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26th May '16 11:01:28 PM Doug86
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* In contrast to the [[SharpDressedMan well tailored and crisp]] casual clothes he wore in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'', in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena,'' Akihiko Sanada promptly ditches them for a dark red, ragged cape, torn pants, and shiny red boots, and [[WalkingShirtlessScene he's otherwise topless the entire time]]. Everyone pointing out the absurdity of his outfit and him failing to see how absurd it looks is a RunningGag that pops up in both ''Arena'' games. Apparently, [[AllInTheManual the cape and half nudity weren't originally going to be the case]]; [[WhatCouldHaveBeen according to the character artist]], Akihiko was originally supposed to retain his sharp looks with a suit (giving him a look similar to his appearance in the non-canon ''Anime/PersonaTrinitySoul'' anime), but was given the outfit he got after Wada, ''Arena's'' designer, wanted a "rugged" looking character in the roster, and no one else could properly fit the role.

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* In contrast to the [[SharpDressedMan well tailored and crisp]] casual clothes he wore in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'', in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena,'' Akihiko Sanada promptly ditches them for a dark red, ragged cape, torn pants, and shiny red boots, and [[WalkingShirtlessScene he's otherwise topless the entire time]]. Everyone pointing out the absurdity of his outfit and him failing to see how absurd it looks is a RunningGag that pops up in both ''Arena'' games. Apparently, [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual the cape and half nudity weren't originally going to be the case]]; [[WhatCouldHaveBeen according to the character artist]], Akihiko was originally supposed to retain his sharp looks with a suit (giving him a look similar to his appearance in the non-canon ''Anime/PersonaTrinitySoul'' anime), but was given the outfit he got after Wada, ''Arena's'' designer, wanted a "rugged" looking character in the roster, and no one else could properly fit the role.
22nd May '16 12:16:31 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''WebComic/GirlGenius'' has this pop up regularly. Considering most of the time it happens, people are, in fact, ''scrounging'' for clothing (Tarvek's outfit in the Castle Heterodyne arc makes sense since he started off ''only wearing a bedsheet and boots''; the outfit he ended up with is thus a major improvement) due to the crazy situations they are in.
20th Apr '16 5:56:37 AM aye_amber
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* There's a lot of this in [[PhilipKDick Philip K. Dick's]] 1969 science fiction novel {{Ubik}}. At one point, a character is described as wearing a "''tweed toga, loafers, crimson sash and a purple airplane propeller beanie''." Given that it's a Philip K. Dick novel, this might be a genuine attempt to simulate future fashion, or it might just be [[{{postmodernism}} weird for the sake of weird]].

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* There's a lot of this in [[PhilipKDick Philip K. Dick's]] Creator/PhilipKDick's 1969 science fiction novel {{Ubik}}.Literature/{{Ubik}}. At one point, a character is described as wearing a "''tweed toga, loafers, crimson sash and a purple airplane propeller beanie''." Given that it's a Philip K. Dick novel, this might be a genuine attempt to simulate future fashion, or it might just be [[{{postmodernism}} weird for the sake of weird]].weird.]]
9th Apr '16 8:39:02 AM Tron80
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* This is the ''default'' mode of clothing for the cast of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', to the point that, outside of flashbacks, we see recognizable outfits only ''twice'' (the Godland arc has the villains in military uniforms, and a late manga villain wears a business outfit).

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* This is the ''default'' mode of clothing for the cast of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', to the point that, outside of flashbacks, we see recognizable outfits only ''twice'' (the Godland arc has the villains in military uniforms, and a late manga villain wears a business outfit).


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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', Rei does this on purpose because she likes wearing patchwork outfits. In chapter 8:
-->Following Rei into the shop, what happened next was a descent into a surreal world of Rei getting excited and happy as she almost maniacally went through dozens of second or even third hand outfits before assembling a wardrobe that could best be described of as “fabulously ghetto". It was an embracement of urban decay and poverty by a very wealthy individual.\\
Rei left the shop wearing a light, frilly Western style bridesmaid’s dress, a battered looking long jacket that had probably been donated to charity by a dead hobo, a paint-stained grey toque, threadbare red gloves with the fingers cut off, and combat boots two sizes too big for Rei that had probably first seen use shortly after Second Impact. The rest of her purchases were similarly eclectic, and Rei had actually asked to see some of the items that they store had been considering tossing as being too badly damaged to sell.\\
Everyone but Shinji just looked at Rei in exasperation at her bizarre choices.
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24th Mar '16 12:14:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* In David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}'' series of novels, Belgarath developed his trademark vagrant's outfit on purpose in order to pass mostly unnoticed. While everyone thinks that his ragged tunic and mismatched shoes are remnants of rubbish heaps, the entire outfit was custom tailored, including a tunic that has patches over intact cloth, and his mismatched boots were custom-made by a master cobbler and fit perfectly--after Belgarath spent a full day patiently explaining to the craftsman *why* he didn't want them to match and wanted them to be scuffed up a little after they were made.

