I'm back and this time with trousers, HYPER trousers.
Yes these are G-Star Raw Crushed Black Blade Jeans.
I they are perhaps the most remarkable jeans ever.
But this post is about how to get that 11th Doctor cuff, up to 21st century (and beyond) snuff.
First lets look at some of the source material:
With a new costume designer for season 6 11's costume became bespoke with the exception of the jeans and braces.
At basic the rolled pant leg should look crumpled and hasty, that's runway fashion, not Time Lord.
11's rolled cuff is very clean and not at all done without care.
But a careful eye will notice that 11's jeans are not simply rolled up with the inside revealed. As you can see from the picture on the left, the roll is clean, no visible inside seams.
How was this accomplished?
You can see the fairly tight roll, not too bulky, which tells me his pant leg could only be rolled once.
But also take note that some of the jean seems to have fallen down on the left cuff. Normally I would imagine that it would be folded up inside his trouser leg. But, from all the running around it must have dislodged and is revealed. It also shows that the pant leg has been cut.
First, I should mention that I took these pictures around noon in bright sunlight with no flash. I think the sun has made them appear more shiny than they are. In normal light these jeans are pitch black.
I've taken quite a few photos because these jeans are really quite facinating. They have lots of details and I am at a loss as whether I should alter them to be screen accurate. I would have to remove the back pocket details and the G-STAR logos.
Considering the price, $198.00 I feel it is sacrilege to alter them too much.
And Finally a shot of the G-STAR labelling and view of the weave of the jeans.
Right, on to the rolled cuff.
And after measuring to the right height to fall when wearing my S6 boots I pinned the new cuff in place.
Now I have a nice clean cuff like 11's.
Note: His cuff is not very tall. It's only about an inch rolled up, and see too how this is not bulky.
However, you can see the stitching is visible on this rolled leg and not seen in any of the screen captures.
And one final comparison shot. The regular roll is the featured on top and the clean roll can be seen on the bottom. The trick is to get the roll at the right height. Too low and it hides the boot, too high and you look ridiculous.
Good luck, and if you have any questions, shoot me a message -->
Also I should have my Spark Denim jeans in tomorrow with will basically complete my 11th Doctor wardrobe. So you can expect in April a few posts about Steve Ricks S6 Tweed and my own bow tie collection. I'm sure you're all riveted with excitement.
I might also mention here that I will be at the Official Doctor Who Convention in Cardiff later this month. Will I see you there readers?