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Fancy threads for the stallions by Baron-Engel Fancy threads for the stallions by Baron-Engel

With the new dresses and gowns finished for the mares, link link link Rarity now turned her attention to the three-stallions/ male clients in my Equestria dreamscape.

 

For several reasons, one them being space, Rarity decided to handle the test-fitting of Spike, myself and Big Mac outfits not at her boutique but instead at the Ponyville day spa.  Rarity also had all the mares show up so she confirm that all the final alterations to their dresses were correct.  Of course most of the mares decided to take advantage of the spa’s facilities while waiting for their final fittings.

 

Like her own gown, Rarity had actually been dabbling off and on with a suit for Spike for several months. Originally she’d intended to give to it him at the next Hearth’s Warming Eve, but with the invites to Service to the Crown Day she had accelerated its completion. Of all the outfits this had been technically the most difficult one for her to do. Spike’s non-quadruped form forced Ponyville’s resident fashionista to think outside her usual comfort-zone.

 

Spike’s jacket was a deep-eggplant purple silk with amethyst and gold buttons. The edges cuffs and waistline were trimmed with gold thread. A white silk poets shirt with matching cravat were complimented by cummerbund of deep pine-green satin. 

 

For footwear Rarity went all out and designed a pair of black leather boots that worked very well with the young dragon’s non-hoofed feet. The final touch was a diamond-shaped fire ruby that served as a brooch Spike’s cravat.

 

My ensemble was the easiest since she already had my measurements on file. My long-tailed jacket was deep navy-blue fine wool with sterling silver and lapis lazuli buttons. A brilliant cool-white silk with matching spats was accompanied by cravat of cobalt blue satin. Just as pleats were all the rage this year’s fashionable mare, cravats were a must for the well-dressed Canterlot stallion!

 

 That left Big Mac who Rarity referred to as “A diamond in the rough”; all he needed was a bit polishing. This was one of the reasons Rarity decided to handle the initial fitting of stallions at the day spa; it was excellent opportunity to give us all a good cleaning!

 

Now I have enlisted the services of Lotus Blossom and Aloe who run the spa, but Big Mac had never set hoof inside the place. In fact the thought had probably never entered the big stallion’s mind. However Lotus Blossom and Aloe seemed to be rather excited at the idea of giving the big red earth pony a make over.

 

Before the stallion could muster any useful defense or argument, he found himself tossed into a bath with two svelte earth pony mares who proceeded to give him a very through cleaning.  After a methodical cleaning, haircut and hooficure, Big Mac was sent down the assembly line to Rarity who had his outfit waiting. After about fifteen minutes of fussing, complaining, muttering he emerged from behind the dressing screen.

 

Big Mac’s jacket was deep red-black wool with shorter tails than my jacket. His dress shirt and cravat were done in rich, warm-white silk that accompanied by a cummerbund of deep green. The buttons of his jacket and cravat brooch were of garnet and gold.

 

Big Mac just stood there staring at himself mirror trying to figure out who this strange stallion was looking back at him. All the mares present seemed to approve of his appearance and even AJ gave him a good-natured ribbing about sweeping some mare off her hoofs in an outfit like that.

 

Slowly the big stallion began moving around the spa trying to get familiar with these strange new garments. As he did the mares gathered gave him various compliments and words encouragement. Petina through this had been giving the big red stallion a serious looking over, and when given a chance offered him one of her famous, oh so quotable compliments. At that moment I discovered that earth ponies can teleport because Applejack suddenly materialized next to her big brother and was glaring at Petina.

 

To be continued.      

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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Spike looks absoluetly dashing on that outfit. I wonder if he would try to hit on Rarity herself later.

Lotus and Aloe are TOO happy for that task XD
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well now, you three certainly turned out pretty snazzy. I think Spike especially looks quite dapper with his boots. (I'll also take part in the wager for how long his broach will last. ;))

Pretty cool to see Aloe and Vera make an appearance in your dreamscape. And I am also a bit jealous and sympathetic to how much attention Big Mac is getting. He's probably not going to get any peace until the whole event blows over, is he? :D
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
(I'll also take part in the wager for how long his broach will last. ;) (Wink))

Talk to Petina she's starting a pool.

Pretty cool to see Aloe and Vera make an appearance in your dreamscape. And I am also a bit jealous and sympathetic to how much attention Big Mac is getting. He's probably not going to get any peace until the whole event blows over, is he? :D (Big Grin)

This whole trip to Canterlot is going to be quite an experience for him and Fluttershy. At least Fluttershy has her Photo Finish experience to draw from. However Big Mac has entirely stood on the sideline and let AJ take all the limelight. This time that will not be so easy.
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TheTrollBread Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
poor big mac!
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Shaleclaw Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! Spike sure is one handsome drake! I bet Twi's proud of how grown up he's becoming. Question though... How tall does Spike stand compared to you?

And Big Mac... lol. Like one of the previous commenters, I immediately thought of the Prince of Egypt bath scene. "Ladies please, you've cleaned every inch of me." Something tells me that Lotis and Aloe enjoyed that bath a lot more than he did. That colt just doesn't realize how lucky he is! =P

Then Petina's 'compliment' was just the icing on the cake. Steady on, girl! You're going to scare him off with pickup lines like that! ...Or get bucked into next week by his sister. Maybe both depending on which comes first. :P
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Stay tuned to find out.
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Shaleclaw Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woot! Alright! :D
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Scyphi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I especially like Spike's outfit. He pulls it off surprisingly well. :D
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NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
:love:

:#1:
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Thanos-san Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh man, all of these outfits (mares and stallions alike) are so great! Also, cravats are awesome xD
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