Following on from the Third Doctor Costume Indexes I did late in 2009, I thought I’d put my two-pennace in and do a tie index!
I’m limiting myself to the ties worn with the pinstripe suits, ignoring the bow ties worn with tuxedos (as in Voyage Of the Damned) or tweed suits (as in Human Nature).
A couple of surprises have come up by doing this detailed study: the tie commonly known as the “Time Lord” tie (tie Two in my index) is no where near worn as often as I thought; nor is the burgundy/mauve flora tie (tie Eight) is worn even less; the swirly tie (tie Four) which bridged the regeneration to Matt Smith popped up a few more times than I thought, partly because it features in both the Doctor-lite episodes of series two and three.
Tie Nine was a dark horse, not appearing for the first time until halfway through series three, but going on to feature in eleven episode, far outstripping it’s nearest contender.
So far I have not found an episode it appears in.
So – if you spot any I have missed (or can solve my mystery tie), do drop me a line, this is a work-in-progress and further input is more than welcome.
Only seen in: The Christmas Invasion (see above)
Description: Dark chestnut brown, with subtle flora woven pattern
First seen in: Attack Of The Graske (see left)
Also seen in: New Earth, Rise Of The Cybermen (see above), The Age Of Steel, Doomsday, The Runaway Bride, Partners In Crime, The Unicorn and the Wasp, The End Of Time Pt 1, The End Of Time pt2
Maker: Daniel Hechter
Description: Brown and blue with a woven geometric patternNotes: One of these ties was sold at auction at Bonhams on 24th Feb 2010 (see right).
Replica or next-best: Two versions of this tie have been available from Magnoli.
The first version was printed onto silk, and suffered from being too light in colour and not the best design of pattern. A revised version appeared in 2009, this time woven.
The pattern was improved and the colour was better, but was still not quite right (see below, Magnoli v1 left; screen-used centre; Magnoli v2 right).
Maker: Yves Saint Laurent
Description: Dark chocolate brown birds-eye weave, with very subtle brown circles in a diagonal grid (the circles cannot be seen on screen, but if you look closely can be seen in the photo, right)
First seen in: The Girl In the Fireplace
Also seen in: Love And Monsters (see above), Blink,
The End Of Time pt2
Maker: Christian Lacroix
Description: Dark brown, with bold swirly woven design in light blue
Both are woven, the first of which appeared in 2009 (see below, left).
A much improved revised version became available in 2010 (see above, right).
Note: There is much debate that the tie worn in The Girl In The Fireplace and the one seen in The Eleventh Hour are not actually the same tie. The later has some lighter reddish patches between the swirls, which are not visible on the earlier tie.
The Magnoli ties reflect both of these variations (see above: Top, The Girl In The Fireplace; bottom, The Eleventh Hour).
Maker: Thomas Nash
Description: Brown with repeating s-shaped woven motifNotes: This tie was sold at auction at Bonhams on 24th Feb 2010 (see left).
Also seen in: The Satan Pit, Human Nature, The Family Of Blood (see right)
Maker: Unknown at this time
Description: Navy blue, with burgundy circles in diagonal grid
Also seen in: Army Of Ghosts (see right), Doomsday, Smith And Jones. The Shakespeare Code, Gridlock, Fires of Pompeii (see above), The Family Of Blood (see below), Turn Left, The Stolen Earth, Journey’s End, Planet Of The Dead
Description: Dark brown, with stylised peacock-eye blue and brown motif in honeycomb grid
Notes: A few of these ties, but in a blue colourway, turned up on a number of tie retailers’ sites, as well as Amazon.com
Also seen in: The Sontaran Stratagem, The Poison Sky,
The Wedding Of Sarah Jane Smith (Sarah Jane Adventures)
Maker: Nina Ricci
Description: Herringboned burgundy background, with mauve random flora random design
Notes: This tie often appeared on display at the various exhibitions around the UK, such as Earl’s Court, and in 2010 was on display at Cardiff.
Also seen in: Evolution Of The Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment (see right), The Last Of The Time Lords, Time Crash, Voyage Of The Damned, The Unicorn And The Wasp, Silence In The Library, Forest Of The Dead, The Waters Of Mars
Description: Deep navy blue background, with red flora random design
Also seen in: The Sound Of Drums (see above), The Last Of The Time Lords
Maker: St George by Duffer
Description: Ribbed brown, with a white and sky-blue repeating stylised flora design in diagonal bandsNotes: One of these ties was sold at auction at Bonhams on 24th Feb 2010.
Replica or next-best: In 2010 Magnoli produced a near stitch-perfect replica of this tie, but the background colour is disappointly off, being too light (see below)
First seen in: Partners In Crime
Also seen in: The Next Doctor
Maker: Massimo Dutti
Description: Brown with raised diagonal stripes of navy and light blue
First seen in: The Poison Sky (closing scene only)
Also seen in: The Doctor’s Daughter (see above)
Maker: Massimo Dutti
Description: Burgundy with diagonal black stripes
Maker: St George by Duffer
Description: Dark brown with semi-random floral design of blue flowers and bronze foliage
Finally, here is an
referencing the ties above.
The Christmas Invasion
Attack Of The Graske
Tooth and Claw
The Girl In The Fireplace
Rise Of the Cybermen
The Age Of Steel
The Idiot’s Lantern
The Impossible Planet
The Satan Pit
Love And Monsters
Army Of Ghosts
The Runaway Bride
Smith And Jones
The Shakespeare Code
Daleks In Manhatten
Evolution Of The Daleks
The Lazarus Experiment
Family Of Blood
The Sound Of Drums
The Last Of The Timelords
Voyage Of The Damned
Partners In Crime
Fires Of Pompeii
Planet Of The Ood
The Sontaran Stratagem
The Poison Sky
The Doctor’s Daughter
The Unicorn And The Wasp
Silence In The Library
Forest Of The Dead
The Stolen Earth
Music Of The Spheres
The Next Doctor
Planet Of The Dead
The Wedding Of Sarah Jane Smith
The Waters Of Mars
The End Of Time pt 1
The End Of Time pt 2
50th Anniversary Special