WEAR SHERLOCK: showcasing the clothing and props featured in the BBC show Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Mark Gatiss.
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Sherlock’s opening scenes
—————- The Battle footage
The very first shots we see in Sherlock Series One show John’s distressing dream about his time in Afghanistan overlaid with bokeh lighting effects.
The battlefield footage was filmed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2007 and became part of a BBC Documentary called Inside Afghanistan. The documentary was filmed and produced by Ben Anderson and is available to watch on Youtube here.
Chopard Cašmir Eau de Parfum
As owned by Irene Adler, seen here.
100ml spray. Described as a “sharp, woody, oriental” fragrance. “Top notes of peach, apricot, blackcurrant and raspberry, flowing into a heart of mandarin, carnation and cinnamon”.
£51 / $83 Available here at fragrancedirect.co.uk
Cuisinart 4-Slice Classic Toaster
As seen here in the 221b kitchen.
Stainless steel. 6 setting dials. LED indicators.
£43 / $70 Available here at amazon.com
MAC Eyeliner and Borghese Mascara
As worn by Irene Adler in A Scandal in Belgravia
MAC Liquidlast Eyeliner in Aqualine
2.5ml bottle with thin tip brush
£14 / $18.50 Discontinued (Currently on eBay for £45 here)
Borghese Superiore Mascara
3 oz. bottle with flake proof brush
£12 / $19.50 Available here at borghese.com
The mascara can be seen on Irene’s dressing table but the eyeliner cannot. A bottle of Shalimar perfume (among others) also features. See our other make-up post for Irene’s lipstick and nail varnish.
Alexander Wang Crepe Draped Jacket
As worn by Irene Adler, seen here.
Leather paneled shoulders. Detachable crepe belt. Draped sleeves.
£400 / $650 Sold here at net-a-porter.com (Currently out of stock)
Diane von Furstenberg Gaucho wrap dress
Worn by the Museum Director in The Blind Banker (Seen here)
Silk-jersey fabric. Attached waist-tie. V-neck wrap.
£354 / $576 No longer available, DVF Spring/Summer 2010 collection
"Dandy" mid-century historic style wallpaper
Seen here in Andrew West’s flat in The Great Game
20.5” x 33’ Roll. Silver sheen paper.
£90 / $147 per roll. Available here at historicstyle.com
IM Corona 30-3207 Targa cigarette lighter
As owned by Mycroft in Series 2 (Seen here.)
Laura Ashley Elisse Mirror and Ivory Pearl Interiors Venetian dressing table
As owned by Irene Adler in Series 2, seen here.
Laura Ashley Mirror
Three hinged construction, hand etched detailing.
£175 / $282 Available here at lauraashley.com
Ivory Pearl Interiors dressing table
Antique mirrored finish. Gold edgings. Brass handles.
£589 / $950 Available here here at ivorypearlinteriors.com at
Crombie Navy Retro Slim-Fit Coat
As worn by Mycroft in Series 2
100% wool. Velvet Collar. Red silk lining.
£795 / $1,318 Available here at crombie.co.uk
Sherlock’s bedroom Portraits, a Study (1 of 2)
EDGAR ALLAN POE 1809 - 1849
- Seen here on Sherlock’s wall.
As previously mentioned, the portrait of Poe seen in Sherlock’s bedroom is a subtle link added to the set by the show’s creators in tribute to the original inspiration of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Poe’s detective character C. Auguste Dupin was the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes and is known to be the first ever fictional detective. Sir Arthur described Poe as:
"the father of the detective tale. [He] covered its limits so completely that I fail to see how his followers can find any fresh ground which they can confidently call their own.”
In the Sherlock Holmes books themselves, Poe’s Dupin is mentioned by ACD. In A Study in Scarlet Watson writes:
"It is simple enough as you explain it," I said, smiling. "You remind me of Edgar Allan Poe’s Dupin. I had no idea that such individuals did exist outside of stories."
Sherlock Holmes rose and lit his pipe. “No doubt you think that you are complimenting me in comparing me to Dupin,” he observed. “Now, in my opinion, Dupin was a very inferior fellow. That trick of his of breaking in on his friends’ thoughts with an apropos remark after a quarter of an hour’s silence is really very showy and superficial. He had some analytical genius, no doubt; but he was by no means such a phenomenon as Poe appeared to imagine.”
If you’d like to read more about the influence Poe’s writings had on Arthur Conan Doyle and see a comprehensive comparison of the similarities in both of their texts you can read a wonderful online essay by Drew R. Thomas here: Part One | Part Two
The portrait of Poe (a daguerreotype) is available in a larger size here. The image is titled “Ultima Thule" and was taken a year before Poe’s death. For more information on the print itself and how it was created please see our previous ask-answer on the portrait here.