Two Watches Inspired by 007

Two Watches Inspired by 007

It’s very rare on this blog that I go into too much depth in regards to accessories.

Indeed, there are so few options available to men when it comes to dressing up an outfit, that often accessories are considered an after-thought by lots of men, or an affectation by a select few.

One of the few pieces that many men are still passionate about, however, is the humble wristwatch. The wristwatch is a piece that was once an absolute necessity, but now (due to the advent of the smartphone) is becoming less and less common. Watches are terrific for adding a little flare to an outfit, without needed to go overboard or feel too dressed up.

Perhaps one of the best watch icons in fiction is Ian Fleming’s 007 – Commander Bond, as he originally appeared in Fleming’s novels, was a man of simplicity and habit and enjoyed high-quality in all aspects of his existence. Indeed, Fleming gave his fictional secret agent many of the same tastes and predilections as he himself had – including an affinity for Rolex watches.

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The “Elegant Eccentric” Willy Wonka

The “Elegant Eccentric” Willy Wonka

As I write this, ITV3 is showing “Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory” in memory of the late, great Gene Wilder who sadly passed away recently.

While rewatching this beloved classic it struck me just how Doctor-y Willy Wonka is, from his mannerisms, to his mad-eyed playfulness, to the somewhat sinister nature of his seemingly endless factory. Indeed, many people have drawn parallels between Wilder’s Willy Wonka and Tom Baker’s fourth Doctor – indeed, they both share a love of eccentric clothes, big eyes, mad hair, and madder conversation.

In memory of Gene Wilder, and in appreciation of his wonderfully weird Wonka, I’ve created a look-book to best channel your inner chocolatier.

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The “Rockabilly” Starfleet

The “Rockabilly” Starfleet

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” – Star Trek: The Original Series

As Trekkies all over the world celebrate 50 years of boldly going where no man has gone before, it’s perhaps fitting to create a warm, layered, and stylish look-book influenced by the 60’s chic of the original Starfleet crew uniforms.

The original costumes incorporated lots of TV friendly fabrics and designs and had a surprisingly basic silhouette at heart. The loose military vibe is easily forgotten when looking at the vibrant colours and textures of the costumes and the subtle insignia add great layers of detail in a time when it was easy to forget the little things.

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The “Autumn 2016” Number 6

The “Autumn 2016” Number 6

“I am not a number, I am a free man!” – No. 6

If, like me, you’re eagerly awaiting the cooler months and wishing this abysmal heat would finally dissipate, it might be wise to look forward to some autumn looks comprised of soft silhouettes, textured fabrics, and several layers.

One such look that manages to tread that tricky line between summer and autumn is the aesthetic worn by many of the villagers in 1967’s  ‘The Prisoner‘. Shot on location in seaside village of Portmeirion, the villagers would naturally want to keep warm against the sea breeze while also being able to shed layers or wear breathable fabrics when the climate called for it.

The Prisoner‘ has a passionate cult following but isn’t very well know these days – which is a crying shame as the series is visually rich and wonderfully inventive. I’d really recommend giving it a look.

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A Slight Change in Direction

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Hello chums!

First of all, allow me to say thank you to all of you who read my blog, either through subscribing, or by stumbling across it – it really does mean a lot.

Secondly, I’d just like to make all you lovely folks aware of the slight direction shift the blog will be going through…

When I originally dreamt this little project up I did so after coming up with the title; having always been a geek with a love of good clothes, I’ve often sported looks similar to those featured on the blog. That said, my geekiness doesn’t stop at my love of Doctor Who and I doubt yours does either.

The more eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that I’ve been creating look-books based on other sci-fi and pop culture characters more and more frequently lately; this is mainly due to running out of Doctor Who related looks (though more will be coming, I promise you!) and partly down to the fact that, what with no Doctor Who this year, new inspiration is scarce.

These reasons are what’ve inspired me to openly change the focus of the blog to include, not just Doctor Who, but all of pop culture and sci-fi. This means you’ll be seeing look-books from farther afield.

Be sure to leave me any suggestions, either in the comments or via Twitter (@AAWTIS) and let me know what sorts of content you’d like to see in the coming months.

Don’t panic, the blog will still look and feel the same, same name, same design, same nerd writing it – just a wider range of focus!

Thanks guys, lots of exciting things to come.

Time Differential: Doctor McFly

Time Differential: Doctor McFly

First of all, allow me to apologise for the somewhat sporadic nature of my posts recently – due to work and other personal factors, I’ve been struggling to find the time to post lately. I’m doing my best to address this and will try to be as consistent as possible, if, however, I don’t post every week, I apologise.

That said, let’s move on to the newest look-book! This time we have a mashup of two hugely influential pop-culture icons. Both are quirky, stylish time travellers with huge cult followings. Marty McFly & The Doctor have been mentioned in the same sentence multiple times before, but here we have a unique combination of their styles which seems to be bang on trend.

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The gilet/bodywarmer/vest has become a staple for many men in recent months and has been featured countless times in television, film, and fashion magazines. The current trend is to pair it with more formal tailoring for a cool dressed-down sense of classic tailoring. Continue reading “Time Differential: Doctor McFly”

The “Neo-Mod” Two

The “Neo-Mod” Two

Patrick Troughton was the first “new” Doctor. A mammoth of a task for any actor, Troughton rose to occasion with aplomb and managed to win over an entire generation of Doctor Who fans.

His performance succeeded by being quintessentially different to that of his predecessor – something which would set the standard for decades to come.

When Troughton wakes up on the floor of the TARDIS having regenerated from his older, more worn out body, we see that his clothes have miraculously regenerated too. Fans have discussed why this happens at great length, but in truth, it was probably nothing more than an oversight on the part of the production crew.

The costume we see the second Doctor wearing throughout his tenure is remained relatively unchanged throughout. Naturally, certain aspects were added, removed, or replaced as the production needed, but the silhouette of the “Cosmic Hobo” remained relatively unchanged throughout his run. Continue reading “The “Neo-Mod” Two”