Is the Jedi robe actually a ‘Star Wars’ plot hole?

Fans are debating this latest theory about the significance of the Jedi robe online

Debate has been sparked among Star Wars fans over the theory that the famous Jedi robe may actually be a plot hole that stretches through the franchise.

The discussion started after writer Dennis DiClaudio registered his qualms with Obi-Wan Kenobi’s choice to wear a robe on Tatooine in the first Star Wars film, A New Hope (which was released in 1977).

“Gotta get something off my chest,” he wrote. “In the first Star Wars film, Obi-Wan Kenobi dressed to blend in on Tatooine so that nobody would suspect he was a Jedi.

“Basing all Jedi fashion on that one everyday-Tatooine costume is absolutely fucking ridiculous. On top of just being pointless, it means that Obi-Wan spent his 20 years hiding out on Tatooine dressed like a fucking Jedi.”

The later decision by George Lucas to install the robe as the uniform for all Jedi in the prequel trilogy (1999-2005) has added some clout to DiClaudio’s observations, which you can see below.

The tweets have kicked off plenty of debate online among Star Wars fans, with opinion split on DiClaudio’s point about the Jedi robe – you can see a selection of the reaction to his original posts below.

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