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The standard attire for all men who... [[DoubleEntendre help young women earn money for college]]. You know, managers in the intimate entertainment industry. Guys who... how shall I put this?... [[DontExplainTheJoke manage a harem of prostitutes]]. Pimps. Street walkin', [[JiveTurkey jive talkin']], bitch slappin', bling wearin' pimps. This is their uniform:

# One [[NiceHat hat]], with a brim that extends at least 15 centimeters in every direction. Some sort of giant feather or other ostentatious decoration is preferred.
# One suit that appears to have come from the campiest of 1970's B-movies. Should ideally be made at least [[PrettyInMink partly out of fur]] ([[FurAndLoathing real or imitation]]), and this fact should be immediately obvious to anyone who sees it. (Leopard or zebra are the most recommended patterns; ermine is much too sophisticated in most contexts.) Excessive poofiness and/or bright colors is a plus.
# One cane, usually with handle covered with jewels or some sort of intricate design. The pimp must carry this cane at all times even if -- ''especially'' if -- they have no trouble walking whatsoever.
# One pair of [[MakingASpectacleOfYourself excessively large]] [[CoolShades sunglasses]] with excessively large frames.
# As much bling as the pimp's body can support. At least one of these should be in the shape of a giant dollar sign.
# Tall platform shoes (optional).
# For bonus points the guy wearing all of these PimpDuds will be seen driving a [[{{Thememobile}} Pimpmobile]] like [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/1971-Dunham-Coach-Corvorado-Diamond-Eagle-395257230 this]] or [[http://foundvehicles.deviantart.com/art/Stutz-Blackhawk-446307941 this]].

All parts of the uniform should be an exceptionally bright color. Purple, orange and white seem to be popular choices, but pretty much any color other than black, brown or grey can work, so long as it shines brighter than the Las Vegas strip.

Extra points for gold teeth.

Wearing one of these outfits can also get completely innocent people confused with pimps.

''Kinda'' TruthInTelevision -- you can't really identify a pimp on sight this way, but the idea has a basis in reality.

Sub-trope of StockCostumeTraits.

Not to be confused with RainbowPimpGear, which is a video game trope for wearing items purely to get the best bonus, no matter how outrageous they look together.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Android 15 wears an outfit which resemble these. In the English dub, they even gave him the voice of a stereotypical pimp/gangster to match.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Greed seems to be going for this look. He wears a boa and CoolShades and is introduced with a PaidHarem. Also, not a direct example, but Kimblee almost always wears a snazzy white suit which has been given the FanNickname of "the pimp suit".
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/d/dd/Crocodile2.jpg Sir Crocodile]], a superpowered gangster, fits the bill, wearing a fur pimp coat and rings on all of his fingers.
** Later appears [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/d/d0/Current_Doflamingo.PNG Donquixote Doflamingo]], who manages to even out-pimp Crocodile -- is it any surprise that they are rivals?
* Suitengu of ''Anime/SpeedGrapher '' always wears a white greatcoat with a fur collar and favors displays of conspicuous consumption such as [[MoneyToBurn cigarettes wrapped in bills]] kept in a gold case. Since he runs a club that caters to every pleasure, he arguably actually is a pimp.
* In the manga ''Manga/BlueExorcist'', the demon and exorcist [[MeaningfulName Mephisto Pheles]] dresses as a pimp.
* He's in a gold suit and has sunglasses which definitely fulfil the criteria of Pimp Duds. He's DJ Peacock.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Pusher-Man from ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''.
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the seventies.
* In ''ComicBook/PS238'', as a practical joke to [[{{Jerkass}} Zodon]], the resident GadgeteerGenius [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/?p=723 tampering with his holographic disguise]] results in looking like he's wearing Pimp Duds.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''The Hentai Zone'', a ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' ecchi dōjinshi, puts Tatewaki Kunō in this outfit.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* At the Pirate of the Year awards in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'', Pirate Captain wears an outfit that is a cross between Pimp Duds and pirate gear.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka'':
** The ex-pimp Fly Guy wears this kind of outfit when he goes out on the town. He also wears high heel shoes with miniature aquariums in the heels. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQZrC3ljtuM Watch it here]]. It should be mentioned that Fly Guy's high heels with aquariums feature ''dead goldfish'' because a) they were in storage for a long time and b) he can't open them to feed the fish anyway. Also, he just got out of the slammer at that point; fashion has passed him by.
