Published on February 4th, 2014 | by Philip Bates2
Capaldi’s Costume’s Crombie & Doc Marten Confusion
Stop what you’re doing! This is it. Eclipsing any possible missing episode rumours, casting announcements, returning villains: the biggest news story of the year. The BBC incorrectly identified the Twelfth Doctor’s shoes as Doc Martens!
Not only that but there’s some issue with his jacket, described extensively as a Crombie.
But credit wear it’s due (see what I did there?), the BBC owned up to their mistake:
The new boots worn by the Doctor are not Dr. Martens as our expert costume department believed they were but he may wear them in the future.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) January 31, 2014
The boots in question were actually made by the British Boot Company, which was founded in 1951. Nick “The Boot” Roumana, who owns the independent company, said:
They do add a bit of ‘punk’ to Capaldi’s potentially-dark Doctor, as highlighted by the Beeb’s accompanying copy which called the Doc’s new look as “rebel Time Lord.” The Telegraph said the BBC ”boo-booed big time” – which did make me laugh – but in an otherwise good article specified that the jacket isn’t particularly a Crombie:
Instead, the newspaper’s Luke Leitch reckons it’s from Paul Smith – because Capaldi frequently shop there.
I can’t believe the BBC made such a huuuuuuuuuge error. I’m surprised The Daily Mail hasn’t put this on their front page.