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To show how cool a character is all they has to do is wear their coat like a cape, as in not bothering to put their arms through the sleeves. This is often a trait of JapaneseDelinquents or military leaders.

Don't expect them to slip or fall off, even up against powerful winds, explosions and any amount of running, jumping and acrobatics, unless it's for [[RuleOfDrama dramatic reasons]].

Compare CoatOverTheShoulder. Not to be confused with BadassLongcoat, which often resembles a cape but is worn normally.




[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* Most of the high-ranking Marines in ''Manga/OnePiece'' wear their coats like a cape. WordOfGod says that they're kept in place by [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum justice]]. Crocodile, one of the ''Shichibukai'' sanctioned by the government, also wore his fur coat this way.
** Coats are also seen hanging off the shoulders of infamous Pirate Captains like Whitebeard and Blackbeard, who actively oppose the Marines' idea of justice.
*** Actually, the only pirate captain who actually ''wore'' his captains' coat was Roger.
*** One of the only ''Marines'' to do wear it is John Giant. Exceptions are really rare.
** Donquixote Doflamingo wears his feathery pink coat in this fashion as well.
* Laxus Dreyar in ''Manga/FairyTail'' wears this look as part of his second outfit shown and later again during the Grand Magic Games Arc. In the anime, he is shown wearing his coat in that style from the start and losing it after the Festival Arc.
* Yami has done this from time to time in ''Anime/YuGiOh''.
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Yuya also typically wears his jacket in this style.
* Common in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. Integra, in particular, is rarely seen otherwise.
* Taki from ''Manga/MaidenRose'' does this on at least one occasion with his BadassLongcoat, with DramaticWind for added effect.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Colonel Roy Mustang often does this before going into full-bore flesh-roasting badass mode.
** Mustang's bodyguard/aide 1st Lt. Hawkeye also does this on occasion. In particular, in chapter 58, she is shown in casual clothes, wearing an overshirt in this manner.
** Scar does this too on occasion.
* Kazuo Kiriyama does this in the ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' manga; His gakuran's top is inexplicably long compared to his slacks, and stays on his shoulders even when he's subjected to explosions or jumps off a cliff. And although it starts out as [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kiriyamas_normal_jacket_5320.jpg a regular school jacket,]] by mid-manga it starts doing things [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kiriyamas_ridiculous_jacket_9318.jpg like this,]] and then near the end it's basically [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kiriyamas_ridiculous_jacket_2_4511.jpg a separate living entity that perches on his shoulders.]]
* Mifune the bodyguard from ''Manga/SoulEater'' wore a coat like this both in his first and last battle against Black*Star.
* Hibari Kyoya from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' pulls this off all while whacking enemies with tonfas [[spoiler: sometimes attached with whips]]. He still manages to keep his coat on at the end of the battle. Perhaps he actually pinned his coat onto his shirt? Either way, it gives more leeway to make his entrances more awesome with his sleeves flying about flashing his disciplinary committee badge, which he is the president of.
** Also Xanxus from the same series. He manages to [[spoiler: fly in the air with the help of his two guns]] while keeping his coat still on.
* [[MoeAnthropomorphism Germany and Greece]] of ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' occasionally sport this look. As does [[SplitPersonalityMakeover Molossia]].
* Seiichi Yukimura from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''.
* Manga/BlackJack is one of the older manga examples, his flapping coat being a big part of his signature look.
* Howl in ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' starts out wearing his jacket this way. He stops wearing the cape when CharacterDevelopment hits.
* Balalaika from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' wears her Soviet military coat like this.
* Part of the Impulse Form of Fate's Barrier Jacket in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''.
** Hayate in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' and ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''.
* Sengoku Nadeko of ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' wears her jacket in this manner. It's meant to represent [[AnimalMotifs shed snakeskin]].
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Yamamoto wears his captain's haori over his shoulders like a cape. [[TheCoatsAreOff It only comes off when his fighting gets serious.]]
** Kyouraku wears a woman's kimono like a cape over his captain's haori. [[TheCoatsAreOff He only removes the woman's kimono when fighting gets serious.]]
* Mikuni Souichirou of ''Anime/CControl'' provides a good example, using a longcoat. [[TheCoatsAreOff He removes his coat for fights]].[[note]]He is not seen removing it.[[/note]]
* Kusabi Mido of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' wears a coat as such when confronting main character Tsukune. When he decides to get serious and [[HulkOut Monstrel Out]], however, his coat vanishes without explanation (though it may have just fallen off when his arm turned into an [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Ore Club]]).
* Ookuninushi from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' always seems to sport this look. Tomoe does it too on certain occasions.
* ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' gives Banchou Leomon this look, and it doubles both as a shield!
* Lucifer in ''Anime/AngelCop'' wears a [[PrettyInMink white fox jacket]] over her shoulders.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'': Mako wears her Fight Club President uniform this way.
* Sharaku Hosuke in ''Manga/TheThreeEyedOne'' gets one of these when he accesses his SuperpoweredEvilSide.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Jinpachi wears his coat like this often. It gives him a certain pirate-y flair.
* Nakahara Chuya of ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' does this, possibly in attempt to make his shoulders look wider.
* Rantaro from ''Anime/BeybladeBurst'' wears his gakuran as a cape. Valt even calls him out on it. No one else even wears school uniforms.
* Orga in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans''[='=] second season will wear his old Tekkadan jacket on top of his [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suit]].
** Rustal Elion, the BigBad of season 2, does this as well.
* In ''Manga/SakiShinohayuDawnOfAge'', Chisa Sakane, club advisor for Shino and the others' middle school club, typically wears her suit jacket this way.
* Izana from ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' tends to wear his jacket this way when he's not wearing an actual cape or in a place where it is cold enough to warrant wearing the thing properly. He seems to stop after [[spoiler:being crowned king]].

