The issue of just what the Jedi Knights of the Republic wore as 'uniforms' prior to their extermination has been brought up a couple of times recently, mainly in relation to the newly revealed deleted scene from ROTJ. It's been covered in TSHOSW, but I still think there's a few loose ends to discuss. The PT established that, for all intents & purposes, the Jedi got about in clothing that was basically what we saw Obi-Wan Kenobi wearing in ANH: [image=http://www.ratewall.com/cpics/obi-wan_kenobi.jpg] [image=http://www.wastrelsanonymous.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/obi-wan-kenobi-poster-card-c10227307.jpeg] [image=http://sw.wbs.cz/QuiGonJinnV3Wallpaper.jpg] [image=http://cgi.rumormillnews.com/pix0/YODA.jpg] [image=http://www.piedeliek.nl/Mace%20Windu.jpg] [image=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/b/ba/Jedi_masters1.jpg] This was reinforced by what we saw of the ghost of Anakin Skywalker wearing at the end of ROTJ, side by side with the only other two Republic-era Jedi we've ever seen, wearing much the same stuff: [image=http://urbanvox.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/swghosts.jpg] Fine. Very monastic, very simple. No battle armour, no medals, no jetpacks or helmets, they're Jedi, their only ally is the Force, blah blah blah. I guess that's what they wore at their height. Except... [image=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20051105230535/starwars/images/thumb/e/ec/Wioslea.jpg/250px-Wioslea.jpg] [image=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/6/60/Fixer1.JPG] [image=http://members.shaw.ca/mkuppe/c3/philbrownauto2.jpg] [image=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20061103125606/starwars/images/a/ab/Lirin-carn.jpg] [image=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060313191706/starwars/images/e/ef/Merc-sunlet.jpg] Tatooine seems to be crawling with either fugitive Jedi, or idiots wearing Jedi outfits in an act of defiance, much as Sid Vicious liked to wear the swastika. Even the local savages seemed to be into it to a certain extent: [image=http://helenafrithpowell.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/sand_people.jpg] So Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Knight & General of the Galactic Republic, was clearly just wearing the appropriate garb one might wear on a desert planet like Tatooine. However, in ANH, there's one other character still wearing something similar to Obi-Wan, & it's not for economical reasons, or being comfortable in the desert: [image=http://www.starwarspropaganda.com/posted_images/characters/anh%20vader/anhvader_final_1.JPG] He's in a life support suit, yet among jack-booted fascist Imperials in strict military gear he still feels the need to wear cosmetic floor-length robes (apart from the cape) resembling those of desert rats - which serve no purpose at all. Why? I'm going to leave this here for the time being. Discuss.