A pair of lederhosen is the central piece in traditional Bavarian costume for men – and lately, leather breeches have been becoming key items for women too. So we've decided to do our bit and award prizes to the best of the 2015 crop in traditional award-show style.
Anyone still need help identifying the five pieces of a lederhosen outfit? Any girls still unaware that a dirndl is made up of three items? Didn’t think so. What happens when the mercury drops, however, and you still want to sport authentic Bavarian clothes?
When winter gets serious, it’s time to get serious back! After all, there’s no such thing as the wrong weather, just the wrong type of clothing, as any boot-wearning Bavarian will tell you.
Still shopping around for the right lederhosen or dirndl and running out of time? Don't panic: your search ends here!
For many, a pair of lederhosen without shoulder braces is not really a pair of lederhosen. When worn as a fashion item, however, lederhosen are increasingly being paired with belts instead.
Dirndl blouses are crop-tops made to be part of the traditional dirndl dress. An Oktoberfest blouse, though, is a full top designed to go with women’s lederhosen, Bavarian-style jeans, or traditional skirts
With most of the new 2017 Bavarian fashion collections now on the market in time for the spring Strong Beer Festivals, there’s no time like the present to look at buying a new pair of lederhosen
The dirndl was once worn by women of every age and size – worn, what is more, by Bavarian women, who are not exactly famous for their waspish waist. So we're going back to the roots with plus-size dirndls.
the best thing about women’s fashion is that girls are happier to experiment. Which is why we are absolutely delighted with the winter collections for 2016-17, showing as they do just how much more can be done with Bavarian jackets for women.
After years of experiments, in 2016, it feels like we’re approaching peak tradition - so it makes sense that traditional Bavarian shirts are back. And they've never looked better!
For most, Bavarian clothing is something they associate with leisure time: but for some in the hospitality trade, dirndls and lederhosen are uniform - and need to be hard-wearing and good value.
It’s “Goodbye” to cheap and cheerful party pieces made of felt, paired with “Dave’s Stag-Do Munich 2006” t-shirts and “Hello” to real lederhosen and dirndls: and we are just the people to talk to about that...
The new batch of classic, high quality lederhosen hitting the market means that we’re going to have make space for another pair: but which?
While there is no more one single perfect outfit than there is one type of person attracted to traditional Bavarian clothing, there are perfect combinations for the Oktoberfest.
If summer 2015 has shown one thing, it's that denim dirndls are here to stay, both in short and medium-length dresses - and in other areas of Bavarian fashion too.
Everyone knows that you can’t just wear any old shoe with a pair of premium lederhosen. Trainers are a no-no. The only really sure-fire footwear to accompany your leather breeches is the Haferlschuh, a traditional Bavarian workman’s shoe.
Wearing traditional dress to the Oktoberfest. Choosing the right dirndl or lederhosen. Second-hand dirndl and lederhosen. How to tie a dirndl apron knot. Everyone, it seems, young and old alike, is wearing a traditional Bavarian dirndl (local traditional women's dress) or lederhosen to the Munich Oktoberfest. In fact, those not wearing the traditional costumes are in the minority at the festival these days.
If you want to wear a dirndl well, the most important thing is what you're wearing underneath: dirndl bras, petticoats, underskirts... It's not business as usual!
Today’s tapping ceremony in Munich is for the Starkbierfest, quite literally the “Strong Beer Festival”. One of the city's best-kept secrets, we show the outfits you need to blend in...
Wool, with its versatile uses, warming fibres, and cuddly, soft feel is simply indispensable in winter. Which is why we’re delighted to be offering an extended range of woollen cardigans and jackets this year.
Another year, another trip to Munich, to the home of dirndl, lederhosen, and (of course) beer! Read about our time there here - and perhaps get a few tips for your visit!
When you’re heading to the Munich Oktoberfest, forget what you think you know about German – because it could well be wrong: it's time to start learning Bavarian!
Anyone taking a summer holiday in southern Germany is well advised to pack beer-garden gear that won’t lead to the sweats. The Oktoberfest can get pretty heated, too...
A pair of lederhosen will be around for years, trusty and sturdy, so the shirt worn with it is the only option for anyone looking to bring some variety into their Bavarian outfit. And variety, we've got...
if you can’t put your pair of lederhosen in the wash, and if they look better used anyway, why would anyone even think of washing them? Well...
It’s a shame for Bavarians that they don’t have the tradition of leaving stockings out, because knee-length socks can hold a lot of presents!
Anyone who sells Bavarian clothing has to like wearing it - and there's no place we enjoy wearing our dirndls and lederhosen more than at the Munich Oktoberfest. Read about our 2016 trip!
