Also, on a lighter note, I posted this pic of Gendo from the book on tumblr, pointing out how dorky his outfit looks without the coat, and it has become my most popular post on that site by far, to an almost scary degree.
He really drives the dork factor up like crazy in this one.
On a slightly more serious note, the suspenders actually look necessary since Gendo's waist is much smaller than I would've expected, and many men in their late 40s have a tendency to put on weight. It makes me think that Gendo doesn't care much about eating beyond the bare minimum he needs to survive, which fits his character perfectly.
Frankly, I'm fine with turtlenecks, I have found them quite useful in the winter personally and I don't think I've ever "invited hostility". Perhaps I can pull them off after all, although I'd rather go with a much deeper shade of red than the one Gendo's using here.
Oh, by the way, I just started something on the wiki that this might come in handy for...
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