The Doctor as a Fashion Icon

The Doctor as a Fashion Icon

IMG_20160613_103621.jpgToday I’m wearing an outfit that, to fans of Doctor Who, will look overtly inspired by Peter Capaldi’s interpretation of the title character. To non-Whovians it’ll look, perhaps, quite dandy and fashion forward – more at home in London, Paris, or New York than on the rainy streets of a rural town in Lincolnshire.

Interestingly, my obsession with Doctor Who fashion started with my introduction to the show. The first episode I watched was David Tennant’s first ‘proper’ outing as the 10th Doctor, 2006’s ‘New Earth’, the start of series two of the revived Doctor Who. Continue reading “The Doctor as a Fashion Icon”


The “Rebel” Nine

The “Rebel” Nine

The ninth Doctor relaunched Doctor Who to an entirely new generation of viewers. Christopher Eccleston was the man cast in the title role and he was faced with the mammoth task of updated, reinvigorating, and re-imagining the part for the twenty first century.

Though Eccleston’s time aboard the TARDIS was short-lived, he successfully ingratiated himself with Saturday evening viewers and catapulted Doctor Who back into the hearts and minds of the British viewing public. Following the first series of NuWho, Eccleston departed – vacating the role and being replaced by fan favourite David Tennant.

While Tennant is immensely popular and helped to send the show’s popularity into overdrive, without Eccleston Doctor Who could very well have failed.

One of the biggest surprises when photos began to roll in from the 2005 series was the somewhat ordinary nature of the ninth Doctor’s costume. When thinking of Doctor Who many people conjure up images of long scarves, velvet jackets, and cricket whites – so Eccleston’s pared down and simple costume immediately set people aback as to whether or not this was going to be Doctor Who proper. Continue reading “The “Rebel” Nine”

“The Cockamamie Hair… The Clothes Designed By a First-Year Fashion Student.”

“The Cockamamie Hair… The Clothes Designed By a First-Year Fashion Student.”

Hall13doctorsello and welcome to this first introductory post on “An Adventure With Ties In Space” – this blog is a bit of fun designed to give you inspiration for looks and outfits inspired by the Doctor.

Whether your favourite incarnation is Hartnell, Baker, the other Baker, McGann, Tennant, or Capaldi (or any of the others!) you’ll be sure to find, over the coming months, something to inspire you in
your day to day life. The whole notion of this blog is to give ideas and inspiration about how to subtly take certain styles, items, or motifs from the Doctor’s wardrobe and incorporate them into something new, unique, and yet still 100% rebel Time Lord.

I must point out now that this isn’t a cosplay blog and will not be overly concerned with screen accuracy – if you want something more instructional in how to attain the exact look of an incarnation of the Doctor, do try out the RPF.

The idea behind this blog is that Doctor Who fans love to emulate what their favourite on-screen hero says, does, and most importantly, wears. This will allow you to pick up certain pieces and style tips that make you feel a little more Doctory than you did before, and if that’s not a good thing, I don’t know what is.

Doctor Who inspired outfits can give you a really interesting and unique sense of style, while remaining grounded in something we all know and love. The best part about the Doctor’s dress sense is that he tends to stick towards classic silhouettes of men’s fashion – which, luckily for us, makes it easier to emulate!

Check back soon for the first full post on the subject wherein I’ll be giving links, tips and tricks for obtaining some true Time Lord style.

Alons y!