Every Time Lord needs a certain look and it seems Peter Capaldi just found his. Fans had already been given a glimpse of 'Doctor Who's 12th Doctor on set, but that was while he was still in Matt Smith's old digs. Now the British sci-fi series is finally allowing the newly regenerated Doc to fully make his mark with an official outfit of his very own.
Wearing dark blue trousers, a bleach white shirt, and black Doc Marten shoes, Capaldi's look is in many ways much more subdued and less flashy save for that glimpse of crimson liner inside his dark blue Crombie coat. And unfortunately, it seems to be the end of Matt Smith's iconic bow tie look. (RIP)
According to Entertainment Weekly — who spoke to Capaldi and lead writer/EP Steven Moffat about the ensemble — the look was created by 'Doctor Who' costume designer Howard Burden. “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,” Capaldi remarks.
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!” Don't say you haven't been warned.
But whether you're a fan of the new look or not (or perhaps you're still too busy mourning Smith's departure to care), it will be exciting to see where the storyline and the TARDIS go from here. I guess only "time" will tell.
Check out the full view of the new outfit below and get pumped for Season 8, Whovians!
'Doctor Who' returns to BBC America later this year.