Bavarian Jackets for Men
Men's traditional Oktoberfest jacket
As a fashionable addition as well as weather protection, the men's traditional jacket is simply part of the outfit. Their design and material determine the occasion when they are worn. Because the traditional leather jacket, the Walkjanker for men or the jacket made of fine linen are so different in their kind that each stands for itself.
Sometimes traditional, sometimes modern - Trachten jackets for men
Every traditional Oktoberfest look is stylishly complemented with the traditional jacket. Preferably natural material is used: Wool, linen and cotton as well as smooth and rough leather are the favourites. A typical feature of the Bavarian traditional jacket is that it is contrasting in colour. The knitted edging gives the Walkjanker a fashionable chic, the jacket in suede look becomes an eye-catcher with its smooth, contrasting borders.
Loden has long since abandoned the coarse appearance of pure utility material. In the men's loden Trachten jacket, it is now fine without losing its excellent wearing properties. The knitted janker for men is a long seller when it comes to traditional clothing. Its modern variant, the Trachten hoodie, presents itself with coloured lined hood and elbow patches. Smooth knit, traditional plait pattern, horn buttons or zipper provide variety.
The traditional jacket for men is modern and yet remains true to the classic colours: brown, grey, forest green, beige and anthracite tones predominate. The fabric jacket is also based on this colour scale. Here the typical jacket with cellar colour alternates with the stylish blazer shape.
A jacket for many occasions
The good piece is worn whenever it pleases. This is especially true for milled and knitted “Trachtenjanker” jackets as they are called in Bavaria. From the office to the beer garden, you are in good hands with these jackets. The younger generation wears the traditional costume hoodie during the mountain tour as well as in their leisure time. The leather jacket in traditional costume style is also an all-rounder.
Like the fabric jacket, it is suitable for official occasions. Above the traditional vest or the noble traditional shirt, the classic jacket with collar mirror, deep pleat and back bar is shown to its best advantage. However, the traditional jacket does not have to be spared at all, because the high-quality material makes it not only comfortable to wear, but also robust.
Trachten Outfit - with the Trachtenjanker for men cheap and quickly created
The good news for fans: The modern traditional jacket goes well with many trousers. The more rustic-looking jackets go well with Lederhosen, whether short or long, with suspenders or waistband and belt. With jeans, the choice again depends on the occasion when the jacket is to be worn over the check shirt. Those who then think of the matching traditional stockings and the Trachten shoes are well prepared for the Oktoberfest.
Classic and traditional - Trachten jackets for men
Which kinds of costumes German people wear, depends on the region where they live. Every region is known for a unique costume fashion. Some are more prominent than others. The people in Bavaria and Austria traditionally wore a folk costume called Tracht. Women wore Dirndls or alternatively they dressed in trousers, blouse and waistcoat. The cut was decidedly female in both of them. Men wore leather trousers or brogues. In summer they wore a short version of the leather trouser. Originally these leather trousers were working pants. They were combined with a chequered blouse and waistcoat or jacket. Bavarian Trachtendresses are widely known because they are still worn today.
Bavarian clothing for men
Bavarian Trachten can be seen as the most spectacular German wear. The identification of the Bavarians with their traditions is very strong. Compared to other regions of Germany, the traditions last longer and are lived more intensely. Even managers and businessmen dress in a traditional costume when it comes to visiting the Oktoberfest, one of the world’s biggest beer festivals. In no other tourist region would tourists wish to wear the indigenous Trachten or folk costumes. That is so because in all other German regions the Tracht is only worn at special occasions and does not allow you to enjoy yourself in it. The Bavarians in rural regions wear their attire every day. If they are managers in Munich, they of course wear business suits most of the time. It may well be that in their free time they combine a jeans with a Trachten jacket or waistcoat. The good thing about Bavarian Trachten look is, that it allows you to wear some parts combined with casual attire. You can wear a chequered blouse with conventional jeans. You can wear Haferl Schuh with a frock and so on. That may be the main reason why the Bavarian folk costume survived. Other traditional attire can only be seen in museums nowadays.
Some of the Bavarian jackets resemble attire that hunting people wear. Others look more like normal leather jackets but they can be decorated with imprints of specific buttons. In combination with a traditional leather pant and Haferl shoes, men look smashingly attractive in a Tracht jacket. It is worn in the colder seasons, at official occasions or at cold evenings. The Bavarian costume jacket in the shop-division "clothing for men" does not have a female cut, nor does it have too much embroidery. This is the privilege of the Bavarian jacket for women. Principally these are made of the same materials. All traditional German wear is known to be very attractive and of high quality. You can buy every part of the Bavarian costume separately. But you can also buy complete sets very cheaply. At the yearly Oktoberfest openings all families - down to the smallest kid - are dressed traditionally. Old men with big beards and the traditional Gamsbart hat represent the traditions of the region. They may belong to a hunter’s organisation or play trumpet in a traditional Bavarian brass band.
German wear in Bavaria
Bavarians regard themselves as a specific group among Germans and are thus prone to many jokes. On the other hand they are proud to be themselves and feel a strong identification with their costumes and traditions.