The point that must be made is that although Herrena the Henna-Haired 
Harridan would look quite stunning after a good bath, a heavy-duty 
manicure, and the pick of the leather racks in Woo Hung Ling's Oriental 
Exotica and Martial Aids on Heroes Street, she was currently quite sensibly 
dressed in light chain mail, soft boots, and a short sword. All right, 
maybe the boots were leather. But not black. 
        -- (Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic)