Thursday, August 8, 2013
We Have A New Doctor, But Nobody Is Asking The Real Question: What Will He Wear?!
THE FIRST DOCTOR: William Hartnell
The Second Doctor: Patrick Troughton
The 3rd Doctor: Jon Pertwee
If any Doctor's fashion embodied the time period he was in, it is easily #3. This doctor flounced about in loudly colored velvet suits, capes and ruffled shirts WITH some sort of bowtie or cravat. With his curly white hair, this doctor karate chopped his foes in style. He may have been a bit of a dandy, but #3 is one Doctor I would not want to mess with.
The Fourth Doctor: Tom Baker
One of the most iconic and easily recognized Who outfit was worn by Doctor 4. With his dangerously long scarf and absolute mop of crazy curls, the fourth Doctor would hide his Jelly Babies in his long coat to take out at the most inconvenient times. Going back to the cravat, this doctor often wore earthier tones, a stark contrast to his predecessors loud velvet get-ups. Let's not forget his frumpy hat for outdoor adventures!
The Fifth Doctor: Peter Davison
The most adorable Doctor in my opinion, the fifth Doctor was always dressed to play cricket, with a sweater-vest and candy-stripped pants, he was to date probably the most fashionable of the Doctors. Well... that would be with the exception of the inexplicable celery pinned to his lapel. Seriously, why celery? In a pinch it would provide little to no nutritional value. Later, the Fifth Doctor's get up got a bit darker and a question mark was added to his collar, but pretty much this was his get up, day in and day out.
The Sixth Doctor: Colin Baker
With the exception of keeping the question marks on his collar, the 6th Doctor wore the polar opposite of muted tones of his predecessor. What looks to be the product of a rainbow having sex with a clown, we get this rejected member of Godspell. While I love all the Doctors, I will never understand how this crazy colorful outfit came about. Despite the insane outfit, Baker was able to shine through, and the Doctor never lost his edge.
The Seventh Doctor: Sylvester McCoy
Taking the question mark motif to a whole new level, the clownish yet sad #7 carried a question mark umbrella while wearing a question mark sweater-vest, paired with tweed pants and some form of overcoat. Often wearing a straw hat and some kind of loud tie, #7 was the last to carry the question mark, going out with a questionable explosion.... of gunfire.
The Eighth Doctor: Paul McGann
Rock me Amadeus! That's what I think every time I see this Doctor. With his strange old fashioned parted in the middle hair and 19th/18th century style, I don't get this Doctors fashion choice. Maybe it's meant to hearken back to the 1st doctor, but when you are in the 90s and have so many great fashion choices, why would you go here? It is a nice cravat though.
The Ninth Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
I do, I really do love this Doctor, despite what others say, but my GOD did he have the most boring outfit. A leather jacket is the only real iconic piece in the 9th Doctor's wardrobe. Other than that it's black, black, black. In a few episodes this Doctor tries to play off this boring wardrobe as fashionable in any age, but considering how his previous regenerations dress... well... yawn.
The Tenth Doctor: David Tennant
SEXY BEAST! Oh, oh... sorry. With his pinstripe suits, Converse, floor length over coats and occasional thick framed glasses I would call Ten, dapper as fuck. Sorry, this Doctor just does things to me. When I get married one day, this is how my husband will be dressed, minus the 3-d glasses of course. Or not. I guess it will depend on my mood.
The Eleventh Doctor: Matt Smith
If our reigning Doctor has taught us anything its that bowties are cool. An so are tweed jackets, often with elbow patches, suspenders, pants that are always a little too short, lace up boots and of course, fez...es. Since the reboot, 11 is the first Doctor to wear something a bit out there. With his kind of nerdy outfit, he is most known for his bowtie, but I have always been more into his high-water pants that show off #11's strange leg movements that make no physical sense. With hair that defies gravity, whenever 11 wears a fez... or a stetson, it makes me a little sad. 11 you will be missed!
The Twelve Doctor: Peter Capaldi
So what will our newest member of the TARDIS wear? Will they bring back the question marks? Or keep it sleek and modern? Well we go batshit clown crazy or will we keep the bowtie? The Doctor's outfit is just as important as his companion or catch phrase. Both 11 and 10 spent an entire SCENE picking out a new outfit. IT. IS. IMPORTANT! I almost wonder though... will they do a nod to Capaldi's previous stint on Who in "The Fires of Pompeii".