'Doctor Who' new costume revealed: The Doc wears Doc Martens

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The Doctor, as we’ve pointed out before, rarely changes his costume. Except for when there’s a new incarnation of the Time Lord, and then he gets a wild makeover, with producers trying to pick the outfit that best captures the new actor’s version of the character. For Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor, the look is in some ways more subdued and less flashy — except for that glimpse of crimson liner inside his dark blue Crombie coat. There’s also dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Doc Marten shoes (yes, he’s the first Doctor to wear them — Matt Smith’s boots were All Saints).

The look was created by Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden. 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.” 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!” Doctor Who returns to BBC America later this year. For more, see our previous story, 10 TV characters who never change their clothes (and why).


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