** There is also the "Pimp of the Year" pageant flashback.
* King George in ''Film/{{Coffy}}'' goes a bit lighter on the bling than some examples, but makes up for it by wearing a half-cape that matches his harvest gold,[[note]]Which is how you can instantly tell it's from the 70's, Harvest gold was legally discontinued the instant 1980 hit -- thank God[[/note]] skin-tight, chest-baring jumpsuit and orange-rimmed sunglasses.
* Upgrayedd, the pimp from ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'', wears a giant orange fur coat.
* ''Film/AmericanGangster'' plays with this trope. The main character, Frank, actually makes a point to ''avoid'' dressing like a pimp, saying that "the loudest person in the room is the weakest one". His strategy of keeping low profile works until his wife buys him a luxurious fur coat, which gets him noticed by the police immediately. However, other gangsters don't have Frank's common sense, and it's worth noting that the film is set in TheSeventies...
* The Boppers are dressed like this in ''Film/TheWarriors''. They appear in only one scene, though.
* ''Film/RunningScared'' has a textbook example of pimp, from the costume to the attitude.
* ''Film/DeadPresidents'' (which is set in the Bronx between 1969 and 1973) has a pimp as a minor yet important character, and he somewhat dresses this way.
* Film/AustinPowers dresses in pimp gear to celebrate visiting TheSeventies in ''Goldmember''.
* Stu runs afoul of a pimp wearing a tacky, unbuttoned silk shirt in ''Film/PhoneBooth''. When Stu tries to bribe him to go away with his Omega watch, the pimp counters with his "solid gold Rolex, [[PrecisionFStrike motherfucker!]]"
* In [[FilmOfTheBook the film version]] of ''Literature/TheClient'', Barry [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Blade"]] Muldanno wears a campy green suit with motley collar. Subverted in the fact Muldanno is not a pimp, but a very dangerous [[TheMafia Mafia]] hitman.
* {{Averted|Trope}} in ''Working Girls'', where the pimp of the brothel, Lucy, resembles less a stereotypical pimp than she does an average business woman.
* In ''Film/StarskyAndHutch'', the pimp Huggy Bear (Snoop Dogg) dresses this way.
* Downplayed throughout ''Film/BlackDynamite''. Although the members of the Pimp Council have the most outlandish names possible and are dressed to the nines, only the senior members Osiris and Tasty Freeze have on what could be, save the hat, considered a full outfit. (To say nothing of Captain Kangaroo Pimp.) Even Black Dynamite, himself a pimp, comes closest to looking the part when donning a powder-blue leisure suit near the end.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Wig Master" Kramer ends up, through [[CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise a series of coincidences]], fighting a prostitute in front of a pink Cadillac while he's carrying a walking stick, wearing a woman's large brimmed hat, and has on the eponymous garment from ''Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat''. The [[CrowningMomentOfFunny whole chain of events]], ending in his arrest, can be witnessed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7sS4f_p894 on YouTube]].
* ''Series/{{Manswers}}'' mentions these kinds of clothes when discussing how much a pimp makes a year.
* ''Series/LazyTown'': Robbie Rotten isn't a pimp, but his standard outfit looks somewhere between a pimp outfit, a [[SpandexLatexOrLeather spandex catsuit]] and that of a refined 1890s gentleman. Then there's the original Icelandic stage play, where he wore the full pimp outfit, complete with cane.
* Although Huggy Bear in ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' dresses this way, he isn't a pimp. It was just TheSeventies.
* "Sweet Daddy" Williams on ''Series/GoodTimes'' dresses like this, which make sense since he's an actual pimp.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': J.D. and Turk wear this in one of [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} J.D.'s]] {{Imagine Spot}}s.
* On ''Series/TheColbertReport'', Stephen wore one of these during the brief time he worked as a pimp under the name "Big White Chocolate".
