2020 was a tough year all round, especially for fans of Eiichiro Oda’s manga series One Piece, who would have a nerve-wrecking three year wait for Netflix’s live-action adaptation to actually hit the streaming platform. But it turns out the eagerly anticipated fantasy adventure didn’t let them down. Staying true to the source material, and bringing us lead star Iñaki Godoy in Monkey D. Luffy’s recognizable One Piece outfits.
The epic adventure following young Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates, in an alternative version of Earth, is full of cut-throat villains, epic seafaring adventures and the search for Gold Roger’s mythical treasure the “One Piece.” Luffy’s dream to find the treasure and become the King of the Pirates, along with his zealous optimism might be what the show is all about. But it wouldn’t be anything without loyal friends and the One Piece Netflix outfits, Monkey D. Luffy is so well known for.
Monkey D. Luffy’s Iconic Red Vest in Netflix’s One Piece
With over 25 years of the One Piece manga series Monkey D. Luffy’s look is iconic, with a big part of that being this outfit. His most recognizable look and one that he is rarely seen without. Something that costume designer Diana Cilliers worked hard to get right for the Netflix live-action adaptation. Starting with his deep red vest, that he wears with nothing underneath. The durable, heavy cotton/linen mix, hand-me-down 3 button vest, has seen it all and has its own scuffs and worn through battle scars, just like its new owner.
Capri Pants worn by Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy in Netflix’s One Piece
If Pirates of the Carribeans, Will Turner has taught us anything, it is that every wannabe prospective Pirate needs to be ready to fight the enemy at the drop of a hat. And the ruthless alternative One Piece Earth, of Luffy and his crew, going through a “Golden Age of Pirates” is no different.
But where Will Turner was dressed exactly as you would expect for a swashbuckling blacksmith, Monkey D. Luffy’s outfits are the treasures he’s found along the way. Scuffed, worn and frayed, just like his dark blue denim capri pants with their ragged hem, and bit of rope as a belt.
The Straw Hat: Luffy’s Most Prized Possession in One Piece
While the One Piece Netflix outfits of Monkey D. Luffy are recognizable on their own, an important part of the young and eternally optimistic pirate’s look is his straw hat. Lent to him by talented swordsmen and one time apprentice of Gold Roger, Shanks was our hero’s childhood idol and inspiration. Yet the simple brimmed straw hat, with leather strap and adorned by a red ribbon became more than just a gift from a role-model when it became the symbol of Luffy’s own crew, The Straw Hat Pirates.
Luffy’s Simple Crew Neck T-shirt in One Piece
Oddly one of the highlights of Luffy’s One Piece wardrobe is the lack of clothes that he has, and the simplicity of all the outfits that he does wear. With many animation, or manga, characters rarely being sketched regularly in different clothes, our potential King of the Pirates adds a simple crew neck t-shirt to his One Piece looks. Grubby and dirty, like much of what he wears, the off-white and red t-shirt is still relaxed and uncomplicated just like the young pirate himself.
The Netflix Live-Action Interpretation of Monkey D. Luffy’s Flower Patterned Shirt in One Piece
Just like the slightly unusual Monkey D. Luffy outfit from the manga series featuring his flower patterned button-up shirt, the One Piece live-action Netflix adaptation also interpreted the look for Luffy’s wardrobe. A departure from his usual red vest or simple t-shirts, the black shirt with bold flower and leaf patterns in yellow, burgundy and green sticks to his casual and relaxed style. Even if it is not very pirate-like.
The print might not be exactly the same but if you’ve seen the One Piece manga series, you might remember seeing animated Luffy wearing a rather fetching flower patterned shirt too.
Monkey D. Luffy’s Netflix One Piece Overalls and Red T-Shirt
If you have found yourself drawn to Monkey D. Luffy’s simple and relaxed garments along with his use of the color red, which makes up the main portion of his wardrobe, then this outfit won’t disappoint either. Although this time he has used the bright red color for a basic short-sleeved hooded t-shirt, while adding the staple of any casual and very relaxed look, denim overalls.
Monkey D. Luffy isn’t just the Captain of The Straw Pirates, endless optimist, dream chaser and snazzy dresser, he is the glue that holds everything together. Especially when his friends lose their way and are in need of guidance and help. But even though the One Piece Netflix outfits of Monkey D. Luffy are just as iconic as Eiichiro Oda’s original manga, they probably won’t be the main reason that the live-action Netflix smash-hit will be remembered.
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