I wonder what people in America think about this when they see a white european american in a dishdasha:
What about Islamic traditional headwear?
This second one I don't think anyone would have a problem because they are so out of it they don't understand that its not a fashion invention from 2001. I've seen Justin Timberlake, Paula Abdul, Nas, and fifty cent wear these muslim caps.
I know that Jeffery Lang, american convert who has written a few books on Islam on america, sees it as foolish. He believes that American converts must fit Islam to their culture(To muslims: I do not think he means Bid'ah), which he explains in "Even Angels ask".
Would it be pretenious to wear full Islamic/arab dress? Would it be useless, as it may signal that I am promoting a specific cultural ideal instead of true Islamic ideals? Does it even matter what nonbelievers think of my clothing choices?