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio'', Zorglub likes to wear what looks like a short, fur-lined leather coat this way.

[[folder: Fanfic]]
* In ''Fanfic/PacificWorldWarIIUsNavyShipgirls'', this is how [[ButtMonkey Arizona]] and [[DrillSergeantNasty Dolphin]] put on their uniforms.

[[folder: Film]]
* Kazuma Kiryu in [[Film/RyuGaGotoku the Yakuza live action adaptation]] wears his jacket like this near the end. The reason is pretty much so that it can be blown off by a helicopter so he will be shirtless for the dramatic final fight scene.
* Toht of ''[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' wears his longcoat like this while digging for the Ark in Egypt.
* Davy Jones in ''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean]]'' wears his coat with the right sleeve on and the left side as a cape. This is because [[FishPeople his left arm has mutated into a crab's claw]] and it wouldn't fit through the sleeve.
* General Hux in ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'' has been shown doing this in preview images.
* Claw does this in the sequel to ''Film/InspectorGadget''.
* Dark Lord Pink wears his black leather coat in this way as he marches toward the concert with his praetorian guard in ''Music/TheWall''.

[[folder: Literature]]
* In ''Hornet's Sting'' by Creator/DerekRobinson, one of the pilots wears his coat like this while pretending to be a Portuguese lord whose checkbook he found. Played for comedy, rather than badassery.
* In [[Franchise/TheMuppets ''Miss Piggy's Guide to Life'']] Piggy suggests wearing a coat in this manner in order to look important. She also recommends accessorizing with large sunglasses and a purse with a telephone inside. (The book was written in 1981, when only big shots had wireless phones.)
* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', Shana can summon a magic BadassLongcoat that functions as both a shield and as [[{{Hammerspace}} storage for her other equipment]]. While she is introduced wearing it normally, she soon switches to draping it over her shoulders instead, possibly because the poofy sleeves of her new civilian outfit get in the way (and the coat's magic properties prevent it from falling off).

