Doctor Who First Look: Peter Capaldi's 'Rebel Time Lord' in Doc Martens, Daring Jacket Lining

Bowties and fezzes, out. Doc Martens and Crombie coats, in.

Yes indeed, with Doctor Who‘s recent regeneration — aka recasting from Matt Smith to Peter Capaldi — the titular Time Lord is also getting some new duds, and we’ve got your first look!

According to BBC America, the Twelfth Doctor’s costume includes “a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Doc Marten shoes.”

Or, as Capaldi puts it (via press release), “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.”

Doctor Who returns to BBC America later this year.

Check out a pic of Capaldi in costume — and an on-set shot with Jenna Coleman as companion Clara — below, then sound off with your thoughts on the Doctor’s new look.


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  1. lynn says:

    Yaaaaaawn. And whoa, someone needs a tailor for those pants.

    • newinkpop says:

      I’m glad they made the next Doctor older…it’ll weed out whose a loyal Whovian and whose just a mere fan girl who was attached to David Tennant and Matt Smith as long as they were around

      • taran63 says:

        Yes, because a TV show always wants to shed viewers in favor of a smaller, but more passionate audience.

      • AJ says:

        I don’t get this, why do you care who watches the show for what reason? And why should it even matter?

      • May says:

        Also, who’s*, who’s*. If you’re going to be a prat, at least be grammatically correct,

      • RobD381 says:

        It is who’s not whose. I seriously doubt if the producers want to weed anyone out, even though they will weed out those (correct usage) who see their grandfather often and cringe at the relationship with Clara as shown in the picture. Younger (at least under 40) not older (58) should be the solution for the Doctor. Another man (like Rory, for example) would be great as a companion. As for fan girls it always amazes me that women are supposedly three years ahead of men in mental development and they melt into an unmentionable mass when they’re in their teens any time any new man (or boy) appears onstage. They come and go depending on their age.

      • Bob says:

        Here’s how it worked. The actor playing Doctor 1 was in his 50s when the show started. The Doctors got progressively younger, give or take, until the youngest, Matt Smith. The Doctor was “rebooted” by the Time Lords of Gallifrey and given a new set of regenerations. Thus, the 13th incarnation of The Doctor (YES, 13, not 12, but that’s another discussion) is now being played once again by an actor in his 50s. Everything old is new again.

  2. Nessie says:

    Loving the cardigan underneath! I’ll have to see it in action to really judge if it works but first impression; simple but nice.

  3. KCC says:

    I’m excited!!

  4. LeahKittyS says:

    I wasn’t sure how I felt about an older actor playing the Doctor again, since I’ve only ever watched the reboot (I discovered the awesomeness via Netflix binge last fall). But I like this look! I think he’ll be great as the Twelfth Doctor.

  5. Leigh says:

    Very crisp white shirt. Like the red jacket lining. Otherwise…it’s okay.

  6. Alan says:

    its visually distinct from the last few doctors and i like that.

  7. CBWBDK1 says:

    He’s great as the villain on the Three Musketeers. I’m looking forward to seeing him as the Doctor.

  8. bstuedell says:

    Reblogged this on A Thing About Something and commented:
    Rather excited for this!

  9. Dreamrose says:

    Let’s not get too worked up – this is probably not going to be Capaldi’s only look. Remember, Matt Smith’s costume went through several incarnations during his tenure, and even Tennant had a blue suit as well as the brown, not to mention various shirts and ties. (Eccleston, though, was pretty much stuck with different color jumpers.)

  10. Znachki says:

    I imagine the Crombie Company is salivating over this. Given what Smith did for bowties and Cumberbatch did for Belstaff

  11. kd83954 says:

    i was wondering what he would wear! i love it, it’s got just a little bit of eleven still in there to connect the two doctors yet completely made it his own. i can’t wait to see what his “side” outfits will be! and how it’ll look without the jacket (is that a vest i see?). basically i’m just 110% ready for twelve!

  12. Tim says:

    I’m looking forward to the show but a little bit worried about how adding someone older will affect the chemistry, liked the previous two doctors a lot and if he can keep their characteristics it should be fine.

    • Isobel says:

      Before tennant and smith the doctor was an older actor, so it shouldn’t change things at all, rather it will go back to the original feel

      • Tim says:

        Yeah, thing is I didn’t like that doctor.