* All the male characters (Tracy Morgan, Tim Meadows, Ray Romano, and Vince Vaughn on the short-lived recurring ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "Pimp Chat" wore Pimp Duds.
* One episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' has a pimp ''contest'' at a strip club (officially a contest between smartly dressed [=DJs=]), with the contestants wearing various levels of ostentatious Pimp Duds.
* In one episode of ''Series/That70sShow'', Kittie imagines how a party at her house could go wrong. In her fantasy, Michael Kelso and Steven Hyde are dressed in standard Pimp attire. Extra points to Kelso for no shirt and an open jacket.
* ''Series/LateNight'':
** Taken UpToEleven by Creator/ConanOBrien in an episode: as well as the fur coat, Conan's hat, cellphone and ''car'' were all covered in fur.
** Naturally, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pimpbot 5000]] also wears the duds.
* ''Series/AmericanRestoration'': For the premier of season six, George Clinton had Rick and Co. restore a flood damaged piano. For the [[TheReveal reveal party]] Brettly and Tyler wore stereotypical pimp gear.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Flavor Flav
* Humpty Hump from Digital Underground (it's not ''the'' 1970's style Pimp Duds; it's more of a 1990s spin on it. He does wear excessive jewelry and fur coats like a pimp, and has a furry hat).
* Also Eek A Mouse has been known to [[http://www.ebreggae.com/Reggae/CD/67882/Eek-A-Mouse-Eek-A-Speeka.html channel this trope on occasion.]]
* As Music/SnoopDogg became LighterAndSofter he began to wear these in his music videos, due to the [[BlackComedyRape outrageous 1970s cartoon pimp]] image being more palatable than the real-life, modern day, [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil sexually exploiting vulnerable young women for money]] kind of pimp that Snoop had been.
* In the video for Music/FiftyCent's remix of "P.I.M.P.", Snoop leads the "Pimp Legion of Doom," [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDApZhXTpH8&t=1m32s all but one of whom are dressed exactly like this.]]
* Music/RKelly's rap opera series ''Music/TrappedInTheCloset'' has a character named Pimp Lucius, who somewhat defies the trope: while dressed as a pimp, his pastel clothes are not ''overtly'' gaudy and his cane is a rather nondescript derby cane.
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[[folder:Pinballs]]
* The Drug Rat from ''Pinball/PoliceForce'' is wearing a wide-brimmed white hat and bright blue suit, using a hypodermic needle in place of a cane.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* The Godfather had this as his gimmick, though the look wasn't quite as outlandish as it could have been (it was the Attitude Era).
* Wrestling/KellyKelly wore this kind of costume for Halloween 2007, though she somewhat mistakenly referred to herself as a "gangsta".
* Indie wrestler The Human Tornado used this as his gimmick. Although he had to dress down more than most examples since he had to wrestle, he did wear garish yellow bellbottoms in the ring and suit jackets during his entrance.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* He's not a pimp, but Dr. Teeth from ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' dresses ''exactly'' like this. He's probably supposed to be a hippie.
* "They didn't call him a pimp, but I know a pimp when I see one. They called him [[Series/SesameStreet The Count]]." -- '''Dave Chappelle'''
* Sweet Daddy D, the "Player in the Management Profession" from the Creator/JeffDunham stable, is as stereotypically dressed as possible.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* ''Toys/LEGOSpacePolice III'' features Brick Daddy, a.k.a. [[FanNickname SPACE PIMP]], an alien gang leader dressed in purple pimp duds. [[MemeticMutation The fandom was very, very amused]].
** They DID IT AGAIN. Invizable from the Toys/LEGOUltraAgents theme has a pimp appearance, too.
* The infamous [[FanNickname Pimp Daddy Destro]] from the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' 1997 Commemorative Edition line. There was even a dedicated website about the ultra-rare figure. According to the site, it started as a bit of a gag when a production sample was needed for the commemorative line. A few hundred samples with the leopard-print paint job were produced before Hasbro put the kibosh on it, but some of the figures managed to get packaged and hit the shelves anyway. The 2007 Official G.I. Joe Convention even commemorated Pimp Daddy Destro with a [[http://www.yojoe.com/action/07/destro15a.shtml 25th anniversary release]] (and a [[http://www.yojoe.com/action/07/destro15b.shtml gold-helmeted variant]] to boot).
