Bayern Munich Launch New Oktoberfest-Inspired Kit

Alex LivieFeatured ColumnistSeptember 3, 2013

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUGUST 30:  Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich lifts the trophy as he celebrates with his team mates during the UEFA Super Cup between Bayern Muenchen and Chelsea at Stadion Eden on August 30, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Bavaria is gearing up for Oktoberfest, and Bayern Munich are getting in the spirit by revealing a lederhosen-inspired kit.

Germany international and Bayern vice-captain Bastian Schweinsteiger was joined by Javi Martinez and Diego Contento to model the Adidas-made kit, and he was happy with the look.

“We come from Bavaria, and the world-famous Oktoberfest belongs to the state, so I think it's very good for us to have this shirt,” Schweinsteiger told the club’s official website. “This is a bit special. We've never had a shirt like this before.”

According to Bayern’s website, the new kit will be seen in action against Hannover 96 on September 14—with its official away launch against Schalke 04 in Gelsenkirchen the following week.

The kit consists of white shirts, brown shorts and white socks with an authentic calf-warmer design. The players will also be decked out in Alpine parade jackets and hats to top off the Oktoberfest look.

The away kit, including the rather natty hat, is available to buy in Bayern’s online shop.

It is not clear whether Bayern will pull on the kit during their European travels. The club have been drawn in Group D of the Champions League alongside Manchester City, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen and will begin the defence of their title at home to CSKA on September 17.

Bayern are now managed by Spaniard Pep Guardiola, and it remains to be seen if he will get into the spirit of Oktoberfest.

The 180th Munich Oktoberfest begins on September 21 and runs to October 6.