02:13:04 AM Feb 3rd 2016
Kimono aren't that unusual in modern Japan, actually - someone wearing an 18th-century suit in New York would stand out more than someone wearing kimono in Tokyo. (Someone wearing an 18th-century European suit would actually stand out more in New York than Tokyo but that's a different point). Also, I go to the Metropolitan Opera in New York a fair amount and I usually see at least one or two groups of older Japanese women with kimono. My point is that it isn't viewed as a historical costume or something outdated, which the trope seems to be implying.
09:11:09 PM Mar 10th 2012
Driver's cap/flatcap/ivy cap/etc. variants, would they fall under this category? This very troper owns one, and as a result of that one psychological effect, notices them occasionally.
01:51:11 PM Jan 7th 2012
Does it count as this trope if the character is wearing an outfit that is EXTREMELY flashy or showy, and nobody else does, even if it's in style for the era that character's in? I think The Joker may fall under this at least partially because some artists do give him a slightly out of date clothing style, along with the aforementioned flashy colors. If not, is he a partial example or is he some example of playing with the trope? Just a bit confused here...