* Though he can't go all the way (being a redeco), Optimus Prime's royal purple color scheme in ''TransformersShatteredGlass'', coupled with his bulky build and yellow-and-green highlights, has earned him the FanNickname "Pimpimus Prime".
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Magic Booster Pack for ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' contains a very wide-brimmed hat and long jacket that are easily re-purposed into being a pimp outfit.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'':
** ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' allows you to dress up as one, and some run around town.
** There's also a pimp cane with a built-in shotgun that is unlocked after completing a late-game mission. It will even be used as a regular walking cane while the player walks with it equipped.
** ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' brings in Zimos, the character archetype writ large. It's fortunate for him that he joined a gang that was already dressed in purple.
* There's a character who dresses just like this (and indeed, is the same profession as that described) in the video game ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry: Magna Cum Laude''.
* That's right pimps, playas, and pain purveyors, The Black Baron (stop starin') from ''VideoGame/MadWorld'' dresses like thi-- [[CatchPhrase Aww]] [[OhCrap hell]] [[TheyKilledKenny naw]].
* Partial example: This trope is why Sun Quan's outfit (a fur-lined vest) in the ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' games gets the FanNickname "Pimp Coat".
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Honchkrow, especially when he's Shiny. [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Honchkrow_(Pokémon) Seriously.]] The description of how he orders Murkrow (witch birds; "witch" being [[WitchWithACapitalB a rhyming euphemism for a certain misogynistic B-word]] and "bird" being a British slang term for a girl) around to do his bidding and takes a lion's share of what they have does nothing to shake off the pimping implications.
* Not a whole suit, but you can get a purple pimp hat in ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}''. It's hidden near a brothel, guarded by a door that requires you to have had sex enough times to pass.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The [[TokenBlack black]] Demoman class now can randomly get (or craft) the Hustler's Hallmark, a [[NiceHat sweet-looking]] pimp hat. For bonus pimp points, he can wear this hat along with a pair of slatted shades, which apparently belong to WebAnimation/HomestarRunner.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** The Red Mage's hat has the FanNickname "Pimp Hat" because it's of a similar shape and sports a fancy feather.
** And for another partial example, among fans of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII the Emperor]] in ''Dissidia'' and/or people who main him, his rather odd-looking staff has been dubbed the pimp stick, both for its obvious visual qualities (and being attached to a guy with an [[LimitBreak Exburst]] that is... questionable), and for the fact that the move where the Emperor basically slaps the opponent with the cane is amazingly effective and useful.
* A possible clothing choice for a male [[CrazyAwesome Malkavian]] in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''.
* One of your patients in ''VideoGame/AmateurSurgeon'' is a pimp who wants you to bling his insides, with things like a golden ribcage, a new, golden kidney, and jeweled staples.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'', the richest Glukkons, called Glockstars, wear this.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' supplies nearly every item one could ask for in making pimp duds for anybody able to wear leather or better. It's very popular for banking toons; there's even a diamond-tipped staff that sparkles. The downside is that you can't wear your pimp shades and pimp hat at the same time.
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': when CJ spies on a meeting...
-->'''CJ:''' I know a pimp when I see one.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* A teacher named Raven acquires one of these via ImagineSpot in [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-07-02 this]] ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' comic.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': The rest of the outfit may not be particularly fancy, but Belkar has the hat down pat in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0377.html "Travel Delays"]].
* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', Julie obtains the look thanks to a [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0253.html Hat of Diguise]].
-->'''Rocky:''' ...I said your sister dresses like a ho but that doesn't mean you should start pimping her out.\\
'''Norveg:''' I beat you to that joke when Julie donned the hat in the store.
* Robotic JiveTurkey Sweetdaddy Jupiter Velvet of ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' wears clothing like this. His creator is the ''living embodiment'' of Funk.
