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: 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.

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



Emil and the Detectives (1964)


Disney family film. US version
Year: 1964
Year in film: 1950s ?
Country: USA
Who in clothing: boy ~14 Tyrolean clothes, hat
Who in clothing 2: boy ~9 Lederhosen, sailor suit ?, shorts
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: I never heard of this US remake until I found Bryan Russell (Emil here) in “The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin” (Western blog rating 3). Pic from the trailer. Sorry, currently no better pics. At least one blonde boy in rather short, grey, buckskin Lederhosen with suspenders (sometimes under a pullover). Maybe more (supporting) actors?

I don’t know the complete movie, yet, but there’s at least one teen boy in a traditional, dark brown alpine jacket and a green Tyrolean hat. Most boys in shorts including longer, light grey ones and dark blue. At least in a 2013 London stage play also one boy in a dark sailor suit or sailor-style jacket.

Some handsome, also blonde boys, but I have to watch the complete movie first. The 1954 and the 1931 versions are probably much better (both rating 5).

Rating ~4 for now only.



Update: Unheil in den Bergen


I’ve just found this movie on YouTube. I already had an entry, but previously no pics at all.

I only noticed 2 brief scenes. With and without hat, mainly at the beginning. Longer buckskin Lederhosen. Also help farm worg kneeing on the grass.

Also a woman in overalls and a girl in shortalls (soon to be updated on my other blog).

Previously rating 6, now ~3. 9 yo boy even looks younger. Main entry at


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




Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse


Little Rascals documentary
Year: 1984
Year in film: 1920s, 30s
Country: USA
Who in clothing: Jay ~11, sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: Dickie ~7, sailor suit/collar
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Searching for “One of the Smiths” (see my bib overalls blog), I found this vid on YouTube. Pic 1 showing freckled Jay R. Smith, maybe behind the scenes of “The Glorious Fourth” (1927, silent film). Interesting sailor suit, unknown light color, maybe light green?

Pic 2 probably showing Dickie Moore, unknown movie, 1932 or 1933. Rating ~3-4. I think rather few good scenes in this documentary.

Sorry, I’m running out of Lederhosen movies.

Main overview entry


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