Originally Posted by montecristo#4
I guess you weren't there during the World Cup.
Actually, I think that the World Cup was seen by many as some kind of turnpoint, when Germans started to feel that they could be patriots again, without feeling guilty about what the generation before them had done in the 40s.
By the way, this habit of always bringing up the nazis when discussing German clothing is a bit tiring. What would U.S. citizens think if Europeans brought up, for example, Pinochet or the Vietnam war (or some even more recent questionable issues) every time someone started a thread to discuss, for example, Ralph Lauren?
The "Tracht" discussed above is, in my opinion, a kind of traditional clothing that really looks great also for everyday wear, in the right environment, including "modern" cities like Munich.
Obviously, it may not "travel" that well. Just like, for example, cowboy boots.
By the way, southern Germany is not only cows and beer. It is also BMW, Porsche, Mercedes...