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25th Jan '17 5:21:46 PM Sharysa
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*** Scholars have noticed that the barong is only a couple of centuries old and actually dates back to the Spanish colonization: [[HarsherInHindsight The Spanish nobility forced native men to wear transparent shirts so they couldn't hide any weapons.]]
8th Jan '17 12:48:25 PM SilverlightPony
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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] with Caboose from ''Series/RedVsBlue''. Since the show was originally filmed in Halo 1, everyone started out with Mark IV Armor and an Assault Rifle, and upgraded to the Mark V and Battle Rifle as the show went on. For whatever reason, Caboose prefers the original setup and doesn't upgrade with everyone else. It's originally implied that he was just too stupid to realize he needed an upgrade, but after being forcibly upgraded he gets excited when he gets to switch back to a Mark IV helmet.

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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] with Caboose from ''Series/RedVsBlue''. Since the show was originally filmed in Halo 1, everyone started out with Mark IV V Armor and an Assault Rifle, and upgraded to the Mark V VI and Battle Rifle as the show went on. For whatever reason, Caboose prefers the original setup and doesn't upgrade with everyone else. It's originally implied that he was just too stupid to realize he needed an upgrade, but after being forcibly upgraded he gets excited when he gets to switch back to a Mark IV V helmet.
7th Jan '17 1:55:19 PM rafi
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* In ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', our main character, his sister, and his devoted stalker all wear old-fashioned kimono. But not just kimono, ''vintage'' and ''seasonally appropriate'' designs from the early 20th century. The accessories are no exception: the author will knot the obi differently on different occasions, and always matches the characters up with classic outerwear in winter, like Inverness coats and ''kakusode gaitou''. If you know much about traditional Japanese clothing, it can be quite the sight to behold. To be frank, in that universe Japan's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Era_name era name]] [[RetroUniverse is still]] ''[[RetroUniverse Showa]]'' (aka Emperor Hirohito), not ''Heisei''.
* Ryougi Shiki of ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' wears a kimono (usually light blue) under a bitchin' red leather jacket with fur fringe.
* Inverted in ''Manga/InuYasha'', with Kagome wearing modern day clothes in feudal era Japan.
* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'', where the main character wears modern clothes in a feudal setting… [[RuleOfCool For no reason other than that it looks cool.]] [[WordOfGod According to the author]], ''Mushishi'' was originally set in the modern day, but they forgot to change Ginko's clothes when the comic changed to the feudal era. And, no, [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight nobody ever says anything]].
** The fact that no one says anything might just well be justified given his career. He's a drifter that deals with ethereal beings. His clothes are the least interesting character trait he possesses. Not to mention, seeing some of the technology that shows up every now and then, it's not hard to believe Japan has been introduced to western fashion.



* Played with in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' with Alphonse Elric. Though he doesn't wear it by choice, Al walks around in a full suit of medieval battle armor, much to the surprise and commentary of others. Due to his naive, idealistic, chivalrous worldview and nobility (one character even envisioning him as a literal PrinceCharming), the armor is surprisingly appropriate, and no one disputes that he pulls it off with considerable awesome, to the point that he is frequently mistaken for his famously talented in-universe MemeticBadass brother Ed. Of course, most people don't realize Al isn't wearing the armor, he's a disembodied soul bonded to it, and the armor is his body.



* Played with in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' with Alphonse Elric. Though he doesn't wear it by choice, Al walks around in a full suit of medieval battle armor, much to the surprise and commentary of others. Due to his naive, idealistic, chivalrous worldview and nobility (one character even envisioning him as a literal PrinceCharming), the armor is surprisingly appropriate, and no one disputes that he pulls it off with considerable awesome, to the point that he is frequently mistaken for his famously talented in-universe MemeticBadass brother Ed. Of course, most people don't realize Al isn't wearing the armor, he's a disembodied soul bonded to it, and the armor is his body.
* In ''Manga/SnowWhiteAndSevenDwarfs'', which takes place around ~2015, Souichi and Souji wear old-fashioned Japanese-styled clothing. That said, as the revision explains, it's for practical reasons, rather than fashion. They respectively [[RapidAging de-age and age rapidly]], and so need clothing that's easy to adjust when their body changes (though Souichi goes as far as to wear an appropriate decoration over his ear, so perhaps fashion is a slight factor there as well).

