How Do They Have Nice Clothes In the Apocalypse?



Look at how nicely they’re dressed!

My husband and I re-watched Battlestar Galactica earlier this year. I love that show; it’s got fantastic characters and a great plot.


One thing that bothered me when I watched it was how they manage to have such nice clothing. The clothing is neat and pressed, without tears or obvious repairs. The clothing has matching buttons, like they had a stock of them for when someone lost one (and it would happen.) At one point, “the last tube of toothpaste” is offered as a reward for something. So they have limited toothpaste, but unlimited uniforms?

I always wonder about that in shows like The Walking Dead too. Although their clothing does get dirty, torn, and bloodied, it always fits nicely and reflects the style of the person wearing it. It’s like they all had stylists or something. 🙂 I can’t even manage to dress well when I have access to every store in existence.

I realize that it’s a show and I’m supposed to suspend disbelief. And honestly, I do. It’s just that I struggle to believe that no one on the show ever thought about this. And if they did, why didn’t they just offer me an explanation? I’d be willing to buy even a bad explanation.

Am I the only one who wonders about things like this?


4 comments on “How Do They Have Nice Clothes In the Apocalypse?

  1. No, you’re not the only one who notices that kind of thing. I vaguely remember a 1970s TV show where a woman gave birth in an elevator. I recall wondering how she managed to have the baby without ever removing her pantyhose.

  2. Ramona Mead says:

    I have thought about that a lot with The Walking Dead and Lost. Those ladies’ hair always looks somewhat decent too. I’ve also noticed how much people pair up/have sex in those situations and I wonder if that would be an accurate response to the stress?

    • doreeweller says:

      The hair and their skin, yes! I agree 100%. I do think people would pair up and have a lot of sex though. In fact, I think it would be more than they show. In the end of the world, people want to latch on to what still feels real. Plus… it’s not like they can watch TV for entertainment!

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