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  • Ausziehr: Name for the embroidery of the Lederhose
  • Braguette from 1400 up to the second part of the 16 century in Europa serious part of the mens garment, that covered the genital. The Hosentürl (flap) of the Lederhose founded on the Braguette. This type of flap came about 1700 from England.
  • Charivari french Noise, spectacles, cat-music. Name for a Bavarian jewelry. The Charivari is a stomach-chain with coins, small hunting trophees, fetishes and mascots and is carried to the Lederhose.
  • Culotte french breeches in the 17. century, usually from silk. A precursor and model of the Kniebundlederhose.
  • Dachauer Lederhose the Dachauer pants are a kind of breeches, with very narrowly cut long pant legs, that is laced at the shackles. The waistband is cut very high, the fly/flap covers the entire forefront of the pants. Of cours the names' Dachau makes everybody shiver, but it must remarked that these pants has originated long before the Nazis atrocities and doesn't have absolutly nothing to do with NS-Massenmord and any Nazi-filth. (To the topic Lederhose and Nazis will appear an own contribution in the Lederhosenmuseum).
  • Hosentürl the fly of the Lederhose, it looks like a flap
  • Irch uncoulored leather from chamois
  • Kispet turkish leather breeches, that is similar the alpine Kniebundlederhose and also shows often nice embroidery. The kispet is weared on the occasion of a turkish wrestle-contest.The fighters rub themself with olive oil (including their leather breeches). Every year in June in the turkish city Edirne the qualifying contest is taking place. In the movie "Topkapi" this qualifying contest has importance.
  • Krachlederne dialectal name of the Lederhose, usually the Kurze is meant by it.
  • Laponialeder a sort of leather, that is easily washable through a particular tanning and becomes their surface very quickly greasy.
  • Lederhose die Lederhose has particularly in Bavaria and in the alpine area but also in other parts of Europe - a long tradition back into the early Middle age. It is demonstrably since the 6. century, in the 16. and 17. century in Bavaria and in the alpine part of Austria begone the development of the Lederhose, as we know it today.
  • Lederhose a city in Thüringen
  • Loferl split stockings, that consists of a calf part and a foot part. Loferls are carried in many areas of Upper-Bavaria to the kurze Lederhosen.
  • Norwegerhosenträger a type of braces for Lederhosen that has instead of a cross-bridge in breast-height, two usually woven belts before the stomach, flowing together in direction of the flap and are fortified at the middle pants-head. Through five instead of four stops, this type of the suspenders is especially for heavy Lederhosen ideally and is often used for Kniebundlederhosen.
  • Patina the patina on the Lederhosen is improtant for many Lederhosen enthusiasts, it proof that one often and gladly wears the Lederhose . The greasy shine makes a Lederhosen perfect.
  • Plattlerhose eine Lederhose , that is specifically tailored to do schuplattln, (very narrow pant legs, often without embroidery of the pant legs), to let the hit come out more loudly with the intent. See also Schlaghose.
  • Ranzen a type of belts, its purpose was primarily the money-storage.
  • Säckler Päutler, Beutler the Lederhosen-tailor.
  • Säcklernaht a particular seam, that uses the Säckler with the manufacture of Lederhosen. With this kind of seam, the leather-egde become outside, therefore visible, together-quilted and put in addition light leather-strips between the leather-egdes. The Saecklernaht originated from the demarcation-need of the tailors and other leather-processing crafts that also made leather shorts. They forced at times, the Saeckler seams only make "seams like Saeckler do ", therefore only visibly seams was allowed to install, while the tailors had their "tailor-type " seams to install therefore inside.
  • Schlaghose a term from the Schuhplattlerscene, specifically the Chiemgaus. A Lederhose, that is specifically tailored to do the Schuhplattler and is processed, (very narrow pant legs, often without embroidery of the pant legs, strongly greased), to let the hit come out more loudly with the intent. The Schlaghosen of the Chiemgauer Schuhplattler are actually more sport-appliances than serious clothing. The Tuning of the Lederhosen often assumes to so grotesque forms, that these Schlaghosen are more similarity with cyclist-pants from rubber, as has something to do with traditional Lederhosen.
  • Sepplhose not Bavarian nickname of the Lederhosen, usually a gray short Lederhose with turned over pant legs is meant by it.
  • Tellernaht, auch "Salzburger Teller" a particular seam, that is often to be found with Kniebundlederhosen from eastbavaria and the Salzburger area. This seam leads plate-like from the pant legs, from middle of the thighs, in a bow over the ass and has usually embellishes at its vertex with ornaments. The Hungarian origin of this ornamentation is rather unambiguous. The Tellernaht is usually to be found with Kniebundlederhosen, short Lederhosen with this kind of seam are rare. The Tellernaht is choosed in the current Bavarian country-fashion very much and is often find accordingly with industrially manufactured Kniebundlederhosen.
  • Tracht oder Volkstracht national costume. The name is founded to beginning of the 19. century on and is based on the aberrant assumption, the farmer-official dress doesn't change over centuries. Provable, the "farmers-dress" became influenced through fashions every time again and again. So is Tracht as a concept actually only a construction, that can at best stand for a fashionable point of view. There were fortunately not a realy official dresscode, because otherwise the creative variety of traditional clothing, that has arisen from most different influences, wasn´t possibly. Die Lederhosen is no uniform, even if some Trachtenvereine would have this gladly so.
  • Vogl, Joseph teacher from Bayerischzell, he quasi founded at the 25. August 1883 the first Trachten-conservation-club, as he decided with five friends to have tailored really upper-Bavarian Lederhosen again.
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