Peaky Blinders fashion items made popular by the hit TV series
There are very few shows that created a greater impact on men’s fashion than BBC’s Peaky Blinders. First aired in 2013, the TV show has fast become a favourite among fans. With storylines set in 1920s Birmingham, the show embraces stylish and classic fashion trends and clothing items from that era. Characters like Thomas and Arthur Shelby perfectly pull off classy suits and trendy flat caps.
The iconic flat cap
The signature item that all of the Peaky Blinders wear in the show is the statement flat cap. For those looking to own their own flat cap, there is a wide variety of baker boy caps available online. However, make sure to choose the flat ones – ideally an 8-panel ‘newsboy’ cap. This is the ideal flat cap to wear as it is the same used by costume designers in the show. Especially when the weather is cold outside, a flat cap is a suitable fashionable accessory to wear.
A stylish pocket watch
Paired with their smart suits and flat caps, pocket watches are an accessory that many of the Peaky Blinder boys wear. For an old-fashioned pocket watch accessory, make sure that the dial features Roman numerals rather than numbers to recreate a vintage 1920s look from the show. For those who need further information on the types of pocket watches to buy and how to maintain a watch, Watch Centre has a useful guide to pocket watches that can help. Pocket watches are the perfect accessory to match with a smart waistcoat to help keep track of the time and also help create a stylish fashion statement.
A dark long coat
To help keep the Peaky Blinders warm when they are out in the cold, many of them wear thick dark long coats with their suits. There are many fabulous dark colours that could be used for a coat when paired with a stylish suit, such as black, navy or charcoal. For those looking for a coat with a bit of pattern instead, then Herringbone tweed, Prince of Wales check and a few other heritage patterns will help complete a Peaky Blinder-inspired outfit as well.
A signature three-piece suit
Three-piece suits are still quite common today when when attending formal events or wedding ceremonies. Similarly to character Thomas Shelby, Cillian Murphy often wears stylish grey or light grey three-piece suits paired with a dark coat. To pull off a classic three-piece suit it’s important that it is well-fitted. The last thing you want is baggy trousers and oversized jackets. Make sure the suit fits comfortably and stick to three main colours that are not as formal as black like brown, navy blue or grey.
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