and Walking Shirtless Scene
, two tropes that both represent the paragon of manliness
. 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.
Anime and Manga
- Gurren Lagann: Kamina does it with a Badass Cape, but the thought is the same.
- Simon as well, with an actual coat.
- Kokojo in Duel Masters. The dub mentions that because he didn't wear a shirt he got a pretty nasty sunburn. "So always wear a shirt! It's just good sense!"
- One Piece: Captain Smoker, though not really a longcoat, it's the same aesthetic.
- Not just Smoker. Eustass Kid, X. Drake, Blackbeard, Mihawk... This is actually pretty common.
- There's even a woman, Rindo of the Kuja Pirates, who adopts a look like this.
- Luffy himself borders on this after the timeskip.
- Law dons this outfit while trying to be incognito within Dressrosa. What's odd is that he has a huge chest tattoo which is obviously styled after his Jolly Roger/crew name.
- Hellsing has the Captain.
- In Tokko there is Suzuka Kureha, who is an odd female example.
- Ling from Fullmetal Alchemist.
- Alphard from Caanan. Also, she's a girl, yet this manages not to feel like absolute cleavage.
- Naruto: Anko is another female with a rather Stripperiffic design. She's also manlier than most of the men in the show.
- Hidan also wears one.
- A, the Fourth Raikage.
- Jack Rakan from Mahou Sensei Negima!.
- Masami Eiri in Serial Experiments Lain. With what appears to be a labcoat, no less.
- Harry Tribeca of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid is another female example. She has a Sarashi for the breasts.
- Kuwabara of YuYu Hakusho wears this during the Dark Tournament.
- Badass Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez in Bleach
- The title character of Black★Rock Shooter. With a black bra to cover up her breasts.
- Blair from Soul Eater becomes this once she gets turned into a guy.
- Awaki Musujime from A Certain Magical Index is another girl who dresses like this, using Sarashi for her breasts. She actually takes it a step further and wears the coat as a Coat Cape.
- 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.
- 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).
- At one point in Clive Barker's 1988 novella Cabalnote , Boone takes off his dirty white shirt to feel his beloved leather jacket on his skin.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 disapeared 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.