Remember the sartorial premiere of Series 5?
Amidst all the madcap humor in the premiere, the Doctor gets down to business, conceives an impossible scheme and saves the day. As a reward, he treats himself to a wardrobe update, solidifying what will become the 11th Doctor’s “uniform” — a tweed jacket and jaunty bow tie.
Considering the various Doctors’ looks that came before him — ranging from Doctor No. 4 Tom Baker's Hogwartsian striped scarves to Doctor No. 10 David Tennant's dramatic floor-length dusters — Smith could very well have been saddled with an outfit he couldn't stand for his “Doctor Who” tenure. A tweed jacket and bow tie don't seem that bad.
"Love both of them," Smith said. "I embraced both items fully and there are many variations of each in the wardrobe department."
- Hanh Nguyen, April 18, 2010
Do bow ties go with Stetsons? We’ll allow it, Doctor.