Learn to Size Lederhosen for a Comfortable Fit

Learn to Size Lederhosen for a Comfortable Fit

Traditional lederhosen follows the German size standards. To ensure you get a snug fit, it is important to know your exact measurements, both waist and hips at their wider point. Read on for a detailed sizing guide to buy Lederhosen

Lederhosen, traditional Bavarian outfits are worth investing in to make a classic appearance at Oktoberfest and other festivities. When buying a Lederhosen for men, whether online or in stores, the challenge you can face is choosing the right size. 

Usually, the length of Lederhosen is standard (knee-length) that can sit appropriately on your body using suspenders. However, the fitting of these leather breeches must be appropriate without being too loose or too tight. 

Here is a detailed guide on how to size Lederhosen at home. You will also get to know the tricks and tips on how to measure for Lederhosen according to an online Lederhosen size chart. 

Pro Tip: As Lederhosen are made of leather materials, they can loose naturally with wear. So, choose the size accordingly. 


How to Size Lederhosen at Home

Many people struggle to buy authentic Lederhosen online. One of the fears that always stop them is that they may order the wrong size and end up destroying money. To tackle this concern and make it easy for you to buy Lederhosen online with the right size selection, here are a few important guidelines. 

Step 1. Open the Size Chart

The first and foremost important step in buying Premium Lederhosen is the size chart of the online store from which you plan to purchase. For reference, look at Lederhosens’ size chart of Bavarian leather trousers.

Pro Tip: The measurements in the above size chart or size guide are given in inches, so make sure you take your measurements in the same unit.


Lederhosen size guide

Step 2: Start Measuring

Take a piece of paper and a pen and draw a table with the waist, Thighs, leg hem, and length of trousers, each making a row for the table.

  • Measure the Waist

Stand up straight, exhale, and wrap the measuring tape around just above your hip bone. Ensure the tape is not too tight; your waist measurement is done just like that.

  • Measure the Hip

Stand straight and join both of your legs with no gap. Take the measuring tape and wrap it around the fullest part of your hips. Try not to do hip measurements if you wear extra layers, which may affect the size. You can always get help from your tailor or expert to measure yourself for the best results.

Pro Tip: Choose a flexible tape like the one your tailor would have used to measure the size of your body parts. Don't ever use one used in construction (retracting tape).

  • Measure Inseam 

Measure the inseam from your crotch to your hemline. You will need someone to measure your inseam. Wear your tight hugging pants, and do not wear shoes when you get inseam measurements. If you cannot take anyone’s help, get your well-fitted trouser. Lay it straight on a flat surface and measure the inseam the same way as mentioned above.

  • Measure the length

Place the ends of the tape on the hem and waistline to measure the total length of your trousers. You can also use your trousers to measure the full length.

  • Comparing with Size Chart 

Tally all your measurements against the size chart and find the ideal size of a traditional German tracht that fits you best. Making sure your measurements match the size range recommended on the chart is how you get German Lederhosen that fits perfectly. 

Sizing Tips for German Lederhosen 

For the Oktoberfest attire to fit perfectly, here are some points that should be well kept in mind.

  • Consider buying snug but not too tight Bavarian attire. 
  • Check the Length of the traditional wear. You can choose from Knee-Length Lederhosen, which should reach just below your knees. Or a short Lederhosen that should sit comfortably above your knees.
  • Measure your size more than once to avoid any mistakes or misunderstandings.
  • When measuring size, stand in front of the mirror to have an extra pair of eyes.  
  • Mobility is vital when choosing Tracht. Bend and move to ensure you can move comfortably while wearing them.
  • Properly adjusted suspenders can enhance comfort.
  • Always test the fit of your outfit before buying. Do a sitting and walking test. Sit down while wearing Lederhosen to ensure they don't pull or restrict movement. 
  • Always look for the size using your measurements as every brand has different sizing standards. 

To Wrap It Up!

Sizing plays an important role in making you look great in traditional outfits. Let us know your best-kept secrets in the comment box when shopping online for traditional German Tracht. 



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