10th Doctor blue suit analysis, part 10 - tapered back

Tenth Doctor Blue Suit Analysis


Part 10 - Tapered Back

The 10th Doctor's blue suit jackets' backs all appeared to be cut with the center back seam on a pinstripe.

10th Doctor blue suit tapered back
3x7 "42"
10th Doctor blue suit tapered back
4x0 "Voyage of the Damned"
10th Doctor blue suit tapered back
4x9 "Forest of the Dead"


Like the brown suit, the blue suit had a tapered back - that is, the center back seam line was taken in via a gentle curve moving downward toward the waist and small of the back, as men's tailored jacks often do. 

The effect was more easily observable on the back of the brown suit (both versions):

10th Doctor brown suit tapered back
3x0 "The Runaway Bride" (left) and 2x7 "The Idiot's Lantern" (right)


However, note that the tapering was considerably less apparent on the blue suit - to such an extent that the back often didn't appear to be tapered at all!

10th Doctor blue suit tapered back
3x1 "Smith and Jones"
10th Doctor blue suit tapered back
3x7 "42"
10th Doctor blue suit tapered back
3x13 "The Last of the Time Lords"


This was probably due in part to the blue suit's pinstripes often being difficult to discern, and farther apart than the pinstripes on the brown fabric, but upon a closer examination, one can observe that the blue suit's back was, indeed, tapered:

10th Doctor blue suit tapered back
4x13 "Journey's End"


10th Doctor blue suit analysis - "faux-flap" pockets
10th Doctor blue suit home
10th Doctor blue suit analysis - back waistband and vent

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