National Geographic : 1928 Jan
() inatonal uieograpnic society Autochrome by Hans Hildenbrand MONTENEGRO'S NATIONAL DRESS REVEALS THE INHERENT PRIDE AND DIGNITY OF ITS WEARERS Men of the Black Mountain region wear a long, wide-skirted coat, heavily embroidered, which opensinfront over agold-decorated waistcoat. The dark blue trousers bag to the knee. White homespun incases the legs, or, if the man be a bit of a dandy,asinthe case ofthis trio, apair ofhigh black riding boots. The broad belt of plaid silk which confines the coat to the waist holds a full assortment ofknives and pistols, without which the man's toilette is incomplete. Montenegro, formerly an independent kingdom, was absorbed into the Serb, Croat, Slovene state atthe conclusion ofthe World War.