In Bavaria "lederhosen" (leather breeches) are the traditional attire for men, and the "dirndl" the traditional women's dress. I have seen a few people (not just waiters and waitresses) wearing these outfits here.
However I was surprised by the number of shops in Munich that displayed "lederhosen" and "dirndls" in their store windows.
Even international chains such as C&A and H&M featured them.
I have to question the quality of "lederhosen" at H&M for only 39 euros.
Is it even made of leather?
At the other end of the spectrum there are some very high-end stores here carry "lederhosen" that cost more than 1500 euros!
Then it dawned on me why I was seeing "lederhosen" and "dirndls" in so many stores. Oktoberfest begins in less than a month, and many residents of Munich will be decked out in traditional garb for the festivities.