1. Dr Brackish Okun: unkempt hair is a great style for any academic pursuit, but throw it together with a fresh white lab coat and you, sir, have got yourself a look.

    Dr Brackish Okun: unkempt hair is a great style for any academic pursuit, but throw it together with a fresh white lab coat and you, sir, have got yourself a look.

  2. Ray Arnold: when all about you are losing their nerve (and accents), you’re the one they’re going to turn to, because you’re in a lab coat and you know what to do. Or at least you look like you do.

    Ray Arnold: when all about you are losing their nerve (and accents), you’re the one they’re going to turn to, because you’re in a lab coat and you know what to do. Or at least you look like you do.

  3. Dr Horrible: an advanced wearer of the lab coat, here pulling off the tricky goggles-and-gloves approach. Not for the inexperienced.

    Dr Horrible: an advanced wearer of the lab coat, here pulling off the tricky goggles-and-gloves approach. Not for the inexperienced.

  4. Stanley and friends on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    Stanley and friends on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

  5. Professor Donald Kessler: note the advanced combination of jaunty pipe (only ever removed from mouth for gesticulatory purposes), Brylcreem and authoritative pointy stick.

    Professor Donald Kessler: note the advanced combination of jaunty pipe (only ever removed from mouth for gesticulatory purposes), Brylcreem and authoritative pointy stick.

  6. Dr Emmett Brown: here demonstrating that the lab coat look is at its most timeless when contrasted against an incredibly era-specific outfit. Note the possible doomsday device accessory.

    Dr Emmett Brown: here demonstrating that the lab coat look is at its most timeless when contrasted against an incredibly era-specific outfit. Note the possible doomsday device accessory.

  7. Staff of Darkplace Hospital – Dr Lucien Sanchez, Dr Rick Dagless MD and Dr Liz Asher (plus Thornton Reed): the collective noun is “a Marenghi of lab coats”.

    Staff of Darkplace Hospital – Dr Lucien Sanchez, Dr Rick Dagless MD and Dr Liz Asher (plus Thornton Reed): the collective noun is “a Marenghi of lab coats”.

  8. Unimark, 1960s.

    Unimark, 1960s.