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* Played Inverted in ''Manga/InuYasha'', with Kagome wearing modern day clothes in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' feudal era Japan.
* Ryougi Shiki of ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' wears a kimono (usually light blue) under a bitchin' red leather jacket
with Alphonse Elric. Though he doesn't wear it by choice, Al walks around fur fringe.
* {{Inverted|Trope}}
in a full suit of medieval battle armor, much to ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}'', where the surprise and commentary of others. Due to his naive, idealistic, chivalrous worldview and nobility (one main character even envisioning him as wears modern clothes in a literal PrinceCharming), feudal setting… [[RuleOfCool For no reason other than that it looks cool.]] [[WordOfGod According to the armor is surprisingly appropriate, and author]], ''Mushishi'' was originally set in the modern day, but they forgot to change Ginko's clothes when the comic changed to the feudal era. And, no, [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight nobody ever says anything]].
** The fact that
no one disputes says anything might just well be justified given his career. He's a drifter that he pulls it off deals with considerable awesome, to ethereal beings. His clothes are the point least interesting character trait he possesses. Not to mention, seeing some of the technology that he is frequently mistaken for his famously talented in-universe MemeticBadass brother Ed. Of course, most people don't realize Al isn't wearing the armor, he's a disembodied soul bonded to it, shows up every now and the armor is his body.
* In ''Manga/SnowWhiteAndSevenDwarfs'', which takes place around ~2015, Souichi and Souji wear old-fashioned Japanese-styled clothing. That said, as the revision explains,
then, it's for practical reasons, rather than fashion. They respectively [[RapidAging de-age and age rapidly]], and so need clothing that's easy not hard to adjust when their body changes (though Souichi goes as far as believe Japan has been introduced to wear an appropriate decoration over his ear, so perhaps fashion is a slight factor there as well).western fashion.



* In ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', our main character, his sister, and his devoted stalker all wear old-fashioned kimono. But not just kimono, ''vintage'' and ''seasonally appropriate'' designs from the early 20th century. The accessories are no exception: the author will knot the obi differently on different occasions, and always matches the characters up with classic outerwear in winter, like Inverness coats and ''kakusode gaitou''. If you know much about traditional Japanese clothing, it can be quite the sight to behold. To be frank, in that universe Japan's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Era_name era name]] [[RetroUniverse is still]] ''[[RetroUniverse Showa]]'' (aka Emperor Hirohito), not ''Heisei''.
* In ''Manga/SnowWhiteAndSevenDwarfs'', which takes place around ~2015, Souichi and Souji wear old-fashioned Japanese-styled clothing. That said, as the revision explains, it's for practical reasons, rather than fashion. They respectively [[RapidAging de-age and age rapidly]], and so need clothing that's easy to adjust when their body changes (though Souichi goes as far as to wear an appropriate decoration over his ear, so perhaps fashion is a slight factor there as well).



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* The Shade and the ComicBook/GentlemanGhost are both [[Franchise/TheDCU DCU]] supervillains who dress in old fashioned finery. Justified in that both men were actually alive when these clothes were first being worn. Especially the Gentleman Ghost--being a ghost, he's nothing but a walking set of late-19th century finery, with top hat and [[HighClassGlass monocle]].
* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s nemesis The Penguin has sported white-tie-and-tails, top hat, and ''[[HighClassGlass monocle]]'' ever since his first appearance in the early [[TheForties 1940s]], when that look was already becoming old-fashioned. He did ditch the top hat and tailcoat in the [[TheNineties 1990s]], switching to the more practical tuxedo, but even this is on its way out as dress becomes more casual and men increasingly opt for business suits on formal occasions.
* The Hellfire Club, enemies of the ''ComicBook/XMen''. The men typically wear [[TheCavalierYears 18th century clothing]], while women typically dress in [[{{Stripperiffic}} leather bustiers, lingerie-style underwear, and boots]].
** Explained in the comic as symbolizing the Club's elitist rejection of modern concepts of morality.
** Actually inspired by ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "A Touch of Brimstone", which actually featured a "Hellfire Club" with a very similar visual style.
* Minor Franchise/MarvelUniverse villain Turner D. Century dressed in clothes appropriate to, well, [[TheGayNineties the turn of the century]].

