The principal trades of Nenets people are hunting and rein breeding. This fact determines many aspects of their everyday life. A man - hunter and rein breeder - most of his time spends out of doors, that's why the best and the warmest clothes are made for him.
"Malitza" - it is a men's outerwear, traditional for the majority of rein-breeding peoples of Western Siberia. Invented by Nenets, it was soon adopted by other northern peoples. It is a blind loose clothing with hood and mittens, made of deer hides. The ingenious cutting-out and seams make this clothing very warm, not blown through by the wind and comfortable. Quite easily it may be turned into the sleeping bag. In order to preserve "malitza" from rain and snow, it is often covered with special woolen cloak.
"Malitza" is often called "a personal tent". Till now the men have not invented clothing more ecological and more suitable for the harsh climate of the Far North.
A belt is the main attribute of men's clothing in any time of year. One can rarely see a Nenets man without belt. It is rather heavy, because a lot of useful things are attached to the belt - a knife, an awl, a whetstone, a wooden stick with notches - a kind of a notebook, the garland of bone buttons for the harness. The additional weight is given by "syar sya" - metal charms and talismans. One or more bear's fangs are always fastened to the middle of the belt. At the same time it carries no unnecessary things. The most often used article is a knife.
A man wears his belt since the early childhood till the end of his days. Every father makes a belt for his son when the boy reaches the age of five.
In spring it is dangerous to come to tundra with unprotected eyes - the risk of getting snow-blind is very high. The northern peoples in such cases used the special headbands - the prototype of modern dark glasses. It was a strip of leather with insertions made of thin brass plate having slots to look through. The straps, attached to the headband, were tied up at the back of the head.
"Pimy" - high top boots made of hides. The long fur stockings are put inside these boots; "pumy" are fastened to the trousers and tied under the knees with woolen laces.