Monday 27 January 2014

Suited and booted - the big reveal

So the day has finality arrived - the day we get to see what the new Doctor will be wearing.

And I have to say I’m somewhat underwealmed by what they’ve putt together.

It doesn’t inspire me a great deal and it doesn’t have that bespoke, custom feel of the outgoing Doctor’s cashmere Frock Coat.

The image has been released through the official BBC Twitter feed and is already doing the rounds of sic-fi news sites and forums.

But one article did catch my eye.
Digital Spy - Capaldi Doctor Who outfit: 100% Rebel Time Lord
In the article it states:
The next incarnation of the Doctor sports a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt and black Dr Martens boots in his first official picture.

Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden created the new look.

"He's woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord," said Capaldi.

Showrunner Steven Moffat added: "New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over - Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!"

So there are already some hints and clues as to where the costume has been sourced. I would still have preferred something a little more custom made to be honest.


  1. I'm a bit underwhelmed too. The red jacket lining is a nice flash, but I miss some of the quirkiness and whimsy of costumes past- Ten's "sandshoes," Three's dramatic cape, or famously, Four's scarf. Maybe we'll get some signature item that appears in the course of the series, like Eleven's fez did.

  2. His overall profile reminds me of Jon Pertwee's starting costume. Dark blue and black with a flash of bright red. So I suppose they can always change it up with more color as time goes on.

    Of course, we'll have to wait until the show airs before we can really see Capaldi in his costume and in action. That's the real test.

    (Still, I called the cardigan and I like it.)

  3. I think it's okay, but not exciting. It looks like he's wearing pleats. I dislike pleats.

  4. I feel like it needs just something 'extra' to make it zing.
    Maybe a matching pertwee-esque cape and a tom baker hat?

  5. Do you happen to know...what kind of trousers is that, and more especialy, which brand makes it ? Please ?

  6. His trousers are pleated. Yuck.

  7. He looked really good in the Matt Smith frock and waistcoat. This outfit I'm no so crazy about, but I'm sure there will be changes to come... probably...


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