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Hatem’s label, Toby, is sold in Saks Fifth Avenue in BurJuman and Galeries Lafayette in The Dubai Mall. It offers both traditional and more contemporary lines, with designs varying from opulent emerald high-collared thobes and body-hugging numbers complete with pocket squares, to more innovative half thobe, half trouser suits. Hatem cites ‘music, art, family and architecture’ as his inspirations, but ultimately he believes his innovative take on traditional attire encapsulates the mindset of the modern Middle Eastern gentlemen – pushing boundaries and expressing themselves through what they wear and how they look.

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