History Main / OutdatedOutfit

11th Aug '17 8:24:43 PM karstovich2
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* Sometimes, clothes that were merely the norm on the street in one age become some profession's uniform. One example would be the habits worn by many orders of nuns -- basically the clothes of a respectable Renaissance-era widow. Another is the 18th-century wigs and gowns worn by British judges and barristers, versions of which are standard across the Commonwealth of Nations, albeit stripped down to varying degrees; also, the non-Commonwealth English-speaking countries of Ireland and the U.S. also use variants (the U.S. version is stripped to just the robe, tossed over standard business attire,[[note]]Usually. American judges caught off-guard have been known to preside with jeans and a T-shirt or sweatshirt under the robe. Contrariwise, the Maryland Court of Appeals (the highest court in that state) wears red robes with clerical collars--one of the few states to retain more than the basic black robes.[[/note]] while Ireland retains the full 18th-century kit).

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* Sometimes, clothes that were merely the norm on the street in one age become some profession's uniform. One example would be the habits worn by many orders of nuns -- basically the clothes of a respectable Renaissance-era widow. Another is the 18th-century wigs and gowns worn by British judges and barristers, versions of which are standard across the Commonwealth of Nations, albeit stripped down to varying degrees; also, the non-Commonwealth English-speaking countries of Ireland and the U.S. also use variants (the U.S. version is stripped to just the robe, tossed over standard business attire,[[note]]Usually. American judges caught off-guard (typically, when they had no matters scheduled and expected to get work done in chambers, then had to be called in on an emergency basis) have been known to preside with jeans and a T-shirt or sweatshirt under the robe. Contrariwise, the Maryland Court of Appeals (the highest court in that state) wears red robes with clerical collars--one bands--one of the few states to retain more than the basic black robes.[[/note]] while Ireland retains the full 18th-century kit).
6th Aug '17 9:52:45 PM karstovich2
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* Sometimes, clothes that were merely the norm on the street in one age become some profession's uniform. One example would be the habits worn by many orders of nuns -- basically the clothes of a respectable Renaissance-era widow. Another is the 18th century wigs and gowns worn by British judges.

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* Sometimes, clothes that were merely the norm on the street in one age become some profession's uniform. One example would be the habits worn by many orders of nuns -- basically the clothes of a respectable Renaissance-era widow. Another is the 18th century 18th-century wigs and gowns worn by British judges.judges and barristers, versions of which are standard across the Commonwealth of Nations, albeit stripped down to varying degrees; also, the non-Commonwealth English-speaking countries of Ireland and the U.S. also use variants (the U.S. version is stripped to just the robe, tossed over standard business attire,[[note]]Usually. American judges caught off-guard have been known to preside with jeans and a T-shirt or sweatshirt under the robe. Contrariwise, the Maryland Court of Appeals (the highest court in that state) wears red robes with clerical collars--one of the few states to retain more than the basic black robes.[[/note]] while Ireland retains the full 18th-century kit).
17th Jul '17 4:57:02 PM crazysamaritan
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See also GrandfatherClause. Compare AwesomeAnachronisticApparel, where a character's clothes are so cool that, while they may be out of fashion, they are certainly never out of style. If a character has one oddly anachronistic detail on an otherwise unremarkable outfit, that's BowtiesAreCool.

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See also GrandfatherClause. Compare AwesomeAnachronisticApparel, where a character's clothes are so cool that, while they may be out of fashion, they are certainly never out of style. If a character has one oddly anachronistic detail on an otherwise unremarkable outfit, that's BowtiesAreCool.\n
9th Jul '17 4:06:32 PM nombretomado
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* Dum Dum Dugan's trademark derby hat was already old-fashioned for his social class and nationality during WorldWarII.
* Thanks to ComicBookTime, ComicBook/{{Gambit}}'s costume, with the wrap-around headpiece and leather jacket over actual body armor look, is now becoming a very dated 90s look. It doesn't help that almost all of the other Comicbook/{{X-Men}} have gotten a costume upgrade over the years except for him.

