There were 6 costume designs considered for the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) including one that was inspired by a pirate. Waistcoats featured a lot. There was the flowing ‘hero’ coat circa Tenth Doctor and Captain Jack Harkness before it was decided that the eleventh incarnation would take on the look of a Professor type.
The picture shows speculative designs by Lucy Crewe (April 2009) before the official costume was revealed. The bow tie was predicted correctly.
Bowties Are Cool!
The Daily Banana is a quick Doctor Who fun fact from Blogtor Who. Short, sweet and to the point.