Well there are two reasons. Most of fantasy is based off of Tolkein, which is why we have most of the fantasy genre based on certain tropes, and very particular mythology. Dwarves are not based off of dwarves but on Tolkein's dwarves for example. Elves are the same. It is why we don't get horrific elves that toy with mortals half as often as we get beautiful folk who live in the forest.Exizel wrote:Why does robe suit mages??? except for the mage's stereotype there is no reason
I don't think it is the easiest clothe to travel with and let's not talk about dungeons,swamp,...
In fact little reason for an elf to have pointed ears, and dwarves to be always bearded. But over time these stick. There are some exceptions in fantasy and how it is portrayed but it is mostly people reinterpreting Tolkein. Wizards wear robes in Tolkein and base their abilities off of the color.
Also, mages wear robes to show they studied for their abilities. Like old college robes, or Judge robes, it was a sign of prestige and how far you have come and ability. Over the years, robes became less and less a sign of study. Add to all of this D&D really affected how we do this, so while Mage adventurers would more likely have a shirt and pants for easy movement, they don't. Same reason elves, dwarves, and going into dungeons are a staple of fantasy.
Sorry, such a fantasy nerd XD To be fair, I love it when these tropes are messed with myself. Magic users who don't study but get it from other places, Dwarves that are beautiful but allergic to light, evil elves that are almost sociopathic. But in games it is always more fun to just sort of play with the old tropes and enjoy it with what you can do. Fantasy is pretty creative with how it reinvisions old themes.