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I had asked the man in wardrobe to take a photo of me.

Why is it that there's no articles before the noun wardrobe?

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    Because it's this guy not this guy – Jim Oct 8 '13 at 4:57
  • So it means the man was in a closet full of clothes? It's the same grammar as " I went to school"?? – user41481 Oct 8 '13 at 5:13
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    No, it means the man works in the wardrobe department (for example in a movie studio) – Jim Oct 8 '13 at 5:19
  • I see. I also found a sentence like this. "She went to wardrobe for her fitting." In this case, she is a performer and wardrobe is a room right? – user41481 Oct 8 '13 at 5:23
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    It's more than a room. Wardrobe, when used in relation to a theatrical or film studio, means the department responsible for costumes. When wardrobe is used without an article it implies a studio setting. – GreaseMonkey Oct 8 '13 at 5:52
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It's more than a room. Wardrobe, when used in relation to a theatrical or film studio, means the department responsible for costumes. When wardrobe is used without an article it implies a studio setting.

Common expressions heard in studios include:

"I need to get to wardrobe for my costume change."

"I saw a beautiful outfit down in wardrobe."

"Go to wardrobe and pick out some clothes that you like."

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    This holds for any department within any large organization, hence tropes like meeting the new guy in accounting or let customer service handle it or we have a meeting with marketing at 2pm. – choster Oct 8 '13 at 14:08

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