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Nordic bather towel costume - a note on clothing design.

davey1107
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It's hard not to notice that when a male character wears the Nordic towel, you can still see their package peeking out from underneath. In the context of Tamriel...where characters don't actually have underwear fused to their bodies...it means that the New Life Festival means a bunch of sweaty guys running around with their balls hanging out.

Perhaps not the worst way to celebrate the new year, but I'd think that the Tamriel clothing design community would have considered this before making the 2" inseam standard on open-bottom male swimsuits.



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  • Ackwalan
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    "I like a healthy breeze around my privates".

    A cookie to anyone who can name that quote.
    Edited by Ackwalan on December 31, 2016 7:44PM
  • Fly666monkey
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    Ackwalan wrote: »
    "I like a healthy breeze around my privates".

    A cookie to anyone who can name that quote.

    I see that you, too, are a Harry Potter fan
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  • Ashamray
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    Ackwalan wrote: »
    "I like a healthy breeze around my privates".

    A cookie to anyone who can name that quote.

    I see that you, too, are a Harry Potter fan

    Hehe, I remember too! It's a 4th book, isn't it?
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  • Myyth
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    I just want to know what the "towel" really is. Because it does not look like its a towel at all.

    Is it a Nordic Bathing Leaf? A Nordic Bathing Sack?
  • TheShadowScout
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    davey1107 wrote: »
    It's hard not to notice that when a male character wears the Nordic towel, you can still see their package peeking out from underneath. In the context of Tamriel...where characters don't actually have underwear fused to their bodies...it means that the New Life Festival means a bunch of sweaty guys running around with their balls hanging out...
    So? it's accurate, or have you never been in an Sauna?
    Well...
    ...actually people in a Sauna usually are completely naked, but I guess that was just too "adult" a content for the game. Besides, the "towel wrapped around them" thing is valid for just before the people enter the sauna, or for those too shy to be completely naked in a sauna, so...
    ...where is the problem again?
    Ackwalan wrote: »
    "I like a healthy breeze around my privates".

    A cookie to anyone who can name that quote.
    I remmber that one... wasn't it in an discussion of how to dress muggle-conforming around the Quidditch world cup? Or do I misremember? Has been a while since I read those books after all...
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  • Minalan
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    Half of Cyrodiil is running around with this towel.

    So much better to teabag you all with!
  • KochDerDamonen
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    davey1107 wrote: »
    It's hard not to notice that when a male character wears the Nordic towel, you can still see their package peeking out from underneath. In the context of Tamriel...where characters don't actually have underwear fused to their bodies...it means that the New Life Festival means a bunch of sweaty guys running around with their balls hanging out.

    Perhaps not the worst way to celebrate the new year, but I'd think that the Tamriel clothing design community would have considered this before making the 2" inseam standard on open-bottom male swimsuits.

    Haha, oh no. You're talking about a civilization that deals in bloody conflict, creatures from terrifying outworlds trying to manipulate and tear them apart, under fear that any passerby could be a master illusionist or vampire set on enslaving them and their family. A little dangling junk is the least of their worries. :^)
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  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    Ackwalan wrote: »
    "I like a healthy breeze around my privates".

    A cookie to anyone who can name that quote.
    I remmber that one... wasn't it in an discussion of how to dress muggle-conforming around the Quidditch world cup? Or do I misremember? Has been a while since I read those books after all...

    Yup; the protagonists were waiting in line for water IIRC.
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  • theher0not
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    Ackwalan wrote: »
    "I like a healthy breeze around my privates".

    A cookie to anyone who can name that quote.

    Harry potter and the goblet of fire. When they where going to get water at the finale in quiditsh.
  • Phinix1
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    The towel combined with the Assassin personality makes female characters look really slooty, and I love it. That whole arched back with one cheek peeking out is a real turn-on.

    But balls? I think not. I happily /danceargonian on my male Altmer Sorcerer wearing only the towel and my Mananaught Goggles (the goggles do nothing!) and clearly there is some sort of all black loin cloth covering his mana bits.
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    Minalan wrote: »
    Half of Cyrodiil is running around with this towel.

    So much better to teabag you all with!
    Personally I would love it if wearing "Non Combat Costumes" invalidated your armor stats... let them try that kinda thing then! :naughty:
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    Phinix1 wrote: »
    But balls? I think not. I happily /danceargonian on my male Altmer Sorcerer wearing only the towel and my Mananaught Goggles (the goggles do nothing!) and clearly there is some sort of all black loin cloth covering his mana bits.

    Maybe it's just a case of severe bruising from all the unprotected exposure.
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  • Sheezabeast
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    This thread needs a Sarah McLachlan song and images of sad kittens and puppies.
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  • kip_silverwolf
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    This thread needs a Sarah McLachlan song and images of sad kittens and puppies.

    Nope, what it really needs is an image of @Grunim 's male redguard! :smiley:

    ....in the towel, of course!
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    Minalan wrote: »
    Half of Cyrodiil is running around with this towel.

    So much better to teabag you all with!

    That's it, we need a "No Bath Towel" campaign.
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    Ackwalan wrote: »
    "I like a healthy breeze around my privates".

    A cookie to anyone who can name that quote.

    I will name that quote Steve.
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    Ashamray wrote: »
    Ackwalan wrote: »
    "I like a healthy breeze around my privates".

    A cookie to anyone who can name that quote.

    I see that you, too, are a Harry Potter fan

    Hehe, I remember too! It's a 4th book, isn't it?

    Yes, at the world cup...holy memories flooding back.
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  • devilsTear
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    Is it just me or do khajiit have underpants on beneath the towel?
  • Auricle
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    Minalan wrote: »
    Half of Cyrodiil is running around with this towel.

    So much better to teabag you all with!


    I don't PvP a whole lot, but I did the other day in the sewers. Had some good fights, but about an hour in I got killed by a High elf Templar who, immediately after winning the fight, proceeded to change into the Nordic Towel before teabagging my lifeless corpse. Y'know, because dedication to the cause... >_>
  • max_only
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    All my characters are wearing underwear… 2 Bosmer, an Imperial, and a Breton - all male.

    Is there a "hide helmet" toggle I'm missing to see this "feature"?
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  • Sigma957
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    I think there could be a new skill added if the female char were allowed to have no tops,, a topless female immediately cc's male toons in there steps. My Breton sorc would like this looooooooool
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