Friday, 2 November 2012

Style Inspiration: Patrick Troughton

in·spi·ra·tion/ˌinspəˈrāSHən/
Noun:
The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative: "flashes of inspiration".

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Onward from the third Doctor, back to the second .. Patrick Troughton.




This one was difficult, really, really difficult, so I had my work cut out.  I used a few elements and ran with them but I'm still not sure how I feel. Hey ho, what can you do with a limited wardrobe but run with great enthusiasm?

Black coat - his looks rather like a Chaplin esque tail coat. I have an Adam Ant-esque tail coat
Checks - I have gingham
Bow tie - I have ribbon a-plenty
Black boots - my Biba boots are my only black boots that I can locate and the zip has broken so brown will have to do.

Taa Daaaaah?
Phooey, my skirt's caught on my petticoat. Pooh.
I also have chosen to wear my trademark grumpy expression.
I also feel rather 1980's for some reason that eludes me, "This is Planet Earth! Baah bah-bah, bah-baah, bah bah-baaaah"



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Back of the coat


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I wore -
Black tail coat, blouse and boots - retail
Skirt and petticoat - made by me

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Previous Doctors -

16 comments:

  1. You are just the coolest person! I mean it, I love that diverse, creative places your source your outfit inspiration from and that you're not afraid to have fun and be unique with your clothes.

    Awesome, awesome ensemble - the boots in particular are fond faves of mine.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Oh you're very sweet, thank you xxx
      I like to challenge myself from time to time, it helps air out a few items I have in my wardrobe which would not see the light of day otherwise. I'm hankering after a slight nod to Jane Austen at the moment and have grander ideas still, but whether I have staying power remains to be seen!
      I love those boots, but being synthetic, they don't fare well in the inclement months.

      Melanie xxx

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  2. You do look quite 1980's in a very good way Melanie, I love that coat and boots, your little bit of song makes me remember when me and my friends went through a phase of being massive Duranies when we were thirteen or so.

    I don't know this Doctor Who well at all, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker were the main doctors for me, so I don't know if you've succeeded in your mission or not but you have succeeded in looking lovely. I've sent you a little message, hope it gets to you. xx

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    1. Thank you xxx
      I can't put my finger on what it is that makes it look eighties. I used to wear the coat when I was hanging around with new romantic revivalists! I was more into Culture Club, though I did like Nick Rhodes, along with every other girl my age!

      I've never seen this Doctor either, but I'd like to as I hear Matt Smith is very like him, and he's my favourite Doctor.

      I got your message, thank you, and shall reply in the morning as I feel myself flagging!

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  3. Your look does have a New Romantic vibe, which is fine with me!
    I have only ever seen the odd clip of Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, but from those, and your pics, I would say he was very annoying! Sometimes the eccentricity and quirkiness feels forced and self-conscious rather than properly character driven... And tartan trousers are a tricky look to get right! Bet that fur coat was real too.
    You look way better than your original inspiration, such a sweet skirt and ruffley blouse. xxx

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    1. I must have been channeling my inner romo!
      You're a step ahead of me then, I have only seen pictures and possibly a silent snippit on more recent episodes. I hear his Doctor was rather childlike and eccentric.
      I had red tartan trousers which I all but lived in for a short period of time! I reckon the tapered kind are even trickier to carry off! That coat certainly looks real; I saw real fur in a shop window only the other day, it was (whispers as there's one in the room) rabbit, no idea when it became okay again.
      And thank you, those are two of my favourite clothing items xxx

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  4. Tail coats always remind me of the Eighties, along with 1940s ladies' suits, flapper dresses, Victorian dress shirts and Fifties frocks you could find them in abundance at jumble sales and all us poor students wore them.
    I remember a few repeats featuring Patrick Troughton and he always appeared very hammy. Much prefer your interpretation. x

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    1. Thank you xxx
      As I said to Joan, I used to wear the tail coat when I was going around with the new romantic revivalists in the nineties; I wore it with a flouncy shirt and PVC and have vivid memories dancing in a club (by myslef) to Iggy Pop!

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  5. You need some tartan - you'd look cool in it. I love this, especially your ribbon tie xx

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    1. I had tartan trousers, the jacket and a skirt but alas, all long gone. I want to make a tartan Vivienne Westwood inspired dress at one point.

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  6. Brilliant, brilliant brilliant!!!!! I really love this one! You did well! Yes, Pat's a hard one to attempt. I always feel sad when I think of him as SO many of his genius episodes were lost- I LONG to see Evil of the Daleks with the friendly daleks- "My name's Omega!" and the whole of the Celestial toymaker. And, well so many other episodes, The Highlanders etc! (showing my geeky Dr Who anorak side here!). I've on;y seen a handful of episodes with him in! But I loved him as Cole Hawlings in the Box of delights!

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    1. Well that's a relief, thank you! Andy really wasn't sure, he said Patrick had little to make him stand out so I kept this post as a draft for weeks before going back to it and deciding it wasn't as bad as I had thought. Tom's next!

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  7. I'm just about to do my first Doctor WHo Style inspiration post!!! Check in about an hour and there'll be my first one!!!! I think I'll do Tom next too!
    I think he's easy to do- I think Colin Baker will be hard- unless you have a lurid Vivienne Westwood check jacket of course!

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    1. Oooh, can't wait to see! I shall pop over and have a look now xxx
      I am really dreading Colin.

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  8. I hope you don't mind- please can I pinch your William Hartnell Piccies, pleeeeeease? I will credit you!!! It's just my computer is sooooooo slow at the moment, I don;t think I can bear to sift on the internet! Let me know if not cool!x

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