The Doctor wears Prada

As if choosing the new Dr Who wasn't a tricky enough task, the team behind one of the BBC's biggest franchises then had to choose Matt Smith's outfit - an ensemble that will be studied with even more scrutiny than an opening outfit on a Milan catwalk.

If you think the fashion press are a picky bunch, you should meet some of the TV show's ardent fans. However, Esquire gives it the thumbs up: there's a touch of quirkiness - geography teacher meets Hoxton clubkid - and we're particularly impressed that he's wearing Prada boots from the coming autumn collection. It's good to be a Timelord: so much easier to mix vintage and next season when you can hop to the shops in a time-travelling policebox.

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