FC Bayern Munich's Oktoberfest jersey is successful when the Bundesliga champions win 7-Zero
Attentive jersey observers will have noticed that Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich were on the pitch with a very special single jersey at the weekend.
The pretty green and gold ensemble of Bayern against VfL Bochum is not part of the club's main jersey collection for 2021-22 and will not be worn again this season.
In fact, the clothing was the limited Oktoberfest strip from Bavaria, a seasonal homage to the autumn folk festival in Munich.
The beautiful Wiesn jersey is inspired by the Bavarian traditional outfit for the Oktoberfest, consisting of green jackets with gold buttons, hats, suspenders, long socks and lederhosen.
In addition, the shirt is adorned with an edelweiss on the neck, the symbolic flower of the Alps, as well as a magnificent golden laurel wreath that surrounds the coat of arms.
https://t.co/DrTGswr0DX #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/Vekrfq0jR7
– FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 18, 2021
Unfortunately, similar to last year, Oktoberfest 2021 had to be canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, Bayern felt it was right to celebrate the occasion with a shirt that pays homage to the world-famous festival in which they regularly participate.
And mark the occasion that they did due. While the celebrations may have been postponed for another year elsewhere, there was no lack of happiness within Allianz, as irresistible goals from Robert Lewandowski, Leroy Sane, Joshua Kimmich (2), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Serge Gnabry (also as an own goal by Vasilios Lampropoulos) Bayern ensured a 7-0 victory.
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The heavy defeat meant that Lewandowski was the first player to score in 13 Bundesliga home games in a row.
In fact, the 33-year-old Poland striker also played his 19th game in a row in all competitions, an amazing streak that started back in February.
With the title defense under the new head coach Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern managed to jump to the top of the Bundesliga after scoring 16 goals in just five games of the season.
After such an appearance, they should perhaps decide to play in their gold-plated Oktoberfest gear for the rest of the campaign.
Bayern scored seven goals in their new shirt this weekend. CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP via Getty Images
Of course, this is not the first time Bayern have appeared in a shirt that is directly influenced by their beloved homeland, Bavaria, as well as the Oktoberfest and everything that goes with it.
In fact, their brand new third jersey for the 2021-22 season is intended as a loving homage to the majestic snow-covered alpine panoramas in southeast Germany.
Bayern Munich has released its new 3rd jersey ⛰ pic.twitter.com/NvZz4fECdi
– ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 17, 2021
Additionally, Bavaria's 2013-14 away kit was inspired by local folk costume as a cream colored shirt was paired with brown shorts to create the lederhosen look.
The shirt's brown trim also featured an embossed roll pattern to add the touch of the machined leather trim often found on iconic Bavarian clothing.
The kit even came with an accompanying felt jacket and hat to be worn by the players before kick-off.
Had a close look at this new Bayern Lederhosen away kit – honestly hard to justify brown shorts pic.twitter.com/o6IWFCUeUg
– Archie Rhind-Tutt (@ archiert1) September 5, 2013
However, we can't talk about the Oktoberfest jerseys without mentioning Bavaria's city rivals 1860 Munich, who have a reputation for kicking off the local festival season by unveiling their own costume stripes.
In fact, 1860 has also been producing annual Oktoberfest jerseys for many years, with the first in 2012-13, the year before the Bavarians decided to take part.
The first offering from 1860 consisted of a light blue plaid shirt paired with brown leather shorts that included "seams" to create the look of traditional lederhosen.
Since then, the club has released a special-edition kit almost every year, most of which are pretty faithful variations on the Oktoberfest theme – plaid shirts with faux leather shorts.
We commit ourselves: The @ TSV1860 Munich has hereby defeated the jersey boss. It doesn't get any nicer. pic.twitter.com/98DSAMAf3e
– 11FREUNDE_de (@ 11Freunde_de) September 16, 2014
Honorable mentions are definitely worthy of the 2015 edition, however, which looked like a green velvet vest and has since become a staple of many "worst Bundesliga jerseys of all time".
1860 Munich hasn't been in the Bundesliga for a long time, but this special Oktoberfest jersey from 2015 is magical.
Definitely magical. Certainly. pic.twitter.com/6M4mJlzI6q
– DW Sports (@dw_sports) February 11, 2019
The Oktoberfest design 2019 from Macron saw the traditional light blue checked shirt paired with a particularly realistic looking leather pants with worn leather pants.
🍻 Oktoberfest kits!
👕 1860 Munich, 2018
So I'll be posting lots of # Oktoberfest kits in the next few days. You may have seen this one before, it's a super crazy but beautiful kit from Macron. Check out the shorts 👍 # Oktoberfest2019 pic.twitter.com/usmv5OecP4
– The Kitsman (@The_Kitsman) October 2, 2019
When it comes to Germany jerseys with a festival theme, we of course have to offer a passing game to FC Köln, which also celebrates its city's carnival every year with an appropriately brisk jersey.
I don't think you are ready for this. Cologne's #Karnevalstrikot for tomorrow. IMPRESSIVE. (pic @fckoeln_en) #dwbundesliga pic.twitter.com/Onky6vhcMI
– DW Sports (@dw_sports) January 22, 2016
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