History of Lederhosen
Lederhosen used to be worn for physical labor because of their durability. Basically a pair of leather shorts with attached suspenders, Lederhosen are mostly worn today as leisurewear. At Oktoberfest they are the standard and they are a must for any Oktoberfest enthusiast planning a trip to the festival in Munich.
Don't go to Oktoberfest without Authentic Lederhosen
Wiesnkonig is the only company authorized to produce the official Oktoberfest Lederhosen, so when you shop our selection of Wiesnkonig you know you are buying the most authentic hand-stitched German Lederhosen available.
Direct from Germany
Our authentic lederhosen are direct from Germany so you can celebrate Oktoberfest in true authentic fashion. The Wiesnkonig brand is the only in Germany granted rights by the office of tourism in Munich to produce official Oktoberfest lederhosen and bundhosen. Each pair features the official logo on the right leg, "Oktoberfest Munchen" across the front flap, and fine Bavarian themed embroidered stitching by Stockerpoint of Germany. You will not regret making an investment that will last for many Oktoberfest festivals to come.
Why should I measure my head?
Simply because your head size changes: losing a couple of pounds, getting a hair cut can change the size of your head.
Our hats fit head measurements from 21 1/8 inches to 23 7/8 inches. With standard head measurements for men's hats being 22 5/8 inches, and the standard head measurement for women's hats being 21 1/2 inches, we try to cover every head, from small to extra-large.
To get an accurate measurement use a non-stretch cloth measuring tape instead of a plastic one.
Go for a comfortably snug fit, not too tight and certainly not too loose. The use of a hat may also determine its best fit: a tighter hat stays on better when its windy outside.
Take your time
Place the measuring tape around the widest part of your head, resting it where you like your hat to sit.
Fit is very subjective
Some people wear their hats low, some at an angle and some quite high. Some prefer their fedoras to be angled.
When you've got the tape positioned, join the leading edge to the tape at any comfortable spot on your forehead and note the number of inches, including fractions of an inch.
Then simply compare the number of inches to the chart below to find your hat measurement.
A word of advice
Remember, if your measurement falls somewhere in the middle of a size range, it's advisable to choose the next largest size. Same with when you're trying to decided between "S/M" or "L/XL".
You will notice that some of our hats are "one size fits most". These hats generally have an elastic sweatband to accommodate a wide range of sizes.