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While he isn’t as unkempt as his print counterpart, Paul Bettany’s Maturin still bears very few signs of a 19th century gentleman’s interest in fashion. He has no time for masculine posturing, and when it comes to his appearance he’s something of an eccentric-intellectual stereotype — all shabby waistcoats and old coats. Probably as a concession to the movie’s 21st-century audience, Maturin’s periwig has been traded in for a distinctly modern (well, Victorian) hairstyle. His most unusual outfit is the one he wears while exploring the Galapagos islands: a patterned banyan robe, a straw hat, and lace-up leather spats. It’s an interesting combination: old-fashioned knee-breeches like Aubrey, coupled with the distinctly casual and unpatriotic addition of an Indian-style overcoat that has little in common with the more formal Naval fashions of the day. 
—Hello Tailor

While he isn’t as unkempt as his print counterpart, Paul Bettany’s Maturin still bears very few signs of a 19th century gentleman’s interest in fashion. He has no time for masculine posturing, and when it comes to his appearance he’s something of an eccentric-intellectual stereotype — all shabby waistcoats and old coats. Probably as a concession to the movie’s 21st-century audience, Maturin’s periwig has been traded in for a distinctly modern (well, Victorian) hairstyle. His most unusual outfit is the one he wears while exploring the Galapagos islands: a patterned banyan robe, a straw hat, and lace-up leather spats. It’s an interesting combination: old-fashioned knee-breeches like Aubrey, coupled with the distinctly casual and unpatriotic addition of an Indian-style overcoat that has little in common with the more formal Naval fashions of the day. 

Hello Tailor

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