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01 April 2009 @ 09:21 pm
David Tennant Hates Your Retinas, A Picspam  
This picspam has been sitting on my computer for a while and I feel vaguely hypocritical posting it because in the interim I have put up a layout with colors that aren't exactly soothing to the eye.

Warning: may not be dial-up or vision friendly.





We start off with two photoshoots, in which either he or the stylist or both (I highly suspect the latter) conspire against your eyes.


Poor Freema. She’s so pretty in these pictures, but my first reaction was more along the lines of "David, why are you wearing a Chinese watercolor scroll?" Also, thanks to this, I fear suspect that the second shirt may actually be his own.


For some reason his hangdog expression here makes me laugh. It's as if he just realized what he's wearing. I do kind of want the scarf in the second photo. And good lord, the more I look at it, the more I sort of love the shirt in the second photo as well.

Now we get into some of his own rather eccentric choices.

Here he is (along with Eve Myles) all happy with winning a Welsh BAFTA.


I admit that this one is pretty tame, but that shirt! I spent a good ten minutes staring at it and wondering why it looked so familiar. Then it hit me. My mother has 30-year-old bedsheets with that pattern.


This suit is so shiny it cannot possibly be made of natural materials. Stay away from open flames David! I fear this suit will not burn if it catches fire, it'll melt. Also, one would think these photos are from the same event. But no, according to David-Tennant.com, these are from two different events. Two months apart.


I came across this gem while putting together another picspam. At first I only saw the top bit of his jacket and thought, "Oh, checkered. That's interesting." Then I came across the full suit and the dizziness it caused! It's like he's wearing an optical illusion!


The jacket itself isn't all that bad, but paired with the shirt? The textures! The patterns! There's a lot going on there.


Orange (and I suspect white) polka dots! Orange! Polka dots!

And finally the photo that inspired this insanity:


The velour! The shirt! The fact that he doesn't quite look like himself! (Well, to me, but then again I also don't recognize some of my own relatives.) When I first saw this, I thought, "is this the love child of Michael Phelps and Lee Pace?" (My second thought was "where the hell did Lee Pace come from? I don't watch Pushing Daisies. In fact, I'm pretty sure I've never seen anything he's been in.")

And a bonus one that scared me slightly. Dude, I'm happy you're happy, but this is why my mother cannot see you as anyone other than Barty Crouch Jr:



David-Tennant.com and DavidTennantFan.com helped contribute to your failing eyesight.
 
 
 
tripockettripocket on April 2nd, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
I must be the only person that loves everything he wears. Thanks for these!
Simone: dw: they made a statue of usfive_x_five on April 2nd, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
I love everything he wears too. These pictures made me smile. It's great that he wears what he wants!
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The Plaid Slytherin: DW - not quite rightplaid_slytherin on April 2nd, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
My mother has 30-year-old bedsheets with that pattern.

My mother has sheets with the pattern on the first pic with Freema.
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
My mother has sheets with the pattern on the first pic with Freema.

:D That shirt also gave me such a feeling of déjà vu. I thought maybe I've seen it as a fancy shower curtain, but now I'm sort of convinced that his shirts may have started life as bedsheets ;)
Cheesygirl: David Tennant dork learners Cheesygirlcheesygirl on April 2nd, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Bless his heart, he does like his flowered shirts, doesn't he? Actually I kinda like the floral shirts. I think they suit his skinny/geeky yet still hip vibe. I was wondering if you'd include what I consider his worst offense, and you did: that checkered plaid suit! Gah! I can excuse the staged photo shoots with bad wardrobe choices, but not the ones he makes on his own. I do really like the combo after it, though. Mmmmm, tweed...
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Kari the Vortex Manipulator: DW // I'd fuck me HARDsuperheroine on April 2nd, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
He does make some questionable fashion choices, but I'd still hit it with an audience in broad daylight.
Then we may go shopping.
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Carolyn: David -- O_ofemaelstrom27 on April 2nd, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
ARGH. DAVID. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. WHY MUST YOU HURT ME IN THIS WAY.
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
He does it for the same reason I put up this picspam. It's because he loves terrible clothing.
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beagleinspace: jack bauer is confusedbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
LOL! I'm ashamed(?) to say that I've never actually noticed because my eyes have never been able to stray from the expression on his face. Now, I just don't know where to look!
Chloris: Tennant specs open shirtchloris on April 2nd, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
He does love his velvet and his flowered shirts. And that checked suit! My eyes! I will note, however, that the shiny pinstriped suit is actually a very nice silk suit. It just looks extra shiny in the lights.
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
I will note, however, that the shiny pinstriped suit is actually a very nice silk suit.

