His costume has gone through a number of subtle changes, with the Harris and Donegal Tweeds of series five being replaced by the Shetland Tweed of series six.
A green moleskin greatcoat made its debut in Let’s Kill Hitler and was seen again in The Girl Who Waited, Closing Time and The Wedding Of River Song.
And now we have the first glimpse of yet another coat!
Extras on set were dressed in Victorian clothing, and it is possible that Matt’s new coat is a one-off featuring in this episode alone.
Matt was seen wearing the new aubergine coloured frock coat with a velvet collar, accompanied by a grey waistcoat and his series six G-Star RAW black jeans!
He also sported a new bow tie, though only for some of the scenes being shot.
You can see more of the photos taken in the gallery below.
The filming also was picked up on by The Sun, who ran with the first days work for new companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.
I really like the cut and simplicity of the new coat, even if it proves to be a one-off.
It has a simply sweeping line, uncluttered by any distracting details. I can’t even see any outer pockets or buttons to fasten it. I think I can just see a breast pocket, but I’m not totally sure yet. The cuffs have four tightly spaced buttons, which look to be a classic horn design.
I did a bit of research and made a couple of phone calls, and quickly came up trumps with the exact fabric used! But there is a serious downside.
The photographs taken are quite distant and not crystal sharp, so they don’t show the detail of the weave of the fabric.
It has a grid pattern in a slightly different colour yarn, which has been lost in the photos.
The downside to this fabric? It is MASSIVELY expensive! Real don’t-ask expensive!!!
As you can see, despite this I bought enough to make myself a coat, but I won’t be doing it just yet. I have some questions first and gonna wait until I can confirm them first.