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Cream leather shell with  G-III suede skirt, gray ankle strap pumps, Anne Klein leopard print silk scarf, and Modalo Pippa bag (all own)

Dirndls are regional clothes

I grew up in Germany. Thus, many people think that I should have a dirndl, which I do, but only because I was sick of explaining that in the region I grew up, women do not wear dirndls.

However, when it comes to clothing that I relate to my heritage, it is leather clothing. Well I have to admit the term leather clothing is a contradiction in itself as leather is not clothes.

Many kids wore lederhosen as toddlers in the 60s and 70s

Like many kids in Germany, I had a pair of lederhosen (leather pants). They were red suede with red suspenders and some little engraved “dear bone” type embellishment on the suspenders. Actually, it was plastic.

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Front view of G-III suede skirt with leather shell with Anne Klein printed oblong silk scarf work outfit

I loved these lederhosen as they kept me out of trouble. I could slide down a sandy hill, no problem. I could play without being reminded to take care not to get dirty. I could fall without risking to rip my clothing. The lederhosen seemed to be non-destroyable. Well, one summer they were gone because I had grown over winter and they did not fit anymore.

Dreaming of a full leather gown like Angelina Jolie

My love for leather and leather pants still is alive. I have worn leather clothing over the years ever since my early childhood. I feel secure and comfortable in leather. Here I am wearing a suede leather skirt and a leather top with a leopard print silk scarf, my Modalu Pippa bag and ankle strap pumps. One day in a blue moon, I will treat myself to a black, full length leather evening gown.

Do you love to wear leather or suede? Does your office dress code permit wearing leather? How do you style your leather clothes? Let me know by email, I am curious.

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Photos: G. Kramm (2013)

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