New Look, Same Scarf

If there’s one piece of clothing that both fans and non-fans recognise as being typically Doctor Who then it’s Tom Baker’s scarf.

Born from a miscommunication between costume designer James Acheson and his chosen knitter Begonia Pope (if that’s not a companion name in waiting then I don’t know what is) about just how much wool she was supposed to use (resulting in a massive 20ft long scarf before common sense prevailed and some alterations were made) the scarf was embraced by cast and crew before making its debut in Robot.

While it may have gone on to be altered, damaged and replaced several times over Tom’s long stay as the Doctor- the Fourth Doctor and his long, long scarf are inseparably wrapped around pop culture.

Updating that iconic look designer España Sheriff has crafted a very geek chic beaded necklace version of Tom’s old Moth feeder.

According to The Daily What the necklace was a gift for a friend who planned to cosplay as the Fourth Doctor.

Should more of the Doctor’s looks become hip accessories? Perhaps a Third Doctor style velvet wallet or a Sixth Doctor bag modelled on his colour blind jacket? What do we think?


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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