remember the snake block? [awkward pause]
sprite from gba specifically but hes always looked like this
it can be both, tooYou know as a kid I always thought Mario's gloves actually had the purpose of helping him in his plumbing job, rather than just being there because he's a cartoon character or something.
gives them a lot of protection. try unequipping their armor in the Mario & Luigi games and you'll see they'll fall.I've been thinking about the bros outfits recently too. I'm realizing their work clothes gives them a little protection from the really random environments they jump through.