Munich is buzzing with excitement as Oktoberfest 2019 approaches. Locals and tourists alike are scrambling to get their hands on the best Lederhosen in the country to commemorate the occasion like a true Bavarian. After all, Oktoberfest is an inherently Bavarian festival so it makes sense that the traditional outfit of Bavaria is worn by the attendees. The Lederhosen have been an integral part of not just the culture, but the festival itself for the past two centuries.
However, many people (tourists in particular) do not take care to follow the established practices when it comes to wearing Lederhosen. This is seen as being disrespectful to the Bavarian culture by the locals of Munich. So let us take a look at the Bavarian way of dressing in Lederhosen for Oktoberfest 2019 so that you can show due respect to the local culture and make the most of your time in Munich.
Purchase Lederhosen Made from Genuine Leather
Even though Lederhosen have a long and rich history in Europe, it was in Bavaria that the locals developed a new and unique style for them. It is this style that is so recognizable today and is worn by people all over the world whenever Oktoberfest rolls around.
So if you plan to take part in Oktoberfest this year, you’re going to have to adorn the traditional authentic Lederhosen as worn by the locals of Bavaria since the 18th century. Only then will you be able to experience the true spirit of Oktoberfest and celebrate it the way it was meant to be celebrated.
As such, when you go to purchase Lederhosen, you will have to take care that they are of the utmost quality. The best Lederhosen are made with deerskin or cowhide leather which makes them comfortable to wear, easy to move around in and impressive to look at. It also helps you to set a good image in front of the locals since they place a lot of importance in the quality of the Lederhosen. Good quality Lederhosen is considered as a sign of respect to the Bavarian culture whereas poor quality Lederhosen is considered disrespectful.
The best quality Lederhosen for sale online is available at online stores such as the Lederhosen Store. Genuine cowhide leather Lederhosen can be bought at reasonable prices from here and it will also be delivered to your doorstep so you don’t have to travel all the way to Munich to get your hands on a decent pair.
Wear Lederhosen with Bavarian Accessories
Lederhosen are not just about the leather garment. The entire Lederhosen outfit is made up of several components that track their history back to Old Bavaria. If you truly wish to dress like a Bavarian for Oktoberfest then you will need to assemble a Lederhosen outfit with all the Bavarian accessories.
The most essential of these is the traditional Bavarian shirt worn under men’s Lederhosen that complements the look of Lederhosen. The traditional Bavarian shirt is a long sleeve button down shirt that is most commonly white, but red, blue and green checkered Bavarian shirts are also worn under Lederhosen.
Lederhosen shoes provide the perfect finish to your Lederhosen outfit. They are made of suede leather and this accessory is how you can pass as a Bavarian at this Oktoberfest. Wearing Lederhosen shoes can complement your entire outfit whereas sneakers, joggers and casual footwear can ruin the outfit.
These shoes are worn with Lederhosen socks or Lederhosen loferls which is a two part socks that covers the foot and shin. Wearing white or green socks complements the rest of the outfit and keep you warm when wearing Lederhosen during chilly season.
Wear Traditional Lederhosen Colors
Lastly, traditional Lederhosen colors are essential to dress like a Bavarian since you will never see locals wearing bright colored Lederhosen. In fact the only acceptable colors for men’s Lederhosen are tan, brown, black and grey and all shades within these colors. Since Lederhosen are made from genuine leather so the traditional garb has the natural colors of the animal hide it is made from. As such, the most traditional Lederhosen color is brown.
Even the rustic embroidery on Lederhosen is always black or brown while embroidery on women’s Lederhosen is floral and pink in color. This is a distinguishing characteristic for Lederhosen for women as you’ll never see brightly colored embroidery on men’s Lederhosen.
These were just some of the ways you can wear Lederhosen in the true Bavarian way at this year’s Oktoberfest. Be sure to buy your Lederhosen well in advance since the closer we get to Lederhosen, the higher the demand for Lederhosen will get and the more expensive they will become. So give yourself plenty of time to select a good quality Lederhosen in time for Oktoberfest.