Saturday, August 25, 2007

Most expensive lederhosen

An Austrian company says it has sold the most expensive lederhosen ever made - a diamond-studded pair of Alpine leather trousers that cost 85,000 euros ($142,800).

According to Christian Wohlmuther, whose shop for traditional clothing made the special order, the trousers, fashioned from the leather of a wild red deer and adorned with 166 diamonds set in gold, were bought by a German who lives in Dubai.

Lederhosen - made for centuries from the hide of elk, goat, or pig - can last a lifetime.

Often knee-length, they are sometimes elaborately embroidered with monograms and hunting designs and remain popular in many Alpine regions.

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