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10th Aug '16 8:35:21 PM bwburke94
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* ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. With a few exceptions, the Rogues Gallery never strayed far from their sartorial roots.
** The Riddler always had his green bowler hat (which, contrary to what most people think, is from the '60s TV series, not the comics).

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* ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. With a few exceptions, the Rogues Gallery never strayed far from their sartorial roots.
** The Riddler always had his green bowler hat (which, contrary to what most people think, is from the '60s [[Series/{{Batman}} 1960s TV series, series]], not the comics).



** In addition to his usual mauve-colored double-breasted suit, TheJoker also went around in a boater hat and raccoon coat on some occasions - an ensemble that hasn't been cool since the early 1930s at the very latest.

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** In addition to his usual mauve-colored double-breasted suit, TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker also went around in a boater hat and raccoon coat on some occasions - an ensemble that hasn't been cool since the early 1930s at the very latest.
5th Jul '16 5:01:44 AM Kalmbach
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* "Thrift Shop" by [[{{Macklemore}} Macklemore & Ryan Lewis]]. "I wear your grandad's clothes. I look incredible!"
16th Jun '16 10:43:02 AM SilverSupernova
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* Captain America villain and founder of the Thunderbolts, Baron Helmut Zemo occasionally invokes this when he tries to style himself after his father. The mini-series Baron Zemo: Born Better, had him thrust back in time and slowly shifting to each generation of his own family tree. After each temporal jump, he would briefly invoke this trope until he finally had more time appropriate clothing made to replace his current attire.
12th Jun '16 8:40:40 PM Doug86
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* Marvel's {{Black Knight}}s typically wear [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] type-armor, regardless of the era of their activity. In their case they are {{Legacy Character}}s of an original knight who was active in the court of KingArthur.
* Comicbook/GreenArrow's costume is patterned after the popular image of RobinHood.

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* Marvel's {{Black Knight}}s typically wear [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] type-armor, regardless of the era of their activity. In their case they are {{Legacy Character}}s of an original knight who was active in the court of KingArthur.
Myth/KingArthur.
* Comicbook/GreenArrow's costume is patterned after the popular image of RobinHood.Myth/RobinHood.
15th May '16 4:09:15 AM memememememe
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Authors want their characters to stand out, and there's various tropes that can be used to make their look distinctive. One such way that says a lot about a character's... well, ''character''... is for them to purposely use an OutdatedOutfit in everyday life. Rather than a suit and tie, they'll wear finery from London in the 1850s. Instead of a dress, how about a ceremonial Kimono? Instead of business attire, go to meetings decked out in Renaissance plate armor and helmet. Regional chic from past times works as well: a character wearing cowboy gear is sure to look cool and stand out. ValuesDissonance will often determine how this trope applies: berets are pretty cool in North America, but in France and Spain they are more often thought of as old-fashioned.

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Authors want their characters to stand out, and there's various tropes that can be used to make their look distinctive. One such way that says a lot about a character's... well, ''character''... is for them to purposely use an OutdatedOutfit in everyday life. Rather than a suit and tie, they'll wear finery from London in the 1850s. Instead of a dress, how about a ceremonial Kimono? Instead of business attire, go to meetings decked out in Renaissance plate armor and helmet.pompous regal clothing from the Renaissance. Regional chic from past times works as well: a character wearing cowboy gear is sure to look cool and stand out. ValuesDissonance will often determine how this trope applies: berets are pretty cool in North America, but in France and Spain they are more often thought of as old-fashioned.


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* A major part on why the [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily British Royalty]] are such a major tourist magnet; it's unbelievable that in a modernized democracy they still keep around people who in ceremonies dress in elaborate costumes that would remind modern people of Disney fairytales.
11th Apr '16 5:47:20 PM Sugao
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* On ''Series/HawaiiFive0'', Max's taste in formalwear is decidedly ''not'' 21st century. His various outfits have included a pastel suit with a ruffled front, and a tie-die vest with matching bowtie. As the resident medical examiner, he's more commonly seen in scrubs than anything, and his casual clothes are fairly normal, but when it's time to put on the fancy pants he goes all-out.
10th Apr '16 7:37:19 PM zequeins
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* Some Elder Vampires in [[VampireTheMasquerade VtM]] or [[VampireTheRequiem VtR]] are known to prefer their OutdatedOutfit than more contemporary ones, especially in [[TruceZone Elysium]]. It's subjective whether it makes them ridiculous or dignifiedly old-fashioned, but it's well-accepted ''not'' to make fun of them because they're [[StrongerWithAge Elders]].
25th Feb '16 4:40:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Highlanders wore kilts...and nothing else. (Well, nothing else except for [[ModestyShorts black-colored shorts-style underwear]].) It was justified in {{Kayfabe}} by the explanation that Rory and Robbie [=McAllister=] [[BornInTheWrongCentury really did still think]] it was the ''{{Braveheart}}'' era and didn't understand the concept of civilized clothing.

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* The Highlanders wore kilts...and nothing else. (Well, nothing else except for [[ModestyShorts black-colored shorts-style underwear]].) It was justified in {{Kayfabe}} by the explanation that Rory and Robbie [=McAllister=] [[BornInTheWrongCentury really did still think]] it was the ''{{Braveheart}}'' ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' era and didn't understand the concept of civilized clothing.
20th Jan '16 5:40:34 AM alexxm1
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* In Wrestling/{{Progress Wrestling}} there's, Jack Gallagher who looks like a circus strongman, wearing leopard-print trunks and a weight-lifting belt and sports a magnificent moustache.
29th Dec '15 11:59:35 PM DragonQuestZ
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* Long, over-the-elbow gloves for women; often called "OperaGloves" (no prizes for guessing at what event they were worn), these were standard accessories of ladies' costume for evening wear (and often daytime wear) from the late 1880s through the late 1950s; they also showed up in the [[RegencyEngland Regency era]].

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* Long, over-the-elbow gloves for women; often called "OperaGloves" "opera gloves" (no prizes for guessing at what event they were worn), these were standard accessories of ladies' costume for evening wear (and often daytime wear) from the late 1880s through the late 1950s; they also showed up in the [[RegencyEngland Regency era]].era]]. Other HighClassGloves styles count as well.
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