Eleventh Doctor “Scales” Waistcoat Analysis

Eleventh Doctor costumes are pretty hit-and-miss for me, but I’m particularly fond of costume designer Howard Burden’s work toward the end of Matt Smith’s era – specifically, the “Snowmen” costume and subsequent “7b” costumes.

11th Doctor costume analysis - Doctor Who Costume Guide

We’ll be taking a look at all three of Eleven’s “7b” waistcoats, as well as his “Snowmen” costume ensemble, here on the blog.

In this analysis, we’ll examine his “scales” waistcoat and discuss some of the specific elements of its design, as well as how it varied over its appearances.

Did you know that this waistcoat actually had two different kinds of buttons, or that it had a disappearing fourth pocket?  

This updated analysis is also available as a free PDF download.

I hope you enjoy the read!

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