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9th Sep '17 4:11:58 PM nombretomado
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* Season six of ''AmericasGotTalent'' gave us Prince Poppycock, whose persona involved dressing up as a full on 17th century dandy. His over the top persona, coupled with his true honest-to-God ''talent'', makes him something of a legend to this day.

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* Season six of ''AmericasGotTalent'' ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'' gave us Prince Poppycock, whose persona involved dressing up as a full on 17th century dandy. His over the top persona, coupled with his true honest-to-God ''talent'', makes him something of a legend to this day.
7th Sep '17 6:37:20 PM childofketer
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* ''Literature/InTheSnowsOfHaz'': Elias Tenri, fwooshy cape, awful metaphors, and all. [[spoiler: It's - mostly - a facade; he's actually a very competent and rather hands-on secret agent.]]
19th Jul '17 8:16:54 PM Shotoman
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* Season six of ''AmericasGotTalent'' gave us Prince Poppycock, whose persona involved dressing up as a full on 17th century dandy. His over the top persona, coupled with his true honest-to-God ''talent'', makes him something of a legend to this day.
8th Jul '17 1:39:35 PM bfunc
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** Batman is one of the few superheroes whose Rogues' Gallery tends to adhere to a dress code:

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** Batman is one of the few superheroes whose Rogues' Gallery tends to adhere to a dress code:code. They also, in general, prefer traps and elaborate schemes to straight-up fisticuffs. The ones who ''do'' like to mix it up physically (Bane, Killer Croc, Clayface) mostly avert the trope.



*** Honorable mentions: Ra's al Ghul and Vandal Savage (who is more of a generic JLA/JSA villain) are generally well dressed by the standards of ''some'' era, it's that ... since Vandal is OlderThanDirt and Ra's is at the very least OlderThanSteam ... it's often not ''this'' era.

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*** Honorable mentions: Ra's al Ghul and Vandal Savage (who is more of a generic JLA/JSA villain) are generally well dressed by the standards of ''some'' era, it's that ... since Vandal is OlderThanDirt and Ra's is at the very least OlderThanSteam ... it's often not ''this'' era.
era. Neither Ra's nor Vandal are too concerned about getting their clothes (or hands) dirty when it comes time to fight, though.
8th Jul '17 1:33:50 PM bfunc
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s non-heroic persona, Bruce Wayne, is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob portrayed]] as this.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s non-heroic persona, Bruce Wayne, is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob portrayed]] as this. It's usually depicted as ObfuscatingStupidity: "There's no way that fop dandy could be a dreaded vigilante."
** Batman is one of the few superheroes whose Rogues' Gallery tends to adhere to a dress code:
*** The Penguin is the last scion of a family (the Cobblepots) that was at one time as rich as, or richer than, the Waynes, and is generally ''immaculately'' dressed in a tuxedo with top hat, monocle, and (in the old days) often a ''cigarette holder''.
*** In low light, or if you're colorblind, The Joker is quite the SharpDressedMan in his tailcoat and gloves. The fact that it's ''purple'' does diminish the effect a bit (and live-action versions tend to reduce or eliminate the "well-dressed" aspect of the character).
*** Two-Face used to be a politician/attorney. He generally still dresses the part, though unless you happen to be looking at him from the right angle, one side of his suit may be made of fabric with an unusual color or pattern. One example has orange (which, as bizarre as it would be to see in RealLife, seems to be a perfectly unremarkable color for a business suit in comics) on the "good" side and purple on the "evil" side.
*** The Riddler, unless the artist chooses to put him in question-marked spandex, generally wears a (green, but oh well) business suit and a bowler hat (also often green).
*** The Mad Hatter. Business suit? Check. Odd color or pattern? Check. Top hat? Usually.
*** Honorable mentions: Ra's al Ghul and Vandal Savage (who is more of a generic JLA/JSA villain) are generally well dressed by the standards of ''some'' era, it's that ... since Vandal is OlderThanDirt and Ra's is at the very least OlderThanSteam ... it's often not ''this'' era.
26th Jun '17 5:43:16 AM Anarquistador
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* Comedian Paul F Thompkins. Part of his schtick is fancy, somewhat old-fashioned outfits and mannerisms, like a turn-of-the-century gentleman dropped into the modern age.
18th Jun '17 9:30:34 PM jormis29
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* In the BetteMidler song "Big Socks", from her album ''[[GuyOnGuyIsHot Bathhouse]] Betty''. It's a BreakupSong about dumping a {{Narcissist}}ic {{Metrosexual}} man. Like much of ''Bathhouse Betty'', the lyrics apply as well to a [[QueerRomance gay man]] as they do to a straight woman.

