History Main / BadAssLongcoat

19th Aug '16 1:02:15 PM SantosLHalper
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* [[http://www.napolun.com/mirror/napoleonistyka.atspace.com/img/Prussian_Landwehr_infantry.jpg Prussian soldiers wore longcoats]] in UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, with even an added CommissarCap to boot. In an inversion of typical associations of this trope, though, they tended to be worn by members of the ''Landwehr'', [[RedshirtArmy hastily-raised conscripts with little to no training]].

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* [[http://www.napolun.com/mirror/napoleonistyka.atspace.com/img/Prussian_Landwehr_infantry.jpg Prussian soldiers wore longcoats]] in UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, with even an added CommissarCap to boot. In an inversion of typical associations of this trope, though, they tended to be worn by members of the ''Landwehr'', [[RedshirtArmy hastily-raised conscripts militiamen with little to no training]].
13th Aug '16 8:04:24 AM HazelMcCallister
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** Alexander Anderson, who wears a grey cassock.

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** Alexander Anderson, who Anderson and the other vampire-hunting priests of Section XIII Iscariot wear grey cassocks. When their leader Maxwell is appointed head of the Crusade, he dons a dark blue one, but wears a grey cassock.it [[NotSoBadassLongcoat tightly-buttoned]].


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* Ancient Median and Persian nobles wore a riding coat called the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandys kandys]]. True to the trope, it was worn with the sleeves loose, albeit for much more complicated reasons than just looking badass.
10th Aug '16 6:32:27 PM ThePest179
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This led to a huge case of UnfortunateImplications, since another group of students at Columbine, known as the "Trenchcoat Mafia" for their affinity for similar coats, was put under a great deal of suspicion -- even though Harris and Klebold were peripheral friends of theirs at best. Some schools tried to ban long coats in the aftermath of Columbine on the grounds of claiming it was a gang uniform. In some cases, the [[IAmSpartacus student population]] responded by donning the garment ''en masse'' [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome to prove a very valid point]]. You can thank Harris' father for this urban legend, as he claimed in a 911 call that Eric was a member of the Trenchcoat Mafia and was sure he was involved for that reason. In any case, while the two [[OlderThanTheyThink weren't the first spree killers]] to wear them, trench coats became associated with mass murder for several years as a result of Columbine, with many school shooters afterwards deliberately emulating Harris and Klebold's choice of fashion. MoralGuardians were quick to suggest that the two were inspired by films featuring gun-toting, trenchcoat-clad protagonists, including ''The Matrix'' (still running in theaters at the time) and ''The Basketball Diaries''.

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This led to a huge case of UnfortunateImplications, since another group of students at Columbine, known as the "Trenchcoat Mafia" for their affinity for similar coats, was put under a great deal of suspicion -- even though Harris and Klebold were peripheral friends of theirs at best. You can thank Harris' father for this urban legend, as he claimed in a 911 call that Eric was a member of the Trenchcoat Mafia and was sure he was involved for that reason. Some schools tried to ban long coats in the aftermath of Columbine on the grounds of claiming it was a gang uniform. In some cases, the [[IAmSpartacus student population]] responded by donning the garment ''en masse'' [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome to prove a very valid point]]. You can thank Harris' father for this urban legend, as he claimed in a 911 call that Eric was a member of the Trenchcoat Mafia and was sure he was involved for that reason. In any case, while the two [[OlderThanTheyThink weren't the first spree killers]] to wear them, trench coats became associated with mass murder for several years as a result of Columbine, with many school shooters afterwards deliberately emulating Harris and Klebold's choice of fashion. MoralGuardians were quick to suggest that the two were inspired by films featuring gun-toting, trenchcoat-clad protagonists, including ''The Matrix'' (still running in theaters at the time) and ''The Basketball Diaries''.
4th Aug '16 10:59:03 PM PaulA
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* The same coat keeps turning up in Creator/StevenBrust's novels, usually on coachmen. The best description is in ''Freedom & Necessity'': "Last week I found my most treasured item of clothing ... a vast and possibly antique driving coat, rusty black, with deep turned-back cuffs and a high-standing collar, and a pair of pockets so large that I could drop one of Mr Colt's pistols in each and hardly grudge the room. It swallows me up nearly to the ankles.... As his boots were to Puss, so this coat is to me. I assure myself that I seem a latter-day [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Turpin Dick Turpin]] when I've got it on, though I may in fact look a quite modern scare-crow."

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* The same coat keeps turning up in Creator/StevenBrust's novels, usually on coachmen. The best description is in ''Freedom & Necessity'': ''Literature/FreedomAndNecessity'': "Last week I found my most treasured item of clothing ... a vast and possibly antique driving coat, rusty black, with deep turned-back cuffs and a high-standing collar, and a pair of pockets so large that I could drop one of Mr Colt's pistols in each and hardly grudge the room. It swallows me up nearly to the ankles.... As his boots were to Puss, so this coat is to me. I assure myself that I seem a latter-day [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Turpin Dick Turpin]] when I've got it on, though I may in fact look a quite modern scare-crow."
2nd Aug '16 11:39:16 PM foxley
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* Barnaby Gold, TheGunslinger hero of ''Literature/TheUndertaker'' series of novels, still dresses as he did when he was an undertaker; including a black caped greatcoat.
31st Jul '16 2:57:58 PM skarl
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* John Oliver in ''Webcomic/FakeNewsRumble'' wears one, combined with a ScarfOfAsskicking which [[Series/DoctorWho sure looks familiar...]]
31st Jul '16 9:11:50 AM JamesAustin
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* Aussie bushrangers Film/MadDogMorgan and Film/TheOutlawMichaelHowe both wear duster coats. MickJagger wore a velvet tailcoat when portraying Film/NedKelly.

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* Aussie bushrangers Film/MadDogMorgan and Film/TheOutlawMichaelHowe both wear duster coats. MickJagger Music/MickJagger wore a velvet tailcoat when portraying Film/NedKelly.
27th Jul '16 1:06:56 PM DoctorFlygon
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* Cynthia from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum]]'' has a black one.

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* Cynthia from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum]]'' has a black one. Palmer, the Tower Tycoon and [[spoiler: Barry]]'s father, also sports a green one which notably blows in the wind in his sprite animation in ''Platinum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold/SoulSilver]]''.
19th Jul '16 3:12:42 PM TitoMosquito
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** ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}
17th Jul '16 10:14:01 AM SarahB42
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* In ''Literature/HopeAndRed'', Red thinks his longcoat is one of these: "deer leather, finely tanned, and soft as velvet." His friend Nettles refers to it as his "mole rat coat," though, so maybe not.
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