Lederhosen: Construction--Knickers

Figure 1.--This pair of knicker-length lederhosen have been made to a traditional pattern with halter for support.

Some basic information is available on the lederhosen knivker-length pants. Like the shorts, they have come in a variety of lengths from knee-length to calf-length. Other variations are similar to the shorts and concern the pockets and front flap. There are also different kinds of hem fastenings. Lederhosen for everyday wear are predominantly the shorts style. The longer knicker-length lederhosen is ideal for colder weather but suffers from the fact that the boy is more likely to grow out of them long before he has started to get any wear out of them. They appaer tio have become more common in recent years as German and Austrian boys no longer wear short pants in cold weather. Some knicker-length lederhosen are made to traditional patterns and can come with halters for support.

Christopher Wagner

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Created: July 31, 2001
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