around Instagram we stumbled on two blogs that we deem worthy of your attention. The first is the pleasingly DIY Muslim Men’s Fashion (@muslim_mens_fashion), the second is the ever so slightly more professional Muslim Man Style (@muslimmanstyle).
We’ve picked a few of our favourite looks from both, which we’ll now break down in an excessively arch manner, like some snarky host on the E! Channel.
We’re throwing these guys in the mix thanks to their uncomplicated, classic robes. However, we will be deducting points because they’re twins and they failed to wear the exact same outfit, as if they were both five years old. Shame. But no matter the amount of criticism we can level at them for that, it will never take away from the fact that the guy on the left is rocking Gucci sliders. A million style points to him.
Impressive beard: check. Ralph Lauren shirt matched to blue thobe: check. Knowingly nerdy 80s style specs: check check check. This dude’s got it all. And when you combine this trio with icey fresh Filas, the barber shop twirly thing, and a winning smile, you guarantee yourself a spot in this blog. Next!
Look alive, people. We’re about to drop one of the most overused internet phrases of the past few years. Are you ready? Can you feel it?! Here it comes…Squad Goals! We apologise, but we feel this dad and two sons collective are more than worthy of the term. Extra respect to the kid on the right, because he’s pulling a textbook ‘I forgot to turn the oven off’ face. The new go-to look for A/W 2017 selfies? This blog says ‘yes’.
We feel duty bound to include this guy because A) we love his floral sleeves and B) in a blog that seems to be heavily based in the US, he appears to be standing in the epitome of British suburbia. Seriously, it looks like Privet Drive.
We’re now moving on to Muslim Man Style. Here’s the man your man should be worried about, because it’s 2017 and he’s out here living in 3017.
While the fit is clearly on point, and we’re all about the weird rock/metal wall he’s perched on, this guy could be wearing an Aldi carrier bag and he’d still make the cut with that beard. It just looks so impressive tbh. The Cadillac of beards. Good for him.
Honestly, we’re not totally sold on this guy’s Business Meeting at 6pm Mosque at 7pm crossover look, but we like the fact he’s standing at the bus stop outside Liverpool Street station. Where are you going, bro?
Jeeeeeeeeez. 10/10 for this dude bringing the colour splash to our country’s grey streets.
What else is there to say? These Muslim men prove that Islamic dress can be incredibly stylish and outrageously fresh.