Eurotrash finally joined the living and got Netflix. Within the first 20 minutes of perusing her “homepage” she certainly realized why she held off for so long: Dr. Who on demand. A propos my latest endeavour to launch a weekly menswear column, “Eurotrash Boys”, I thought it would be fitting to talk to you a little bit about The Doctor and his scarf. (And Romana, too, because she was a pretty stylish sidekick).
The Doctor, played by 11 different leading men in the 20something years the show’s been on TV, was perhaps best portrayed by Who on Earth is Tom Baker? Watching him run around Paris – a la a bout de souffle – with his signature, extra long scarf is like reliving all the good things about 70s fashion trends. So he’s a bit of a but-his-face… BUT still very charming. I sat on the edge of my bed (because Netflix has made becoming a vegetable an appealing, if not inevitable, prospect) just waiting for The Doctor to trip over those long-ass appendages. He never missed a beat.
You see what I mean now about being hard on the eyes. Poor guy. Come to think of it, Romana wasn’t exactly the Anna Karina of Sci-Fi. Maybe the show’s low budget could only allot for either a great wardrobe or a good-looking cast. I like to think they made the right choice. Romana, also a tenacious time-travelling fashionista, had some decent lookbook ensembles, too. On the one hand, the recent upsurge in vintage clothing as something cool makes Romana’s style irresistible.
On the other, The Doctor perhaps travelled forward in time to get his hands on the future Missoni Fall/Winter 2009 collection. I mean, that’s the only plausible explanation I can think of for his extra-long scarf in 1979.
Romana, you’re adorable – overbite and all!