I don't know if that makes it better or worse. On one hand I'm glad that he has not succumbed to the lure of shiny polyester, but on the other, I'm always disturbed when expensive suits look like they came from the 3 for $99 rack.
pacejunkie: sonic doctorpacejunkie on April 2nd, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Oh that was fun, but I have to be honest and say I love the velour jacket.
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, David/Velour = Insanely Fantastic in my book, but the angle, the shirt, something is just not working there for me. I much prefer how he wore it on Top Gear.
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nothing but the rainwild_sibyl on April 2nd, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
He's got a maroon and a green velour jacket as well. I've seen them. They are horrifying. And since he has so much money (one assumes) I think he should probably just hire someone to dress him... he could hire me to do it even. Just a suggestion though. ... It's not that I think he has bad style per say I just think he takes it that one step to far, he goes above and beyond the call of fashion duty.
Sarahhence_the_name on April 2nd, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
he could hire me to do it even.

I'd prefer it if he hired me to undress him... ;)
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mitamitashade on April 2nd, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
*stops choking*

OMG I was laughing my ass off the whole way through! And now I'm actually crying a little. XD

Ahahahaha.... "bed sheets".... LOL
beagleinspacebeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
:) Always glad to bring laughter and David into people's lives!
Sarah: laughhence_the_name on April 2nd, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
If any man can pull off a plaid suit, it's DT. And I kind of love that he wears velvet. But some of those prints... :P
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Hee.. separately it's not so eye searing (except for maybe the plaid), it's the combinations that push it over the top!
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beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
It totally makes me want to go on a shopping trip with him! I imagine it would be insanely fun with lots of o_O faces on my part.
Beka talked like an alien, and it was BRILLIANTstarletfallen on April 2nd, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
Oh, David. Oh DAVID.

He looks like AltTen trying to find his own personal style, to me. XD But I've got a headvoice, so...
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
He looks like AltTen trying to find his own personal style, to me.

Hee! I would totally watch that show!
justlook3 on April 2nd, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
Also, thanks to this, I fear suspect that the second shirt may actually be his own.
Believe it or not, he *took* the shirt home from the photoshoot. Hand to god, I remember reading an interview with him where they were teasing him about the shirt and he was all like, what's wrong with the shirt, I liked it, they let me keep it. David, David, David, oi.
But you know somehow, his wackiness works.
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Oh David! I want to give him a hug and say, "No, there's nothing wrong with the shirt. It's perfectly lovely. Whatever works for you." Although, part of me sort of wonders if the people at the shoot were all, "He likes it? Give it to him! No one else will wear it!"

You wouldn't happen to have a link to or remember where that interview was, do you?
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dora charleston: DT/CT Glassesloves_glamour on April 2nd, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
this was quite amusing..your comments are gold! thanks for sharing!
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Glad to share :)
imagine4056imagine4056 on April 2nd, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
i quite love everything he is wearing.
but then again, i'm attracted to odd, not-matching, weird clothing styles.
i think David is the perfect person if you dig that style :D
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
i'm attracted to odd, not-matching, weird clothing styles.

