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Basic Trope: Underwear (in the form of briefs or a drape around the waist) made of fur or rough hides.
  • Straight: Bob the Smasher wears a bearskin around his waist as his sole bit of Pelts of the Barbarian clothing (aside from thick leather boots).
  • Exaggerated: His hometown has a loin cloth emporium.
  • Downplayed: He just wears it in tropical areas. His outfits in colder places is more sensible.
  • Justified: The cloth gives a +3 agility bonus as long as he wears nothing other than the matching Boots of Leaping.
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  • Inverted: Bob wears barbarian style furs and leather... except around the groin area (hey, it was a dare).
  • Gender Inverted: Alice decides instead of a Fur Bikini to wear a regular bra and a loin cloth.
  • Subverted: Bob leaves his house wearing nothing but the cloth, and then realizes that he forgot the rest of his clothes.
  • Double Subverted: He then comes out also wearing his boots.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob wears a kilt.
  • Enforced: The costume budget was so small, getting a bunch of these was the best deal they could find, instead of proper outfits.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Alice hides the rest of Bob's clothes as a prank.
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  • Exploited: Bob found an amulet that creates am invisible shield around him. Just wearing the loin cloth gives him the element of surprise to enemies that think he's unarmored.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

Back to Loincloth. And put some pants on.

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