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- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Kamina does it with a Badass Cape, but the thought is the same. Simon as well, with an actual coat.
- Kamina's High-School alternate-universe counterpart plays this trope straight
- 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.
- Franky always has this look. Notable in how it's one of the manly things not parodied.
- 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, though he ditches the coat as well, eventually.
- In Tokkô there is Suzuka Kureha, who is an odd female example.
- Ling from Fullmetal Alchemist.
- Alphard from Canaan. 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, as does A, the Fourth Raikage.
- Jack Rakan from Mahou Sensei Negima!.
- A few Cappies from Kirby: Right Back at Ya! do this with a waistcoat.
- There's also Rip from the biker gang in "Born to be Mild".
- 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.
- 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.
- This is how Kill la Kill's Aikuro Mikisugi goes about wearing labcoats. However, unlike other examples, pants are also absent from the ensemble, as is underwear.
- Uzu Sanageyama neglects to wear a shirt under his longcoat during his rematch with Ryuko, to show off his bandaged torso.
- In Brave10, Seikai sports this look, which means his muscles are on constant display.
- 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.
- This is Nate Grey's look during his return in the Dark X-Men miniseries, and like Hellstrom, it shows off his own distinctive mark, the X shaped genetic brand on his chest.
- Hellboy again, moreso in The Golden Army than in the first film.
- Underworld fims:
- In Dragon Blood, Tisala only wears a long coat after escaping from a torture bench. The coat was the only item of clothing that could be conveniently stolen at the time.
- 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.
- In Pierre Bordage's Wang, the blood-crazed Mongol mobsters of Assöl (not a typo) in sub-zero Wroclaw embody this trope. Long leather jackets for the awesome, bare chests to show off their resistance to cold.
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.
- 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.
- Edge till retirement
- 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 in it before.
- The Miz has worn one to the ring ever since his WWE Title win in 2010.
- Devil May Cry: Dante, though only in the third game (which is pictured). He also starts the game with no coat at all (he doesn't throw it on until the second mission). For the other DMC titles, he wears shirts under his red coat.
- He appears with this exact look in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
- Metal Gear has Vamp and Liquid Snake. Ocelot takes it up as well after being permanently possessed by Liquid in MGS4.
- Final Fantasy VII: Sephiroth.
- Kingdom Hearts: "Ansem" / Xehanort's Heartless. He ditches the jacket for his One-Winged Angel form.
- Thane Krios from Mass Effect, though he surprisingly has a justification for it. Exposing his chest to open air helps with his lung disease.
- Guilty Gear has Johnny. Overture also gave us Sin, subverted in that he has some sort of weird stomach-warmer... Thing.
- The Legacy of Kain series has Janos Audron. Except in Blood Omen 2, where he is shirtless all the time.
- Kaptain K. Rool from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Kutlass can also count although wearing a black vest.
- Dedan from OFF.
- One of Luke's alternative costumes in Tales of the Abyss. His default outfit (which includes a midriff baring longcoat) is more restrained but has a similar effect.
- Yashiro Nanakase from The King of Fighters.
- Ash Crimson◊ is also shown to use this look when he's not rocking the regular outfit.
- Elite Four member Drake from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
- The male version of "Marra's Party Dress" costume in Aion.
- Ruvik, the Big Bad of The Evil Within appears this way when not in flashbacks.
- In ATOM GRRRL!!, Big E's signature outfit is a purple pair of lingerie and a long jacket over it.
- Super Mario Logan:
- Chef Pee Pee subverts this trope in the episode, "Bowser's Salad Wrap" by slapping his jacket once, opening its buttons, and leaving it that way for a moment. Bowser Junior is disgusted, while his father admits he's too sexy.
- The Brooklyn Guy appears at the end of "Chef Poo Poo's Kitchen Disaster!", and is suggested to strip himself. He only does it part way, with his jacket open (and of course, not being taken off) for the rest of the ending.
- Harm in Young Justice.
- Bud's biker outfit from an episode of Space Goofs.
- Slick Possum from The Adventures Of Blinky Bill.
- A few of Newton's forms from Ned's Newt.
- Buddy Boar and Bull Gator from Taz-Mania. The former uses a blue jacket, while the latter wears a brown vest.
- Throttle and Cataclysm from Biker Mice from Mars.
- The Cucaracha and Oggy's father from Oggy and the Cockroaches.
- It's not obvious at first, but Manchester Black in Superman vs. the Elite. The man's got a full Union Jack tattooed on his chest and stomach so many viewers don't realize he's shirtless. He's got enough Psychic Powers that he can stand up to Superman (to a point).