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"Still haven't found a shirt that goes with your labcoat?"
Olivia to Professor Kukui, Pokémon Sun and Moon

Badass Longcoat and Walking Shirtless Scene, two tropes that both represent the paragon of manliness and hotness. 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. This is a good way of showing off a Carpet of Virility.

Spear Counterpart to Naked in Mink. See also Navel-Deep Neckline for when a character's neckline is so deep it reaches their abdomen. Compare and contrast Bare Midriffs Are Feminine, a form of partial torso exposure that signifies femininity instead of masculinity.


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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • Hellboy wears a trench coat and shorts, no shirt, showing off his muscular red torso.
  • Daimon Hellstrom of Marvel Comics — at least in Journey into Mystery (Gillen), where his constant shirtlessness is a Running Gag. It does allow us to see the giant pentagram birthmark on his chest.
  • Raptors: Both Drago and Aznar Akeba wear long leather trenchcoats (red and black respectively) without a shirt of any sort.
  • Sabretooth has sported this look on occasion, this is just part of all his shirtless scenes.
  • 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.
  • Manchester Black in the Superman comic "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?", as well as its animated adaptation, Superman vs. the Elite. The man wears a full black trench coat and is shirtless, but he's got a full Union Jack tattooed on his chest that hides his shirtlessness.
  • Transmetropolitan: Spider's iconic outfit (when he's not cavorting naked) includes wearing a black jacket over his otherwise bare upper body, showing off his lean frame and edgy tattoos. When he starts wearing shirts, it's serious business.
  • 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.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Barbie (2023): Ken puts on a long, oversized mink coat with no shirt underneath after his hypermacho "patriarchy" infects Barbieland. The film notes that this look is patterned after men like Sylvester Stallone doing the same, and it stands in contrast to his prior wardrobe of pastel beach coords.
  • In Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Hellboy often wears a baggy trenchcoat over his otherwise bare torso, the better to expose his muscular frame, complete with odd swirling sigils on his skin. He does sometimes wear a tight black shirt.
  • Spider-Man 2: Otto Octavius has no choice but to dress this way because his tentacles are welded onto his body, making it impossible to wear regular shirts.
  • Underworld (2003):
    • Viktor in the first film after regaining his strength but before setting out for the raid.
    • Marcus Corvinus and Andreas Tanis in Evolution.

  • 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.
  • Hurog: 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.
  • In Pierre Bordage's Wang series, 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 
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: When Dennis takes Mac's leather duster, he wears it without a shirt and vainly explains its appeal to women.
  • Kamen Rider Build: When Killbus, the Big Bad of the sequel movie Cross-Z: New World, arrived into the next reality over from Build's original world, he first saw Sento and copied his appearance. After a while he decided that it doesn't suit him and took on the appearance of a professional dancer, who was on the TV at the time. Said dancer is known for dressing in red pants, short jacket and no shirt when on the job.
  • Kamen Rider Saber: Bahat, the Big Bad of the movie Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin wears a long, overlapping coat, so it might not be immediately obvious that he has no shirt on.
  • 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".
  • Bobby McFerrin, in the video for "Don’t Worry, Be Happy."
  • Both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant did this a lot on stage in their Led Zeppelin days.
  • Yoshiki Hayashi tends to sport this look during X Japan concerts when he isn't drumming.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • 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.

    Video Games 

    Web Comics 

    Web Original 
  • GoodTimesWithScar seems to be in fond with this trope alongside with Walking Shirtless Scene.
    • In MCC 29, he wore a jacket combined with a feathered boa and pink shades for the Pink Parrots team.
    • In Double Life SMP, once he and Grian became Red names thanks to an explosion he fell for, Scar wore a black jacket, already opened to expose his chest.
    • Although this trope covers his pecs, his tendency to go shirtless in-game has since reached memetic status in the greater MCYT fandom, who would often either be jokingly exasperated by or fawn over his characters' "Scitties".
  • RWBY: Sage Ayana from Team SSSN wears a long white jacket over a tattooed chest.
  • SuperMarioLogan:
    • 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.

    Western Animation 
  • The Cucaracha and Oggy's father from Oggy and the Cockroaches.
  • Buddy Boar and Bull Gator from Taz-Mania. The former uses a blue jacket, while the latter wears a brown vest.