A takama is a long, straight, skirt-like garment that extends to a man's calves. Few wear them anymore, but they had been popular as warrior's garb.[1]

The purpose of such an item of a uniform isn't fashion or tradition, but to distinguish a leader easily for those who followed him.[1]

Elhokar is described as wearing a takama underskirt on the night that his mother, Navani, and his uncle, Dalinar, are wed in marriage.[2]