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14 July 2008 @ 09:42 pm
I don't get the Blue Suit hatred  
I really don't. Sure, I prefer the brown pinstripes, but I just don't get why the blue suit is SOOOO hated. While watching the show, I never even noticed that he wore a different suit. I didn't. It wasn't until I came online and read all of the dismissive, derogatory insults leveled against the blue suit that I took notice of it. And yeah, again, the pinstripes is better, but I just don't think the blue suit is that bad.

Going into my lonely-non-hating-blue-suit corner now.
unfolded73 on July 15th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
For me, it depended on the lighting. Sometimes it seemed to glow this bright blue and the red pin-stripes completely washed out, and then I disliked it. Other times it looked fine. It grew on me over the course of the 4th season. Part of the issue is that he looks SO GOOD in the brown that nothing will ever measure up.
Arabian: Dr Who (10) - Christmas Invasionarabian on July 15th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
Ah, so your final line may solve the mystery. It's not so much the suit, as the fact that he looks so much better in the brown. Gotcha.
Kalleah: dw blue kickkalleah on July 15th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Part of the issue is that he looks SO GOOD in the brown that nothing will ever measure up.

That is exactly it.

I'm with you, arabian. I don't dislike the blue suit.
Arabian: David Tennant_01arabian on July 15th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Heh! I've been thinking of posting about this, but your comment in your Ten II thread about not disliking it is what got me to actually getting around to doing so. (And thanks for bringing the best possible blue-suit icon in the universe(s) over here to prove that it's not all bad.)

ETA: Hmm, the "dis" in "disliking" made this actually made sense.

Edited at 2008-07-15 01:59 am (UTC)
Kalleah: rear bumperkalleah on July 15th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Glad to be of service! :)
Arabian: David & Billie Dancingarabian on July 15th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
And now this icon shows that the pinstripes rightly has earned its love. Hee!
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Arabian: Dr Who (Ten)arabian on July 15th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
Right. It's not THAT bad. It's just a suit, not a sigh/drool-worthy one like Mr. Pinstripes, but not horrific either. I mean, come on ... think of some of the Doctor's past outfits. For reals.

Honorable Monotreme: doctor who - vworp vworpnobleplatypus on July 15th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
Dude. Four's outfit was sweet. ESPECIALLY the scarf.

Six, now... there is no excuse for Six.
Arabian: Dr Who (Nine)arabian on July 15th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
Well, you'll have to bring an image over so we can compare and contrast.
Honorable Monotremenobleplatypus on July 15th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
You could just take my word for it, seeing as how I've seen the old school nonsense... but here you go, anyway, because it's too cracktastic not to share. ;)

Arabian: BrOtp (OhMyGod) - cap by buffyxarabian on July 15th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
OMG! Okay, you win. You totally, totally, TOTALLY win.
Diana: Human Forever - Doctor/Rosebutterfly on July 15th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
I don't hate it either. In fact, I think it's rather adorable now that they made it so that he was all matching with Rose in "Journey's End".
Arabian: Dr Who (10) - Kissarabian on July 15th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
Sigh. Yeah, I loved the matchy-matchy. Sigh.
Opalshinyopals on July 15th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
I file the blue suit into the “it's hard to make DT look terrible, but damnit, they've tried!”

I don't hate it, it's just it doesn't look anywhere near as good and I take the first opportunity to mock it! My 'blue suit bashing' tag is mostly in jest, anyway!
blackcat_1 on July 15th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
I like the blue suit. He just needs to make sure that he wears a navy blue overcoat with it, and not a brown one.
aimeekitty on July 21st, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)
I think it serves to have a little layer of emo!ten, which is nice. I like how they selectively used it through the recent sets of episodes.
I like his jaunty red tie and converses to go with it. It's like "yeah, I'm a little emo, but I still have my wacky!"
Arabianarabian on July 21st, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know that some have assumed it was his "mourning" suit for Rose. Which then makes me wonder what that means if it's Blue!Ten that got Rose. Hmm ...

I like this bit, though:

I like his jaunty red tie and converses to go with it. It's like "yeah, I'm a little emo, but I still have my wacky!"

And I think you're right.