A key Bavarian fashion trend in 2016 comes in the form of hair accessories. At this year’s Oktoberfest, expect extras such as floral hairbands and hair clips to be just as noticeable as changes in dirndl and lederhosen fashions – if not more so.
Bavarian fashion has been adding Alpine details to everyday clothes for years. This season, it's the turn of blazers and hi-top chucks to get “the Bavarian treatment”!
Lederhosen and t-shirts might seem like an odd combination, but Germans have been doing it for years. This year, though, the t-shirts are once again raising eyebrows - thanks to their exciting new designs and racy slogans...
It shouldn’t be big news to anyone that leather and trousers do not a lederhosen make. But just how exacting the standards for authentic lederhosen are, might surprise you.
So when it comes to lederhosen, the ladies are far more adventurous than the boys - and that's a good thing. It does make putting together an outfit more complicated, however. Here's our guiide to the various looks with ladies' lederhosen.
Is it okay to hijack other people’s traditional dress and will you look silly wearing it? Our guide to why you should take the plunge and go authentic at the Oktoberfest
The two defining characteristics of this jacket are its sharp, flattering blazer cut and its hard-wearing, comfortable natural wool material – and if you’re looking to set off your lederhosen and keep out the cold in style, it is absolutely perfect.
If you’re heading over to Munich or anywhere else in south Germany this summer, there’s no better way to enjoy that special summer feeling than to get the right dirndl. What’s more, it’s never too early to start preparing for the Oktoberfest!
Carnival, Strong Beer Festival, Frühlingsfest: if you're looking for some Bavarian fun that’s off the beaten track, you might want to think about heading out in spring
This might sound odd, but now is the perfect time to get Bavarian fashion for that very special Oktoberfest fan in your life. Read why!
An Oktoberfest first-timer? here are our ten most important important facts, tips, and tricks for Wiesn newbies. Read, learn, and use!
Want to make sure that your outfit doesn’t scream “TOURIST!” at everyone at this year’s Munich Oktoberfest? Then read up on the trends for this year and dress accordingly.
If you’re going to be working as a waiter or waitress at an Oktoberfest event, then you’ll probably be required to dress the part. Most of the guests will be there in dirndls and lederhosen, so you’re going to need a suitably Bavarian style: and we've got what you need.
One of the things that women love most about dirndls is the way they emphasise feminine charms without showing too much. But without the right underwear, it's difficult to pull off the look.
"A dirndl” is in fact made of three things: the actual dress, the apron, and the dirndl blouse - so dirndl dresses have bodices which are designed assuming that you’ll be wearing a specially cropped top
We're seeing an explosion in the way the traditional Bavarian jacket is interpreted. Besides the classic loden models in grey or brown with their green piping and collars, there are now new ideas hitting the market almost weekly
Thre is no more one perfect outfit than there is one type of person who enjoys wearing Bavarian clothing or one type of person who likes going to the Oktoberfest. There are, however, several good looks to orientate yourself towards.
Whether its jeans, shirts, or jackets, Bavarian styles have found their way into lots of everyday pieces in recent years, allowing you to create an everyday look with Oktoberfest details.
“Kids in lederhosen and dirndls? What is this,” I hear you ask, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?” Well actually, kids love getting dressed up - and Bavarians are suckers for cutie-pie children. That's why we are now selling a collection of Bavarian children's outfits.
Früher waren sie das Kleidungsstück aus der Landhausmode für Frauen, die keine Girlies sein wollten. Heutzutage gibt es Trachtenmieder aber in allen Styles und Looks.
Die Tracht muss den Träger vor der Kälte des bayerischen Winters schützen. Und da spielt – neben Leder – Strick eben eine entscheidende Rolle
A lot of the “German lederhosen” or “Bavarian dirndls” sold outside of Germany are not authentic. But we guarantee genuine Oktoberfest wear and ship our products worldwide. So why not buy online before you get to Munich?
For all of us guys who aren’t blessed with considerable good fortune of Bavarian birth, buying our first pair of lederhosen can be a bit of an ordeal. The main thing for all non-Bavarians is too look suitable for the Munich Oktoberfest without spending more on your traditional garb than you would on a designer suit!
While individual style is important, especially at an event like Oktoberfest, not all fashion is equal. Here are a few definite no-goes on Oktoberfest outfits. Oktoberfest in Munich is a meeting place of people of very different backgrounds and with very different opinions with regard to fashion. Needless to say, wearing the traditional German Oktoberfest costume to the event is always very popular.