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Anybody out there a fanatic Doctor Who fan? If you are, trust me, keep reading. If you’re not, keep reading too; I’m not really either.
I’ve watched a few episodes of the show and I will admit I do kind of like it. But I wouldn’t say I’m as in love with it as many of my friends whose moods literally depend on what happens in the show on a weekly basis.
But not even I can deny the impact this British show has had on today’s American pop culture.
As the show has become popular I’ve had to listen to my friends rattle off catchphrases. The most common?: “Bow ties are cool,” which was coined during the 5th season when Matt Smith played the eleventh doctor in 2010 (or so I’m told).
And I can no longer deny it. You win Doctor Who. Bow ties are cool. It’s a real trend.
It’s obvious that the show has caused waves in the social media world from Facebook to Tumblr, but I’d argue that it has also created a true fashion trend. Everywhere I turn, from people on the street to the internet to magazines I’m seeing bowties.
Here are just a few examples:
1.Regular people wear them. The bow tie may have existed before but now it’s in New York magazine’s “Look book,” a section where they showcase classy looks of everyday people in New York City.
2. The stage is set for purchase. Jesse Tyler Ferguson (from Modern Family) and his fiancé Justin Mikita are producing a line of bowties to support same-sex rights. Find out more in this video.
3. Magazines trusted for their fashion sense even promote them. I’ll admit there are lot of normal ties too. But there are more bow ties than I would regularly expect in GQ.
What do you think of this trend? Are you starting to see bow ties everywhere too? Do you think bow ties are cool? And are they more or less cool if this sci-fi television show really did kickstart the new trend?
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