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.



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


Update: Die Mädels vom Immenhof


By coincidence (searching for swimming scenes for my other blog), I came across this movie and so uploaded some better and larger pics.

I’m still busy and don’t have much time for replacing the older, tiny pics. Sorry. Replacing (almost) finished on my overalls blog.

5 new pics, 1 in the main entry, still rating 9.

In pic 1 , there’s one older boy on the left in Lederhosen as well, without suspenders. Nice undressing scenes of both boys and teen girl. Also riding scenes. Nice boy in pic 2 but without suspenders.



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.

Update: Apenstreken


I now have seen this complete movie. Mainly of interest (next to the boy with the long Navy-style collar, at 17 minutes, see main entry): one boy in a short, dark blue sailor suit, white stockings and a shorter collar flap. There are also some girls in sailor dresses and/or similar including one at school in a medium blue dress and a large and long collar.

I also like the traditional Dutch clothes, especially the handsome, blonde boy with the blue shirt and wooden clogs.

Pics 1+2 at the very end, pic 3 at 52, pic 4 at 2 minutes.

Unfortunately rather few sailor suit scenes.

Also updated on my bib overalls blog (rating 5). Soon on my bedroom and pigtails blog. Main entry, still rating 6 at




Three Men in a Tub (Our Gang)


Classic comedy short film (Little Rascals)
Year: 1938
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in clothing: Porky ~5, sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: Darla ~7, sailor dress
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  2/10
Rating: **
Comment: One boy in a long, white sailor suit and short blue collar, I think it’s Porky. Spanky in dark pants and a white sailor’s cap and Darla in a short sailor dress (white blouse, blue skirt and white cap). Rectangled collar with big Navy stars on front. Also other boys at least in sailor’s hats including Gary Jasgur and I think Buckwheat (also in a straw hat).

1-reel short film (10 minutes, originally in b&w) and maybe even fewer sailor suit scenes.

There are better movies.

So rating 2-3 only.

Main overview entry



Update: Kalle wird Bürgermeister


Now completely seen. Rating 8-(9) was correct. This movie (almost) has it all. Smooth finished leather, H-style suspenders, teen boys, girl in Lederhosen, fat boy in Lederhosen, (few) sailor-style (girls only), cycling in Lederhosen (teen boy, buckskin)… Many boys in Lederhosen, around 100 boys ~5-15 yo (mainly younger boys), but many supporting actors from a distance. So rather ~10 boys and only ~1-2 in smooth finished leather.

Pic 1 at 1h10 (smooth finished leather, 2 zippers), also several other scenes of him, including rear views (mainly from a distance), pic 2 at 57 showing main character Kalle in buckskin Lederhosen, another, younger boy H-style suspenders and a fat boy (buckskin with patina).

Pic 3 showing the girl in short buckskin Lederhosen (brief scene at 1h01 also legs shown). Pic 4 at ~26 minutes showing boys, maybe one or 2 in smooth finished leather but briefly and side view.

First scene at 12 minutes (sitting), best scenes (front) of the teen boy Kalle at the beginning (22 minutes) but I don’t like him. Other notable scenes at:

18 Kalle rear, 25 cycling Kalle, 36 sit, 36 smooth finished (see main entry), 41 short sailor collar, rear,44 smooth finished, 46 sailor style, 46 seesaw, 50 smooth finished rear, 51 H-style (see main entry), 56 smooth finished, 56 fat boy+others, 57+1h09 smooth finished, 1h15 boy 5 yo, 1h19 young boys, rear.

Another update soon. Also soon on my pigtails and Western blog. Typical 50s movie like Erich Kästner.

Main entry



Kalle wird Bürgermeister (ordered)


Family film
Year: 1957
Year in film: 1950s
Country: Germany
Who in clothing: boys 5~15, Lederhosen
Who in clothing 2: girl ~9 Lederhosen, sailor style
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurence: very often
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Obviously several boys in Lederhosen, with and without H-style suspenders. Young boys and teen boys (at least up to 14/15 yo). Some Lederhosen have much patina maybe smooth finished? Also others in shorts.

Aka Winnetous Söhne.

Pics from the trailer. Update: Completely seen. Much more scenes than assumed and many smooth finished leather. Also a girl in Lederhosen and a fat boy. Almost rating 9.


Früher war alles besser! Oder? (ZDFzeit)


Documentary in 2 parts
Year: 2016
Year in film: 1950s, 60s (part 1)
Country: Germany
Who in clothing: boys 5~11, Lederhosen
Who in clothing 2: boys, shorts, speedos, overalls, girl Lederhosen?
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Some boys in mainly or only buckskin Lederhosen. I think, I’ve also seen a girl. Also other clothes like (50s) speedos, shorts and overalls. Some scenes in color but I think no Lederhosen. Also spanking scenes (no Lederhosen?). Available on YouTube.

Typical documentary. Guests: Karl Dall, Winfried Glatzeder, Michael Opoczynski and others. I’ve seen (parts of it) it before. I wonder why I haven’t made a post earlier.

Some few but great scenes. Both pics from ep. 1 , best scenes at 16 and 19 minutes.

Part 2 is about the 70s and 80s and there’s also a short version Von den 50ern zu den 80ern. But probably no Lederhosen scenes there.

Rating 6-7.

Very similar to the “Meine Kindheit…” series also showing these kind of footage scenes and interviews of celebrities. For other, similar episodes check out the A-Z list (“Meine Kindheit”, and “Unsere Geschichte” or blog search, rating 3-8)

Update: Kartoffeln mit Stippe


Some more, better and larger pics of this great series, rating 10. Most notably Benjamin Zobrys (pics 1+2).

Pic 2 is from disc 1 showing him in a purple or medium brown sailor suit. Long V neck line and a matching tie. Both with a short collar flap and a straw hat. No dickey but reguar shirt. Long white stockings (pic 1). Other pics from disc 2. The girl also don’t have a dickey.

Most and best scenes at a fair. Some other boys in sailor suits but all very brief and from a distance. In pic 4 there’s one boy in shorts with H-style suspenders but probably no Lederhosen. Maybe I will make some more entries. Also on my pigtails blog, rating 7 with very long pigtails. Also showing the rear of the girl in the sailor suit.

Main entry