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Interlude: Clothes Make the Colt

The Doctor was strolling through the TARDIS, humming some 25th Century show tune he couldn't remember the words to, when he heard Rarity grumbling in his wardrobe.

It wasn't a wardrobe as in "a large, tall cabinet in which clothes may be hung or stored," but more of a walk-in closet the size of the TARDIS' control room. Clothes racks curved upward around a spiral staircase, holding all kinds of outfits from various times and planets.

"Oh, there you are, Doctor!" Rarity sighed. "I can hardly believe this room! So many outfits, and so few of them fashionably viable!"

"Well, I'll admit some these aren't really the kind of thing I'd wear on a normal day, but – "

The fashionista grabbed his hoof and dragged him to the far wall. There, a podium stood, showcasing the trademark outfits of his previous regenerations.

"And these nine in particular – oh, where do I begin? I can hardly believe a colt such as you even dared to wear these!"

Looking at the podium, the Doctor realized that all the clothing in his wardrobe had become pony-sized, probably around the same time he had become one. Peculiar, he thought, but Rarity kept him from his musings.

"These first two aren't horrible," Rarity began, "but these styles simply don't fit you. They belong on someone much older-looking than you.

"The third gives the impression of a senator, diplomat, or lord – of which you are obviously none."

"Oi! I was knighted by Queen – "

"This one is one of your better choices in fashion," the mare continued, "A sensible winter coat, hat and scarf, but these earthy colors are just so dull.

"The fifth one isn't terribly bad, but these cream colors are – what's this?" She raised an eyebrow. "Celery, Doctor?"

"There's a very, very good reason for that," the Doctor said defensively. "I was dealing with a Praxis gas allergy – "

"Well, you at least could have kept in your pocket for somewhere else out of sight. The lapel is for flowers, not vegetables." She sighed as she looked at the sixth outfit. "Oh, this one's just awful. All these gaudy colors – ugh! And this next one's no better; plaid pants? Sweater vest? An umbrella cane? And all of them covered in question marks!"

"I'll admit, that was a bit of an…odd phase for me." The colt said, rubbing the back of his neck.

Rarity stopped between the last two outfits. "These two are definitely better than the others – not that that's saying much at all. This one is reminiscent of your first two, but it pulls off the look much better than they did. And this last one is odd, compared to the ones previous – it's so simple. All these subdued colors; were you going through a – oh, what's the word the foals use – 'emo' phase?"

"You…could say that," the Doctor replied.

"And now we come to your current attire," Rarity said, turning to the colt. "And I must say, it is the best of them all. A blue, red pinstriped suit, and its brown counterpart, completed with the accompanying tie and overcoat. Simple, yet dashing."

The Doctor grinned. At least she approved of his current fashion sense.

"But I'm confused, Doctor," she continued, turning back to the racks of clothing, "For someone as outgoing as yourself, you must have several more of those suits, but I can't find them anywhere."

"Oh, that's because there aren't any."

Rarity's eyes grew noticeably smaller. "There…aren't?"

The Doctor shook his head. "I just switch between the brown and the blue every now and then."

The mare sighed in relief. "Ah, good. That gives you time to wash the other." She paused. "You do wash them, don't you?"

"Of course I do!" the colt replied indignantly. "Well, a few times a month, anyway. At least twice. Usually."

It took Rarity a full five seconds of eye twitching for her to finally faint.

The Doctor sighed. "Note to self: never invite any more fashion designers on the TARDIS."
Ever since school started again, my writing has become even slower than before. So, I figured I could fill the long waits between every full chapter with smaller interludes. This also lets me use ideas that I can't flesh out into a longer chapter.

So, yeah. The Doctor has a horrible fashion sense. Hooray!

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Karda4124 Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, emo? What is wrong with this jumper?
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ToaTarkana Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was referring more to the leather jacket than the rest. That, and all the colors are rather subdued compared to many of the other outfits.
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Karda4124 Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it. Very... I dunno. I just like it.
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Karda4124 Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After I actually started watching Doctor Who.... Well...
The scarf was destroyed, and the fifth Doctor ripped up pretty much anything that was left of the Fourth Doctor's outfit, except the question mark collared shirt, of course.
The Cricket Outfit of the Fifth Doctor was burnt up before regenerating into the Sixth. Anything else crickety (I never really liked cricket) was thrown out by the Ninth.
The Seventh Doctor's outfit was taken by a hospital. In America of all places.
The Eighth probably left his clothes in Galifrey, considering they were a war, and he probably wore War Clothes, hence the Ninth Doctor's 'navy' look.
The leather jacket of the Ninth Doctor was left in Jackie's closet, and still there to this day, most likely.
The Tenth's outfit was burnt up after releasing the pent up regenerative energy, and what was left of it remains on a hospital floor somewhere... But considering that this story was written for the Tenth Doctor, not a big problem.
But it does effect nostalgia, so that was probably the point of this chapter.
Not bad, but could have been better. The sole reason I don't it is for inconsistencies, but it's alright.
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ToaTarkana Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
To be honest, I haven't watched any of Classic Who, so I had no idea of what happened to any of the old Doctor's clothes. I like to assume that he keeps extra pairs of the old ones around for nostalgia's sake.
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Karda4124 Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Never looking back because he dare not, out of shame.'
-Davros.
Well what about the ones he stole from the hospitals?
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ToaTarkana Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, that was the 11th Doctor; this is the 10th.
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Karda4124 Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, I'm rather surprised that Rarity approved of the Second Doctor's hobo look. His baggy pants, his ratty wool jacket, and those scruffy shoes. Every once in a while he would also wear a giant fur coat.
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Karda4124 Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're forgetting Pertwee and McGann. Well, you can't forget something you don't know, technically.
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DISSING THE 9th doctor's suit? Crime against fashion.
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