The world of menswear has already taken substantial notice of the horse-drawn arrival of Tommy Shelby and the Peaky Blinders clothing style. Meanwhile, Garrison Tailors continues to revive the look while bringing it into the modern age.
We’ve put together some of our top tips in this style guide for a definitive “Peaky Blinders” get-up. Below are the five elements to help you achieve that subtle look reflective of Steven Knight’s TV series, Peaky Blinders.
No outfit can be complete without a tweed Peaky Blinders cap. With two choices, the News Boy or Baker Boy, you should be wearing your tweed cap with your Peaky Blinders inspired outfit whether it’s casual or smart. Paired with the right suit and you’re set for the races. Paired with the right Henley t-shirt and you’ll stand out from the crowd.
Let’s start with the jacket. The Peaky Blinders rule of thumb when it comes to your outerwear is to don a coat that is long, lapelled, and heavy. This type of coat is something that can definitely withstand the depths of a Birmingham winter (and further-afield of course). A heavy British tweed is the way to go, while choosing plain dark shades of charcoal, navy and black or a lighter grey tweed for a look of sophistication.
Layers are key. An oxford or twill penny collar shirt accompanied with braces and a tweed waistcoat for those special occasions. This can create a versatile look with a traditional edge. There will also be enough heritage to fit the Peaky Blinders look as well as keeping you warm if layered up, and cool when layers are off. As opposed to the typical overcoats layered with matching tweed waistcoats, the modern approach of contrasting tweeds will look great (just take look at our Shelby Tweed Waistcoat against our Thomas Tweed Suit)!
As for the shirt inside, one notable style of the Peaky Blinders is the gang’s stylish penny collar shirts. Yes, the noticeable penny collar — that smaller, rounder collar! A penny collar acts as a solid middle-ground between the granddad collar and traditional collar shirt. That said, you can try to use a white traditional shirt, fully-buttoned for a Cillian Murphy look too. Alternatively, use something darker with a few buttons undone for a more casual style such as our Henley Shirt.
The boots should cap the dress code and overall look. A pair of solid, stylish, and well-worn leather boots will do the trick. This pair of boots can come in dark brown or black leather. This pair can certainly blend in with the higher crop of your trousers and your oversized overcoat. What a perfect overall get-up!
If you’re looking for peaky blinders clothing, Garrison Tailors is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.
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