Reaction to Eleventh Doctor Who Matt Smith’s choice of attire has been mixed, with some commentators dubbing it timeless and a lot of fans in certain sections of the web failing to grasp regeneration at all.
The BBC have been kind enough to offer a full feature in their magazine section, utilising the pic shown here that clearly details what these strange archaic garments the Eleventh Doctor has chosen to wear, following discussions with Bafta-winning costume designer Ray Holman.
Jacket, boots, trousers – the overall look is broken down by the BBC’s team of experts, with Esquire editor Jeremy Langmead noting
“The cross between rookie geography teacher and Hoxton clubkid works well: a bit of old-school time-traveller meets modern-day adventurer.”
“The bow tie is obviously a knowing nod to those worn by some of the previous doctors, yet this also has a fashion resonance.”
However Andrew Groves is the course director for fashion at the University of Westminster, and feels the attire isn’t the best choice.
“Whilst David Tennant’s Doctor was undoubtedly influenced by Britpop and [the film] Quadrophenia, this Doctor seems to be influenced by Indiana Jones’ geekier nephew.”
Rather a severe statement!
Finally WalesOnline spoke to several people, with Film and television critic Gary Slaymaker calling it:
“…A cross between Oxford don and Teddy Boy. Heâ€™s got a distinctive face so it makes sense to dress him down in a professorial look.
â€œIt could work to his advantage. The idea to dress him down is to make him even more normal than the last Doctor.â€
Interesting set of opinions; interesting set of clothes…