Update 2: Alfons Zitterbacke (1966)


Has been aired yesterday, but I only have seen the end. Even much better than I remembered. Some very good close-up scenes (also showing briefly the red underwear of Alfons through the legs). Also another, even better close-up scene of a boy in smooth finished Lederhosen at 48 minutes. There are also several other boys walking downstairs, but very brief scenes as well and most or all others in buckskin leather or shorts. Pic 2 is at around 55 minutes.

The blue overalls of the girl is also better than remembered. Some good sitting scenes.

Main entry, still rating 7 (I don’t like this boy and his haircut)



Mary Poppins Returns


Disney family film/musical, sequel
Year: 2018
Year in film: ~1930s
Country: USA
Who in clothing: Georgie ~7, Mary ~34, sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: boys underwear
Available on DVD: not yet
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low+ ??
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least blonde Joel Dawson in a short, white sailor suit, light blue collar (2 stripes) and cap, white shorts and stockings, also sitting, red scarf. Also Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in a green/blue sailor dress underwater. Also the kids in white underwear (short union suit) and other historical clothes. Should be set in the 1930s (like the novel) .

I don’t know the complete movie, yet (new in cinemas Dec 20th). I always prefer the Classics (which is set in the 1910s and I think doesn’t have real sailor suits). Needs to be rechecked. There are also musicals and probably several stage plays.

Also soon on my bedroom blog, rating ~5.

The boy is young. The sailor suits quite unusual. Rating ~5 for now. Pic 2 is from behind the scenes, others from trailer.


Auf Engelsschwingen


Christmas show. Host Gunther Emmerlich
Year: 2017 *
Year in film: 2010s
Country: Germany
Who in clothing: boys ~10-12 sailor suits
Who in clothing 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: very low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Helene Fischer & Die Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys Choir) singing “Ihr Kinderlein kommet” at the beginning of the show.

Has been aired on Sunday. But the song clips might be older than 2017. I missed some parts and only noticed this song.

Maybe this is from the 2015 “Helene Fischer: Weihnachten” show.


I have some more entries about the Vianna Boys Choir (also other feature films and documentaries and movies starring Michael Ande, partly with Lederhosen)


Recently, there were some other movies with boys in historical clothes like Die schwarzen Brüder (2013) yesterday and Das Bernstein-Amulett (boy in shorts with H-style leather suspenders, few scenes, I think in part 1 on channel One).

Claudius – Boy of Ancient Rome


Educational short film Encyclopaedia Britannica, 16 min.
Year: 1963
Year in film: ~100s ?
Country: USA
Who in clothing: boys ~12, hist clothes
Who in clothing 2: others, hist clothes
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: always *
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: A bit off topic, but I recently found this checking educational short films, especially from Encyclopædia Britannica (EB Films) for my bib overalls blog (list 62).

Some handsome boys including Claudius (on left) and his slave Vistus (on right).

Available on archive.org. Directed by William Deneen.


I have a list of some other traditional clothes of different periods.


Update 2: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory


I have completely rechecked this movie. Although hard to recognize, I now think that these are real Lederhosen out of buckskin or similar leather.

Rather few scenes, as he’s the first kid removed from the party.

I like chubby boys, but somehow I think there are better movies. Obviously at least partly filmed in Munich but no others in Lederhosen.

The movie itself is also quite poor (especially compared to the remake with much more handsome actors and CGI). I don’t like the 70s and the haircuts.

Now also on my Western blog. Main entry, still rating 3 (no need for more pics). There’s also a girl in a rare, red sailor dress.




Year: 1980
Year in film: 1900s, 1930s-1943
Country: CZ
Who in clothing: boys ~10, sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: others, hist clothes
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low- ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: I only noticed one boy in a white sailor suit with blue collar and 3 stripes  (pic 2 bottom right). Also some few kids in 1900s or 1910s clothes including straw hats but rather few scenes as well. Mainly grown-ups shown there (ladies). Rating ~2-3 for this boy. I also found a b&w publicity pic with 10 yo Marcel Oktábec (probably the same as in pic 1) in a black or dark sailor suit with a white collar and 2 stripes and also another suit with a lace collar or similar. But obviously few scenes as well.

Also soon on my bedroom blog.

Directed by Ota Koval.

Rating 2-3 only.

Unknown #25 found = The Haunted School (1986)


Searching for some DVD to buy, I found this. It’s The Haunted School. Australia, 8 episodes set in the 1860s.

I want to make an order on Amazon. But it’s too expensive there 18,99. It is just 8,99 from the official manufacturer (minimum order 10 EUR, shipping free) or 10 EUR on ebay (incl shipping). Currently, I won’t order this. Maybe later, maybe used. Or wait for streams.


Song of the South


Disney film, animation and live-action
Year: 1946
Year in film: 1900s ?
Country: USA
Who in clothing: Johnny ~8, sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: other hist clothes
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low+
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Bobby Driscoll in a longer, light blue sailor suit with matching collar and dickey with 2 white stripes each. White stockings, also sitting. Also with a lace collar and another suit. Other kids (including a girl) and women in historical clothes but not sailor style.

How could I miss this? I’ve seen this movie long time ago. Yesterday, I searched on IMDb for sharecroppers.

Handsome boy actor, but rather few good scenes. And lots of animations. Typical Disney family movie.

For the sailor suit scenes rating 5 only.


Update: Die Kinder vom Alstertal


Next to sailor suits, Merle (girl on left) and Niklas also wore Lederhosen with H-style suspenders at least in s1e5. How could I miss this?

Also playing in the hay. Also recently updated on my bib overalls blog, rating 5.

But I don’t like these young kids.

Main entry here, rating 3