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No Shirt, Long Jacket

Badass Longcoat and Walking Shirtless Scene, two tropes that both represent the paragon of manliness and hotness. It might seem like the two are fundamentally incapable of being combined, but they can, as these brave men (and braver women) will show us below.

Examples

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     Anime and Manga  

     Comic Books  

  • Spider Jerusalem in Transmetropolitan. When he starts wearing shirts it's a symbolic plot point to play up his declining health and greater sense of physical vulnerability.
  • Hellboy wears a trench coat and shorts, no shirt.
  • In the Sin City story The Big Fat Kill, the main character Dwight starts the story in the buff since he's over at his girlfriend's house where they are post-coital. Her ex-boyfriend comes over to start trouble and he has enough time to pull on a pair of pants and throw on his long coat but does not wear a shirt under it Since the entire story takes place over the course of a single night, he has this look throughout the miniseries.
    • The film version averts this since he starts the story wearing a pair of pants so he has less clothes to put on when Shelly's ex-boyfriend pops in. He ends up wearing a shirt under his long coat.
  • Daimon Hellstrom of Marvel Comics - at least in Journey into Mystery, where his constant shirtlessness is a Running Gag. It does allow us to see the giant pentagram birthmark on his chest.

     Film  

  • Hellboy again, moreso in The Golden Army than in the first film.
  • Viktor in Underworld after regaining his strength but before setting out for the raid.
    • Marcus Corvinus and Andreas Tanis in the sequel. Subverted in the latter case, as Tanis is far from a Bad Ass (he can't his Selene from 15 feet away).

     Literature  

  • At one point in Clive Barker's 1988 novella Cabal (adapted into the 1990 horror film Nightbreed), Boone takes off his dirty white shirt to feel his beloved leather jacket on his skin.

     Live Action TV  

  • The male cast members of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia frequently insist that this is the proper way to wear The Duster.
  • A December 1973 telecast of Match Game '73 had McLean Stevenson at the celebrity introduction opening with no shirt or jacket on whatsoever—just a tie-around bow tie, much to the audience's hilarity. Host Gene Rayburn was completely dumbfounded, and called for wardrobe to fetch out a jacket for McLean to wear for the show.

     Music  

  • Lady Gaga in the video for "Alejandro", along with shades at night, white hair, a leather jacket and of course, panties, while singing in front of a cross, yeah, she hit everything for that one.
  • Joe Perry, the lead guitarist for Aerosmith, frequently pulled this off on stage in the past. Now, not so much, but you can still occasionally catch him sporting this look.
  • Seal in the video for "Crazy".
  • Both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant did this a lot on stage in their Led Zeppelin days.

     Professional Wrestling  

  • Edge
  • John Morrison, and the coat is fur too.
  • Matt Hardy starting 2009.
  • Wade Barrett, before his Nexus days, would come to the ring wearing a long black coat with an English rose on the lapel, It disappeared after the formation of The Nexus, But the coat made a comeback after his return from an arm injury in 2012.
  • Even The Undertaker has been getting in on this trope in recent years.
  • The Miz has worn one to the ring ever since his WWE Title win in 2010.

     Video Games  

     Web Comics  

     Western Animation  


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