Today i am going to complete my last posting by talking about the men's Dinaric region costume as worn in Vrlika area. The men's costume varies less than the women's, but is as complex. Here are two of the images from the last posting which show the various parts of the costume quite clearly. Refer back to these images frequently.
As worn in Vrlika the shirt includes cuffs.
As you can see above, the pants extend to the ankle, have slits in the front and may have braiding, but as they are the same color as the pants, they are not visible. In Vrlika, the pants are relatively narrow. They are either a dark blue, or the natural brown color of the wool. You can see the front flap of the pants in the following image. The pants are held up by a drawstring or narrow leather belt threaded though the casing at the waist.
Over the shirt a vest, Krožec, is worn. It is of the same heavy wool as the pants. It overlaps by a few inches or closes flush in front, which is unusual in Dinaric costume. The front edges have the same sort of chain stitch embroidery as the women's costume. There are also several circular motifs on the front which include chain stitch as well as a liberal use of tassels. This is a schematic of the vest as well as a couple of closeups.
In general, a multiplicity of vests and jackets are commonly worn in the Dinaric region. The exact names change from area to area. One vest which is worn on top of the others is called Jačerma. This is ornamented with silver plates and round balls. This was only worn by very wealthy or influential families. Similar silver plates have been found in burials in the area going back thousands of years. These silver ornaments are called Toke.
Here is another video with a different song but essentially the same dance. In this video two of the women are wearing the winter garment, and four of them have the married woman's headpiece.
Vladimir Kirin, 'Narodne Nosnje Jugoslavije - Hrvatska', Zagreb, 1986
Ribaric/Szenczi, 'Vezak Vezla - Croatian Folk Embroidery', Zagreb, 1973
Jelka Ribaric et al, 'The Folk Costumes of Croatia', Zagreb, 1975
Walter Kolar, 'Croatians - Costumes they Wear', Pittsburgh, 1975
Nikola Pantelic, 'Traditional Arts and Crafts in Yugoslavia', Belgrade, 1984
Vladimir Salopek, 'Folk Costumes and Dances of Yugoslavia, Zagreb, 1987
Mariana Gusic, 'Traditional Femole [sic] Headgear in Croatian Folk Costume', Zagreb
Zorislava Culic, 'Narodne Nosnje u Bosni i Hercegovini', Sarajevo, 1963
Postcards in personal collection