Can’t remember why any more, but we bought the complete first series of the english sf-series Doctor Who in 2005, starring Christopher Eccleston as the 9th doctor.

The whole family spent much of the Christmas holiday that year watching mesmerized as the action unfolded.

I have always been aware that there were a Doctor Who from mentions in the music press that I avidly read in the 70-ies and 80-ies. (Even have an album (LP) with sounds – probably haven’t been played at all.)

This #9 doctor had a jacket! Oh, yes, a beautiful worn leather jacket. A german submarine-officers jacket in fact.

It quietly simmered in the back of the brain for some time, before I put doctor who leather jacket into Google. On the top was a link to a company that sold a replica:

It looked great (a bit shiny though), and expensive…

It was only possible to buy one if you lived in the UK, Canada, Australia or the US. So it started with a couple of weeks getting them (or rather him, it’s a one-man show I believe) to put Norway on the list as well. And then there were measurements to be taken. And waiting, from 26th of July to 20th of October all in all.

I haven’t waited so long for anything like that, since ordering books and comics from the USA 30 years ago. It took some time to get it through the customs (and another 20% to the total price), about a week from the first call from UPS’ swedish call-centre (confused me a bit that) till we met our postman in the local shop one evening, and she told me it had arrived, and offered to fetch it. (The postoffice is only open an half hour each day).

Was it worth it? I would say so, it’s a good fit (and smells beautifully).

So here’s the # 42 Bad Wolf jacket. First against the wall of our shed:

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At the standing stone Hasle (Tjølling, Larvik).

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At Istrehågan (Tjølling, Larvik).

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