Ahhh, lederhosen bonding.
(submitted by James)
Gipetto wished that someday little Pinocchio could be a REAL boy!
I have to tell you, Swiss don’t wear Lederhosen…at least not this style. That would be Bavarian. Southern part of Germany.
That being said, whoever invented Lederhosen in the first place should get a prize for awkward and uncomfortable folk costumes. My brother had a nice stiff pair of Lederhosen when he was a wee lad, and I always thought it was a particularly cruel garment to put on a boy. Ouch.
Seriously, there is a family at our church who still dress their kids like this!!!!
Are they Swiss or Bavarian?
ITS NOT SWISS! ITS BAVARIAN
OHH, look at the bench.
The kid reminds me of Werner from The Life Aquatic! He needs a red hat
How to piss off German and Swiss in one fell swoop…
#1. Simply imply (no matter how comically justifiable it is) that lederhosen have anything to do with the swiss…
#2. Sit back and watch the comedy ensue.
“Where are you from, my dear?”
“I am Inga from Sveeden!”
“Sweden?, But you’re wearing le-lederhosen?”
“Yah! From Sweeden!”
Get your facts straight. Lederhosen are worn in Germany, not in Switzerland.
Wait – is that “bonding” or “binding”?
I laughed and laughed at this…not so much because of the photo by itself, but because the ad below it was for Planned Parenthood.
this is NOT swiss. lederhosen are from germany!
(I AM a swiss-girl by the way….)
So, shouldn’t you be more neutral about it?
This photo is of me and my dad
I never did end up on a clock tower… hehe
Our town had a German festival every year. Thankfully, this outfit only fit me for one year
And just barely, by the look of it. Cute!
Mr Hitler always told young Adolf that it did not matter if people laughed at you so long as you were a kind, decent, loving person and that revenge was NOT an option
see i think this picture is kind of cute – i love some really really old pics of my mom & i wearing stupid matching laura ashley dresses (sort of along the same line of oh dear god what are they wearing), and they are so bad that all my friends think it’s hysterical. but you’ve got to look back & remember that day properly, and know that you probably felt so cool to be matching with mom/dad. so they’re great pics!
I’m blind now.
“She’s got her skate caught in his lederhosen!!!”
Edith! Take the darn picture already, we need to practice our yodeling!
Lederhosen are an in-joke in my family … in fact the “Passing of the Lederhosen” to each new baby is a beloved family ritual.
No, I am not making this up, Yes, I wish I were.
Therefore, it should not be a surprise to learn that practically every picture ever taken at our family gatherings qualifies as an Awkward Family Photo.
Well at least they weren’t made from some old drapes in the Governess’ room.
Sorry, son, the washing machine should be fixed soon. In the meantime, this is all we got to wear.
Where’s the beer garden??
It’s German … bavarian to be precise.
OMG Clark and Rusty are real! WT*?
I would rather say AUSTRIAN Misters – the Lederhosen Style is typically unfamiliar in good old Switzerland ……. Greez from the big city ZURICH
This is german clothing, not swiss!
Don’t blame the swiss!
Thank you, a swiss
Ha, my mom and her family are from Switzerland!
Well, technically my Opa is from Austria, but everybody else is Swiss!
My husband grew up here in Australia next door to a family who had emigrated to our country. The sons still wore their traditional lederhosen and one of them was nicknamed “Double D***” because of the double zippers. I hope he wasn’t too upset about it.
Bet he was popular, tho…
on the way to the Oktoberfest and some sassich….
Doesn’t every family in the upper midwest have a picture of a close friend or relative dressed up like this?
yah sure ya betcha!
I hear yodeling.
I collapsed in a fit of giggles at this. Thanks.
Short shorts + striped socks = AFP Awesomeness!
I’m not a puppet, I’m a real boy!!
Was this a picture of a Bavarian family, taken in Bavaria, it would still be awkward because of the father’s comb over.
I wonder if that kid will be wearing those same shorts when he’s up there in that bell tower with a high powered rifle when he gets older.
No kidding huh?
I wonder if he’ll use a Mauser.
why, no, as a matter of fact, he’ll use a compound bow!
At first glance the kid made me think of a modern day Pinocchio. This time around my guess is that for every lie he tells his legs grow longer.
Isn’t that German?
of course, thats bavarian – not swiss!!!!
No more oom pah, pa!
that looks like will forte in a wig
DAMN YOU! I was just going to say that he looked just like Will Forte! MacGruber’s going DEEP undercover!
Is this a lifestyle choice, or a costume for a day? Because I think Dad is wearing black socks and dress shoes, and that’s not authentic!
Yeah, but the polo shirts ARE so authentic.
Yes, one of the best things about this photo is that no effort was made with any other element of the costume (except the poor kid’s hat) unless you count the matching polos as effort.
However the lad’s athletic tube socks are as authentic as it gets!
The hills are alive with the sound of therapy!
I like you, Jeeps. You’re funny!
Brilliant. Comment FTW!
lol, I thought that, too!
So this is what dad does when he is home alone with the kids.
The striped tube socks really complete the look.
Hey, they match!
Who wears short shorts? Unfortunately, that poor kid wears short shorts!
The lederhosen seem a tad tight. You should never be able to tell which side a man dresses to! By the way, lederhosen are Bavarian, not Swiss.
Two lonely goatherds.
yoda layhe hoo
NOT in this picture Yoda is.
That kid actually looks like he’s levitating, the lederhosen are pulled up so high! Look — he’s hovering about 1/2 an inch off the ground!
you’re right, it’s like a David Blaine trick
OMG-you mean this is photoshopped?
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