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Oh sure, most coats in RealLife and fiction are worn for warmth and other kinds of protection, but just as often in fiction, they can be used to say something about a character, or add a slight touch of style to a scene. Whether it's a [[HellBentForLeather leather jacket]], a trench coat, a [[SharpDressedMan suave blazer]], or a [[PrettyInMink fur coat]], these garments can fulfill a lot of tropes.
These tropes can overlap with various other tropes, like CostumePorn, BlingOfWar, RuleOfGlamorous, RuleOfCool.
They're like coats, but without sleeves.
A coat can be paired with a hat, or other something similar.
A nice thing to wear under a coat.
RuleOfCool says the right coat makes characters look even better.
Same as above, but applies to a robe.
A black coat, robe, or cape, can make a character look sinister and mysterious.
Wearing a coat over the shoulders still looks cool.
Not all superheroes use tights and capes.
Your coat is fully lined with a black market.
Drape your jacket over one shoulder, and you can't help but look stylish.
Coats can add extra pounds to carry, so taking them off means one doesn't want to hold back in a fight.
Coats can be used in this way.
There are plenty of instances where this garment stands out like a sore thumb.
You want your HazmatSuit to look cool? Add a coat.
Sharing this means they're going steady.
In fiction, it's the most immediate way to tell someone is in these fields.
Any fur garment will do to cover up nudity (while still implying it), but a coat is the most common.
It looks iconic, even though you're not kicking ass in it.
The best of both being shirtless and having a cool coat.
The classic pimp look includes a funky 70s coat.
Add a bird mask with your coat, and you're treating some pretty heavy old-timey epidemic.
Luxury fur garments are commonly done as jacket and coats.
The latest in horror movie fashion.
Guess what she's not wearing under it.
In that coat are two or more smaller people standing on each other.
John Constantine inspired wearing coats among his knockoffs.
Hiding an arsenal in your coat lining.
The garment given over is often a coat.
Don't forget to put these tropes on, or you'll CatchYourDeathOfCold.