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* The Shade and the ComicBook/GentlemanGhost are both [[Franchise/TheDCU DCU]] supervillains who dress in old fashioned finery. Justified in that both men were actually alive when these clothes were first being worn. Especially the Gentleman Ghost--being a ghost, he's nothing but a walking set of late-19th century finery, with top hat and [[HighClassGlass monocle]].
* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s nemesis The Penguin has sported white-tie-and-tails, top hat, and ''[[HighClassGlass monocle]]'' ever since his first appearance in the early [[TheForties 1940s]], when that look was already becoming old-fashioned. He did ditch the top hat and tailcoat in the [[TheNineties 1990s]], switching to the more practical tuxedo, but even this is on its way out as dress becomes more casual and men increasingly opt for business suits on formal occasions.
* The Hellfire Club, enemies of the ''ComicBook/XMen''. The men typically wear [[TheCavalierYears 18th century clothing]], while women typically dress in [[{{Stripperiffic}} leather bustiers, lingerie-style underwear, and boots]].
** Explained in the comic as symbolizing the Club's elitist rejection of modern concepts of morality.
** Actually inspired by ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "A Touch of Brimstone", which actually featured a "Hellfire Club" with a very similar visual style.
* Minor Franchise/MarvelUniverse villain Turner D. Century dressed in clothes appropriate to, well, [[TheGayNineties the turn of the century]].
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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 Myth/KingArthur.
* Comicbook/GreenArrow's costume is patterned after the popular image of Myth/RobinHood.
* 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.

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* Marvel's ''Franchise/TheDCU'':
** The Shade and the Gentleman Ghost are both supervillains who dress in old fashioned finery. Justified in that both men were actually alive when these clothes were first being worn. Especially the Gentleman Ghost--being a ghost, he's nothing but a walking set of late-19th century finery, with top hat and [[HighClassGlass monocle]].
** Franchise/{{Batman}}'s nemesis The Penguin has sported white-tie-and-tails, top hat, and ''[[HighClassGlass monocle]]'' ever since his first appearance in the early [[TheForties 1940s]], when that look was already becoming old-fashioned. He did ditch the top hat and tailcoat in the [[TheNineties 1990s]], switching to the more practical tuxedo, but even this is on its way out as dress becomes more casual and men increasingly opt for business suits on formal occasions.
** Comicbook/GreenArrow's costume is patterned after the popular image of Myth/RobinHood.
* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
** The Hellfire Club, enemies of the ''ComicBook/XMen''. The men typically wear [[TheCavalierYears 18th century clothing]], while women typically dress in [[{{Stripperiffic}} leather bustiers, lingerie-style underwear, and boots]].
*** Explained in the comic as symbolizing the Club's elitist rejection of modern concepts of morality.
*** Actually inspired by ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "A Touch of Brimstone", which actually featured a "Hellfire Club" with a very similar visual style.
** The minor villain Turner D. Century dressed in clothes appropriate to, well, [[TheGayNineties the turn of the century]].
**
{{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 Myth/KingArthur.
* Comicbook/GreenArrow's costume is patterned after the popular image of Myth/RobinHood.
* Captain America
** Comicbook/CaptainAmerica 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.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', Jane dates a guy who has a thing for dressing up in styles from the early half of the 1900's, and by the end she gets fed up with how seriously he takes all of it.
* The ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' gang, overlapping with ClothesMakeTheLegend, are better remembered and mostly appearing in their late 60s outfits. Possibly this is why they came back to them in ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Mystery Incorporated]]''. Notably, Velma is the only one who's never changed from her orange sweater/red pleated skirt/orange knee socks/red strap-on shoes combo. Shaggy's outfit, however, is probably the one that least ''needed'' alteration, although the cultural connotations of it have shifted from SurferDude to… well, [[TheStoner something a bit less kid-friendly.]] Then again ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Mystery Incorporated]]'' may take place in some kind of RetroUniverse as it seems 60s-70s style clothing is the norm for just about everyone.


