On Lawrence of Arabia and wearing Arab robes. T. E. Lawrence, or Lawrence of Arabia was infamous for his scruffy appearance when in the British Khaki uniform, and wore it as little as possible. However, Lawrence took on quite a different guise when his friend King Faisal of Iraq suggested he dress in his set of Arab wedding clothes.
"Lawrence must have stood out among the tribesman their uncoloured robes, like a pearl among oysters"
Arab Robe worn by T.E.Lawrence
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