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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.
Anime & Manga
- 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
- Bowler Hat Guy from Meet the Robinsons.
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.
- 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 fairy tales Charles Perrault's Donkeyskin and Little Red Riding Hood.
- Joseph Jacobs's Tattercoats, Catskin, and Rushen Coatie.
- The Brothers Grimm's All-Kinds-of Fur.
- The ghost story The Woman in Black.
- The fairy tale Bearskin.
- The Man in the Yellow Hat from Curious George, depicted in the image.
- The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas (also a movie)
- Girl with a Pearl Earring (also a movie)
- The Man in the Iron Pail Mask by Shel Silverstein
- ... Which references another example,The Man in the Iron Mask.
- The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
- The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
- The Man in the Brown Suit
- The Man in Black in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series.
- The Man in Black in The Princess Bride.
- The Lady of the Green Kirtle from The Silver Chair.
- The Cat in the Hat
- The Man in the Mackintosh in James Joyce's Ulysses.
- The Sorceress in Green from the Dragaera series.
- Deerskin by Robin McKinley, an adaptation of the fairy tale "Donkeyskin"
- 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.
- Ray Charles's "What'd I Say":
See the girl with the diamond ring
She knows how to shake that thing
See the girl with the red dress on
She can do the Birdland all night long
- Johnny Cash, "The Man in Black".
- Chris DeBurgh, "The Lady in Red".
- ECW's Hat Guy.
- In the stage version of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, all the women in the play are referred to by what color they wear.
- The Woman in Black
- Black Hat Guy from Xkcd.
- The Idiot in an Awesome Hat (listed as such on the vol.7 cast page) from Girl Genius.
- The Booted Wight from The Order of the Stick.
- That Guy With The Glasses
- And derivatives like "That Dude in the Suede".
- Linkara called himself That Guy With The Hat when auditioning.
- That Chick With the Goggles.
- A Looney Tunes short titled "Boston Quackie" had secret agent Daffy Duck tracking down 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.
All The Tropes
- Man in the Iron Mask (also a movie)