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* In David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' series of novels, Belgarath developed his trademark vagrant's outfit on purpose in order to pass mostly unnoticed. While everyone thinks that his ragged tunic and mismatched shoes are remnants of rubbish heaps, the entire outfit was custom tailored, including a tunic that has patches over intact cloth, and his mismatched boots were custom-made by a master cobbler and fit perfectly--after Belgarath spent a full day patiently explaining to the craftsman *why* he didn't want them to match and wanted them to be scuffed up a little after they were made.



* Claudia from ''TheBabysittersClub'' series was described as wearing the wackiest outfits possible, often a mismash of clothes from clashing social situations (ie, a tutu, combat boots, baseball jersey, and top hat) usually followed by the sentence, "On anyone else, it would have looked crazy, but on Claudia, it was fabulous!".

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* Claudia from ''TheBabysittersClub'' ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' series was described as wearing the wackiest outfits possible, often a mismash of clothes from clashing social situations (ie, a tutu, combat boots, baseball jersey, and top hat) usually followed by the sentence, "On anyone else, it would have looked crazy, but on Claudia, it was fabulous!".



* In ''AmericanPsycho'' most of the other characters apart from Bateman embody this trope. The clothing they are all wearing is fine if you don't think about it too much. However the second you start to imagine what all the other characters are wearing your quickly realize that they would all look really stupid.
* In ''LonelyWerewolfGirl'' Agrivex deliberately dresses in the worst faux-punk outfits she can create as a way of rebelling against her fashion obsessed, always immaculately dressed, Aunt.

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* In ''AmericanPsycho'' ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' most of the other characters apart from Bateman embody this trope. The clothing they are all wearing is fine if you don't think about it too much. However the second you start to imagine what all the other characters are wearing your quickly realize that they would all look really stupid.
* In ''LonelyWerewolfGirl'' ''Literature/LonelyWerewolfGirl'' Agrivex deliberately dresses in the worst faux-punk outfits she can create as a way of rebelling against her fashion obsessed, always immaculately dressed, Aunt.
18th Mar '16 8:41:37 PM Hossmeister
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14th Mar '16 3:09:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* This could be considered the DisneyChannel house style, at least in terms of very bright, clashing colors.
14th Mar '16 3:08:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Colin Mochrie is notorious for this on both versions of WhoseLineIsItAnyway

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* Colin Mochrie is notorious for this on both versions of WhoseLineIsItAnywaySeries/WhoseLineIsItAnyway



* For a modest man, James May on ''TopGear'' has a collection of incredibly loud shirts. He especially favors a purple-and-pink striped number. One of them, a white shirt with a blue flower pattern, even has its own fanbase. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the man himself during an episode of ''Series/JamesMaysManLab'', when he presents a rack full of said shirts, and then proceeds to pull out the infamous purple-and-pink one...

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* For a modest man, James May on ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGear'' has a collection of incredibly loud shirts. He especially favors a purple-and-pink striped number. One of them, a white shirt with a blue flower pattern, even has its own fanbase. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the man himself during an episode of ''Series/JamesMaysManLab'', when he presents a rack full of said shirts, and then proceeds to pull out the infamous purple-and-pink one...



* Mason from ''DeadLikeMe'' likes to take the layered look a bit too far and is very rarely seen wearing fewer than three tops at once, often paired with some shabby-looking FingerlessGloves, [[StickyFingers stolen accessories]], and maybe some hideous ankle-zip trousers.
* Harper in ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Her clothes have been based around such things as food and markers. Harper goes beyond this and into crazy costumer, since she makes her own outfits.
* Gunter and Tinka from ''ShakeItUp'' are never seen without these kind of clothes. At one point they wore burglar outfits and they ''[[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sparkled]]''.
* Janet Donner, a one-off character from the ''EerieIndiana'' episode "The Lost Hour". She spends most of the episode in an outfit that would almost look normal were it not for rampant over-accessorizing: Every inch of the front of her coat is covered with pins and brooches, her belt similarly has various items hanging off it, and her earrings are mismatched. However, as a teenager who's been living in an otherwise (mostly) deserted version of Eerie for a year, she just gets everything she has by looting the [[BazaarOfTheBizarre World O' Stuff]] - so it's ''meant'' to look like she's just been scavenging for whatever random trinkets she thinks look cool.
* Shawn Hunter on ''BoyMeetsWorld'' had clothes that were always badly mismatched (even by the standards of '90s grunge fashion) and at least two sizes too big. It was strongly hinted that his clothes were ''literal'' rummage sale rejects, as his family was extremely poor and slovenly. However, he often hid them under a tattered black leather jacket, thereby managing to look somewhat cool.
* On ''[[RupaulsDragRace RuPaul's Drag Race]]'', the [[OnceASeason first challenge of every season]] involves creating a whole outfit out of unconventional materials, such as dollar store junk, curtains, throwaway scraps from a Beverly Hills boutique, etc. Since the contestants have varying design skills, the end result ranges from stunningly elegant to...[[http://www.dragofficial.com/uploads/1/9/3/9/19395567/9534860_orig.png this]].

