The Doctor’s New Clothes – Capaldi’s Outfit is “Simple, Stark and Back to Basics”


To the delight of Doctor Who fans everywhere, the BBC has now revealed the costume that Peter Capaldi will wear in his role as the Doctor during the show’s next season.

Designed by Howard Burden, the costume we’ve been shown is composed of a dark blue Crombie coat with a red lining, a matching dark blue cardigan and trousers, black Doc Martens and a white shirt worn without a tie.

Peter Capaldi said of the Doctor’s latest get-up:

“He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100% Rebel Time Lord.”

Fans were previously given hints of what to expect by a BBC source, who told the Radio Times that the costume would be “a bit old-fashioned to denote the fact that he is the oldest Doctor” but would at the same time be “looking to the future”. Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, has also described the new look as “sharp, smart and stylish”.

It’s still unclear whether Capaldi’s clothes will stay the same throughout the season, as they did in the days of Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant, or if we can expect to see variations on a theme, as in the case of his predecessor, Matt Smith, who was last week awarded the Best Drama Performance honour at the National Television Awards. The show itself was also named Best Drama.

Said writer and showrunner Steven Moffat:

“New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over – Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you.”

You can listen to stylist Julian Bennett talking to Justin Webb about the costume on the BBC News report.

Sources: BBC News | BBC Blogs

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