WEAR SHERLOCK: A blog that focuses on the wardrobe and props featured in the BBC show 'Sherlock', starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Mark Gatiss.
This blog showcases the clothing and props seen in the show as well as providing links as to where to buy them. We often host giveaways and you can check our current giveaway status here. We also sell high quality Sherlock shirts and mugs!
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Mycroft is wearing a pair of Adidas adiSTAR Racer Shoes during that wonderful scene :D They’re available here for a motivational £57!
(keep an eye out for a Vision TF20 treadmill while you’re at the gym too)
Hello :) Mycroft’s phone is a Nokia Lumia 920.
After Series Three has aired we will be posting a mobile phone and tech masterpost with all of the characters’ phones and laptops.
Like all of Sherlock’s other gowns/robes, it’s by Derek Rose :)
It will be posted in a couple of hours!
Sarah Arthur (Sherlock’s costume designer) has just confirmed on Twitter that Mary’s dress is from Jane Bourvis. Jane Bourvis is a vintage bridal couturier and atelier who specialises in restoring antique wedding dresses.
As each piece of Bourvis’ is made from a vintage dress, we won’t be able to post exact specifications of Mary’s particular one. What we do know is that it is completely unique and that there won’t be another one like it in the world :)
We have a furniture tag here, but it’s not very full up as many of the items (such as John’s chair and the 221b sofa) are very tricky to pin down.
If anyone out there happens to be a furniture expert and would like to help us find more pieces from the show, that would be brilliant!
Hello, and thank you :)
The shirt is by Antipodium clothing and it will be posted later on today. We’ve had so many questions about the shirt, here and on Twitter, it seems to be one of the most popular items ever!
Thank you so much, it means a lot to us ladies (and gent!)
That’s a great tip about Irene’s shoes so I hope you don’t mind me publishing this for others to see :)
Hope that helps :)
Hello there :) Thank you so much for the compliment!
Irene Adler was wearing a Classic Ladies watch by Hugo Boss and Sherlock wears a Gents Vintage by Rotary (but we don’t have posts for those.. yet!)
It is indeed an interesting point to make, and one of the things we see discussed the most when people reblog our posts: “How could John afford that watch on an army pension?”, “How could Sherlock afford to duplicate a £17,000 phone?” and “Why would Molly spend that much on one shirt?”, come immediately to mind. But this is where the Sherlock fandom’s talent for frame-by-frame analysis may need to be stepped back for a moment to look at the “bigger picture”. It is of course a valid point to make and a brilliant talking point, but first I think we need to remind ourselves of the “world” in which Sherlock exists before we can pull certain parts of it, (like an expensive watch or shirt), out into “reality” and scrutinise it for not being realistic.
Sherlock’s production team have created a stunning setting for the characters to exist within using cinematography, set design/dressing, lighting, costume design, editing/post-production, specially chosen locations, music, and many more elements than could fit into this list without making it a ridiculous length. Every single detail of the set is created to keep the world and atmosphere of Sherlock to a particular standard, even down to the dust. (“I have a small crop duster that was originally designed for doing window gardens. It blows a little, gentle cloud of dust that settles down [onto the 221b set].” - Arwel Wyn Jones [X].) Filming with some of the best high-speed cameras and lenses on the market gives Sherlock a noticeable quality too, with a sharp high-definition image double that of standard HD dramas. When you take this quality of image into consideration, it suddenly becomes apparent why the quality of the props and costumes needs to be so high. When the production team put this much effort into the overall “look” of the show, using cheaper items would actually be detrimental to what they’re trying to achieve visually.
The “look” is possible of course due to the show’s huge budget (more than double the average budget spent per hour of drama on BBC One) but Sherlock’s BAFTA award winning production designer Arwel Wyn Jones, and Emmy nominated costume designer Sarah Arthur don’t splurge on props and costumes “because they can”, and often don’t. In past interviews the pair have talked about finding deals on high-end items in second hand shops or on eBay, and scaling back on the more expensive things they’d have preferred to of used.
The budget for Sherlock’s costuming and props is so high because the production values are so high. Whilst dressing Mary in a Marks and Spencer coat would be more realistic in the “real world”, the visual quality could never match that of the vintage Christian Dior we will see her wear on film. It’s because we Sherlock fans love to analyse Sherlock’s visuals so much, that we notice these excessive costume choices in the first place and I wonder if we’d be looking at the show in a different way, (or perhaps not even looking at it at all), if a decision to only dress the sets and characters in what those characters could logically afford had been made early on. Without the expensive (high quality) items, Sherlock just wouldn’t be Sherlock.
Sorry, got a bit carried away there! ^^’
Gosh, thank you! <3
You’re absolutely right!
For those interested, it’s available here at boots.com for £8
You’re very welcome, glad to have helped!
We have :) It’s by Pins and Needles (part of Urban Outfitters) but it’s from many many seasons ago and is pretty impossible to find anywhere to buy now. We will post it for you tomorrow!
We don’t have them as a set, but you can buy both individually here. If you click the “currency” tab in the top right of the page you’ll be able to select USD (and this means the mugs will be sent from the US and postage will be much cheaper). Hope that helps, and thank you very much!