Saturday 19 December 2015

The Age Of STEEL & JELLY babies

Philip, one of my readers, recently sent me a link to a curious item being sold on eBay.

At first glance it is a rather unremarkable brown suit jacket, but once you start looking closer it becomes a bit more interesting.

Ironically this is just the jacket, unlike the source of the original fabric for the suit, which was just the trousers!

STEEL & JELLY two button brown/blue pinstripe jacket

This well tailored two button jacket is a soft feel polyester blend fabric in Brown with a fine Electric Blue pinstripe design.
The jacket has a stunning blue Bull's Eye pattern satin like polyester and viscose lining.
Two side pockets with flaps plus ticket pocket, one outer breast pocket, two inner breast pockets and a ticket pocket.

Two 8" vents, 3" lapels and four button detail on cuffs. Two spare buttons.

Size label states 38" Reg
External measurements: Armpit to armpit 21".
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam 18.5".
Length; base of collar to rear hem 30.5".
Sleeve; shoulder seam to cuff 25.5"

Monday 11 May 2015

Titan Comics covers - Ten by ten

This week sees issue ten of the New Adventures With The Tenth Doctor from Titan Comics.

There’s the usual graphic art cover, but I have found a photo variant with another previously unpublished image of The Doctor in his brown suit.

Again I think they have plundered the left over images from the joint photocall with Catherine Tate for series four, cutting her out of the picture and replacing her with their own companion!

Although the angle of David’s head is different and his had is in his pocket, you can see a lot of the creases on his suit match perfectly.

I imagine the image used on the comic cover was original rejected as David is look far too down his nose at us - which is not a good look!

You can buy copies of the Titan Tenth Doctor range from their website

Friday 1 May 2015

Titan Comic covers -
Free Comic Book Day special

The past couple of covers for Titan Comics’ New Adventures With The Tenth Doctor have been a bit disappointing as they haven’t had any photo variants.
So far the photo variant covers have been a gold mine of previously unpublished images from the Tenth Doctor publicity shoots.

This weekend sees Free Comic Book Day, and there is a special issue from Titan with all three of their Doctors sharing the cover.

The image of the Tenth Doctor is cleverly cut from an early series four photo, which unedited is shared with Catherine Tate as Donna Nobel.

Ironically it was one of the rare times two actors were photographed alongside each other, rather than being shot separately and composted together later.

The Titan cover unpicks this!
You can buy copies of the Titan Tenth Doctor range from their website

Monday 16 February 2015

Titan comic covers issue 7 - candid camera

This week sees issue eight of the New Adventures With The Tenth Doctor comic from Titan Comics.

Unlike the last issue (which had a photo variant cover of a weeping angel), there is a subscription photo cover variant worth mentioning.

The image used is quite a candid image of David in his brown suit with the Hechter tie.

This matches the series four photocall with Catherine Tate as Donna Noble, during which a number of solo shots were taken as well.

The shot is handy as a reference image, as it almost gives a side view of the suit, without David’s arm getting too much in the way.
You can buy copies of the Titan Tenth Doctor range from their website