How to Pick Lederhosen for Oktoberfest
While most men don’t really care about their outfits and would even be weirded out by calling whatever they wear an outfit; Oktoberfest is definitely an exception. Men, you need the perfect Bavarian Lederhosen. Learn about what you need to wear and how to wear it right here.
By The Beer Community on Sep. 10, 2017
Oktoberfest Attire – for men
What to wear to Oktoberfest: Lederhosen!
Okay, so first things first—if you don’t know what “Oktoberfest” is…read more about Oktoberfest here. Then check out our list of Oktoberfests around the world and decide which ones you’ll be attending.
Now we can focus on the perfect wiesn outfit for the men. Ladies, check out our article on how to pick out the perfect dirndl for Oktoberfest.
What are lederhosen?
Lederhosen literally means leather pants in German. Contrary to common belief, they are no longer the everyday pants that most Bavarian Germans wear, but as part of a rich, cultural tradition, they are still a common sight at traditional events like Oktoberfest.
Other names for Lederhosen outfit are Bundhosen or Kniebundhosen.
Want to attend an Oktoberfest?
Check out these Oktoberfest events around the world.
How to pick the perfect lederhosen:
You may be tempted to buy the cheap, touristy knock-off Lederhosen, but we highly recommend if you’re going to do something then do it right. Germans are really serious about their cultural heritage and often see the cheap ones as a mockery. The real thing may be expensive, but they are excellent quality and will last you for several Oktoberfest events. They are usually such good quality that your children and their children could probably wear them as well.
Truth be told, we at JustBeer are beer experts, not Lederhosen experts, so we’re going to defer to some fellow writers to help us guide you. Check out these links to learn more about selecting the perfect lederhosen for you:
Understanding The Lederhosen Culture
Guide to Buying and Wearing Lederhosen
Video: How to Wear Lederhosen for the Non-German from a Non-German
Now that you’re all brushed up on the ins and outs of lederhosen, check out this video on how lederhosen are made…
Video: How Good Quality Lederhosen Are Made
Whether you decide on long or short lederhosen, hat or no hat we hope you enjoy your Oktoberfest.
Now that you know what Lederhosen is, and you’re ready for Oktoberfest, check out these other Oktoberfest posts:
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