10th Doctor blue suit analysis, misc. 1a - wearing styles

Tenth Doctor Blue Suit Analysis


Wearing Styles, part 1

As with the 10th Doctor's brown suit, perhaps the most notable (non-construction related) observation regarding the blue suit is the various manners in which he wore it over the years. 

His wearing styles basically fell into two categories: with a tie (for a more "traditional" suit look) and with multiple layers underneath the jacket and no tie (for a more casual look). 

The Doctor tended to go back and forth between the two looks from episode to episode, not really seeming to prefer one or the other but constantly swapping out ties, shirts, and undershirts. He did tend to wear ties a bit more often than layers with the blue suit, though, as you'll see over the next few pages. 


As mentioned previously, Steve Ricks has done some fantastic research regarding the various ties the 10th Doctor wore over the years, and he's catalogued them all nicely in his 10th Doctor Tie Index! Check it out at tennantsuit.blogspot.com

Our focus with this portion of the analysis is more about the actual wearing styles than the ties themselves, and there's no need to rehash Steve Ricks' findings, so suffice it to say that the Doctor wore several different ties with his blue suit, although when he did his shirts and ties generally adhered to the brown/blue color neighborhood paradigm previously established by the brown suit (although the blue suit did expand a bit into the "rust" and even "red" range).


The brown suit + tie was arguably the 10th Doctor's most iconic look, and he often wore his blue suit with a tie as well:

10th Doctor blue suit + tie
3x1 "Smith and Jones"
10th Doctor blue suit + tie
3x5 "Evolution of the Daleks"
10th Doctor blue suit + tie
3x6 "The Lazarus Experiment"
10th Doctor blue suit + tie
4x0 "Voyage of the Damned"
10th Doctor blue suit + tie
4x5 "The Poison Sky"
10th Doctor blue suit + tie
4x6 "The Doctor's Daughter"
10th Doctor blue suit + tie
4x8 "Silence in the Library"
10th Doctor blue suit + tie
5x03 "The Waters of Mars"


Observe that the color palette expanded into the reds in some of his ties - most notably in "Smith and Jones" and "The Poison Sky" (upper left and lower left, respectively).


As a side note regarding this wearing style, if you look carefully, you will see that when the Doctor wore a tie with his suit, he always wore his ties slightly loosened, with his shirt's top unbuttoned.

10th Doctor blue suit + tie
3x1 "Smith and Jones"
10th Doctor blue suit + tie
4x4 "The Sontaran Stratagem"
10th Doctor blue suit + tie
4x5 "The Poison Sky"
10th Doctor blue suit + tie
4x6 "The Doctor's Daughter"
10th Doctor blue suit + tie
5x03 "The Waters of Mars"


Just as the 10th Doctor occasionally wore his brown suit without a tie but with various numbers of layers underneath, so he did with his blue suit:

10th Doctor blue suit + layers
3x7 "42"
10th Doctor blue suit + layers
4x3 "Planet of the Ood"
10th Doctor blue suit + layers
4x13 "Journey's End"


One notable deviation from the usual "layered look" was that Tennant occasionally wore the undershirt's collar over the suit jacket's collar.

10th Doctor blue suit + layers
3x7 "42"
10th Doctor blue suit + layers
4x3 "Planet of the Ood"


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10th Doctor blue suit analysis - wearing styles, part 2

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