Doctor Who sparks bow tie revival
Matt Smith’s new Doctor may be many things, but apparently he’s now a fashion icon. Yes, seriously.
Impressionable Doc Who fans up and down the country have gone out and bought themselves a piece of attire that Smith’s eleventh incarnation has adopted as the centre-piece of his costume.
The humble bow-tie, which the Doctor declared was “cool” in the first episode of the current series.
The Telegraph reports that it’s all part of the new Doc’s “retro academic” look, and according to the paper, bow tie sales at Topman have doubled since the series began.
Which you might think means they’ve sold four as opposed to two, but Topman claims that bow ties now represent 14% of its tie sales over the past month (over the previous six months, the figure was actually only 3%).
Our memory may be rusty, but we don’t ever recall there being a surge in huge, badly knitted multi-coloured home-made scarves when Tom Baker was the Doctor.
When Peter Davison was incarnated, folks didn’t start wearing Edwardian cricket jumpers, did they? And when Sylvester McCoy was… okay, bad example, nobody watched him.
At any rate, if Matt Smith’s Doctor wants to go for the full retro academic look, surely he should have the obligatory ovals of leather on the elbows of his jacket?
That would be more than apt, too, because he isn’t a patch on David Tenant.
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