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* Mason from ''DeadLikeMe'' ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' likes to take the layered look a bit too far and is very rarely seen wearing fewer than three tops at once, often paired with some shabby-looking FingerlessGloves, [[StickyFingers stolen accessories]], and maybe some hideous ankle-zip trousers.
* Harper in ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''.''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Her clothes have been based around such things as food and markers. Harper goes beyond this and into crazy costumer, since she makes her own outfits.
* Gunter and Tinka from ''ShakeItUp'' ''Series/ShakeItUp'' are never seen without these kind of clothes. At one point they wore burglar outfits and they ''[[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sparkled]]''.
* Janet Donner, a one-off character from the ''EerieIndiana'' ''Series/EerieIndiana'' episode "The Lost Hour". She spends most of the episode in an outfit that would almost look normal were it not for rampant over-accessorizing: Every inch of the front of her coat is covered with pins and brooches, her belt similarly has various items hanging off it, and her earrings are mismatched. However, as a teenager who's been living in an otherwise (mostly) deserted version of Eerie for a year, she just gets everything she has by looting the [[BazaarOfTheBizarre World O' Stuff]] - so it's ''meant'' to look like she's just been scavenging for whatever random trinkets she thinks look cool.
* Shawn Hunter on ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' had clothes that were always badly mismatched (even by the standards of '90s grunge fashion) and at least two sizes too big. It was strongly hinted that his clothes were ''literal'' rummage sale rejects, as his family was extremely poor and slovenly. However, he often hid them under a tattered black leather jacket, thereby managing to look somewhat cool.
* On ''[[RupaulsDragRace RuPaul's Drag Race]]'', ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', the [[OnceASeason first challenge of every season]] involves creating a whole outfit out of unconventional materials, such as dollar store junk, curtains, throwaway scraps from a Beverly Hills boutique, etc. Since the contestants have varying design skills, the end result ranges from stunningly elegant to...[[http://www.dragofficial.com/uploads/1/9/3/9/19395567/9534860_orig.png this]].



* Both Howard and Vince of TheMightyBoosh are this, though they're at opposite extremes. Howard is constantly dressing in plain second-hand looking clothing from the seventies in some hideous shade of brown with a very rare splash of hideous colour, like the purple and orange poncho he wore in series two. Vince on the other hand is a campy fashionista who makes a lot of his own clothes when he isn't buying them from the most trendy shops in London, and dresses in bright sparkly clothes, often with many accessories like belts, a pink hat or bright red cowboy boots. Vince always manages to pull his outfits off pretty well, but Howard, um, doesn't.

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* Both Howard and Vince of TheMightyBoosh ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' are this, though they're at opposite extremes. Howard is constantly dressing in plain second-hand looking clothing from the seventies in some hideous shade of brown with a very rare splash of hideous colour, like the purple and orange poncho he wore in series two. Vince on the other hand is a campy fashionista who makes a lot of his own clothes when he isn't buying them from the most trendy shops in London, and dresses in bright sparkly clothes, often with many accessories like belts, a pink hat or bright red cowboy boots. Vince always manages to pull his outfits off pretty well, but Howard, um, doesn't.
26th Jan '16 4:00:57 AM Zanreo
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** Konami also wears a [[http://consolers.webcomic.ws/comics/pl/615914 rather strange outfit]]: bodysuit with a suit jacket over, MGS-style harness, red [[MercurysWings winged]] helmet, vampire cape, and bright blue and pink shoes with DDR arrows...
2nd Jan '16 10:13:00 AM nombretomado
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* ''SoltyRei'' plays with this when, during a shopping trip, the main character goes through a series of fairly reasonable outfits. Without looking, her guardian assures her to just pick the current one, and she does out of affection -- a [[{{Fanservice}} tight]] [[{{Moe}} cute, orange jumpsuit with clunky boots]] number the other women look embarrassed about.

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* ''SoltyRei'' ''Anime/SoltyRei'' plays with this when, during a shopping trip, the main character goes through a series of fairly reasonable outfits. Without looking, her guardian assures her to just pick the current one, and she does out of affection -- a [[{{Fanservice}} tight]] [[{{Moe}} cute, orange jumpsuit with clunky boots]] number the other women look embarrassed about.
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