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* On ''Series/TheMonkees'', Micky did it when he was pretending to be a big-time movie producer, along with using a cigarette holder.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* This is how Wrestling/WadeBarrett arrives before a match. He sheds it while standing on the stage.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* Commissars in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are often depicted wearing their jackets like this.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'': Kanji, as pictured. In ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', [[VideoGame/{{Persona3}} Elizabeth]] ponders how it stays on, while Akihiko notes how [[AwesomeButImpractical impractical]] it is in fighting and tells him to [[TakeOffYourClothes take it off]].
* Mao from ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice''. He has a chain around the collar to prevent it from falling off.
* Ujiyasu Hojo from ''Videogame/SamuraiWarriors 3''. Masamune gains one in the fourth game.
* Tyrell Badd in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''. Extra badass points for it being full of bullet holes.
** And Ichiyanagi Yumihiko from ''Investigations 2''.
** And [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Apollo Justice]] after the [[spoiler:courtroom bombing]] in ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]''. [[spoiler:It's a TragicKeepsake from his murdered childhood friend, Clay Terran.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': My life is a chip in your pile. Time to ante up. You have just learned everything you need to know, personality-wise, about Setzer Gabianni.
** He also says this line in his cameo in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
* Azrael of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma'' wears one. His actually ''does'' have a strap across the collar to keep it from falling off.
* Fumi from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' wears her longcoat like this.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'': As part of his BigDamnHeroes moment near the end of Act 5, Raiden shows up wearing his black leather duster as such, which is held in place by one of Snake's flak jackets. Justified, since by that point, he's [[AnArmAndALeg lost both arms]].
* Chosokabe Motochika from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' is a pirate, so there was never really a second option when it came to how he'd wear his jacket. And as a bonus, [[WalkingShirtlessScene he's not got anything underneath it]] either.
* Wulfric of ''Videogame/PokemonXAndY'' wears his blue coat like this. This is despite the fact that as an Ice-type trainer, that coat would really help out.
* Haruka from ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' uses a really large labcoat for this trope. In later games, she gave the labcoat to a RobotBuddy to wear, who floats right behind Haruka to give this illusion.
* Osoro Shidesu, the [[JapaneseDelinquents delinquent]] leader, does this in ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator''. She took it from a member of a group of thugs who tried to attack her one day.
* Yasahiro Hagakure from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' wears a jacket over his shirt. It's less to show off that he's cool, and more that he's [[CloudCuckooLander not all there]].
** Kaito Momota in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' only wears his left jacket sleeve, leading the right side hang freely. This becomes a plot point [[spoiler:in Chapter 6, when Shuichi must disprove Maki's assertion that it's not odd for the sleeve hanging out of the hydraulic press to not have an arm in it since it's his ''left'' sleeve]].
* Post-rework Swain from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' wears a large, very heavy-looking coat without putting his arms through. This may make it easier (or perhaps even harder) for him to use his RedRightHand.

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* Bethany from ''Webcomic/AfterlifeBlues'' always wears her BadassLongcoat this way; she often holds it in place when she isn't using her hands for something else.
* John Carson Junior from ''BloodandSmoke'' sports this.

[[folder: Real Life]]
* In UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering [[http://www.danielsww2.com/sitebuilder/images/scan00122-327x452.jpg was often photographed wearing his coat this way.]]
* In early 20th century it was customary for gentlemen to wear an overcoat outside regardless of the temperatures. Especially in Southern Europe it became customary to wear them in this manner to avoid exessive discomfort during the summer months.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelisse pelisse]] is a light jacket worn over the left arm as part of the Hussar uniform. They were infamously impractical and a total liability against other cavalry. Naturally, every European army wore them, presumably because [[RuleOfCool it looked very dashing]].
* The ancient Medes and Persians wore their long [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandys kandys]] coats this way. Xenophon claims they were required to use the sleeves when the King was present, which may have been because the sleeves were so ungainly as to hinder assassination attempts. The Scythians made their own version with sleeves positioned in such a way that it wouldn't be possible to use them at all.