History Main / HollywoodDressCode

12th Oct '17 1:27:14 AM CodyTheHeadlessBoy
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** To an extent, any kind of Stressed Urban Professional as mentioned above (cop, journalist) wearing suspenders is a purposeful throwback to the 1920s-1950s, where wearing suspenders was more common, especially for a man with a desk job.

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** To an extent, any kind of Stressed Urban Professional as mentioned above (cop, journalist) wearing suspenders is a purposeful throwback to the 1920s-1950s, where wearing suspenders was more common, especially for a man with a desk job. Even today, in some offices wearing suspenders is seen as a symbol of seniority.



** Or [[WackyFratboyHijinx a fraternity brother from the 1920s & 1930s]] rooting for his school's team at a big football game.



* Deerstalker hats are pretty much limited to cartoon detectives and Sherlock Holmes. In reality though they were mostly worn by hunters--hence their name--and would actually be out of place for a fashion conscious urban fellow.

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* Deerstalker hats are pretty much limited to Sherlock Holmes and cartoon detectives and Sherlock Holmes.parodying him. In reality though they were mostly worn by hunters--hence their name--and would actually be out of place for a fashion conscious urban fellow.
8th Oct '17 8:56:06 AM nombretomado
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** If it's all black, the character is either [[VideoGame/HalfLife creepy and possibly sinister]], or [[TheMenInBlack a member of a top-secret organization]]. Unless he's a [[TheBluesBrothers jazz or blues musician]].

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** If it's all black, the character is either [[VideoGame/HalfLife creepy and possibly sinister]], or [[TheMenInBlack a member of a top-secret organization]]. Unless he's a [[TheBluesBrothers [[Film/TheBluesBrothers jazz or blues musician]].
13th Sep '17 7:30:49 AM nightkiller
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** At least in Western countries, only a small portion of very traditional Catholic women's religious orders still wear a habit, even a modified one (with only the veil). It's completely anachronistic in the U.S. and has been for decades except in Hollywood. Many priests, when not conducting religious services, wear at most a priestly collar instead of being dressed in a black suit.

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** At least in Western countries, only a small portion of very traditional Catholic women's religious orders still wear a habit, even a modified one (with only the veil). It's completely largely anachronistic in the U.S. and has been for decades except in Hollywood. Many priests, when not conducting religious services, wear at most a priestly collar instead of being dressed in a black suit.
20th May '17 5:18:24 PM nombretomado
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** Keep your sleeves down and your tie on, however, and you are a Ruthless Businessman. If your suspenders are ''red'' then you are a City Trader of the [[WallStreet Gordon Gekko]] school. This one's more justifiable, as many of the current hallmarks of this character type were developed in the 1980s, when this was indeed part of standard business fashion.

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** Keep your sleeves down and your tie on, however, and you are a Ruthless Businessman. If your suspenders are ''red'' then you are a City Trader of the [[WallStreet [[Film/WallStreet Gordon Gekko]] school. This one's more justifiable, as many of the current hallmarks of this character type were developed in the 1980s, when this was indeed part of standard business fashion.
19th Mar '17 3:51:08 PM Prfnoff
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* A fur coat on a man means he's a pimp, a playa, a badass, or an eccentric like the [[Series/DoctorWho second Doctor]] or an EdwardGorey character. Or some combination of the three.

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* A fur coat on a man means he's a pimp, a playa, a badass, or an eccentric like the [[Series/DoctorWho second Doctor]] or an EdwardGorey Creator/EdwardGorey character. Or some combination of the three.
6th Mar '17 2:46:13 PM Wyldchyld
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* In British English, "suspenders" are the sort of stocking garters that encircle the leg above the stocking and are clipped to the stocking by little elastic strips, glimpses of which are still {{Fanservice}} and/or FetishFuel even today when worn around the thigh by women. When worn around the ankle or calf by men, they are usually subject to the same stereotypes as braces/suspenders, except that they make the person look even more old/nerdy/ridiculous.

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* In British English, "suspenders" are the sort of stocking garters that encircle the leg above the stocking and are clipped to the stocking by little elastic strips, glimpses of which are still {{Fanservice}} and/or FetishFuel even today when worn around the thigh by women. When worn around the ankle or calf by men, they are usually subject to the same stereotypes as braces/suspenders, except that they make the person look even more old/nerdy/ridiculous.



** Similarly, you often see nurses wearing all-white uniforms and caps, when (in the U.S. at least), nurses haven't worn caps for about 50 years, and rarely wear white uniforms anymore. The cap and uniform is purely FetishFuel if the story in question is not a period piece.

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** Similarly, you often see nurses wearing all-white uniforms and caps, when (in the U.S. at least), nurses haven't worn caps for about 50 years, and rarely wear white uniforms anymore. any more. The cap and uniform is purely FetishFuel fetish material if the story in question is not a period piece.
26th Nov '16 1:17:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* A fur coat on a man means he's a pimp, a playa, a BadAss, or an eccentric like the [[Series/DoctorWho second Doctor]] or an EdwardGorey character. Or some combination of the three.

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* A fur coat on a man means he's a pimp, a playa, a BadAss, badass, or an eccentric like the [[Series/DoctorWho second Doctor]] or an EdwardGorey character. Or some combination of the three.
25th Sep '16 3:34:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Also the basis of a game on ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' (though rarely with pieces of clothing).

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* Also the basis of a game on ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' (though rarely with pieces of clothing).



* White Wolf's [[{{MageTheAwakening}} Mage: The Awakening]] has an interesting take on this phenomenon. The Order of the Guardians of the Veil have what they call the "Masque". It is a series of "identities" built around defining virtues paired with defining vices. Characters must train in their use, but can gain distinct in-game benefits... ''and penalties''... when using the "token" for the Masque they happen to be employing at the moment.

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* White Wolf's [[{{MageTheAwakening}} Mage: The Awakening]] ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' has an interesting take on this phenomenon. The Order of the Guardians of the Veil have what they call the "Masque". It is a series of "identities" built around defining virtues paired with defining vices. Characters must train in their use, but can gain distinct in-game benefits... ''and penalties''... when using the "token" for the Masque they happen to be employing at the moment.
30th May '16 6:51:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** This trope is so ingrained that the makers of {{Seinfeld}} had to go to special lengths to stop people assuming George was the smart one, just because he wore glasses.

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** This trope is so ingrained that the makers of {{Seinfeld}} Series/{{Seinfeld}} had to go to special lengths to stop people assuming George was the smart one, just because he wore glasses.
9th Mar '16 12:49:27 PM Hossmeister
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** [[MorkAndMindy Mork from Ork]] wears rainbow suspenders (which have reached IconicOutfit status), and can get away with it because he is an alien (and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} one at that).

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** [[MorkAndMindy [[Series/MorkAndMindy Mork from Ork]] wears rainbow suspenders (which have reached IconicOutfit status), and can get away with it because he is an alien (and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} one at that).
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