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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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:iconbaron-engel:
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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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes Rarity was very happy that cravats are back in fashion at the moment.
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looking good, Spike!  Just don't eat your broach.

Big Mac's awkward situation reminds me of this scene from Prince of Egypt.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Looking good, Spike!  Just don't eat your broach.

Yeah, several of us had a running bet pool on how long it would last.


Big Mac's awkward situation reminds me of this scene from Prince of Egypt

That sums it up pretty good.
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Path0of0cloud Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Spike's outfit matches Rarity, it seems.
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Ognimod Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Big Mac, you lucky sonuva! Look who you got horny! ;D
Petina, I encourage you to fight for what's right (well, some others might question that) and get him rid of his inhibitions!

Somebrony enlighten me: are "Lotus Blossom" and "Aloe" canon names, or, as I suspect, did you bros come up with them?
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Somebrony enlighten me: are "Lotus Blossom" and "Aloe" canon names, or, as I suspect, did you bros come up with them?

Well they are not officially named in the series Lotus Blossom and Aloe. However official Hasbro merchandise has given them that name on the packaging.
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Ognimod Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Ah, I see. Thanks for the answer!
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Orca19904 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
That's also what they're called in the MLP mobile game from Gameloft.
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
What of Vera, the third spa pony? (Coat colors are Lotus = light blue, Aloe = pink, Vera = yellow.) Of course while all three have the same basic design with the head scarf and pulled-back mane, we haven't actually seen Vera in the spa.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well this day it was only two ponies running the spa.
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Have you ever seen Vera in your dreamscapes?
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes a couple times around town, but it was after this point in the dream arc.
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JinseiKyuzai Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was reasonably funny. Damn good, you seem to know the meaning of "design".
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Rayhiros Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow that is fancy and cool.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Orca19904 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Big Mac's experiences reminds me of what I heard happened to him in the comics when he ended up going through a series of misadventures just trying to get some nails to fix a dilapidated gazebo he was repairing. It also reminds me of your typical male anime protagonist who's too clueless to key in on the advances of the female characters that are vying for his attentions (such as Tenchi from the Tenchi Muyo & related animes).
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TCPolecat7 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To quote ZZTop: o/~ Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man... o/~

- Polecat
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DrunkenDragonDirge Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
I love the colonial style touch with spike's outfit. It really fits well, especially how the cuffs accent his clawed hands, but dont draw attention to them.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I just tried to remember how things appeared in my sleep and then draw them to the best of my abilities.
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DrunkenDragonDirge Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Was there nothing really to add that could be fit to the tail or a cap of some kind in wondering?
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DrunkenDragonDirge Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Since I can't edit, and forgot to add, I do understand the unusual geometry designs, but it seems just odd in a little bit.
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Halpthiuian Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Mac!:icondashlolplz: Now it looks like every mare in Ponyville and Canterlot is going to see him as a prime catch.:iconprincesscelestiaplz::iconprincesslunaplz:
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The contingent from Ponyville will make the Royal Banquet much more interesting this year.
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:iconhalpthiuian:
Halpthiuian Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, Lotus and Aloe look mighty fine in this work!
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
They are easy on the eyes, and I am left with the impression that they and Petina have had several interesting adventures at the spa.
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Belvarius Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Poor Mac looks a bit flustered there in the tub.  Good outfits on all three of you though, particularly Spike.  LOL'ed at the end!
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Poor Mac looks a bit flustered there in the tub.

The poor stallion was completely unprepared for such an onslaught of feminine interest.
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Uchihaninja Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Woah!! You all look so dapper. Spike himself is the very picture of a young noble-drake. And Big Macintosh cleans up rather nicely. Indeed, it looks like Aloe and Lotus couldn't wait to wrap their hooves around him, even if they do have a professional reason. Though, I would have thought that Petina would have learned to be a bit more wary of flapping her gums while Applejack was about.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Though, I would have thought that Petina would have learned to be a bit more wary of flapping her gums while Applejack was about.

Petina does suffer from the problem of. "Was that my outer voice speaking again? Oopsie!"
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ardashir Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
I'm surprised AJ didn't aim any 'meaningful' looks at Aloe and Lotus as they cleaned Big Mac, given how pleased they seem to have been with the chance. Or maybe Mac is just the most eligible stallion in town?
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No there are many other stallions but Big Mac is such a nice guy and don't forget he's from one of the influential families in the Ponyville so that is nice perk to.
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ardashir Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Yeah, it's easy to forget that the Apples really are one of the most important families in Ponyville.
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:iconuchihaninja:
Uchihaninja Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
You know, I forgot all about that. Hell, Granny Smith practically founded Ponyville.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The Apple family may not be the wealthiest family in Ponyville but sphere of influence extends now from the steps of their porch at Sweet Apple Acres to the floor of the throne room in Canterlot. Never mind the extended Apple family that is scattered across Equestria.
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ardashir Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
I always kind of figured they were doing well money-wise (if not exactly rich) simply due to the land they held. Of course we know nothing about what taxation is like in Equestria; and having the monsters of the Everfree for neighbors must lead to the occasional unintended expense.
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mh47e Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazingly well done, always enjoy how well you draw frills and lace upon your many characters!
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it.
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