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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', Jane dates a guy who has a thing for dressing up in styles from the early half of the 1900's, and by the end she gets fed up with how seriously he takes all of it.
* The ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' gang, overlapping with ClothesMakeTheLegend, are better remembered and mostly appearing in their late 60s outfits. Possibly this is why they came back to them in ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Mystery Incorporated]]''. Notably, Velma is the only one who's never changed from her orange sweater/red pleated skirt/orange knee socks/red strap-on shoes combo. Shaggy's outfit, however, is probably the one that least ''needed'' alteration, although the cultural connotations of it have shifted from SurferDude to… well, [[TheStoner something a bit less kid-friendly.]] Then again ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Mystery Incorporated]]'' may take place in some kind of RetroUniverse as it seems 60s-70s style clothing is the norm for just about everyone.
11th Nov '16 11:39:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* By the time of ''Film/UniversalSoldier: Day of Reckoning'', the [[SuperSoldier UniSols]] have forgone the awesome firepower that they're used to, along with the advanced body armour and combat rags, and have gone completely old school. They look less like a professional army, and more like a guerrilla army, with clothing and equipment taken from different time periods, ranging from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII to [[UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar Operation Desert Storm]]. Their weapons even reflect this as well, with lots of Vietnam War Era M16s and AK-47s. Scott 3.0 runs around wearing clothing components from infantrymen in World War II, along with combat boots from UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Era. Deveraux himself goes the route of [[Film/ApocalypseNow Colonel Kurtz]] by wearing an M65 Field Jacket, along with matching pants and combat boots.

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* By the time of ''Film/UniversalSoldier: Day of Reckoning'', ''Film/UniversalSoldierDayOfReckoning'', the [[SuperSoldier UniSols]] have forgone the awesome firepower that they're used to, along with the advanced body armour and combat rags, and have gone completely old school. They look less like a professional army, and more like a guerrilla army, with clothing and equipment taken from different time periods, ranging from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII to [[UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar Operation Desert Storm]]. Their weapons even reflect this as well, with lots of Vietnam War Era M16s and AK-47s. Scott 3.0 runs around wearing clothing components from infantrymen in World War II, along with combat boots from UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Era. Deveraux himself goes the route of [[Film/ApocalypseNow Colonel Kurtz]] by wearing an M65 Field Jacket, along with matching pants and combat boots.
11th Nov '16 8:25:53 PM Willbyr
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20th Sep '16 11:38:17 PM PaulA
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* VideoGame/TexMurphy in the eponymous series of games dresses as a typical noir-style detective with a trenchcoat and fedora... in a post-WorldWarIII world. However, many other characters dress in 30s and 40s styles consistent with the RaymondChandler-inspired setting.

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* VideoGame/TexMurphy in the eponymous series of games dresses as a typical noir-style detective with a trenchcoat and fedora... in a post-WorldWarIII world. However, many other characters dress in 30s and 40s styles consistent with the RaymondChandler-inspired Creator/RaymondChandler-inspired setting.
28th Aug '16 7:02:25 PM Quarma
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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] with Caboose from ''Series/RedVsBlue''. Since the show was originally filmed in Halo 1, everyone started out with Mark IV Armor and an Assault Rifle, and upgraded to the Mark V and Battle Rifle as the show went on. For whatever reason, Caboose prefers the original setup and doesn't upgrade with everyone else. It's originally implied that he was just too stupid to realize he needed an upgrade, but after being forcibly upgraded he gets excited when he gets to switch back to a Mark IV helmet.
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.
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