It’s a sad fact of pop culture that many of our heroes have terrible fashion sense.  Moreover, many of the greatest names in the history of fictional awesome wear the same thing over and over with little or no variation.  Granted this is seen more often with cartoons (such as Fred Jones’ darling orange ascot), but even Peter Parker rocked the same navy-blue sweater vest until at least 1973 or so.  Thinking about that particular quandary, I realized today that it’d be best to be the Fifth Doctor, whose ensemble has a sweater and coat for warm temperatures, a rolled-up Trilby hat for brightly lit habitats, comfortable shoes and sufficiently rugged pants to survive tough terrain, while remaining relatively “normal” looking.  (This is one of the few situations where the Sixth Doctor’s heavy coat wouldn’t be a winning factor.)  In any case, this line of though begs a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also wouldn’t mind the Kingpin, although purple pinstriped pants might leave me occasionally over-dressed, asking: If you had to choose one fictional character’s single-outfit-wardrboe to wear for the rest of your life, who would it be and why?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. If I had to choose one outfit to wear for the rest of my life, it would need to be versatile and functional. For this reason I chose the Jedi robes. The cloak can shield you from the weather, and they are durable and easy to repair.

  2. As much as I don’t care for this iteration of the doctor, I would pick the 11th doctor’s current outfit, purple frock coat with lighter purple waistcoat…a little off-beat but fashionable…and versatile

  3. Frank has a good point, but I think I’ll go with a nice full Judge Dredd outfit, as long as I get a motorcycle with it.

  4. Could I go with Celestine from Warhammer 40K, because that’d be pretty Bad-Assed.

    If not, I’ll take Zoe Washburn’s outfit, I like practicality.

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