August 24, 2007 / 12:53 PM / 12 years ago

"Most expensive pair of Lederhosen" sold for $115,000

Bavarians dressed in their traditional Lederhosen take a rest during finger wrestling championships in the southern Bavarian town of Mittenwald in this file picture. An Austrian company said on Friday it had sold the most expensive "Lederhosen" ever made -- a diamond-studded pair of Alpine leather trousers that cost 85,000 euros (57,000 pounds). REUTERS/Alexandra Winkler

VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian company said on Friday it had sold the most expensive “Lederhosen” ever made — a diamond-studded pair of Alpine leather trousers that cost 85,000 euros ($115,000).

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, according to Christian Wohlmuther, whose shop for traditional clothing made the special order.

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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