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9th Jun '17 10:35:40 PM nombretomado
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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'', wears a brown leather longcoat that actually looks more {{Hipster}}-ish than retro per se, and is also justified by the action taking place in TheWindyCity in the autumn. It's still kind of easily recognisable for a VigilanteMan who's got the cops ''and'' the Mob gunning for him, though.

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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'', wears a brown leather longcoat that actually looks more {{Hipster}}-ish than retro per se, and is also justified by the action taking place in TheWindyCity UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} in the autumn. It's still kind of easily recognisable for a VigilanteMan who's got the cops ''and'' the Mob gunning for him, though.
6th Jun '17 2:32:48 AM shinykittie
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* Parodied in ''ComicBook/{{Cattivik}}'' when Superpip (a spoof of Super Man) dons himself in one to buy some porn in disguise, claiming that no one will recognize him. In the very same panel, a kid from the other side of the street asks his father "Why is Superpip wearing a trenchcoat?".

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* Parodied in ''ComicBook/{{Cattivik}}'' when Superpip (a spoof of Super Man) dons himself in one to buy some porn in disguise, claiming that no one will recognize him. In the very same panel, a kid from the other side of the street asks his father "Why is Superpip wearing a trenchcoat?".
30th Apr '17 10:39:40 AM nombretomado
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* "L-Y", one of the songs that Creator/TomLehrer wrote for ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' includes the lines "You're a secret agent man who's after the secret plan. How do you act so they don't know you're a spy? Normally ... normally ... normal ... l-y.." The accompanying animation has the protagonist being caught in a darkened room next to an enormous safe, wearing a trench coat and spy-hat. He [[NotSoInnocentWhistle starts whistling]] and playing with a yo-yo.
* The members of HallAndOates wear these in the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsntlJZ9h1U&ab_channel=hallandoatesVEVO Private Eyes]]".

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* "L-Y", one of the songs that Creator/TomLehrer Music/TomLehrer wrote for ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' includes the lines "You're a secret agent man who's after the secret plan. How do you act so they don't know you're a spy? Normally ... normally ... normal ... l-y.." The accompanying animation has the protagonist being caught in a darkened room next to an enormous safe, wearing a trench coat and spy-hat. He [[NotSoInnocentWhistle starts whistling]] and playing with a yo-yo.
* The members of HallAndOates Music/HallAndOates wear these in the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsntlJZ9h1U&ab_channel=hallandoatesVEVO Private Eyes]]".
23rd Apr '17 2:21:19 PM nombretomado
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* When Susan on ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' tries to be sneaky, she wears a trenchcoat, hat and sunglasses. This prompted one reviewer on TelevisionWithoutPity to ask, "What, no rubber nose and attached 'stache?"
* ''KidsIncorporated'': "The Bully" - After angering a local bully, the Kid sneaks into the P*lace wearing a trenchcoat and fedora, which effectively hides him in a crowd whose median age is 13.

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* When Susan on ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' tries to be sneaky, she wears a trenchcoat, hat and sunglasses. This prompted one reviewer on TelevisionWithoutPity Website/TelevisionWithoutPity to ask, "What, no rubber nose and attached 'stache?"
* ''KidsIncorporated'': ''Series/KidsIncorporated'': "The Bully" - After angering a local bully, the Kid sneaks into the P*lace wearing a trenchcoat and fedora, which effectively hides him in a crowd whose median age is 13.
19th Apr '17 11:59:58 AM WileK209
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* The Creator/CartoonNetwork music video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofvXa_TWrc8 "Always On the Run"]] began with a group of animated shadowy figures in trenchcoats and fedoras attempting to sneak out of the [[RogerRabbitEffect live-action]] Cartoon Network building. The fangirls spot one of them having a familiar red butt sticking out of the bottom of his coat and begin screaming, for it's actually [[WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel I.R. Baboon]] in the disguise, and the 'toons (also including WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo, [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Double-D]] and [[WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog Eustace]]) ditch their disguises and run as the chase begins

