Saturday, September 27, 2008

Old Leather Pants

So yesterday I talked about the origin of the dirndl, and I thought it would only be appropriate to give the mens’ clothing the same focus. Lederhosen or leather pants, which you really can’t see in this photo (but believe me, he’s wearing them), were traditionally worn by Germanic men of the Alpine and surrounding regions and are often worn with bold blazers or a checkered shirt of red and white. Lederhosen has become part of the adolescent lifestyle in Bavaria with children wearing them for hiking or as part o the boy scouts, despite the fact that they represent quite a bit of Bavarian bravado today. Lederhosen became quite popular throughout Europe – especially with riders, hunters, and others - but it eventually became a mainstay in Bavaria as the look of the locals.

1 comment:

berlinphoto said...

Schöne Fotos und interessante Eindrücke vom Oktoberfest, obwohl das für mich als "Norddeutscher" eine andere Welt ist, aber ich mag deine Eindrücke.