Saudi Arabia has ordered the creation of the first ever uniform for men, with a number of brands, including H&M and H&M, joining a new trend of men wearing formal and stylish outfits.
The Saudi National Guard announced the creation in a press release on Monday, which included the names of brands that will be joining a list of over 300 brands to be issued by the Ministry of Public Safety (MPS) in the capital Riyadh.
It said the new “garment factory uniforms” will be issued to all Saudi men, and the first batch will be sent to the Ministry’s office in the southern city of Jeddah.
The MPS, in a statement on its website, said that the uniform was inspired by the country’s heritage of the “uniforms of the rich and the poor” and will be worn by men “who are determined to follow in the footsteps of their forefathers and follow in their footsteps”.
It added that the new garments are “truly modern and chic”.
The new garments will be introduced in the next two weeks.
Women’s uniforms are not expected to be officially introduced until the second half of 2019.
The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MEST) is also in charge of issuing the new clothing.
The ministry said that “the first batch of uniforms will be distributed to the ministry’s offices in the cities of Jiddah and Mina and to the general public, who will wear them on their head and wear them with pride and joy”.
The MEST has issued a series of uniform revisions in the past, such as a new coat of arms for the royal family in 2018.
The royal family also unveiled new coats of arms in 2019 and 2020, but they were designed by different companies.
In 2019, the crowning ceremony for King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was held at the National Stadium in Jidda, which was also the venue for the first official royal meeting.
The crowning event also saw a military parade.
Women, who make up a small share of the population, make up about 11% of the countrys population, according to the Saudi Ministry of Health and Welfare.
However, in 2017, the Saudi government announced plans to increase the number of women in the country by introducing quotas for women in all jobs.
“The aim is to reduce gender imbalance,” MEST said in a 2016 report.
The new uniform is being produced in collaboration with H&m, the second-largest clothing company in the world.
The announcement comes on the same day that the Saudi Arabia National Guard has ordered all men to wear “a brand-new uniform” to celebrate the Kingdom’s Independence Day, which falls on June 19.