Thaylen men have stark white beards and long white eyebrows, regardless of their age or the color of their hair. Their eyebrows grow very long and are sometimes worn tucked back behind their ears.Tozbek (the captain of the Wind's Pleasure on which Shallan took passage), wore his in a spikey fan pattern above his eyes. Thaylen women's eyebrows are also long; the wife of the book merchant, Artmyrn, that Shallan visits, curls hers to hang down the side of her face like bangs.
Traditional merchant clothing consists of flat-topped conical caps, and vests. Starched robes used to be more popular several years ago.
The inscription on the image reads as follows: "This folio page targets the Thaylen merchant class with styles heavily influenced by the fashion worn by the nobles of Queen F'en Rnamdi's court."