Man’s Folk Costume | Chodsko, Czech Republic


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Origin: Czech Republic | Bohemia | Chodsko region
Era: WWII era (circa 1930-1950)
Includes: shirt, vest, pants, hat
Condition: good; tears and repairs to vest underarms; other small repairs to vest; stains to vest lining; small stains on shirt near collar; wear around shirt collar; pants missing buttons; fading and wear to hat; general age and soiling; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
   Shirt – across front: 22″ between underarms
   Shirt – length: 30″
   Shirt – sleeves: 26″ from collar to cuff | 24″ inseam | 20.5″ along top edge from shoulder to cuff
   Vest – across front: 17″ between underarms
   Vest – length: 21.5″ down back from collar to bottom
   Pants – waist: approximately 31″ around
   Pants – length: 27″ along outside seam
   Hat: 21″ interior circumference
Additional Notes: Traditional man’s festive costumes from the Chodsko region consisting of the characteristic yellow breeches, embroidered wool vest, cotton shirt, and velvet hat. The pants are intended to be worn as breeches reaching just below the knee as shown in the reference photo. For highly festive occasions a matching embroidered overcoat would be added as shown in the last photo, but one is not included with his ensemble. The vest appears to be the oldest element of the ensemble with the others being slightly more recent. Likely used by a musician or folk dancer in the region as there are some damages indicating heavier wear. You may wish to make some additional repairs and/or have the costume professionally cleaned, but the outfit is entirely wearable and a nice example of the local style.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs

Suitable for wear


WWII Era (circa 1930-1950)


Men's clothing