Monday, August 4, 2008

Bavarian Posh

This may look like some scene out of Octoberfest, but believe me, you can find locals dressed up in traditional dress every day of the week. This particular photo was from a celebration taking place in the Viktualienmarket, but could be any place in Munich. Think of the Irish wearing Kilts for weddings, business events, etc. It’s the same with Bavarian attire. Apparently, dressing in Dirndls and Lederhosen went out of fashion in the 70s and 80s, but that’s anything but the case today – as locals and visitors get into the spirit. Three sure bets for traditional garb include Octoberfest, Starkbierfest ('Strong Beer' festival in March) and, perhaps, for a local Folksfest (seasonal neighborhood festival). Expats have recently joined in on the fun. Apparently, the best shops to pick up your bit of Bavaria include Angermaier and Bayerwari Dirndl-Eck.

1 comment:

headbang8 said...

Tracht is by definition, formal attire in Germany. You can even wear it instead of black tie, I believe.

Rather like going to a formal function in Japan, and seeing women in kimono. Ethnic dress as formal kit seems to be global trend.