Swiss Mister

January 20th, 2010

Swiss Mister - Vacation

Ahhh, lederhosen bonding.

(submitted by James)

84 Responses to “Swiss Mister”

  1. netkook says:

    Gipetto wished that someday little Pinocchio could be a REAL boy!

  2. Alana says:

    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.

  3. Jess says:

    Seriously, there is a family at our church who still dress their kids like this!!!!

  4. Jean says:


  5. Bob says:

    OHH, look at the bench.

  6. Alicia says:

    The kid reminds me of Werner from The Life Aquatic! He needs a red hat 😉

  7. lillygorilly says:

    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.

  8. Charles Hügli says:

    Get your facts straight. Lederhosen are worn in Germany, not in Switzerland.

  9. lsilvis says:

    Wait – is that “bonding” or “binding”?

  10. Bloodywits says:

    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.

  11. Lea says:

    this is NOT swiss. lederhosen are from germany!
    (I AM a swiss-girl by the way….)

  12. James says:

    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 😛

  13. Mez says:

    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

  14. tracy says:

    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!

  15. El Kev says:

    I’m blind now.

  16. porkercal says:

    “She’s got her skate caught in his lederhosen!!!”

  17. Lindsay says:

    Edith! Take the darn picture already, we need to practice our yodeling!

  18. dutifuldaughter says:

    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.

  19. Snowrider says:

    Well at least they weren’t made from some old drapes in the Governess’ room.

  20. Whoa says:

    Sorry, son, the washing machine should be fixed soon. In the meantime, this is all we got to wear.

  21. John III says:

    Where’s the beer garden??

  22. Mike says:

    It’s German … bavarian to be precise.

  23. Tim says:


  24. Nicole says:

    OMG Clark and Rusty are real! WT*?

  25. Peter Hiller says:

    I would rather say AUSTRIAN Misters – the Lederhosen Style is typically unfamiliar in good old Switzerland ……. Greez from the big city ZURICH

  26. Mex says:

    This is german clothing, not swiss!

    Don’t blame the swiss!

    Thank you, a swiss

    • Sydney says:

      Ha, my mom and her family are from Switzerland!

      Well, technically my Opa is from Austria, but everybody else is Swiss!

  27. Cathy says:

    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. 🙂

  28. Uncuw Biww says:

    on the way to the Oktoberfest and some sassich….

  29. Jesse says:

    Doesn’t every family in the upper midwest have a picture of a close friend or relative dressed up like this?

  30. LAURIE says:

    I hear yodeling.

  31. Cee says:


  32. AwkWerrrd says:

    Short shorts + striped socks = AFP Awesomeness!

  33. staci says:

    I’m not a puppet, I’m a real boy!!

  34. bmj2k says:

    Was this a picture of a Bavarian family, taken in Bavaria, it would still be awkward because of the father’s comb over.

  35. Jeeps says:

    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.

  36. Don says:

    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.

  37. carol says:

    Isn’t that German?

  38. MaryCherry says:

    No more oom pah, pa!

  39. Nan says:

    Swiss cheese.

  40. kiff says:

    that looks like will forte in a wig

  41. Boppie says:

    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!

  42. Jeeps says:

    The hills are alive with the sound of therapy!

  43. LilyBear says:


  44. Nikki says:

    So this is what dad does when he is home alone with the kids.

  45. WendyX says:

    The striped tube socks really complete the look.

  46. Bruce says:

    Who wears short shorts? Unfortunately, that poor kid wears short shorts!

  47. Global Librarian says:

    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.

  48. Valerie says:

    Oh. My.

  49. Me says:

    Two lonely goatherds.

  50. Natty says:

    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!

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