Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Bow Tie and Braces anomaly

Amongst the publicity still released this week for A Town Called Mercy, there was one that caught my eye and made me sit up and look more closely.

It shows Matt Smith in character as The Doctor, but without his trademark tweed jacket.
He is wearing the striped shirt and bark effect blue bow tie, both first worn in the series six opener, The Impossible Astronaut – with burgundy braces!

Now as far as I am aware this is the first time he has ever worn mis-matching* bow tie and braces.

Throughout series five he stuck strictly to a colour co-ordinated shirt and accessories combination.

That continued during series six, and although new bow ties were regularly introduced, the were always matched by the braces.

So this is a bit of a departure from the accepted costume.

Can’t say I like it.
*For the purposes of the posting, I’m taking the striped braces seen last week in Asylum Of The Daleks out of the equation, as they were at least blue to match the bow tie.


  1. What do you think of the continuation of this trend in "The Power of Three" with the new, thick braces? And what do you think of the new braces in general?

  2. whats that above his shoes, under his trousers