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4th Dec '16 6:02:58 PM LordInsane
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*** Generally, while ''personal'' modifications are generally met with disapproval, ''cultural'' modifications are accomodated. Ro's case was largely due to unfamiliarity with Bajoran culture (including Bajorans listing their surnames first), and was largely corrected for, as future Bajorans seen in Starfleet uniform generally sport their earrings, such as Kira Nerys when she is given a battlefield commission of Lieutenant Commander. Worf was almost never seen without his baldric, which displayed his Klingon heritage, and later on in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', when Nog enrolls in Starfleet, he replaces his traditional Ferengi headwear with a piece that matches the shoulder fabric. Some captains go so far as to ''enforce'' cultural wear upon any subordinates native to that culture, and consider them out of uniform if ''not'' wearing, such as one PlayedForLaughs scene in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' where Worf oversleeps and rushes to the bridge late for his duty shift, only for Picard to order him to straighten his baldric.

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*** Generally, while ''personal'' modifications are generally met with disapproval, ''cultural'' modifications are accomodated.accommodated. Ro's case was largely due to unfamiliarity with Bajoran culture (including Bajorans listing their surnames first), and was largely corrected for, as future Bajorans seen in Starfleet uniform generally sport their earrings, such as Kira Nerys when she is given a battlefield commission of Lieutenant Commander. Worf was almost never seen without his baldric, which displayed his Klingon heritage, and later on in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', when Nog enrolls in Starfleet, he replaces his traditional Ferengi headwear with a piece that matches the shoulder fabric. Some captains go so far as to ''enforce'' cultural wear upon any subordinates native to that culture, and consider them out of uniform if ''not'' wearing, such as one PlayedForLaughs scene in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' where Worf oversleeps and rushes to the bridge late for his duty shift, only for Picard to order him to straighten his baldric.
22nd Nov '16 3:21:22 AM Morgenthaler
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Characters who are meant to stand out in some way in a military, school or other place will wear a "uniform" that is different from everyone else. This is separate from rank although it may be implied that they're too {{badass}} for anyone to complain. Also different from a practical reason to be dressed different such as fireproof clothing for a [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinetic]] army. When somebody sympathetic is doing this and getting away with it, it's almost certainly a symptom of MildlyMilitary. In a non-mild military, it's a way of showing the character's contempt for regulations-- probably marking them as an enormous asshole who's too connected to discipline, unless the army ''deserves'' contempt.

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Characters who are meant to stand out in some way in a military, school or other place will wear a "uniform" that is different from everyone else. This is separate from rank although it may be implied that they're too {{badass}} badass for anyone to complain. Also different from a practical reason to be dressed different such as fireproof clothing for a [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinetic]] army. When somebody sympathetic is doing this and getting away with it, it's almost certainly a symptom of MildlyMilitary. In a non-mild military, it's a way of showing the character's contempt for regulations-- probably marking them as an enormous asshole who's too connected to discipline, unless the army ''deserves'' contempt.
29th Oct '16 10:00:08 PM meowmachine
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* In ''Main/PrinceOfTennis'', Ryoma Echizen wears black shorts as opposed to the customary white shorts. Tooyama Kintaro also wears a leopard print tank instead of the uniform shirt.

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* In ''Main/PrinceOfTennis'', ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', Ryoma Echizen wears black shorts as opposed to the customary white shorts. Tooyama Kintaro also wears a leopard print tank instead of the uniform shirt.
29th Oct '16 9:59:25 PM meowmachine
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* In ''Anime/PrinceOfTennis'', Ryoma Echizen wears black shorts as opposed to the customary white shorts. Tooyama Kintaro also wears a leopard print tank instead of the uniform shirt.

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* In ''Anime/PrinceOfTennis'', ''Main/PrinceOfTennis'', Ryoma Echizen wears black shorts as opposed to the customary white shorts. Tooyama Kintaro also wears a leopard print tank instead of the uniform shirt.
29th Oct '16 9:48:18 PM meowmachine
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* In ''Anime/PrinceOfTennis'', Ryoma Echizen wears black shorts as opposed to the customary white shorts. Tooyama Kintaro also wears a leopard print tank instead of the uniform shirt.
26th Oct '16 2:43:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''GIJoe'' wouldn't be able to be what it was--a MerchandiseDriven toy commercial--if it hadn't been for the sweet individualistic "uniforms" each soldier wore. Otherwise you're just buying a bunch of the same guy with different heads.

