10th Doctor blue suit analysis, misc. 2 - curiosities

Tenth Doctor Blue Suit Analysis


And finally, a series of oddities regarding the 10th Doctor's blue suit which I believe worth mentioning: on our series ("season") 4 DVD box set, Tennant appears to have been wearing his brown suit.

However, if you look carefully, you'll see that he was wearing the "Kenzo" ("Manhattan") tie, which he only ever wore with his blue suit!
10th Doctor brown suit - Doctor Who season 4 DVD

I found this peculiar, but the confusion didn't end there!

A cursory Google search revealed an alternate version of the season 4 DVD set cover, in which Tennant was wearing his blue suit! 
10th Doctor blue suit - Doctor Who season 4 DVD

Identical poses from both actors, but now with a necktie that made much more sense - implying that the blue suit was colored brown after-the-fact for this artwork! 

It could be because The Powers That Be wanted him in the more iconic of the two suits, or it could have simply been because somebody wanted his costume to stand out more from the blue background. Who knows?

The original photo used for the artwork appears to have been this season 4 publicity photo:

10th Doctor blue suit - publicity photo
Season 4 publicity photo

Just check out how different the blue suit looks in both versions of the artwork ... that's some serious color-editing going on there!

10th Doctor blue suit

Similar fudgery (with an entirely different photo!) can be seen on the season 4 Blu-ray artwork:

10th Doctor blue suit colored brown for season 4 Blu-Ray

Yet another example of the "blue to brown" digital conversion can be seen on these two season 3 publicity photos, as well:

10th Doctor blue suit colored brown for season 3 publicity photo
Season 3 publicity photo
10th Doctor blue suit - season 3 publicity photo
Season 3 publicity photo

Observe the identical poses and facial expressions, as well as the red tie. (Captain Jack was probably digitally added after-the-fact.) 

Also note that, amusingly, The Powers That Be digitally altered Martha's hair, as well!

Congratulations on finishing my analysis of the 10th Doctor's blue suit! 

I know, after that massive info-dump, you probably feel like this:

But don't worry! I accounted for all the appropriate construction details in my Bad Wolf Costumes 10th Doctor suit pattern (well, as best I could, given the variation amongst the different jacket styles!), and my 10th Doctor blue suit sewing tutorial is thorough enough for you to construct a fantastic replica of your own!

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