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The Men of Oktoberfest

If there’s a nip in the air and a tinge of color on the leaves it can only mean one thing, OKTOBERFEST!


The annual fall festival dates back two centuries in the southern German state of Bavaria. During its 18 days, Oktoberfest draws over 6 million visitors to Munich from more than 65 countries from around the world.

Locals and visitors alike flock to the fairgrounds with its 14 enormous party tents for plenty of bands, brats, and beer. Local breweries estimate that nearly 8 million liters of beer gets consumed annually.  But possibly the best part of Oktoberfest is the custom of dressing in traditional German clothing which for men means lederhosen, ie leather shorts and suspenders.


Here’s a look at some of the finest examples.

Looks like they could use a sausage for those buns!

Gotta love the easy access flap in front!

That looks like fun!

Where do you think the idea for harnesses came from anyway?

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