Whovians sprinted to Twitter once again as the BBC released the first official shot of Peter Capaldi in his official 12th Doctor threads. While it’s carrying on the suit tradition from the 10th and 11th, iIt’s definitely a simplified and modern version. It has a futuristic feel with the clean lines and patternless material. It kinda reminds me of something out of the Matrix. Capaldi described it as:
“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 percent Rebel Time Lord.”
“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!”
Not sure what the ‘rebel’ part means but it definitely is a suit with attitude. Since Matt Smith was the youngest Doctor ever, they ‘aged up’ his look by giving him his classic tweed jacket and bow tie ensemble. Conversely, I think they are giving Capaldi a younger, hipper feel with this new take. I’m sure Doc Marten’s will be appreciating the extra traffic once cosplayers kick it into high gear.
Overall, it’s a pretty simple look that reminds me of Eccleston’s 9th monotone version (with a splash of red). I’m not super thrilled since this pic makes him look like a Vegas magician- but I think with the right attitude and performance, Capaldi can make it work. Now the question is, what will the new sonic screwdriver look like? I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments below!