I adore the traditional Libyan clothes in general and I am especially fond of wearing the complete set of clothes for men which is called 'zaboun'. It consists of three pieces; the trousers, the waistcoat and another jacket like piece but without a collar and buttons. All three parts are the same colour which is usually black and made of fabric with a lot of hand embroidered decoration along the edges and sides. To complete the image you have to wear a long Arabic shirt; white in colour underneath, and a black or red hat (sometimes topped with a tassel) and white slippers.
It is an expensive costume and I was very happy when my father bought me one a couple of years ago after graduation. I love to wear it because it reminds me of that beautiful occasion and also because it is part of my culture and traditions. I feel very proud and boast of my country and my people when I wear it. I usually choose it for celebrations, especially religious occasions and wedding parties.
This type of clothes has another advantage - because it's made carefully, by experienced and talented hands, it lasts for a long time and you need only to change the shirt from time to time.