Sri Lankan men ava2The traditional attire of any nation is obviously always used, preserved, and estimated the most by people of this nation or ethnic group. Some people even don’t approve of foreigners wearing other countries’ folk outfits. But trying on the traditional clothing of another country can be a great experience – you understand that culture better, find common features with your own folk dress, and can see peculiarities that can be incorporated in your contemporary or national attire. Here are the top-5 interesting male folk costumes from around the world that are worth experiencing by yourself.


Male folk attire of Nigeria

It is called “agbada” or “boubou”, “gandora”. It’s cotton, loose, and flowing, very comfortable in hot climates. It consists of 4 items: a long-sleeved shirt, a large loose outer garment, open at the front, drawstring pants that narrow towards the ankle, and a skull-cap. The outer robe is adorned with beautiful embroidery. Such a folk costume is both comfy and festive-looking.

Male folk attire of Nigeria

 

 

Male traditional attire of Tibet

This long warm robe is called “chuba”. This one is festive and looks very close to contemporary clothing, but a typical everyday chuba worn by the locals has very long sleeves, longer than the hands so that you didn’t need mitts and could hide the palms inside of the sleeve. Originally, Tibetans often wore their chuba over bare skin, without a shirt underneath, and they left their right hand in the open, not covered with a sleeve, even in winter.

Male traditional attire of Tibet

 

 

Male traditional outfit of Native Americans

These costumes are interesting because they’re made mostly from such natural materials as leather, fur, animal skins, feathers, etc. Another great part of the costumes is wonderful beading as a decoration. Native American apparel looks very eye-catching, unique, and comfy to wear. And each tribe, each region of North and South America has its own peculiarities and unique features of the local folk dress, so the variety is huge.

Male traditional outfit of Native Americans

Male traditional outfit of Native Americans

 

 

Male wedding outfit of Sri Lanka

This attire is very regal, ornate, and looks unique. Especially the matching velvet jacket and headdress. The clothes are embellished with lovely gold embroidery, sequins, gems, etc. Note the golden tree-like ornament that looks like a tiny crown on the top of this 4-corner hat. This men’s wedding attire was historically worn only by the royal family and their closest high-status officiants, so it’s your chance to try on the royal clothing of Sri Lanka.

Male wedding outfit of Sri Lanka

 

 

Male traditional costume of Scotland

Scottish men’s folk attire includes one very interesting and extravagant garment – the kilt. It’s a male wrap-around skirt worn with other lovely folk accessories, like this small bag called “sporran” that covers the groin or a kilt pin (shaped like a sword or some animal/plant) that secures the front flap of a kilt, etc. And by the way, a kilt is originally worn without underwear.

Male traditional costume of Scotland

Male traditional costume of Scotland

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