The neckwear choices of Dr Who
The first Doctor Who opted for a very loose hand tied bow. Created from a single long straight strip of fabric. This style of bow tie is unusual and ot seen very often nowadays. Easier to tie than the neat bow worn by the 11th Doctor, and not so necessary to get it tied perfect. This style looks best with the wing collar, waist coat and long jacket that William Hartnell wears so well.
The style of Bow Tie that the second Doctor Who wears is a Clip On Bow Tie. The Clip On Bow Tie is a wonderful invention. No need to learn how to tie a Self Tie Bow Tie. No panic when you are rushing to leave the house on time. The bow simply clips on to the collar of your shirt, looking amazing without any effort. It also means that you can have your collar undone, leaving the tie clipped to just one side and dangling just like Patrick Troughton.
During the 1970s the 3rd Doctor Who incarnation played by John Pertwee could be seen occassionally wearing quite a large bow tie as was the fashion at the time. If trying to recreate this look a Pre-tied Bow Tie from the time John Pertwee was playing the Doctor may be the best choice. Satin and velvet were the fabrics of choice in this decade and velvet bow ties to match velvet jackets were de rigueur. The Pre-tied Bow Tie shares many of the advantages of the Clip On Bow Tie in that it is easy to put on and no skill required. Generally though they do not tend to have the same structural design and appearance, with a softer, larger bow being the most typical form seen.
Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor took things in the opposite direction to, well, everyone else. For most, the tie is an accent to an outfit. A splash of colour that highlights your personality. This incarnation of the Doctor managed to make his choice of neckwear more of a... low light. When compared to the colour and vibrancy of the jumper, the tie just tries to hide. There is a great selection of Vintage Tiesavailable from Timmy Pickles to finish the McCoy look. Check out the Vintage Tie category for a wide choice. Leave it loose and poorly tied with an open neck shirt to complete the outfit.
Last, but by no means least, there is the 10th Doctor Who, David Tennant. A favourite amongst many fans, Tennant brought a casual but smart style to the Doctor that looked great. He could be seen in both a Self Tie Bow Tie and a long Vintage Tie during his time on the Tardis. Timmy Pickles can help with both of these looks with a huge choice of vintage Self Tie Bow Ties and a cool selection of Vintage Ties. There are many different colours and patterns to choose from, so no need to be dull. Select one that fits your personality and style and bring out the who in you.
All incarnations of Dr Who have been creative dressers and neckwear has been an interesting decision for most of them.