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20th Apr '18 7:00:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" one of the people trapped in the featureless prison is a Scotsman in full tartan regalia and carrying a bagpipe. {{Justified|Trope}} in that [[spoiler: all the characters are dolls, and that's probably how he would have been represented in the early 60s.]]

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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' episode "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" one of the people trapped in the featureless prison is a Scotsman in full tartan regalia and carrying a bagpipe. {{Justified|Trope}} in that [[spoiler: all the characters are dolls, and that's probably how he would have been represented in the early 60s.]]
18th Apr '18 7:48:59 PM Pisthetairos
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* The first ''Film/AustinPowers'' movie has a similar UN scene, which includes a delegate from Spain dressed as a bullfighter.
13th Jan '18 3:05:32 PM Divra
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* Tyr in ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' regularly wears ''mail armor'' presumably to announce that he is a Nietchean.

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* Tyr in ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' regularly wears ''mail armor'' a chainmail tank-top, presumably to announce that he is a Nietchean.Nietzschean. Nietzschean dress in general tends towards militaristic and minimal, though few take in ''quite'' to Tyr's extremes.
26th Nov '17 2:48:41 PM nombretomado
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** For a side note, more than a few girls' schools in HongKong have cheongsam as ''uniform''.

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** For a side note, more than a few girls' schools in HongKong UsefulNotes/HongKong have cheongsam as ''uniform''.
2nd Nov '17 5:34:48 AM DragonQuestZ
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* Russians always wear the stereotypical ''ushanka'' [[PrettyInMink fur hat]] and a huge wool coat.

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* Russians always wear the stereotypical ''ushanka'' [[PrettyInMink fur hat]] hat and a huge wool coat.
4th Sep '17 10:26:57 AM EDP
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* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' and its animated adaptation Yan Lin commonly wears the [[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanfu hanfu]]. {{Justified}} because she's an old lady (in her fifties in the animated adaptation, unspecified but older in the comic books) and noted to be quite eccentric, and she likely does it to stand out among the other inhabitants of Heatherfield's Chinatown (who wear western clothing).

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* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' and its animated adaptation Yan Lin commonly wears the [[url=https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanfu hanfu]]. {{Justified}} because she's an old lady (in her fifties in the animated adaptation, unspecified but older in the comic books) and noted to be quite eccentric, and she likely does it to stand out among the other inhabitants of Heatherfield's Chinatown (who wear western clothing).



** Both of Hay Lin's Guardian outfits and the one worn by Yan Lin are based on Chinese clothing: the traditional {{Qipao}} for Hay Lin (with the second being as close as possible to one while still making it a two-piece) and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangzhuang Tangzhuang]] for her grandmother (who was actually born in China and lived there for a while).

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** Both of Hay Lin's Guardian outfits and the one worn by Yan Lin are based on Chinese clothing: the traditional {{Qipao}} for Hay Lin (with the second being as close as possible to one while still making it a two-piece) and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangzhuang Tangzhuang]] tangzhuang]] for her grandmother (who was actually born in China and lived there for a while).
4th Sep '17 10:20:28 AM EDP
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* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' and its animated adaptation Yan Lin commonly wears the [[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanfu hanfu]]. {{Justified}} because she's an old lady (in her fifties in the animated adaptation, unspecified but older in the comic books) and noted to be quite eccentric, and she likely does it to stand out among the other inhabitants of Heatherfield's Chinatown (who wear western clothing).
** Done subtly at [[spoiler:Yan Lin]]'s funeral: as the defunct and most of the attendants are Chinese, they wear white clothes (as white is the color associated with death in Chinese and many other East Asian cultures). Even Hay Lin's friends, who are not of Chinese descent, are seen wearing white out of respect.
** Both of Hay Lin's Guardian outfits and the one worn by Yan Lin are based on Chinese clothing: the traditional {{Qipao}} for Hay Lin (with the second being as close as possible to one while still making it a two-piece) and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangzhuang Tangzhuang]] for her grandmother (who was actually born in China and lived there for a while).
5th Jul '17 6:52:41 AM AndyLA
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* The retired ''ComicBook/AsroCity'' hero El Hombre wore a costume modeled after a very streamlined matador.

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* The retired ''ComicBook/AsroCity'' ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' hero El Hombre wore a costume modeled after a very streamlined matador.
5th Jul '17 6:52:01 AM AndyLA
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* Go into any Arab country, from Africa to the Persian Gulf, and the men will wear headdresses no matter where they are, and expect women in ''hijab'' and figure-concealing dresses all over the place, if not burqas. While TruthInTelevision to a certain extent, like the "Jewish" example above, Muslim men and women can dress in varied ways depending on how observant they are, where they live, and what branch of Islam they hail from.

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* Go into any Arab country, from Africa to the Persian Gulf, and the men will wear headdresses no matter where they are, and expect women in ''hijab'' and figure-concealing dresses all over the place, if not burqas.burqas (although some authors will refer to whatever they wear as a burqa, even when it's clearly not). While TruthInTelevision to a certain extent, like the "Jewish" example above, Muslim men and women can dress in varied ways depending on how observant they are, where they live, and what branch of Islam they hail from.


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** On a similar note, in ''Comicbook/MsMarvel2014'', Kamala's friend Nakia chooses to observe hijab of her own free willl, despite her Turkish family being relatively liberal with regards to customs. Similarly, Kamala's brother Aamir almost always dresses in traditional apparel due to being very devout of his faith - the only time he wears something else is for a job interview, when he puts on a three-piece suit. Kamala herself is more liberal with her choice of clothing, such as keeping her head uncovered most of the time (she does wear headscarfs when required, such as at the mosque) and wearing urban styles, but she does observes hijab in that she dresses modestly, even as a superheroine. Of course, one of the ideas of the comic is that there are all kinds of walks of life within Islam, and some are more observant than others, in such a way that the point isn't as on-the-nose as one would expect.
21st Apr '17 10:46:31 AM CosmicFerret
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** [[DeepSouth Southerners]]? For the women, it's super-short "[[TheDukesOfHazzard Daisy Duke]]" denim shorts and a button-up shirt that's been tied instead of buttoned, [[BareYourMidriff baring her midriff]]. The men wear mostly the same clothes as the Midwesterners, only with even more of a "country bumpkin" look. Expect more wife-beaters and shirtlessness, though. The men wear caps or shirts with Confederate flags on them.

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** [[DeepSouth Southerners]]? For the women, it's super-short "[[TheDukesOfHazzard "[[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Daisy Duke]]" denim shorts and a button-up shirt that's been tied instead of buttoned, [[BareYourMidriff baring her midriff]]. The men wear mostly the same clothes as the Midwesterners, only with even more of a "country bumpkin" look. Expect more wife-beaters and shirtlessness, though. The men wear caps or shirts with Confederate flags on them.
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