If you'd like a little culture to supplement your language learning today you might find this interesting:
I saw folks dressed like this walking through the forest and wasn't really sure what was up til my German friends explained it.
I mostly see them on roofs, since the tradition is mostly held high by carpenters. ;) I think it's a cool thing, especially for young men who have "Hummeln im Hintern" (~ "bumblebees in the bum", meaning they are too active to sit still). Not everyone is made for a classroom.
European journeymen occasionally turn up in the UK as well:
You at least need to have completed an apprenticeship in one of these trades, probably in a country where these journeymen are usual, to get the necessary papers. It's not just about donning the right clothes; the mayor of your hometown gives you papers that say that you are a honorable person, you get some secret password for the mayors and/or masters in the other cities so they know you have learned the trade, you get a rule book about what you are allowed to do and what is forbidden and so on.