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5th Feb '18 5:39:57 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel, ''Last Human'' states that at some point before the accident, Lister was somehow invited to the officers' summer ball. The invitation told him to dress informally, so he turns up wearing football shorts. He is turned away by a suited officer. He laments that if they wanted him to dress like NoelCoward, they should have said so.

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* The ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel, ''Last Human'' states that at some point before the accident, Lister was somehow invited to the officers' summer ball. The invitation told him to dress informally, so he turns up wearing football shorts. He is turned away by a suited officer. He laments that if they wanted him to dress like NoelCoward, Creator/NoelCoward, they should have said so.
26th Nov '17 6:41:36 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1100/fv01075.htm when Winston goes on his first date with Florence]], he's wearing a T-shirt with "Cyber-Rap and the Philharmonic Orchestra" on the back. Florence has booked them in on a fancy, French restaurant. When she sees the T-shirt, she (rather insistently) offers to buy him a new shirt, since she had to borrow one of his on their first meeting. Winston readily agrees, mentally commenting, "I don't know much about fashion, but when [[InterspeciesRomance a dog]] is [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed embarrassed to be seen with you]], it's time to change clothes."


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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1100/fv01075.htm when Winston goes on his first date with Florence]], he's wearing a T-shirt with "Cyber-Rap and the Philharmonic Orchestra" on the back. Florence has booked them in on a fancy, French restaurant. When she sees the T-shirt, she (rather insistently) offers to buy him a new shirt, since she had to borrow one of his on their first meeting. Winston readily agrees, mentally commenting, "I don't know much about fashion, but when [[InterspeciesRomance a dog]] is [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed embarrassed to be seen with you]], it's time to change clothes."
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26th Nov '17 6:40:18 PM LadyNorbert
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* This is also cited in an episode of ''Series/JustShootMe'' where Nina gets genuinely ticked off about how more and more often she sees people dressed casually for fancy events--theater, church, etc.

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* This is also cited in an episode of ''Series/JustShootMe'' ''Series/JustShootMe,'' where Nina gets genuinely ticked off about how more and more often she sees people dressed casually for fancy events--theater, church, etc.



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* In the ''Mark of the Assassin'' DLC for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', bringing Varric and [[spoiler:Circle!]]Bethany along as companions will result in Bethany lamenting her outfit as being this, since they're at a very formal party on a lavish estate with wealthy nobles. Varric puts her at ease by pointing out that she wasn't given a choice in what to wear, but it doesn't matter anyway, because "[[ShipTease you could make a burlap sack look good]]" and adds that if she had worn the height of fashion, other guests would have died from sheer envy.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1100/fv01075.htm when Winston goes on his first date with Florence]], he's wearing a T-shirt with "Cyber-Rap and the Philharmonic Orchestra" on the back. Florence has booked them in on a fancy, French restaurant. When she sees the T-shirt, she (rather insistently) offers to buy him a new shirt, since she had to borrow one of his on their first meeting. Winston readily agrees, mentally commenting "I don't know much about fashion, but when [[InterspeciesRomance a dog]] is [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed embarrassed to be seen with you]], it's time to change clothes."

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1100/fv01075.htm when Winston goes on his first date with Florence]], he's wearing a T-shirt with "Cyber-Rap and the Philharmonic Orchestra" on the back. Florence has booked them in on a fancy, French restaurant. When she sees the T-shirt, she (rather insistently) offers to buy him a new shirt, since she had to borrow one of his on their first meeting. Winston readily agrees, mentally commenting commenting, "I don't know much about fashion, but when [[InterspeciesRomance a dog]] is [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed embarrassed to be seen with you]], it's time to change clothes."






* Australian comedian Charlie Pickering tells the story of how his father wound up in Hawaiian dress at a black tie event no, not merely "Hawaiian dress", but the most truly dreadful Hawaiian shirt, shorts, and ''hat'' imaginable. (In his book, ''Impractical Jokes'' he includes a picture, and Pickering's descriptions do not do justice to how mind-bendingly awful it is.) His unfortunate decision was the result of a prank.

