If Arthur Shelby, Thomas Shelby’s older brother, is your Peaky Blinders’ style icon, then look no further as we continue our series of blogs discussing how to dress like the Peaky Blinders. This time we discuss Arthur Shelby’s distinctive style in Tweed. Garrison Tailors has everything you need to recreate the look, from tweed suits to a range of stylish accessories.
As the eldest of the Shelby brothers, Arthur may have had his struggles playing second fiddle to Tommy’s natural leadership, but he still commands respect as an integral member of the gang and later as the head of the family business. And his style reflects this in his unmistakable suits and tweed caps which are a constant of his wardrobe.
Garrison Tailors’ Made in Britain Arthur Tweed Suit is the perfect starting point if you are trying to pull off the classic Arthur Shelby look. In 100% Shetland wool herringbone tweed, this brown suit has a premium quality finish with contrast lining. In the same way as his brother, Arthur is rarely seen without a waistcoat, so team the Arthur suit with our interchangeable Shelby Tweed Waistcoat. The dark grey 100% wool waistcoat with red paisley lining is the perfect addition to both of our tweed suits. Add to the waistcoat one of our pocket watch chains to completely finish off the Arthur suit. The Gold Double Albert T-Bar pocket watch chain with Garrison Tailors’ “G” logo engraved on the pendant conveys the epitome of Arthur Shelby’s classic style.
We now move on to the quintessential accessories that complete the look. More often than not, Arthur Shelby is seen wearing a bow tie and our new collection of accessories in the Union Cut range, includes the Arthur Bow Tie and is available in red, navy or black. With adjustable hook and bar fastening, the satin bow tie comes in a Union Cut box, making a perfect gift. For a more everyday look, why not change up the outfit with a Union Cut Thomas Knitted Tie, which has a classic square end and is available in black, navy or grey. Wear these ties with our Union Cut Kempton Penny Collar Shirt, in cream to truly recreate the Arthur Shelby image, and also available in pale blue or white. These shirts are made from 100% cotton and with the soft fusing penny collar are designed for perfect comfort and fit. Wear as part of one of our suits for a formal look or dress down with an open collar for a versatile addition to your Garrison Tailors wardrobe collection.
Finally, we complete the overall Arthur Shelby look with a coat and cap. Our new 1919 Overcoat from our Made in Britain range is the perfect addition and exudes style. Made from a wool mix and with luxurious golden brown lining, this coat really is the statement piece of our Garrison Tailors collection and any Shelby image. To top it all off, let’s not forget the tweed cap. Just like his brother and the other gang members, Arthur Shelby is rarely seen without his tweed cap. Choose from our News Boy or Baker Boy caps, in Arthur Tweed to match the suit, or in contrasting dark grey Shelby Tweed to compliment the waistcoat.
So, if Arthur is your Shelby style icon, with Garrison Tailors you can recreate the whole look from suit to cap. Or if you prefer, learn how to dress like Thomas Shelby here.