Today I will talk about the men's costume for Nica, Rustava, and Barta. Nica and Barta are each often depicted as 'The' costume of Latvia, even though they are not typical. The men's costume of these three adjoining districts is not really distinct from each other. Here is the print from the series of Soviet Costumes representing Latvia that I showed you earlier.
The pants were gray wool in the winter, and linen with a woven pattern in the summer. We can see two examples of the patterned linen pants in the wedding picture above. Here is another example. He is also wearing the short wool v neck jacket, and an embroidered or crocheted tie.
Aija Jansone et al, 'Ieteikumi Latviesu Tautas Terpu Valkatajiem', Riga, 2002
T. Razina, 'Folk Art in the Soviet Union', Leningrad, 1990