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* Australian comedian Charlie Pickering tells the story of how his father wound up in Hawaiian dress at a black tie event no, not merely "Hawaiian dress", but the most truly dreadful Hawaiian shirt, shorts, and ''hat'' imaginable. (In his book, book ''Impractical Jokes'' Jokes,'' he includes a picture, and Pickering's descriptions do not do justice to how mind-bendingly awful it is.) His unfortunate decision was the result of a prank.
24th Nov '17 12:05:29 AM DrOO7
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' that had the gang going to the Opera had Kramer showing up in his usual casual wear, much to the tuxedo-clad Jerry's annoyance.
--> '''Jerry''': I thought you said people dress up for the Opera!
--> '''Kramer''': People do. I don't.
* This is also cited in an episode of ''Series/JustShootMe'' where Nina gets genuinely ticked off about how more and more often she sees people dressed casually for fancy events--theater, church, etc.
14th Jul '17 2:12:59 PM eroock
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-> ''"You are at Buckingham Palace - the very heart of the British nation. Sherlock Holmes: PUT YOUR TROUSERS ON!"''

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-> ''"You are at Buckingham Palace - -- the very heart of the British nation. Sherlock Holmes: PUT YOUR TROUSERS ON!"''
14th Jul '17 2:12:41 PM eroock
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-->-- ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', "[[Recap/SherlockS02E01AScandalInBelgravia A Scandal in Belgravia]]"

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-->-- '''Mycroft''', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', "[[Recap/SherlockS02E01AScandalInBelgravia A Scandal in Belgravia]]"
7th Mar '17 5:38:52 PM nombretomado
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* When [[MarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] and his future wife had their first date they went to a restaurant which required men to wear ties. Harpo wasn't wearing one, so he took off one of his socks and tied it around his neck as a tie. Every year on their anniversary he came down to breakfast wearing a sock-tie.
* Also a potential problem for service members due to the wide variety of uniforms one has to choose from. Showing up in the wrong uniform (say, camouflage fatigues for a formation requiring service dress uniform) at best shows that your chain of command is poor at communicating, and at worst that you didn't care to find out what uniform you ''should'' have been wearing. It gets better when certain uniform combinations involve ''mostly'' the same uniform, but with slight differences. The US Air Force Semi-Formal Dress Uniform is essentially the Service Dress Uniform, minus the name tape and cap, and with a white dress shirt instead of the blue uniform shirt worn underneath, and can be worn by enlisted men only (officers must pony up the cash to purchase a Mess Dress Uniform, which is a military tuxedo.)

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* When [[MarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] and his future wife had their first date they went to a restaurant which required men to wear ties. Harpo wasn't wearing one, so he took off one of his socks and tied it around his neck as a tie. Every year on their anniversary he came down to breakfast wearing a sock-tie.
* Also a A potential problem for service members due to the wide variety of uniforms one has to choose from. Showing up in the wrong uniform (say, camouflage fatigues for a formation requiring service dress uniform) at best shows that your chain of command is poor at communicating, and at worst that you didn't care to find out what uniform you ''should'' have been wearing. It gets better when certain uniform combinations involve ''mostly'' the same uniform, but with slight differences. The US Air Force Semi-Formal Dress Uniform is essentially the Service Dress Uniform, minus the name tape and cap, and with a white dress shirt instead of the blue uniform shirt worn underneath, and can be worn by enlisted men only (officers must pony up the cash to purchase a Mess Dress Uniform, which is a military tuxedo.)
13th Jan '17 7:18:48 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/CandyCandy'', Candy once shows up in her uniform to class... but it's the ''wrong'' uniform, since her BoardingSchool has a normal white one ''and'' a black one for Sundays. She gets mocked by the other students, and the nuns punish her by not letting her go back to the dorms top change.
27th Nov '16 1:44:52 PM nombretomado
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia''--when [[BigGood Aslan]] magically summons soon-to-be-Queen Helen (a London cabbie's wife until that moment) to Narnia she is described as looking [[ModestRoyalty beautiful in her simple attire]]. The narrator informs us that if she had known this was going to happen and had put on her best outfit, she would have looked tacky.

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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia''--when ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''--when [[BigGood Aslan]] magically summons soon-to-be-Queen Helen (a London cabbie's wife until that moment) to Narnia she is described as looking [[ModestRoyalty beautiful in her simple attire]]. The narrator informs us that if she had known this was going to happen and had put on her best outfit, she would have looked tacky.
19th Nov '16 10:40:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', as Jack plans to shows up to an upper class dinner in his grungy clothes but a kind-hearted friend lends him some formal wear.

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* Averted Subverted in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', as Jack plans to shows up to an upper class dinner in his grungy clothes but a kind-hearted friend lends him some formal wear.
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