Doctor Who is a Skinhead
Doctor Who Looking Smart
I can't say I watch Doctor Who. It's a children's programme after all. But I like the idea of it, and the Englishness. Peter Capaldi is the 12th incarnation of the character. He'll be a good fit. I saw him in a TV drama called Mr. Wakefield's Crusade years ago. He was very good in that, I recall hazily.
The new Doctor Who wardrobe was unveiled a few months ago. They seem to have taken inspiration for the look from 1960s (or 1980s) skinheads.
Since being unveiled, online sleuths have tracked down the constituent parts (so we don't have to) — it's good to be behind the curve sometimes — and it's as if the designers had been flicking through The Tweed Pig. They're showing very good support for British companies.
The consensus view on his wardrobe is as follows:
- Coat by Crombie (and possibly trousers).
- Shirt by Budd Shirtmakers. (Bespoke shirt in Alumo Soyella cloth, with a longer collar specified by Capaldi.)
- Boots by Loake.
- Cardigan by John Smedley. (Who else?)