When a character is referred to by a signature outfit of piece of clothing that they wear. It is NOT just for any character who has a signature article of clothing; the clothing must be in the title of the work or else be part of the name the character is consistently called by. Often, no other name is even given for the person in question.
See also Clothes Make the Legend
, Everyone Calls Him Barkeep
, and No Name Given
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- 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
- 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
- Bennett from Heroes earned himself the Fan Nickname The Man With The Horn-Rimmed Glasses (despite his glasses not actually being horn-rimmed), but this was often shortened to HRG.
- The Man in Black in LOST.
- Person of Interest. John Reece is always referred to as "The Guy in the Suit" by the police detectives pursuing him.
- 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.
- Man In The Iron Mask (also a movie)
- Many figures seen in the famous Zapruder film (the most complete and clear recording of the Kennedy Assassination) are known only by their clothing and possessions, most notably the Babushka Lady and the Umbrella Man.