Thursday, April 18, 2013

Just like the old days...

And then this happened...

David was seen wearing a new tie for the 50th Anniversary DW special.


Alright, don't panic. Apparently they have already sold out. There is a darker version still available, which I just ordered now. Too exciting for words.

You see, not only is this probably not a Louise-Page pick, but it is also the tie that will forever be known in history as the tie that the 10th Doctor wore when he returned to the series for the 50th Anniversary.

Big news indeed.

Sadly, my order was cancelled within minutes of this post.
I sent back an inquiry to see what was the matter, but it looks like their inventory has dried up.
We'll have to wait.
At the same time, I don't want to over pay for this tie, so, like other have suggested, don't get suckered into paying more on eBay than is reasonable.

The older ties are far more rare and out of production. I can justify spending more on a Sound of Drums Duffer (featured in 3 episodes) than on a single tie that is about $40 CAD.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Best of News

Direct from the RPF, this just dropped and it's the news we have been waiting for year to hear.
In fact since the end of David's run we've been waiting.

It's been a struggle and long gruelling campaign but I think finally we are seeing the completion. 

This swatch was debuted by Magnoli on the RPF. It's pattern as created by Risu from the original tie is 100% correct. I think we have a lot to be thankful for today.
The DW fandom worked really hard on this Nina Ricci project and it paid off.
We hope to see this tie available by Christmas.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Found Them!

We have been on the hunt for the correct G-Star RAW jeans, the Doctor's "Hyper Trousers" for some time now. Steve Ricks got close and even I picked up a few different pairs.
To me, the key defining characteristic was that the closure button at the waist was bronze.
The jeans that I have both are black.


Today I thought I would pop by my local (not so local) Diesel outlet store. Low and behold they also carried surplus G-Star products. And what should be hanging on one of the racks?

And there they were. Well at waist size 29 they are too small for me. I didn't buy them.
I took a few more pictures for identification purposes. And for you rabid fans you, I took down all the numbers on the tag. The sales associate told me they are discontinued. (Well we knew that) But I guess it's nice to know its the truth.

On close inspection the back pocket G-STar signature swoosh is a different colour than either of me own two Blade slim jeans. This is a cream sort of colour, not dark grey or white.

So there you go, I found them. Perhaps the last pair ever.
If you felt so inclined to want them I wouldn't mind popping back out there, but no promises, they might have vanished.

G Star
RN 104506/CA 41169
Blade Slim (29 Waist -32 Inseam)
50220 2072 1241

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Long Time Ago...

Hello all you Whovians, Who missed me?

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. To be honest there hasn't been much to talk about.
It's not as though there is any new Tennant stuff...

Oh wait, there is!

Yes, faithful Magnoli is making a better version of the Giorgio tie. When it will be completed is still unknown.

Back when Steve Ricks (Pumpkiny) discovered an authentic Cristian LaCroix tie, Magnoli also promised us a updated Swirly Fireplace tie. He's promised it will be ready for Halloween.
Seeing as October 31st just around the corner, I don't know how he's going to do it!
The man is a magician remember, anything's possible.

Just like this:

Yes, the Aztec key is also in production. As you can see a prototype exists, so you naysayers who say nay, it can't be done. It's being done.

Along with the Ricci tie which we will see, some day. (ha ha)

This month also saw me put my Tennant blue suit up for sale. I'm sure I want to guys. Trust me.
It's like saying goodbye to an old friend, who I didn't see much of.
Honestly, I only used it for pictures here. It's never been to a convention.
Perhaps I'll try my luck at the new Magnoli suit.

Also, I want to do a boot report about the 11th Doctor boots from Season 6.
I wear them to work, in snow, rain etc. And I want you all to see how they faired.

Finally, at some point, I will do a review on the 11th Doctor Shetland Tweed Steve Ricks made for me.
It's coming. Don't you fret.



I was at the DVD store today and saw some DW merchandise and now I'm all reinvigorated.

I'm still here! Don't worry, you can always send me questions too! I like that.

Men's wear is my business. Really.


OH, I should also mention, with the redux of Tennant ties, I will be looking to part with my older versions. I think. Depends how sentimental I get. (I'm not too attached to the Giorgio...but the LaCroix, has a special place in my heart.) If you're interested, email me. I won't sell them at full price, but they're in great shape so serious offers only. You can do a feasibility study, as I won't sell until I have got new ones in hand. HA, I'm an early adopter, of ties! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Let's not forget 10

And I bet you thought I had forgotten all about Ten and his ties!
Fear not, I am always looking to update my collection. And today is the first time in a while I have done so, also a Ten style post.