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* ''GIJoe'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' wouldn't be able to be what it was--a MerchandiseDriven toy commercial--if it hadn't been for the sweet individualistic "uniforms" each soldier wore. Otherwise you're just buying a bunch of the same guy with different heads.



* In ''{{Pasila}}'', none of the five police officer protagonists have an identical uniform. One wears a full officer's dress uniform, another one wears an indoor uniform, another one wears an outdoor uniform, another one wears a mere uniform vest over his civilian shirt and trousers, and one wears a fricking ''trenchcoat, t-shirt, jeans and sneakers''. Each uniform [[LimitedWardrobe is worn like that the whole time]].

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* In ''{{Pasila}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Pasila}}'', none of the five police officer protagonists have an identical uniform. One wears a full officer's dress uniform, another one wears an indoor uniform, another one wears an outdoor uniform, another one wears a mere uniform vest over his civilian shirt and trousers, and one wears a fricking ''trenchcoat, t-shirt, jeans and sneakers''. Each uniform [[LimitedWardrobe is worn like that the whole time]].
26th Oct '16 2:43:15 PM Morgenthaler
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** Criticized in the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "G.I.Jeff". Britta (code name: Buzzkill) complains that their "uniforms" make them look like strippers and serial killers.
26th Oct '16 2:42:41 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', some of the Crystal Prep students wear different versions of the Crystal Prep uniform, or [[NonUniformUniform alter their uniform in some way]]. The most notable example is Twilight Sparkle, whose vest and necktie are completely different from any other Crystal Prep uniform.

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** * In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', some of the Crystal Prep students wear different versions of the Crystal Prep uniform, or [[NonUniformUniform alter their uniform in some way]]. The most notable example is Twilight Sparkle, whose vest and necktie are completely different from any other Crystal Prep uniform.
26th Oct '16 2:41:36 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', some of the Crystal Prep students wear different versions of the Crystal Prep uniform, or [[NonUniformUniform alter their uniform in some way]]. The most notable example is Twilight Sparkle, whose vest and necktie are completely different from any other Crystal Prep uniform.
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** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', some of the Crystal Prep students wear different versions of the Crystal Prep uniform, or [[NonUniformUniform alter their uniform in some way]]. The most notable example is Twilight Sparkle, whose vest and necktie are completely different from any other Crystal Prep uniform.
26th Oct '16 12:57:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* Howard W. Campbell, the American Nazi from ''SlaughterhouseFive'', wears a gaudy custom outfit instead of the standard German uniform.

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* Howard W. Campbell, the American Nazi from ''SlaughterhouseFive'', ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', wears a gaudy custom outfit instead of the standard German uniform.



* Many of the knights in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' wear distinctive custom-made armor and use distinctive personal weapons rather than any kind of standard-issue equipment... which they wouldn't have had, anyway, being ''[[ShapedLikeItself knights]]'', rather than common levies in livery.

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* Many of the knights in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' wear distinctive custom-made armor and use distinctive personal weapons rather than any kind of standard-issue equipment... which they wouldn't have had, anyway, being ''[[ShapedLikeItself knights]]'', rather than common levies in livery.



* The HeraldsOfValdemar, in the books by Mercedes Lackey, all wear white. Student heralds wear grey. Bards and Healers wear red and green, respectively, with students having a variation. This coding is commented on in-story, essentially saying that in stressful situation, such as a riot or fire, the townspeople can look for that color uniform. A few characters avert this in everyday wear, and are allowed to because of their teaching duties (weapon use). One character sort of subverts this plain white uniform (or has it subverted for her) by her uniforms being remade with embroidery and other designs, but all in white.

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* The HeraldsOfValdemar, ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'', in the books by Mercedes Lackey, all wear white. Student heralds wear grey. Bards and Healers wear red and green, respectively, with students having a variation. This coding is commented on in-story, essentially saying that in stressful situation, such as a riot or fire, the townspeople can look for that color uniform. A few characters avert this in everyday wear, and are allowed to because of their teaching duties (weapon use). One character sort of subverts this plain white uniform (or has it subverted for her) by her uniforms being remade with embroidery and other designs, but all in white.
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