One of my pet peeves is that men's costume gets short shrift in most publications, and i am finding that i am doing it as well. The fact is that for most peoples, there is less to say about men's clothing. And often less is known, since men tend to give up their costume faster and easier than women do. [With some notable exceptions, the Scottish Highland kilt and the Greek/Albanian Foustanella come to mind].
So today i will continue my series on the costumes of Tatarstan by paying attention to the men. Here again is the painting by Pauli of the Kazan' Tatar costume. Notice the man is sort of hiding in back. The city costume and the peasant costume for men was the same, differing only in the materials used.
An example of a unique and amazing craft.