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Why does Donald Duck always wear a sailor outfit?

Asked by Weezul (6points) January 4th, 2009
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Magnus's avatar

He’s living out his homo-sexual fantasy and I don’t know.

Tantigirl's avatar

Magnus, eeeeewwwwwwwww!!!! Oh, you don’t think it is a fetish do you?!!!!!

peedub's avatar

He’s a patriot little fellow. Have you not seen the WWII propaganda films? Some were even banned.

buster's avatar

He likes Seaman.

Jeruba's avatar

Sailors’ middy blouses were a very popular style for boys (and girls) at the turn of the (20th) century and were especially popular in the 1940s. Plenty of old drawings, such as in advertisements and story illustrations, show boys in sailor suits and middies. It was simply a common article of clothing, in style at the time that Donald Duck was created.

1950s patterm

From an antique clothing site: “The ever popular sailor suit for children was a standard throughout the ages starting about 1840. The fashion was both popular for boys and girls. Even adult clothing reflected some of this influence. However, the greatest receiver of the sailor suit fashion was worn by younger children.

A highlight of this fashion was very popular during and after World War II.”

Jeruba's avatar

Middy and bloomers were also popular women’s wear in the early 20th century.

oasis's avatar

Because he’s Gay

90s_kid's avatar

Donald Duck used to be one of my favorite characters.

tinyfaery's avatar

He doesn’t. He wears lots of different shirts, but never pants. At least not that I can remember.

zenele's avatar

I thought it’s because he’s gay.

Edit: @weezul, who asked this question, is stuck at 1 lurve despite having asked this one and a half years ago. Give the poor guy some GQ’s, eh?!

dtackle's avatar

i thought it was because walt disney was discharged from the military, then they wanted his cartoons again and he said only if you let me have one of my characters enlisted into the military (or something like that)

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