the polka coat

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twelve days of twelve // day five: twelve’s style

i was hoping for minimalism, but i think i came out with magician.

12 days of 12 | day 5 | Twelve’s Style

I think Twelve has way more outfits than any other Doctor! I would love to see a polyvore of his capsule wardrobe. I don’t actually do Polyvore so here’s what i’ve created. I’ve left out images where he dressed exactly the same in multiple episodes.

Series 8…always in black trousers or black skinny trousers
Stolen suit from Victorian hobo (poor guy)
Magician’s coat lined w/red, black waistcoat, white shirt
Black wool coat lined w/red, purple shirt
Black wool coat lined w/red, charcoal shirt
Tan caretaker coat, black dropped-stitch jumper over white
10’s orange spacesuit???
Magician’s coat lined w/red, black shirt with white and blue polka dots
Magician’s coat lined w/red, white shirt, black tie, white handkerchief
Black wool coat lined w/red, black dropped-stitch jumper 

Series 9…mixing it up with plaid skinnies
Navy wool coat w/red lining, red longjohn henley, white t-shirt, grey plaid skinny trousers
Navy wool coat w/red lining, red longjohn henley, white t-shirt, black hoodie, black plaid skinny trousers
Navy wool coat w/red lining, charcoal hoodie, black sweater, charcoal plaid skinny trousers
Navy wool coat w/red lining, black hoodie, black sweater, black skinny trousers
Wine velvet coat, white shirt, black waistcoat, black skinny trousers

Series 10…professor
Black velvet coat w/blue lining, black waistcoat, white shirt, black skinny trousers
Black velvet coat w/blue lining, charcoal hoodie, navy waistcoat, black sweater, blue t-shirt, charcoal skinny trousers
Black velvet coat w/blue lining, faded purple hoodie, charcoal shirt, red shirt, black skinny trousers
Black velvet coat w/blue lining, black sweater, red shirt, black skinny trousers
Black velvet coat w/blue lining, charcoal cravat, blue waistcoat, white shirt, charcoal trousers
Bronze and brown diving suit
Charcoal and orange spacesuit
Black velvet coat w/blue lining, red shirt, black skinny trousers
Frayed charcoal coat, black waistcoat, white shirt, black skinny trousers
Black velvet coat w/blue lining, black splatter shirt, black t-shirt, black skinny trousers
Black velvet coat w/blue lining, black waistcoat, white shirt, black skinny trousers

Commentary: I was surprised how long it took for him to get to the wine-colored velvet coat since to me that is his most iconic look!  He didn’t wear it until Face the Raven and left it in the confession dial it seems. ):  I love the coats in s10, though, and how their cuffs always have interesting buttons.

Peter is tall, slim, and has a very simple pallete going on here. He wears a lot of dark colors, chiefly black, charcoal, and navy, but uses colors such as deep red and purple to good effect.  All of these color and clothes are pretty interchangeable.

I know a lot of people love the black magician’s coat w/red lining.  I personally think it’s a bit too severe for him, not relaxed and soft enough.  I have a similar opinions about his hair, but that’s for another post.  I really like the velvet coats best of all, but the wool coats w/red suit him as well.  What really surprises me is how well he pulls off a shirt that is buttoned up all the way to the top and really kind of snug at the neck. I tend to prefer those buttons undone, but he goes for a buttoned up look there while leaving buttons undone on his waistcoats and coats instead and totally makes it work.

I love the hoodies paired with the dropped-stitch sweater.  He can add that sweater to any of these outfits unless he’s trying to dress up rather than down.  The blue waistcoat was an amazing choice, one of his brightest choices.  Overall i would love to have this wardrobe but probably would look too pale in so much black and would look pretty bad in the skinnies.  I don’t have the right legs like he does.

tl;dr Peter has an amazing asthetic and looks sexy and ready to rock.