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Question of the day 8/17/18

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IIRC, from the 1930s - 1950s or thereabouts, long trenchcoats and fedoras were pretty standard outerwear for middle-class men. So detectives and spies and such often used them to blend in. Only afterwards when the style went out of fashion did it become more associated with detectives and weirdos.

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Marvelous weekend question.  I don't think detectives get any choice - just cos they have to - the overcoat functions as a super-hero cape? Often the detective's trusty off-sider provides the muscle -  looming menacingly - while the detective provides the giant brain & emotional baggage.  Also no guns needed as they figure out the clues & sneer at danger.

Meanwhile wild west sheriffs wear hats, vests & bandannas.  As well as that badge.  Also pants & shirt & cowboy boots.

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