For Flatline, Dark Water and Death in Heaven we again see the Doctor reverting to his original signature look, only this time replacing the dark blue cardigan for a black waistcoat lined with a shiny red back. His signature suit and coat combo had a couple of variations, but his blue suit was always a favorite. But this fur coat outfit that he occasionally rocked was just so weird and out there that it somehow worked. That’s not to say there wasn’t a certain amount of trial-and-error in the process. The Second Doctor’s main look might be one of the worst out there. I am refraining from making any concrete opinion at this time, but I do think that the plaid trousers are a bit of overkill, even if they are a way to give homage to the Second Doctor. Doctor Who 11th Doctor Red Adult Costume Bow Tie. You want the focus to be on the Jacket and suit, not some goofy tie you have been waiting to show off.
The blue pin striped suit replica made by CosDaddy or the matching brown pin stripe are the very best options if you want to get an exact match to the suits worn on the show. He’s at his best in his coat when he looks smarter and more like a Time Lord than a layabout. The Sixth Doctor’s coat remains the worst outfit to date, and the Fith and Seventh outfits have never been seen as the best of the best. While his Red outfit was a great alternative, this original look remains the most iconic and perfect costume for the character. What we wanted was to take the viewer into a more fantastic scene at a time before that great upsurge in the medium which happened after I left. He would show great irritation, and even extreme bouts of anger, if anyone called him by his former title, especially if they did so after he committed what he considered an atrocity. “I went to see Innes about a part in the show a year or so before I got the part of Victoria, but he thought I was too inexperienced at the time. Doctor Who remains one of the weirdest show concepts on TV, combining a ton of elements that shouldn’t work as well as they do.
The Fourth Doctor remains the template for every version of the character going forward. Admittedly at the time I found the look to be extremely convincing and appropriate for the idea of Twelve as a ‘no nonsense Doctor. As for my verdict and early conclusion on the topic, I have to say that I wish they had stuck with the look Twelve had in Flatline/Dark Water/Death in Heaven. Burden took on the role of costume designer with The Snowmen in 2012 and had been the costume designer for Series 7 and 8. For Series 9 we have Ray Holman returning as the costume designer. Then we have the black holey jumper which makes its appearance in Listen, The Caretaker, In the Forest of the Night and Death in Heaven. 5. Bow ties: “Bow ties are cool” – that’s what Matt Smith said in his first appearance as the Doctor. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th Doctors all wore bow ties and every time the 11th put his on it showcases the evolution of the character. Guest contributor Sam White examines the evolution of Capaldi’s look so far. Interestingly the jumper is Peter Capaldi’s own and not a part of the Twelfth Doctor’s wardrobe.
But before we move onto that let me backtrack a moment and gain some context by describing what exactly constituted the Twelfth Doctor’s initial wardrobe. Peter Capaldi’s initial Twelfth Doctor outfit made distinct visual references to the bright red flowing cape of Pertwee. Surprisingly this is a complete departure from his initial look and the only things that remain constant are his boots and the Crombie coat. He also wore dark tan corduroy trousers, a box-frame belt with several fastener pins and studded pinholes, and dark brown combat boots adorned with black leather gaiters, which had a few buttons missing. Line your eyes with a brown, dark grey or red eyeliner pencil. The costume features a set of trousers, collar, tunic and overcoat made of red crushed velvet and wool, a pair of leather gloves, a brown leather belt and a pair of boots. These would be the kind of boots Charlie Chaplin ate in The Gold Rush. Nine wore nothing more than a t-shirt, jeans, leather jacket, and boots.