A while back I was following a tie on eBay. The seller was asking $100.00. Which I thought was grossly out of proportion. And at the same time the tie was not exactly what I was looking for, its pattern wasn't nearly whimsical enough. After a while I forgot about it and my weekly browsing of eBay listings.

It wasn't until last week when I was invited to a Sample Sale for mens neck wear etc. that I found a tie that fit what I was looking for. I think in a way I hoped it looked enough like the tie seen in School Reunion, or at least it looked like the tie on eBay that looked like the tie from School Reunion.

Either way I bought it. It's a Ted Baker. I don't know if it will see much wear but, time will tell.

The RPF reports that the Aztec bow tie is still in production along with the Nina Ricci tie and, a new Swirly tie? Interesting...
For whatever reason Magnoli is pretty bogged down with these and there isn't a release date set.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Other Blue tie

Is there really a name for this tie?
Steve Ricks called it "Blue with horizontal bark effecton the RPF it was referred to as the "denim tie"

Perhaps it looks like denim but all my bets are that it is silk with a denim pattern. The RPF crew have been postulating over a bow tie made from a light weight denim.

I on the other hand went in a very different direction:

When it comes to screen accurate exact or very cool and almost there, I choose the latter in lieu that the other option I'm no so confident in. I received a tip from one of my readers about this bow tie. I ordered myself one in a slim free style pattern.While its not exact I must say I am pretty happy with it.

It seems to be made of a canvas-y silk, with interfacing. I'm not a fan of interfacing in my bow ties because they lose their floppiness and for someone trying to garner whimsy and not splendour I think floppy wins out every time.

I am including a close up of the bow so you can see why I am so impressed with it. It does have that denim-like texture, albeit silk. But most remarkable is the the lines that are running through it. You should know by now how picky I am about Doctor Who fashion. It doesn't have the same intensity that the screen worn tie has, this one is far more subdued.

At the behest of my reader I took it outside and tried to get a good shot of it in the full sun. It's still dark but the light does make it close enough to the real thing for me.

So, tell me what you think. I'm pretty pleased with this one. I've ordered another bow from the same people. No doubt I'll blog about that one too. This one will get added to my bow tie entry.

As always send me your questions,

In the Flesh

This post is dedicated to Steve Ricks,
Many thanks for being so accommodating

I might just have to say that meeting the renowned Steve Ricks was the highlight of my visit to England.

As you may or may not know I ordered my S5 and S6 boots through Steve as well as authentic 7th Doctor hanky hat bands. My biggest project with Steve was to commission him to build me a S6 Shetland Tweed jacket.

(Oddly I don't have it with me. But I'll get to that)

The original jacket that arrived was too big for me and Steve graciously offered another one he had waiting in the wings as an exchange. We found a time to meet on Thursday before the convention in Cardiff. Where else would be meet but here?

He was easy to spot bobbing around in his own S6 Tweed. It made me wonder, as a Canadian fan how much the public reacted to people dressed as the Doctor. But perhaps it just goes without saying. Funny to think in Canada I roam around in tweed and bow ties and no one seems to get a clue.

Steve led me to a quieter part of town, Soho Square to be exact.

I spent an hour chatting with Steve face to face about the sartorial side of Doctor Who. Which of course is what both out blogs are about in the first place. He gave me a new jacket that fit tight in the shoulders but wasn't as big as the first once I'd recieved. It would pass for the convention on Saturday.

It was great to meet the man behind so much momentum in the DW community and to catch up on his latest projects. Furthermore, meeting someone face to face really seals the trust between them.

At the time I wrote this on my laptop in my hotel I appear to have written, "Regretably I did not connect with Steve in Cardiff on Saturday. In the future I hope to cross paths with him at Gallifrey One. Who knows?"

However I guess I hadn't peeked into the future far enough. As Monday rolled around I thought it might be a good idea to try and exchange this jacket yet again. I know Steve is known for his customer service, which is unparalleled after I tell you this next story. 

I sent him a message on Facebook asking if there was anything he could do about the jacket. Thankfully he replied yes. There was a small window where he would be returning on the train from Cardiff on Monday. We had to be at Paddington station at 1:00pm sharp. It was a mad dash to finish our sight seeing and meet the train on time. All this without any internet connection. Luckily my friend Tyler spotted Steve in his Tweed and I was able to wish him a final thanks and bid farewell to a Tweed that went to Cardiff. Now that is an adventure.

(I'm sorry for this taking almost a month to post. I wrote all my entires on my laptop which as remained off and away since I got back from the UK. April is Birthday Month for me so I've been all consumed with work and boardgames. However I have lots to write about. My take on the Cardiff convention, a new bow tie that might be a winner, and discussion about the 3, yes, THREE different burgundy bows that show up in Season 6 of Doctor Who. It's all coming your way, so hang on to your Stetsons!)