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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).
31st Oct '15 5:27:55 PM nombretomado
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** The ''male'' HollywoodNerd wears a buttondown shirt buttoned all the way up, suspenders (what OneDirection adopting this look will do is as yet unknown), and creased pants worn higher-waisted than any male youth has since TheForties.

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** The ''male'' HollywoodNerd wears a buttondown shirt buttoned all the way up, suspenders (what OneDirection Music/OneDirection adopting this look will do is as yet unknown), and creased pants worn higher-waisted than any male youth has since TheForties.
22nd Aug '15 9:33:32 PM nombretomado
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* Lady Une from ''GundamWing''.

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* Lady Une from ''GundamWing''.
''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''.
15th Aug '15 10:07:12 PM DragonQuestZ
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** If you wear a normal coat with fur ''trimming'', you're a Japanese schoolgirl.

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** If you wear a normal coat with fur ''trimming'', trimming, you're a Japanese schoolgirl.


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* PeltsOfTheBarbarian are the typical wear for many primitive, but dangerous, cultures.
14th Jul '15 6:57:22 AM demonfiren
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** If it's cut like a biker jacket, then he's a [[BadassBiker biker]], hoodlum or, rarely, the [[TroubledButCute sensitive bad boy.]]

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** If it's cut like a [[BadassBiker biker jacket, jacket]], then he's a [[BadassBiker [[ShapedLikeItself biker]], hoodlum or, rarely, the [[TroubledButCute sensitive bad boy.]]
4th Jul '15 8:33:30 PM Adept
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** Sometimes the case ''especially'' for men in uniform, where someone's entire character might be that they are with The Army. The type of uniform will often telegraph what the character might be like. Compare BeetleBailey ([[MildlyMilitary rolled up working uniform sleeves, poorly fitting helmet]]) to Sarge (NiceHat, service uniform with rank and necktie).

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** Sometimes the case ''especially'' for men in uniform, where someone's entire character might be that they are with The Army. The type of uniform will often telegraph what the character might be like. Compare BeetleBailey ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' ([[MildlyMilitary rolled up working uniform sleeves, poorly fitting helmet]]) to Sarge (NiceHat, service uniform with rank and necktie).
25th Mar '15 3:00:07 PM DaibhidC
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** Combining suspenders with narrow jeans, Doc Martens and the appropriate haircut marks you as a [[UsefulNotesOnSkinheads Skinhead]], specific subtype unspecified.

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** Combining suspenders with narrow jeans, Doc Martens and the appropriate haircut marks you as a [[UsefulNotesOnSkinheads [[UsefulNotes/{{Skinheads}} Skinhead]], specific subtype unspecified.
9th Mar '15 9:52:12 AM LongLiveHumour
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* A fur coat on a man means he's a pimp, a playa, a BadAss, or an eccentric like the [[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 [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho second Doctor]] or an EdwardGorey character. Or some combination of the three.
10th Oct '14 1:07:02 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*** Lassiter from ''{{Psych}}'' shows us how it's done.
** 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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*** Lassiter from ''{{Psych}}'' shows us how it's done.
** 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.
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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.



** This trope has partially been undone by the increasing popularity of tattoos with both men and women. When an actor or actress has tattoos, at times they are covered by make-up and, other times, they just are a part of the character. Tattoos can also mean that the individual has been in military service or been on a sports team. Tattoos are no longer a sign of walking on the wild side.
*** Unless it's a full sleeve of tattoos on one or both arms. Or any tattoos on the character's head.

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** This trope has partially been undone by the increasing popularity of tattoos with both men and women. When an actor or actress has tattoos, at times they are covered by make-up and, other times, they just are a part of the character. Tattoos can also mean that the individual has been in military service or been on a sports team. Tattoos are no longer a sign of walking on the wild side. \n*** Unless it's a full sleeve of tattoos on one or both arms. Or arms or any tattoos on the character's head.



