Update: Our Gang Follies of 1938


I recently found a colorized version of this one. Even German dubbed and not available when posting this in 2011. Also updated on my bib overalls blog. Next to other movies including underwear scenes.

Next to Alfalfa (pic 2) also some other boys in dark sailor suits and white caps.

Main entries, rating 6




Fire Fighters (1922) Our Gang


Classic comedy short film, silent (Little Rascals / Our Gang)
Year: 1922
Year in film: 1920s
Country: USA
Who in clothing: Peggy, Elmo ~9 sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: boy overalls, other hist clothes
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurrence: low
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Elmo Billings (pic 1 on left next to brother Richard Billings, Kenneth Johnson and little Jackie Condon) in a jacket with a collar and a cap and Peggy Cartwright in a black or dark sailor suit (not dress) and matching dickey with 3 stripes.

Also a boy (George Ward aka George Warde) in sailor suit, other blog, rating 3.

Handsome boys including George Ward, but there are better movies.

So rating 2-3 only. I almost have checked all non-MGM movies. One of the best is The Big Show (1923) which is on the same DVD, I recently bought.

Main overview entry


Also note my posts on my overalls blog for long johns and overalls and on my shiny shorts blog for other Our Gang movies.

Maksimka (1953)


Adventure film
Year: 1953
Year in film: 1864
Country: Soviet Union
Who in clothing: Maksimka ~9, sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: men, sailor suits
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Tolya Bovykin and sailor men in sailor suits. Large and long collar flaps. The collar of the boy is medium blue. Some of the men’s are darker and shorter.

Novel Morskiye rasskazy by Konstantin Stanyukovich. Russian title: Максимка. English title: Maximka.

Rather few scenes with him. Nice collar, though.

Rating ~3-4.

Unknown 29 = Großer Ring mit Außenschleife


The recent unknown movie is called “Großer Ring mit Außenschleife”. Thanks very much Michael!

Unfortunately rather few scenes at the beginning but great scenes, especially rear views including close-ups. Also sitting, but from a distance behind the table.

The 2 brothers are Christian Böttcher and Rolf Bogus, I think the boy in Lederhosen is Rolf Bogus (“Till, der Junge von nebenan”).



Fly My Kite (Our Gang)


Classic comedy short film (Little Rascals / Our Gang)
Year: 1931
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in clothing: Jackie ~8 ? sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: boy overalls, other hist clothes
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: One boy, probably Jackie Williams in a sailor suit, long pants with suspenders, short blue collar flap and a green cap.

Also one boy in bib overalls (soon on my other blog) and boys in Cowboy and Indians costumes at the beginning.

Interesting and not bad, but for the brief scenes rating 3-4 only.

Main overview


Update: Die Powenzbande


After 6 1/2 years, I have briefly rechecked this series. There are some boys in sailor suits (at least 4 in different ones, I didn’t even noticed before, adding tag sailor suits) and other historical clothes and costumes (H-style suspenders but not Lederhosen) and also ladies in sailor-style dresses. But the only notable scene is this big fighting scene in episode 2. Also shirtless in swim wear (same episode). 2 boys also being tied together (standing).

Most collars are wide but short. Some good scenes, but mostly from a distance. There are better movies.

Main entry, still rating 6



Unknown 29: B&w smooth finished Lederhosen


I found this pic, but I don’t know from what movie (or series) this is. Obviously 1950s or 1960s, looks like (West) Berlin to me. Or maybe East German.

Can anybody help?

Nice, larger, smooth finished Lederhosen with a belt. No suspenders. Blond boy.

Rating ~8-9 for now.

Update: The movie is called: Großer Ring mit Außenschleife.



Travel docu, 211+ ep
Year: 2008-
Year in film: 2018 ?
Country: Germany (Austria)
Who in clothing: boys Lederhosen
Who in clothing 2:
Available on DVD: no/partly ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: There were at least some young boys and probably men as well in buckskin Lederhosen in yesterday’s episode 209 Südtirol im Herbst. But I missed some parts. Sorry, no pics. Non-celebrities anyway and young boys. Probably available on the mediathek.

Rating ~3-4 for now.

I don’t know all episodes, and don’t remember any other Lederhosen scenes. I mainly remember one episode starring Louis Hofmann (Tom Sawyer 2011).

Den förtrollade vägen


TV drama/biography
Year: 1986
Year in film: 1917
Country: Finland, Sweden
Who in clothing: Riki ~5 ? sailor suits
Who in clothing 2: other boys, girls, hist. clothes
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least one young boy (Marcus Hietanen) in at least 2 different sailor suits (blue and white ones). Also other, older boys (and girls and women) in historical 1910s clothes including flat straw hats, different shorts and the like. And also other scenes of interest (like skinny dipping in the sea).

I don’t know the complete movie, yet. But looks interesting. However, this boy is handsome but very young.

English title: The Enchanted Road. Autobiographical novel by Oscar Parland.

Rating ~4-5 for now for the sailor suit scenes. Probably much more for the movie itself.