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What do Germans wear?

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Though they tend towards more conservative attire, Germans dress in a manner that is broadly similar to how Americans dress. Traditional German attire like lederhosen is typically only worn for formal occasions and folk festivals.

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Increasingly, younger Germans are adopting American fashions. Nevertheless, Germans still avoid certain hallmarks of American dress. Like other Europeans, Germans don't typically wear athletic clothing or sportswear on a day-to-day, routine basis. In fact, outfits like these are often associated with seediness or suspicious characters. Germans also prefer footwear that is sleeker and not overly chunky. White athletic shoes are particularly unpopular in Germany. Finally, shorts and baseball caps are far less common in Germany than in the United States.

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