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* Dum Dum Dugan's trademark derby hat was already old-fashioned for his social class and nationality during WorldWarII.
UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* Thanks to ComicBookTime, ComicBook/{{Gambit}}'s costume, with the wrap-around headpiece and leather jacket over actual body armor look, is now becoming a very dated 90s look. It doesn't help that almost all of the other Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Comicbook/XMen have gotten a costume upgrade over the years except for him.
14th Jun '17 11:49:42 AM crazysamaritan
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* Goemon Ishikawa XIII of ''Franchise/LupinIII'' is known for wearing traditional samurai garb (even down to the {{Fundoshi}}) in the modern era, as well as claiming that the modern Japan has lost touch with the spirit of the samurai.
27th May '17 11:16:09 PM Stealth
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** Caboose's antiquated and more primitive choice of gear actually becomes a ''plot point'' later on in the storyline.
22nd May '17 11:43:48 AM fruitstripegum
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* Otto in later seasons. He dresses and talks like a perpetual 1980s teenager. He even still wears a portable cassette player on his hip despite the fact that they've been obsolete for years.

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* ** Otto in later seasons. He dresses and talks like a perpetual 1980s teenager. He even still wears a portable cassette player on his hip despite the fact that they've been obsolete for years.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', time-travelers Cavendish and Dakota decided that since every time period they went to was the past, they'd go with a Seventies-style of dress. Dakota went with the 1970's, while Cavendish went with the ''1870's''.
21st Feb '17 8:00:18 PM YasminPerry
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* ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'': It's also lampshaded in a commercial for the aforementioned ''What's New Scooby-Doo", in which the gang finds Fred's lucky ascot. As the gang tries to figure out what it is, Fred has a flashback to the time he wore it last and got made fun of by a girl at a party. Velma then deduces it may have been worn around the neck, at which point Fred dejectedly says he's going to wait in the van. The ad had this tagline:

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* ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'': ** It's also lampshaded in a commercial for the aforementioned ''What's New Scooby-Doo", ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'', in which the gang finds Fred's lucky ascot. As the gang tries to figure out what it is, Fred has a flashback to the time he wore it last and got made fun of by a girl at a party. Velma then deduces it may have been worn around the neck, at which point Fred dejectedly says he's going to wait in the van. The ad had this tagline:
21st Feb '17 7:46:01 PM YasminPerry
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** Although Shaggy's pants were originally (that is, in the 1969 series) drawn bell-bottomed, so not even he is entirely safe. In the 1980s stories with [[TheScrappy Scrappy]], the bell-bottomed ends were gone, inexplicably gaining a red shirt in the process.
22nd Jan '17 2:09:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen]] was associated with a bowtie long after they were popular. With his return, Geoff Johns has Barry explaining that he had to borrow an old bowtie on the fly for a court appearance where he met his future love, Iris West, for the first time. She liked the look. He said nothing.

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* [[Franchise/TheFlash ''Franchise/TheFlash'': Barry Allen]] Allen was associated with a bowtie long after they were popular. With his return, Geoff Johns has Barry explaining that he had to borrow an old bowtie on the fly for a court appearance where he met his future love, Iris West, for the first time. She liked the look. He said nothing.



* [[ComicStrip/{{Blondie}} Dagwood Bumstead]] once commented to a man on a park bench about how many "weirdos" were walking around the city. That man couldn't help but notice that Dagwood wears a suit with one giant button on the front of it. (Apparently, this is a holdover from the 1920s, although it's a good bet not many Tropers are old enough to confirm this.) Specifically, it's a single shirt stud in a particularly stiff, formal shirt meant exclusively for white tie and tails. It's not meant to be worn with anything else, and is all but extinct even there, with most modern formal shirts taking two or three studs. (The high-waisted trousers and mandatory waistcoat worth with white tie mean that the four-stud shirts used with tuxedos don't really work.)

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* [[ComicStrip/{{Blondie}} ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'': Dagwood Bumstead]] Bumstead once commented to a man on a park bench about how many "weirdos" were walking around the city. That man couldn't help but notice that Dagwood wears a suit with one giant button on the front of it. (Apparently, this is a holdover from the 1920s, although it's a good bet not many Tropers are old enough to confirm this.) Specifically, it's a single shirt stud in a particularly stiff, formal shirt meant exclusively for white tie and tails. It's not meant to be worn with anything else, and is all but extinct even there, with most modern formal shirts taking two or three studs. (The high-waisted trousers and mandatory waistcoat worth with white tie mean that the four-stud shirts used with tuxedos don't really work.)
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