Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Long Coats and Wide-Brimmed Hats

Looking over my past few posts, they have been about adorable animals, romantic flower-wielding BART people, and the path to adulthood. This must be remedied before this blog becomes too serious.

So let's talk about badassery. More specifically, the outfits associated with badassery. These outfits can be simple: a loincloth was enough for one famous badass. Then there are people who prefer outfits that are a bit heavier. I must confess, I have a soft spot for something in between: the long coat with a wide-brimmed hat.

I first started to dig this as the "Witch Hunter" look from Games Workshop's Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 lines. You can't go wrong with something like this:

But the original badass in a long coat and wide-brimmed hat was probably Solomon Kane, the Puritan monster hunter created by Robert E. Howard (you know him as "the guy who invented Conan"). And now there's going to be a movie about him. If this trailer is any indication, it's going to be badass to the brim:

And that's awesome.


Kawaika said...

Can the Red Son fly beneath an Iron Sky? Um, or something like that.

Elizabeth E. Grey said...

this reminds me of a discussion jared and i had once. we ended up decided that actually, men in skirts were more badass than men in pants, because what is more hardcore- getting up, flinging a blanket around your waist, and killing something, or patiently placing one leg at a time through a pair of pants, potentially also having to take your shoes on and off? clearly it is the kilt or robe which wins that battle.