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* In the BetteMidler Music/BetteMidler song "Big Socks", from her album ''[[GuyOnGuyIsHot Bathhouse]] Betty''. It's a BreakupSong about dumping a {{Narcissist}}ic {{Metrosexual}} man. Like much of ''Bathhouse Betty'', the lyrics apply as well to a [[QueerRomance gay man]] as they do to a straight woman.
8th Jun '17 10:06:08 PM nombretomado
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* In WildCards, Dr. Tachyon comes from a ''[[PlanetOfHats planet of Dandies]]''.

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* In WildCards, ''Literature/WildCards'', Dr. Tachyon comes from a ''[[PlanetOfHats planet of Dandies]]''.
8th Jun '17 8:10:55 PM karstovich2
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** Brummel's fashion sense, and most notably, the dress code he devised for the Almack's Club in London, would go on to inspire the modern business suit/coat-and-tails. Strangely, his fashion sense was much more austere and simpler than the gaudy nobles and fops before and after him, he preferred a simple white on black look and a streamlined silhouette. His style caught on fantastically, especially after the [[RegencyEngland Prince Regent]] (later King George IV) began to follow Brummel's lead (he would spend hours watching Brummel get dressed just to see what he did to look so good). Before Brummel, dressing well for men meant wearing the frilliest, gaudiest, ridiculous-pattern-iest clothing possible, with all kinds of unnecessary accessories (jewels, wigs, etc.) to show off your wealth; after Brummel, it meant wearing the finest cloth, the most elegant cut, and the soberest and most austere accessories (a watch, a hat, and a cravat, all tastefully made) to show off your taste. This was helped along by the changing times: with industrialisation, anyone could get rich and afford gaudy clothes; but no matter how rich you were, you couldn't buy good taste, which suited the traditional British upper crust very well.[[note]]In a way, the Brummel style was a key part of developing the modern habit of elites favouring simple, austere styles as a means of distinguishing themselves--now that any fool could get the money could buy gilded everything and silk clothes in any colour they desired, it became a mark of distinction to wear or own something that was simple, yet demonstrated masterful workmanship. It's this kind of thinking that eventually led to Modernism and the AsceticAesthetic that continues to pop up periodically in modern architecture and design.[[/note]]

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** Brummel's fashion sense, and most notably, the dress code he devised for the Almack's Club in London, would go on to inspire the modern business suit/coat-and-tails. Strangely, his fashion sense was much more austere and simpler than the gaudy nobles and fops before and after him, he preferred a simple white on black look and a streamlined silhouette. His style caught on fantastically, especially after the [[RegencyEngland Prince Regent]] (later King George IV) began to follow Brummel's lead (he would spend hours watching Brummel get dressed just to see what he did to look so good). Before Brummel, dressing well for men meant wearing the frilliest, gaudiest, ridiculous-pattern-iest clothing possible, with all kinds of unnecessary accessories (jewels, wigs, etc.) to show off your wealth; after Brummel, it meant wearing the finest cloth, the most elegant cut, and the soberest and most austere accessories (a watch, a hat, and a cravat, all tastefully made) to show off your taste. This was helped along by the changing times: with industrialisation, anyone could get rich and afford gaudy clothes; but no matter how rich you were, you couldn't buy good taste, which suited the traditional British upper crust very well.[[note]]In a way, the Brummel style was a key part of developing the modern habit of elites favouring simple, austere styles as a means of distinguishing themselves--now that any fool who could get the money to buy it could buy gilded everything and silk clothes in any colour they desired, it became a mark of distinction to wear or own something that was simple, yet demonstrated masterful workmanship. It's this kind of thinking that eventually led to Modernism and the AsceticAesthetic that continues to pop up periodically in modern architecture and design.[[/note]]
29th May '17 12:15:26 PM nombretomado
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* Neal Caffrey from ''WhiteCollar'' is always impeccably dressed in 1950's era suits, and his hair is perfectly coiffed at all times. It's too early in the series to tell if this is to cover up something from his past, but the look does finish off his "charming rogue" persona nicely.

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* Neal Caffrey from ''WhiteCollar'' ''Series/WhiteCollar'' is always impeccably dressed in 1950's era suits, and his hair is perfectly coiffed at all times. It's too early in the series to tell if this is to cover up something from his past, but the look does finish off his "charming rogue" persona nicely.
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