* Buwaro of ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'' uses one of these as a [[PaperThinDisguise disguise]] for a while. HilarityEnsues.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Torg has to wear Pimp Duds after all his clothes are eaten by moths, and the only new clothes he can get come from [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=020423 raiding a Salvation Army drop off bin]]. He later tries selling a cow in order to get money for less tacky clothes, but that presents its own problems.
-->'''Torg:''' (''calling from jail'') Turns out this isn't the best outfit to be peddling farm animals in.
* Some characters, mainly Slick and the Devil, occasionally dress like this in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''. There is also Pimpzilla.
* In ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', Sister Denmark gets one such attire while singing [[http://satwcomic.com/my-wedding "My Wedding"]].
* ''Webcomic/PlanetOfHats'': The episode, [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/planetofhats/episodes/0006.html "I Mudd"]] features notorious interstellar con man Harry Mudd wearing this. The RedShirt starts to comment on it but then backs out.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' has the aptly-named villain "Purple Pimp".
* ''Website/GaiaOnline'' has a pimp set which basically fits this trope, and if you mix and match items you can create this whole outfit.
* [[http://thosearentmuskets.com/sketches/thepimp.php "The Pimp"]] from ''[[http://thosearentmuskets.com/index.php Those Aren't Muskets]]'' It's downplayed to give him a more [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s-esque]] feel. The sketch's pimp is wearing a gray & white suit. He has a plain black & white cane. He also has brass knuckles with the word "pimp" [[GemEncrusted encrusted in diamonds]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* A Pimp Named Slickback from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** During the cast's jaunt to 1947 [[RoswellThatEndsWell Roswell, New Mexico]], the Professor attempted to disguise himself in order to blend in. Though he was probably going for a Zoot Suit, he ended up looking like a pimp in orange.
** Bender pulls this off in a less ostentatious way in "Put Your Head on My Shoulders" alongside a couple of floozies. In court. While being ''charged'' for pimping.
--->'''Bender:''' Stupid anti-pimping laws...
* The Boogie Man from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Boogie Frights" dresses like this. Obviously not a pimp (it's a kid's show), but a nod to {{Blaxploitation}} films as part of the episode's [[TheSeventies 1970s]] vibe.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', getting nearly assaulted by a pimp (in standard pimp dud gear) is one of the reasons Homer hates New York. (He was visiting the city in 1972.)
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'':
** One-off character Alabaster Jones (voiced by Snoop Dogg), the main mack daddy of Oklahoma city, fits the bill with his flashy white suit and cape. Yes. He has a cape.
** Tammy, the HookerWithAHeartOfGold who stays with the Hills, gives Hank a cowboy hat with a leopard-print hat band, which everyone in Arlen ''except'' Hank and Peggy treats like serious Pimp Duds.
* ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'': The pimp who mistook Posey as a prostitute who offers erotic massages, dresses like this. Andy lampshades this when he describes the man as a "good, old-fashioned, bell-bottom and platform-shoe pimp," then asks if he's seen him on the show, ''Beretta''.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' had Samy wear these. Yes, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar on a kids show]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' episode "Long in the Teeth", Dag and Norb try to out-compete each other's coolness (and incisor length)... and are briefly seen wearing outfits like this. (Ah, what children's cartoons of TheNineties [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar got away with!]])
* A crocodile wearing PimpDuds is occasionally seen in the background of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', mostly at Cafe Chameleon.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Spike receives a [[NiceHat suspiciously pimptastic hat]] for an episode.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* James O'Keefe supposedly wore them when he visited the ACORN offices. (Turned out, not so much.) No gigantic hat, and his suit wasn't particularly garish, but he did have a fur coat, sunglasses, and a cane -- in the framing sequences. In the portion of the video shot inside the office, he's clearly not wearing the coat.
* A similar phenomenon was seen in the uniforms of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landsknecht Landkneschts]], an organization of German mercenaries active during the Renaissance. They were known for dressing in [[http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/6a/e1/8c/6ae18cdd6a8ed3bcd44caa80fcc8ef72.jpg elaborate outfits with copious amounts of dyes and jewelry (even including some surprisingly pimp-like hats)]] to display their wealth. Also, [[BlingOfWar they wore these outfits into battle.]]
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