Join the club :) I actually built an incomplete (due to sheer laziness) mini website based on the need to share with the world a fictional character's cracktastic wardrobe.
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Just Your Average Time Lord: Doctor Who - David looking hotmorriganangelus on April 2nd, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Aww, bless his heart. Sometimes I wonder if he dresses in the dark, but he is always adorable. I quite like the plaid suit though, at least it's not bright green. LOL
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
I would not be surprised if he shows up somewhere in bright green. Actually, I think it would kind of make my day if he showed up somewhere in a brighter version of Dan Radcliffe's GoF velour glory.
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darkeladydarkelady on April 2nd, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
That plaid suit is truly dreadful. As for the 30 year old sheet comment. My mom had wallpaper in her guest room like that. It would be over 40 years old if the house was still there.
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
My mom had wallpaper in her guest room like that.

Hee! As wallpaper/bedsheets it works. As a shirt, not so much. Especially if it's as see-through as 30 year old sheets! As soon as I realized where I recognized it from, my second thought was, "David, were you the one who broke into our house? Must check to see if some of the sheets are missing!"
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professorwormprofessorworm on April 2nd, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
Ah great pics!

Clearly when his girlfriends do the classic, "Is that what you're wearing?" he doesn't do the second glance to figure why they're asking.

I love his loud shirts! That checkered suit is a bit of a question mark. But I do love the velvet jackets. I need to go be by myself for a bit now...

:)
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
That checkered suit is a bit of a question mark.

I know! Everything else somehow works, but something about that suit just doesn't. I sort of think he should have just tossed common sense (and good taste) out the window and added a crazy patterned shirt and tie to further mess with everyone's eyesight. That, I feel, would've pushed it from crazy to crazy awesome!
travels_in_timetravels_in_time on April 2nd, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
The bedsheets...yes. My mom has them too!

(Hi, wandered in from a newsletter...)
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Hello! Hee! I feel that there should be a "We Have The Original Bedsheets/Curtains/Wallpaper/Fancy Shower Curtains that David Obviously Made a Shirt Out Of!" club. He's like Scarlett O'Hara!
joycieljoyciel on April 2nd, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Hahaha...at least it's um...not boring =). He's very...bold =D!

And he makes it work~
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yep! It makes me hope that he has a big film career post-DW just so that there are lots of red carpets for him and his suits to show up on!
I have an Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator: david tennant thudsimons_flower on April 2nd, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
Those first four pictures make me wonder if he isn't raiding his father's closet for some '70's clothing. It looks like things my parents would have worn and DT and I are the same age. I sort of like that "Chinese watercolor scroll" shirt on him though (and it would look better on my floor).
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that he's singlehandedly trying to bring back the '70s! (I'm fairly sure that I saw the shirt he's wearing with the brown and green plaid jacket on US!Life on Mars last night.)
DarthHelloKitty: DW Pwn'd Wolf'd Supatemp'ddarthhellokitty on April 2nd, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
Oh lord, ADORABLE despite the many clashing prints and stuff! XD
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
Actually, I think he may be quite adorable because of the many clashing prints. Of course, that could just be because I've been staring at the photos for way too long and they have turned my brain to mush.
ayala: Ten laugh!ayalanetzer on April 2nd, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
LOL!

I have to admit, that I do like the checkered one. :D
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Every suit, no matter how dizzying the pattern, deserves love ;)
Tartantartesque: Duckytartantartesque on April 2nd, 2009 05:42 am (UTC)
I believe the first one with Freema is Liberty print, and therefore categorically awesome.

And generally, I love what he wears. I favour the "fell in the dressing up box and went out in what stuck" sartorial approach myself, so I applaud his choices and his conviction in wearing them. What's so wrong with contrasting prints, anyway?
beagleinspace: the doctor is not chuck bassbeagleinspace on April 2nd, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
What's so wrong with contrasting prints, anyway?

Absolutely nothing, which is why this picspam is powered by my love for all things cracktastic. :D