10th Doctor blue suit analysis, part 11 - back waistband and vent

Tenth Doctor Blue Suit Analysis


Part 11 - Back Waistband and Vent

The lower back of the 10th Doctor's blue suit jacket had a single vent at the center back, with the back left overlapping the back right.

10th Doctor blue suit back vent
3x1 "Smith and Jones"


The back waistband was positioned slightly higher than the "faux-flap" pockets.

10th Doctor blue suit back waistband
Season 3 publicity photo


At the top of the back vent was a waistband, which was self fabric cut on the crossgrain (i.e. the pinstripes were horizontal). It spanned the entire back, from one side/back panel seam to the other. 

The brown suit's back waistband was simply edge-stitched onto the back of the jacket body along the upper and lower edges, so it stands to reason that the blue suit's was constructed in the same manner.

We're not sure if the back waistband was a consistent height on every blue suit, but the one time we got a clear glimpse of it in relation to the horizontal pinstripes, it appeared to be four (horizontal) pinstripes tall. 

10th Doctor blue suit back waistband
4x9 "Forest of the Dead"


This back waistband was a nice touch for a suit based on one from the 1930s, and you can see similar straps on the back of other garments in projects which take place during that era, such as Indiana Jones' and Belloq's jackets in Raiders of the Lost Ark (which took place in 1937):

Raiders of the Lost Ark - back waistband
Raiders of the Lost Ark - back waistband


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