A Slice of HistoryDid you know that lederhosen, which many agree probably originated in the Bavarian region of Germany a long time ago, actually became very popular to wear across many regions of Central Europe? It was worn in Italy, Switzerland, parts of France, Austria, and so on. In fact, the reason it was so popular was because they were short, durable, and aided ease of movement while working heavy labor jobs! Because of that, lederhosen were seen as the working class’ wear, sort of like how jeans used to be seen in the US. So, if you want your kiddo to take part in a piece of Euro-cultural history, pick up this German Lederhosen Boy's Costume, and let him have fun learning about this important clothing style.Over time, lederhosen became less popular, as the emphasis on city life grew—which is why lederhosen suddenly became associated with festivities and fun, like Oktoberfest! Now, they make a pretty great costume for folks old and young, rural and urban. Long live lederhosen!Fun DetailsIn this version of a "work outfit," your kiddo will have a ton of fun at the local celebrations. The included pullover shirt has a wing collar, laced placket, and shorterened, cuffed sleeves—perfect for staying cool in the fields, or in a crowded eating hall! The shorts fit comfortably, have decorative buttons, and feature attached suspenders with a printed graphic. The hat has a stiffened brim to hold shape. And of course, you can’t forget the knee high socks that complete the classic style! Your kiddo will look like a perfect little celebrant.Leder of the PackSo have fun at the neighborhood celebration, or wherever he's headed in these great lederhosen. A fascinating part of German history, this outfit is perfect for whatever work needs to be done—even homework! Our suggestion: make sure to have fun; lederhosen now represent fun festivities, not hard labor!