* A woman in a military uniform is either intensely [[ButchLesbian butch]] or TheSquadette. If the latter, she's [[BadassInANiceSuit instantly]] [[HotChickInABadassSuit hot]]. If the former, she may ''also'' [[FetishFuel be so, for some.]]
* If you are wearing a track suit, you are in the mob.
** Or you're the President, in which case you're surrounded by other men in track suits and shades. Or in suits and shades, depending on how [[RuleOfFunny silly]] the work is. Bonus points if you do this for a Governor or some local official, to up the SeriousBusiness aspect.
** Or you're a BruceLeeClone if it's a yellow tracksuit with a black stripe down the side ala ''Film/GameOfDeath''.

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* A woman in a military uniform is either intensely [[ButchLesbian butch]] or TheSquadette. If the latter, she's [[BadassInANiceSuit instantly]] [[HotChickInABadassSuit hot]]. If the former, she may ''also'' [[FetishFuel be so, for some.]]
[[SharpDressedWoman instantly hot]].
* If you are wearing a track suit, you are are
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in the mob.
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the President, in which President. In this case you're surrounded by other men in track suits and shades. Or in suits and shades, depending on how [[RuleOfFunny silly]] the work is. Bonus points if you do this for a Governor or some local official, to up the SeriousBusiness aspect.
** Or you're **You're a BruceLeeClone if it's a yellow tracksuit with a black stripe down the side ala ''Film/GameOfDeath''.



*** The ''male'' HollywoodNerd wears a buttondown shirt buttoned all the way up, suspenders (what OneDirection adopting this look will do is as yet unknown), and creased pants worn higher-waisted than any male youth has since TheForties.
*** If the long-ish skirt is denim and worn with sneakers, it is the uniform of the Orthodox Jew, particularly when the top is a fashionable blouse worn over a long-sleeve t-shirt.

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*** ***If the long-ish skirt is denim and worn with sneakers, it is the uniform of the Orthodox Jew, particularly when the top is a fashionable blouse worn over a long-sleeve t-shirt.
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The ''male'' HollywoodNerd wears a buttondown shirt buttoned all the way up, suspenders (what OneDirection adopting this look will do is as yet unknown), and creased pants worn higher-waisted than any male youth has since TheForties.
*** If the long-ish skirt is denim and worn with sneakers, it is the uniform of the Orthodox Jew, particularly when the top is a fashionable blouse worn over a long-sleeve t-shirt.
TheForties.



** 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. And many priests, when not conducting religious services, wear at most a priestly collar instead of being dressed in a black suit.
** Doctors wear lab coats, when you usually see them dress in shirts and slacks or scrubs these days.
*** Some hospitals have begun to actively discourage the wearing of ties for sanitary reasons. See the ''Series/{{House}}'' episode where Cuddy gives some doctor a tie-ectomy after several babies fall ill.
*** Scientists ([[MadScientist mad]] or otherwise) are sometimes put in lab coats whether or not they're actually doing any experiments that call for such protection. Bonus points if the character is a Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician, or any other discipline that never performs practical experiments of any sort, let alone the type that would require protective clothing.
**** In RealLife, that's generally a bad idea as you will end up taking chemicals from the lab wherever you go, which people will touch, then rub their eyes, bite their nails, or eat. Many commonly used lab chemicals are known carcinogens or developmental toxins.

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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. And many Many priests, when not conducting religious services, wear at most a priestly collar instead of being dressed in a black suit.
** Doctors wear lab coats, when you usually see them dress in shirts and slacks or scrubs these days.
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days. Some hospitals have begun to actively discourage the wearing of ties for sanitary reasons. See the ''Series/{{House}}'' episode where Cuddy gives some doctor a tie-ectomy after several babies fall ill.
*** ** Scientists ([[MadScientist mad]] or otherwise) are sometimes put in lab coats whether or not they're actually doing any experiments that call for such protection. Bonus points if the character is a Theoretical Physicist, Mathematician, or any other discipline that never performs practical experiments of any sort, let alone the type that would require protective clothing.
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clothing. In RealLife, that's it;s generally a bad idea as you will end up taking chemicals from the lab wherever you go, which people will touch, then rub their eyes, bite their nails, or eat. Many commonly used lab chemicals are known carcinogens or developmental toxins.
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