WEARSHERLOCK: A blog that revolves around the wardrobe and props department of the BBC show 'Sherlock', featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Mark Gatiss.
This blog showcases the clothes and props seen in the show as well as providing links as to where to buy them. We often host Sherlock related giveaways. You can check our current giveaway status here. We are not affiliated with the BBC.
Pair of Antique German Chromolithographs
As seen here in 221b in Series 1 and 2
For more prints/art/photography from 221b check our our wall art tag.
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
ZoomMaster 65 stereo zoom microscope
As owned by Sherlock and seen in the 221b kitchen
6.5:1 Zoom Ratio. Transmitted and reflected illumination.
£887 / $1,395 Available here at prior.com
In this interesting article published by The Radio Times, Sherlock’s production designer Arwel Wyn Jones talks about some of the key items featured on the set of 221b Baker Street. Wearsherlock have been on the hunt for more information so you too can have a part of 221b in your own house! Click on the set images above to see them in higher resolution.
“The animal skull was purchased online and sprayed a glossy black before it was mounted on the wall. The headphones were a last-minute, spur-of the moment addition.”
If you’re looking for a bison skull, your best bet is skullsunlimited.com which stock a wide range of skulls in all shapes and sizes. Many independent sellers on etsy and eBay also stock skulls and often at a cheaper price. The headphones, by Zumreed are available here in cream.
“A modern alternative to the stiletto always referenced as Holmes’s way of filing the mail, this Leatherman knife actually belonged to Arwel. But because it now has a permanent home on set, he’s had to purchase a replacement.”
“The skull on the mantelpiece is, of course, a cast, which had to be chiselled out to allow Watson to hide Holmes’s packet of cigarettes inside it in The Hounds of Baskerville.”
Looking for your own (slightly) creepy mantelpiece ornament? Look no further than Amazon.co.uk who stock many replica skulls (click the link for our favourite). If you’d like a real human skull, boneroom.com can help! As previously answered, the cigarettes hidden by Sherlock’s skull were completely brandless, featuring nothing but the typical UK warning label.
For those interested in the frame of beetles and epauletted bat, which is also seen in Sherlock’s bedroom, (take a closer look at a similar frame here), etsy and eBay are once again the best places to look if you want one at a steal. To get an idea of retail pricing try naturepavillion.com. Here’s a frame of beetles from their shop at $94.
“In the artwork on the wall, parts of the skull are painted on different layers of Perspex, creating a sort of 3D effect. Even shot in 2D, the depth created and the weirdness of the effect make for an impressive addition to the set.”
For lovers of 221b’s artwork, our partners in prop hunting sherlockology.com have created a downloadable PDF of the piece here. If you’d like to give it a go yourself, a plain base for the graphic is available here.
“We wanted to blur the edge between laboratory and kitchen, says Arwel, suggesting Holmes would think nothing of boiling the kettle next to an experiment on a severed hand - or heating up beans on a Bunsen burner.”
Want to have your own laboratory kitchen? For all your equipment needs try, alkaliscientific, alphalabs or spectrumchemical. If you’re looking for Sherlock’s book, the exact copy is available here at Amazon where you’ll also find his black pestle and mortar in a range of sizes. We’re still currently searching for Sherlock’s microscope, so if you think you know the model please let us know!
“The magpie seal was inspired by the music playing on Moriarty’s headphones (Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie) as he staged his daring break-ins. It also influenced the winged IOU graffiti on a Baker Street wall.”
Have another listen to The Thieving Magpie here. For those of you who want a better look at the graffiti, here’s a close up. If you’d like to make your own magpie seal, you can create one at customwaxnseals.com
Ali Miller United Kingdom teacup set
As seen in 221b in Series 2
Shodan (初段) Judo diploma certificate
Seen in Sherlock’s bedroom in A Scandal in Belgravia
First rank Judo certificate, presented to Sherlock Holmes
( シャーロック・ホームズ )
Priceless / Available if you’re presented with the first Dan degree in Judo
221b brass door numbers and knocker
As seen on the door of BBC Sherlock’s 221b Baker Street
Numbers and Lettering:
Solid brass numbers, 15cm height. *
£12 each / $19 Available here at housenameplate.co.uk
Regency style aged brass door knocker.
Solid brass, aged unlaquered finish. (7” x 3”)
£60 / $94 Available here at Willow and Stone
*We suspect the B letter was made elsewhere but there are plenty of online sites which sell brass lettering, many of them very similar to the one on 221b!
SudoKube puzzle cube
As seen in 221b in Series 1
Numbers 1-9. 5.3cm width. Ages 5 and up.
£4.50 / $7 Available here at amazon.com
Sanderson ‘Finch’ pattern wallpaper
As seen on the walls on Mrs Hudson’s floor
Duck Egg colour featuring coloured Finches on pen and ink branches. 52cm width.
£45 / $70 a roll. Stockist list available at sanderson-uk.com
Le Corbusier Grand Comfort Chair.
As seen in 221b in series one and two.
Solid steel frame. Finished with Italian Leather upholstery.
£450 / $707 Available here from bluesuntree.co.uk
BONUS FACT: Arwel Wyn Jones (Sherlock’s production designer) on the chair, “eBay came up trumps with a second-hand [chair] that was all the more perfect for looking and feeling a little bit worn.”
Union Jack tapestry pillow.
As seen in 221b in series one and two
Woven tapestry cushion with cotton twill back. (45 x 32 cms.)
£20 / $32 Available here at anangelatmytable.com
Zoffany Nureyev Navarre Flock wallpaper.
Worn by 221b, because walls can wear things too!
Metallic and iridescent inks have been applied to give rich contemporary effects of flocking. Colour: Dark chocolate.
£98 / $159 per 10m roll. Available at zoffany.com