Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Has Found His Clothes

One of the biggest follow up questions one can ask after an actor becomes The Doctor in Doctor Who is “What will he wear?” And the answer from the newest incarnation of The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is …DoctorWhoCostume

And if you’re feeling like you’ve seen this look before you are not alone. Many fans have commented that his simple look recalls the red lined caped digs worn by Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor.

From the press release:

The Doctor has a new look as Peter Capaldi’s era officially begins.  In a picture released today by the BBC, Capaldi can be seen in the costume that will define his time as the Twelfth Time Lord in one of TV’s biggest roles.  Sporting a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Dr. Marten shoes, the look was created by Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden. 

Commenting on his costume, Peter Capaldi said: “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 per cent Rebel Time Lord.”  While lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: “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!”

Filming for episode one of series 8 began earlier this month, after 10.2 million tuned-in on Christmas Day to get their first much-anticipated glimpse of Capaldi’s Doctor.  Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, commented: “Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is officially recorded in history today with the unveiling of his new costume.  It’s sharp, smart and stylish – The Twelfth Time Lord means business.”

You’re thoughts on the new do? Personally I like the subdued look. I do like that it recalls the classic era, while at the same time giving him a sharp shark quality to him. He’s like a camouflaged predator now, you wouldn’t notice him at first but you really don’t want him noticing you.

Now let’s see his sonic.