ШАЈКАЧА ŠAJKAČA This cap is a symbol of being Serbian, but only came into use during the first world war. It was originally a military cap, but is now a beloved part of our costume heritage.
ЈЕЛЕК, ФЕРМЕН JELEK, FERMEN The men wear vests with a great deal of black or red braid embroidery (gajtan). These vests are made by craftsmen called terzije. Vests vary in colour according to region: brown, blue, grey, olive green...
АНТЕРИЈА ANTERIJA A heavy jacket, part of the costume for winter or very important occasions. Only mature men could wear it, so a father would order a jelek and anterija for his son when he felt the son was ready for marriage.
ПОЈАС, ТКАНИЦА POJAS, TKANICA The woven belts are always worn with an end hanging down.
БРИЏ ЧАКШИРЕ BRIDŽ ČAKŠIRE The name bridž is an anglicism, from breech or britches. The word came into use, again, during and after the first world war.
ЧАРАПЕ ČARAPE In the Morava zone, men invariably wear black socks with floral or stylized embroidery. It was a big sign of affection for a girl to make a pair of socks for a young man she liked.
ОПАНЦИ ”НА КЉУН”, ШИЉКАНИ OPANCI "NA KLJUN", ŠILJKANI The Morava opanak is made of more durable tanned leather, and has the trademark curved point (šiljak) or beak (kljun). They were made by craftsmen called opančari.
КОШУЉА  KOŠULJA Influenced by Pannonian costumes, the dresses of Morava zone women often have lace and the embroidery now is mainly floral (it used to be geometric, only)
ЈЕЛЕК JELEK The women wore plain jeleci on an everyday basis, but the festive jelek is heavily embroidered in gold or silver wire (srma). This could only be done by skilled terzije.
КЕЦЕЉА KECELJA Morava zone aprons were once woven with only stripes or geometric designs, but after WWI it became custom to wear aprons embroidered on velvet.
ПАРГАР PARGAR The back apron gave way to the skirt after WWI. The pargar was worn with the front corners tucked into the sash (pojas). It was woven in multicoloured wool, with added trim and embroidery. How elaborate your pargar was reflected how wealthy your family was.
КАНИЦА KANICA From the verb "tkati", to weave, it means woven belt. Narrower than the type worn by men, but no real difference in designs.
www.flickr.com I like this Kirin image. The kolo in the background shows a nice mix of costumes from Serbia's central core. Tellingly, he omitted costumes from north of the Danube (but did give Kosovo a nod) Remember, he designed money for Nazi quislings. Context, people, context!