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At least they weren't made by Daleks!

Doctor Who's Canadian-Tweed conundrum


A Canadian clothing company has found itself at the centre of an intergalactic uproar after landing a BBC licensing deal to supply replica wool jackets modelled on the one worn by British television icon Doctor Who.

The exclusive contract se cured by Newfoundland-based AbbyShot Clothiers has outraged defenders of Scotland's Harris Weed industry, which manufactures the authentic fabric and trademark jackets at a handful of historic mills in the remote islands of the Outer Hebrides.

In 2009, the makers of genuine Harris Tweed jackets celebrated the announcement by Doctor Who producers that Matt Smith — the latest of 11 British actors since 1963 to play the wildly popular planet-hopping "Time Lord" — would make a 1960s-style twilled jacket his signature apparel.

Now, apparently because his vintage Harris Tweed blazer left Smith feeling chilly during filming in Wales, the actor was decked out this season in a new, warmer jacket tailored by a Savile Row shop in London, but not with true Harris Weed.

And fuelling the fury of Harris Weed purists, fans of the show looking to mimic Doctor Who's sartorial style are being offered the chance (for more than $500) to purchase an AbbyShot-supplied, Chinese-sourced replica made from a wool-acrylic blend based on the new Savile Row design.

The Scottish MP who represents the Outer Hebrides has given Britain's public broadcaster a serious dressing down over the issue. Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil urged the BBC to reconsider the Abby-Shot deal, which he said represents "a kick in the teeth to one of our most iconic industries."

AbbyShot is an award-winning exporter of "movie-inspired" replica clothing, located just south of St. John's. The company's online catalogue includes replicas of leather jackets worn by characters from such movies as Mad Max, The Matrix and Kill Bill.

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  • Title: At least they weren't made by Daleks!
  • Publication: National Post
  • Date: 2011-05-25