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”


#WAYWT: An Elementary Choice

#WAYWT: An Elementary Choice

A very happy new year to all of the loyal AAWTIS readers! I’m terribly sorry to say that, due to illness, I haven’t been able to assemble a full look-book for this week.

That said, I have been able to assemble this micro-update for you, following on from the Elementary inspired look-book we posted a couple of weeks ago.


If you follow AAWTIS on Twitter, you may remember that I recently

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My Orange/Green Scarf (Left) & Miller’s Red/Grey Scarf (Right)

acquired the Paul Smith reversible scarf seen in the earlier episodes of the show, but in what appears to be a different colour configuration. The scarf in the show is a red and grey buffalo plaid whereas mine is an orange and green buffalo.

From my research, it seems that Paul Smith Jeans only released the two variants of this scarf.

If you’re looking to pick up one of these, it’s wise to try your luck on eBay, as I found mine on there and managed to snatch it up for a measly £9.99.

350516441D3The coat pictured is a relatively inexpensive New Look Men coat which, though originally priced at a very reasonable £59.99, is now on sale for £24! If you’re in the UK, I’d highly recommend picking one up as it’s a terrific coat and looks amazing dressed up or down.

While it offers many similar details to Miller’s on-screen coat, it’s by no means the same. It’s a very slim cut, especially in the arms, but offers a great degree of comfort and durability for very little money.

The pin I wear on my lapel in this image is one that was given to me as a Christmas gift and, while it’s not at all like the pin worn by Holmes in the show, it’s much more personal to me and gives the look a more realistic and everyday feel.

Lapel pins are a brilliant way to dress up your everyday coat so keep your eyes peeled for ones you like or have a special connection to you.

What do you reckon? Would you wear something like this? Let us know in the comments!

#WAYWT: “Tooth & Claw” Ten Look Book

#WAYWT: “Tooth & Claw” Ten Look Book

Following on from my first look book posting (The “Pipe & Slippers” Ten) I wanted
to show you that I purchased the Joe Brown’s trousers featured in that post. They’re slimmer than anticipated but are made from a nice heavy-weight linen IMG_20150919_211745making them a really nice transitional piece.

They look really terrific worn with some batter cream Converse and really help to bring the tenth Doctor to mind.

Rather than go the whole hog and wear a shirt and tie combo with these, I’ve opted today to go for a style inspired by “Tooth & Claw” – we all know that David Tennant wore lots of different shirt/henley and shirt/tie combinations during his time on the show, but this particular look is one of the most popular versions of ten’s more casual look.

I’ve paired my trousers with the cream converse pictured above, along with a grey flannel shirt, brown henley t-shirt, and a navy cable-knit cardigan. Ten’s shirt was actually dark blue and the henley had a grey t-shirt underneath but I’ve switched the colours around to better suit myself.

Tooth & Claw

What do you reckon to the more casual look ten sometimes wore? Would you wear a look similar to this one? Let us know in the comments below!