Person with the Clothing
Clothes Make the Legend, Everyone Calls Him Barkeep, Iconic Outfit, and No Name Given. Compare The Noun Who Verbed.
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Anime & Manga
- Luffy from One Piece is often called "Strawhat boy" and is the leader of the Straw Hat Pirates (despite being the only member of the crew wearing one). He even has it on his Jolly Roger!
- One of the members of the Elite in The DCU is called Hat, after his magic hat.
Films — Animation
Films — Live-Action
- Men In Black
- The Man in the White Suit: Subverted at the end, as the suit falls apart when its experimental fabric decomposes.
- The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe and its remake, The Man With One Red Shoe.
- The Woman in Red
- The Woman in Green
- The Woman in Black
- Two of the key characters in the opening sequence of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade are credited simply as "Panama Hat" and "Fedora". The latter character is the one who presents the young Indy with his trademark fedora.
- While advertisements for the movie proudly announced that "The Man with the Hat is back!"
- The character in The Princess Bride whom Inigo Montoya calls "The Man in Black".
- Black Hat from the movie version of Priest (though he's never referred to as such in the film, only in the credits).
- The Boy With the Purple Socks from the film version of Harriet the Spy.
- The titular Devil in a Blue Dress, though we do learn her name: Daphne Monet.
- Ronin. Although not involving clothes, the unseen man who recruits the mercenaries is only referred to as "The Man in the Wheelchair".
- The Busby Berkeley Number "The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat" from The Gang's All Here.
- That Lady in Ermine
- The Man in the Yellow Hat from Curious George, depicted in the image.
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (also a movie)
- Girl with a Pearl Earring (also a movie)
- The Man in the Iron Pail Mask by Shel Silverstein
- ... Which references another example,The Man in the Iron Mask.
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
- The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
- The Man in the Brown Suit
- The Man in Black in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series.
- The Man in Black in The Princess Bride.
- The Lady of the Green Kirtle from The Silver Chair.
- The Cat in the Hat
- The Man in the Mackintosh in James Joyce's Ulysses.
- The Sorceress in Green from the Dragaera series.
- Deerskin by Robin McKinley, an adaptation of the fairy tale "Donkeyskin"
- Exploited by the man in The Black Fedora who wears his iconic outfit to make it harder to recognise him when he takes it off and reverts to being one of the main characters.
- The Boy with the Purple Socks in Harriet the Spy. Harriet never bothered learning his name. It's eventually revealed the rest of the class didn't know it either.
- During the first season, Bennett from Heroes was known as "the Man with the Horn-Rimmed Glasses", or simply "HRG", by the fans, the production staff and even the actor playing him. The use of the nickname/alternative name came about in the pilot, to preserve the surprise that the sinister Man with Horn-Rimmed Glasses is actually Claire Bennett's father.
- The Man in Black in Lost.
- Person of Interest. John Reese is always referred to as "The Man in the Suit" by the police detectives pursuing him and by New York's criminal underworld.
- PrettyLittleLiars where one of the main villains and Alison was simply "Red Coat".
- Raina, the titular character of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode "Girl in the Flower Dress". Other characters identify her by outfit (a whole wardrobe of slinky floral dresses) more often than by name.
- In Arrow season 1, the protagonist was called by most people "The Man in the (Green) Hood" or simply "the Hood" when not referred to as "the Vigilante". Mostly stopped in season 2, where he now is mainly called the Arrow.
- Ray Charles's "What'd I Say":
See the girl with the diamond ring
She knows how to shake that thing
See the girl with the red dress on
She can do the Birdland all night long
- Johnny Cash, "The Man in Black".
- Chris DeBurgh, "The Lady in Red".
- "The Guy with the Polka-Dotted Tie," one of the earlier song compositions of Jule Styne.
- This is inverted in the Logan Whitehurst song "The Villain Who Wears No Pants".
- The Beatles, "The Ballad of John and Yoko":
''The man in the mac says you've gotta go back, you know, they didn't even give us a chance.
- ECW's Hat Guy.
- That Guy with the Glasses
- Welcome to Night Vale has The Man in the Tan Jacket, whose other features - aside from a briefcase filled with flies - are quite literally immemorable.
- As of episode 32, he has a potential name. Everett, Emmett, and Ernest are all mentioned.
- A Looney Tunes short titled "Boston Quackie" had secret agent Daffy Duck tracking down a MacGuffin stolen by the Man in the Green Hat
- An animated segment on Sesame Street about the letter V featured "the villain in the Panama hat" (who even referred to himself as that).
- Throughout the South Park episode "Woodland Critter Christmas," the narrator refers to Stan as "the boy in the red poofball hat."
- Pyramid Head from the Silent Hill series. Listed as "Red Pyramid" in the movie credits.
- On account of being an unnamed protagonist, the main character of the original Persona is most often referred to as The Boy with the Pierced Ear.
- Although they don't have official names, most of the mask-wearing characters in Hotline Miami are referred to by the name of their masks. This trope applies straight for the protagonist, who is known "Jacket" for his letterman jacket, and has become a semi-official name for him.