It was my birthday the other day! I had an amazing time and was spoilt rotten – aside
from going to Cardiff to visit the Doctor Who experience (which was amazing!) and getting the Wand Company Twelfth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver (which is awesome!) and having an all round brilliant time, I was lucky enough to get two brand spanking new bow ties from the wonderful Mrs Bow Tie.
Today 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”→
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.
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”→
Something a little different for you guys this week. Time Differential is a new type of look book where we mash up various combinations of the Doctors’ looks and see what comes out!
This time we’re mixing up two of my personal favourite Doctors. Both the fifth Doctor and the eleventh Doctor have a preppy, heritage inspired look which works well on gents of any age. The younger Doctor Who fan will suit either of these looks in the youthful, collegiate sense, and the older amongst you will pull out the classical, more gentlemanly nature of the look.
While initially this look can seem like a hodge-podge of styles, it’s actually a really comfortable and interesting look. The cooler weather that has finally struck the UK (and to an even greater extent, parts of the US) the use of layering will be a much welcomed wardrobe staple. The structured and heavier shirt underneath a cable-knit cricket jumper will lend a casual yet quirky warmth the whole look. Continue reading “Time Differential: Five to Eleven”→
Matt Smith’s original, less considered look was something of an anti-fashion statement when the first images of the then new Time Lord were released.
Featuring a vintage tweed jacket, bow tie, braces, and a punk-ish pairing of big boots with turned up jeans, his look was a mixture of youthful reverence and elderly tradition. What Smith’s incarnation of the Time Lord did for both bow ties and the tweed industry has been well documented and rightly so. The eleventh Doctor almost single-handedly changed the face of men’s fashion (especially in the UK) over night.
The look mixes elements of classic tailoring with modern, slimmer styling. The use of matching elements and heritage fabrics creates the air of consideration and stylishness which often goes hand in hand with a certain degree of fashion-mindedness.
Smith wore two jackets in series five, both of which have proven elusive to replicate so many casual fans and cosplayers alike simply find close-enough weaves in vintage jackets and modify the fit and details accordingly. Continue reading “The “Fashion Journalist” Eleven”→
When the War Doctor burst onto our screens at the climax of “The Name of the Doctor” fans were amazed (and confused) about his existence. Where did he come from? How did he fit into the Doctor’s time line? Was he even from this universe?
All those questions aside, fans were definitely glad that he was being portrayed by none other than veteran actor and theatrical legend, John Hurt. Hurt has a lifetime of performance behind him, so his being involved in Doctor Who was no surprise. An iconic British actor taking on an iconic British role in an iconic British television institution!
The War Doctor had everything fans could want for a one off 50th anniversary performance. He was loveable and quirky, with a depth of emotion and pain usually reserved for post 2005 Doctors.
Hurt managed to convey a wonderful combination of classic Doctor Who traits and modern eccentricities. His gruff exterior belied his tortured and sensitive soul and he was truly taken to the hearts of the audience. Continue reading “The “Country Gent” War Doctor”→
Matt Smith’s wardrobe as the Doctor was one which was constantly changing and evolving throughout his time on the show.
Smith stated early on in his Doctor Who days that he intended for his costume to shift and develop with time – and indeed it did! From his early days where his look was described as being something akin to Indiana Jones’ younger brother, to his later costumes which saw a more Edwardian silhouette take shape, Smith wore many costume variations.
Each fan has his or her favourite look for the eleventh Doctor, so there are plenty of Matt Smith inspired looks to be had. His series 7B look, which consisted of a purple tweed frock coat, black G-star jeans, various waistcoats, bow ties, braces, and shirts, and a pair of custom brown and purple boots, is often considered to be the definitive look of the eleventh Doctor. This is when he truly found his stride and matured as a character (not to mention Smith as an actor!) so it makes sense that his costume became more refined in order to reflect that. Continue reading “The “University Student” Eleven”→
Hello 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.