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Holy Lederhosen!! The 2013-2014 Bayern Munich Away Kit


There are only two things you need to know about this kit- it’s 100% confirmed as real and it’s 100% awesome!  What?!  You didn’t think I would like it?  Here’s why I do:

  • They’ve kept it simple (faux suspenders on the shirt would have been a step too far).
  • It has ties to a historical/cultural identity.
  • It is whimsical in the best possible way.

Let’s look at the three pieces:

The Shirt

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Again, clean and simple with only the colors (dark brown Adidas stripes, word mark, and sponsor logo with dark green trim on the cuffs and under the collar) to let you know that something might be up.  Could they have gone with a color-matched club crest…maybe.  I think that might just have given the impression that they were “trying too hard.

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The Shorts

Well, one thing is for sure, it’s not a color you’re likely to wear with anything but the rest of the kit!  That’s fine though, they nicely mimic the two-tone leather of traditional Bavarian Lederhosen.  Make sure you spell that right, by the way because if you spell it with an “i”- leiderhosen– you won’t have people wearing “leather pants,” you’ll have them wearing “unfortunate pants” or “sad pants.”  As you might imagine that’s a little different.  I must give full credit for that knowledge to my 9th and 10th grade German teacher Lockwood C. “Woody” Barr.  As I may have mentioned here, Woody is this guy’s dad.  Small world.

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The Socks

This is wear it all comes together.  The gray and green striping may seem an odd edition to the kit, but when you look at the group picture at the top of the post you’ll see that it perfectly matches the colors of the wool trachten jacket and cap worn by several of the players.  Sure, they’re probably not going to wear warm-up suits in this color scheme (oh, but if they did!!), but it really does a good job showing the inspiration behind this kit.  My only quibble?  I’m not sure- though I’m sure Adidas is- that the three brown stripes around the cuff were necessary.

Overall, pretty spectacular.  Your thoughts would be most welcome in the comment section…


2 comments on “Holy Lederhosen!! The 2013-2014 Bayern Munich Away Kit

  1. Sculptor?!?
    September 3, 2013

    Honestly, I’m vacillating between ‘ausgezeichnet’ and ‘Es tut mir leid.’ Only in Bavaria.

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