        • S. says:

          You didn’t like Christopher Eccleston? He was 41. That’s not “older” unless you’re in high school, geez. Anybody calls you older when you’re that age and you’ll want to punch them in the teeth. Chris was fantastic and in no way seemed old. Matt Smith was initially criticized for being too young. Who’d everybody want this time–Harry Styles? I thought Tennant did an incredible job and enjoyed Ten’s special bond with Rose, but I don’t need all companions to have the hots for the Doctor or that kind of chemistry. He knows he’s gonna outlive all of them and it’s painful so most of the time he holds back from getting attached in that way. If the companion is always pining or throwing themselves at him, it gets old. Don’t get me started on River Song. The Doctor’s speculated to be around 1500 years old by the end of the Time of the Doctor. He needs to look 30 yrs old every incarnation why? It’s not like he always looked that young in the past He’s not supposed to be swoonworthy all the time. Peter Capaldi is hilarious in the movie “In the Loop.” Watch it, it’s great. Can’t wait for him as the Doctor.

          • Tusk says:

            Loved Ecclestone too, too bad he couldn’t have another season.

            BTW, I’m not sure the affection for the Doctor by his female companions has always to do w/ his physical appearance aka ‘youth’, I think it has as much to do with going on life time adventures to new places with a daring adventurer into time and space, as well as feeling of worth and accomplishment in helping ‘right wrongs’.

    • RobD381 says:

      Won’t happen. This will be a somber, Sherlockian olde English Doctor I fear.

  13. It’s Pertwee-esque, minus the velvet. Like it!

  14. tp says:

    Love the Docs! I like the outfit he has on in the pic w/Clara. I hope he’s a good Time Lord. Looking forward to it.

  15. Eric says:

    As soon as I saw it, I thought “Jon Pertwee in 2014”. Which is a very good thing. Yay for the return of the older Doctors!

  16. Badpenny says:

    For some reason, maybe the hand gestures, that pic reminds me of Dr. Strange. :)

  17. charlie says:

    I dig it, simple and cool.


  19. AnnieM says:

    He should carry a pocket watch. I wonder how much input each of the actors over the years have had with the look of “their” Doctor. I think the oddest accessory has been Peter Davison’s lapel celery. :-D

    • Alan says:

      the actors are given a lot of control over their look, matt smith almost single handedly put together his look and the costume department supported him doing that because they were having trouble coming up with the right look for him.
      this hasnt always been the case however, colin baker wanted to look like christopher eccleston’s doctor for example but he had that godawful coat forced on him instead.

  20. Alex says:

    The shoes stink. No one with any fashion sense wears shiny shoes with a matte outfit! Awful, awful choice of footwear. I like the rest of the outfit, although a dark tie would finish off the look very well (none of those kiddie bowties, though).

  21. Phyllis Strickland says:

    I think it’s just a little gross that he is so old and she is so young. There better not be any overtones or I will puke

    • Bob says:

      That’s how it was for most of the original series of Doctor Who. Pretty big age gap between Eccleston and Piper (almost 20 years). What about Catherine Tate being three years OLDER than David Tennant?

    • kd83954 says:

      I think that’s going to be part of the story. Clara clearly has feelings for the Doctor and now that he’s…well…different, it’ll throw her feelings in disarray. Same guy, different face. Rose encountered this as well when Nine regenerated into Ten and it took her the first episode to get past her reservations. The only difference is that Ten was physically closer to age than Nine was.

  22. L BORGSTROM says:

    The pic makes him look like he’s 4′ 3″. Hobbit, anyone?

  23. Trenzalore Can't Stop Him says:

    I’m so glad that Clara is going to be his companion. I think it would be difficult to see Capaldi as the Doctor without her. I just hope he doesn’t completely change the character. I do not care that he’s so much older, I only care if he looses the sense of humor that I’ve come to love.

    • Badpenny says:

      Every Doctor has their own sense of humor. Capaldi won’t be imitating Smith. He’ll be doing his own thing. And Ms. Coleman’s contract is for 1 more series. Who knows what will happen after that.

  24. Tina says:

    Meh…to the outfit and new doc. And the pose. No, HATE the pose. Meh to everything else.

  25. Joseph says:

    Capaldi was brilliant in his stint on Torchwood!!!

  26. DotRat says:

    Found the original Doctor on WGBH when I was 8 or 9 give or take. Watched when I could always. Now 50 years older I still watch the Doctor, because of the story line, the concept of the character, age did not matter when I was a child and matters less 50 years later. Children, just sit back and enjoy the adventure. You all over analyze everything, it is a fantasy a TV show an escape from the reality you chose to partake in. I like the new look and look forward to the adventures to come.

  27. As always, the Doctor will make the clothes

  28. Rudy Brannon says:

    Tailored pants would have made the outfit look 100% better.