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* The Creator/CartoonNetwork music video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofvXa_TWrc8 "Always On the Run"]] began with a group of animated shadowy figures in trenchcoats and fedoras attempting to sneak out of the [[RogerRabbitEffect live-action]] Cartoon Network building. The fangirls spot one of them having a familiar red butt sticking out of the bottom of his coat and begin screaming, for it's actually [[WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel I.R. Baboon]] in the disguise, and the 'toons (also including WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo, [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Double-D]] and [[WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog Eustace]]) ditch their disguises and run as the chase beginsbegins.
* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} tried this when he went into a music store to buy a copy of the "Love Ducks" soundtrack CD (which everyone else thinks is the "babiest baby show of all"). But it didn't help much when the cashier went on the intercom, asking if they had any copies of the CD "for this boy," to which everyone else in the shop stared at him. Arthur made the excuse that it was for his baby sister.
17th Apr '17 5:14:08 PM Jake
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* Occasionally played straight in ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', but justified because the show is set in the early Eighties when a trenchcoat was perfectly normal menswear; [[DaChief Captain Furillo]] is often seen wearing one. In fact, on one occasion it was a plot point that seeing someone wearing a trenchcoat ''[[UpToEleven with ski-mask]]'' wasn't enough to count as reasonable suspicion for a stop-and-search, because the city was in the grip of a particularly brutal ColdSnap at the time.
16th Apr '17 12:27:10 PM nombretomado
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* In LiberalCrimeSquad, Trenchcoats are both "stealthy" gear (meaning who wears them tries to hide instead of disguise as the enemies when infiltrating) and the only type of clothes large enough to conceal mid-sized weapons like a shotgun or light machinegun.

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* In LiberalCrimeSquad, ''VideoGame/LiberalCrimeSquad'', Trenchcoats are both "stealthy" gear (meaning who wears them tries to hide instead of disguise as the enemies when infiltrating) and the only type of clothes large enough to conceal mid-sized weapons like a shotgun or light machinegun.



* The graphical report for the success of certain espionage or sabotage missions in ''[[SpaceEmpires Space Empires IV]]'' shows an ''alien'' [[http://wiki.spaceempires.net/index.php/Image:IntelSabotageByUs.png wearing a trenchcoat and fedora]].

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* The graphical report for the success of certain espionage or sabotage missions in ''[[SpaceEmpires ''[[VideoGame/SpaceEmpires Space Empires IV]]'' shows an ''alien'' [[http://wiki.spaceempires.net/index.php/Image:IntelSabotageByUs.png wearing a trenchcoat and fedora]].



** ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'''s Adam Jensen wears an [[{{BadAssLongcoat}} awesome black leather longcoat]] with a [[{{RealMenWearPink}} cool-looking floral print on the shoulders]], but unlike J.C. he doesn't have any justification for it - nobody else wears one. At least he takes it off when on serious infiltration missions in favor of a sleeveless combat vest.

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** ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'''s Adam Jensen wears an [[{{BadAssLongcoat}} awesome black leather longcoat]] with a [[{{RealMenWearPink}} [[RealMenWearPink cool-looking floral print on the shoulders]], but unlike J.C. he doesn't have any justification for it - nobody else wears one. At least he takes it off when on serious infiltration missions in favor of a sleeveless combat vest.
9th Apr '17 8:55:03 AM nombretomado
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* As a Cold War satire, ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' has numerous coat/fedora/glasses examples.

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* As a Cold War satire, ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' has numerous coat/fedora/glasses examples.



* ''LeagueOfSuperEvil'': the titular team is trying to get into a restaurant. A man who looks exactly like the team in a trenchcoat walks in, and the maitre'd lets him through. Then, per trope, comes another guy who looks exactly the same except for a slightly different visor, giving the same name. [[spoiler:And he's the actual League, wearing goggles.]]

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* ''LeagueOfSuperEvil'': ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'': the titular team is trying to get into a restaurant. A man who looks exactly like the team in a trenchcoat walks in, and the maitre'd lets him through. Then, per trope, comes another guy who looks exactly the same except for a slightly different visor, giving the same name. [[spoiler:And he's the actual League, wearing goggles.]]
16th Mar '17 7:16:20 PM ClownZephyr302
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* In ''Fanfic/CommonSense'', the ensemble makes up [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Meowth's]] [[HughMann Mr. Pokémon]] [[PaperThinDisguise disguise]].
14th Mar '17 2:09:50 PM KeithM
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* Victor Suvorov, a former Soviet GRU agent, says that among the first rules they were taught was - no sunshades, no raised collars, no hands in the pockets. After all, why should they look like spies if they are not spies but Soviet Intelligence Agents?

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* Vladimir Rezun, better known by his pseudonym of Victor Suvorov, a former Soviet GRU agent, says that among the first rules they were taught was - no sunshades, no raised collars, no hands in the pockets. After all, why should they look like spies if they are not spies but Soviet Intelligence Agents?
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