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.
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.
Albam clothing Overlock striped shirt
As worn by John in Series One (seen here)
Cotton/Wool mix. Overlock detailing on shoulders and hem.
Produced in 3 colourways:
1. white/black (image), 2. navy/white (John’s) & 3. grey/black (pictured above).
£90 / $144 No longer available to purchase.
Huge thanks to Kristin for the photograph!
Hand knitted Lopapeysa Karlakor jumper
As worn by John in A Scandal in Belgravia
Hand knitted using pattern 7806A from ‘Reynolds New Icelandic patterns’ (vol. 78). 38-40” chest. Navy, red, and cream Lopi yarn.
If you’d like to have a go at making your own Karlakor jumper you can find the pattern book at eBay, Etsy and Amazon. You’ll need Lopi yarn and 6mm (#10 USA) needles. Information and jumper pictured made by cuddlyjumper.
Folk Undergarm pullover knit
As worn by John in A Scandal in Belgravia
Barbour International motorcycling jacket (A505)
As worn by John in A Scandal in Belgravia
Waxed sandstone cotton. Muted Barbour tartan lining.
NOTE: John’s jacket has the brand/logo blacked out.
£230 approx / $305 Vintage, so difficult to find. Info from here.
Mobility Start adjustable walking stick
As owned and used by John in A Study in Pink
Ergonomic handle, aluminium stick. Height adjustable.
Left and right handed version available.
£15 / $24 Available here at mobilitysmart.cc
Sherlock BBC official tie-in book, ‘A Study in Scarlet’
- wearsherlock’s first give-away!
The hit BBC series “Sherlock” offers a fresh, contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective. The debut episode took as its inspiration the very first Sherlock Holmes novel, “A Study in Scarlet” - and this new edition of Conan Doyle’s novel will allow Sherlock fans to discover, or re-discover, the power of that classic story. In addition to the original text, this edition also has an introduction by Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, who explains how it inspired the Sherlock script.
This giveaway is now closed.
- hopefully another one will be along soon!
Argyle and cat pattern jumper
As requested by the Sherlock fandom to be an addition to John’s wardrobe
Tag Heuer Monaco CS2111 wristwatch
As worn by John in Series 1
Automatic chronograph. Diamond-tipped hour indexes. Black leather strap. This is a reissued model of the 1998 original, in a limited edition of 5,000. The CS2110 bears the old HEUER logo of its vintage predecessors.
£3,000 / $4,687 Available here at ebay.co.uk
Haversack 470928 Black ‘Shooting’ Jacket
As worn by John in series one
Leather shoulder guard and elbow patches. Black corduroy collar.
Two chest pockets and two large bellows pockets with hammered press studs.
£725 / $1,116 Available here at coggles.com
(Note: Item currently out of stock)
Woolrich Army Green Hooded Down Parka
As worn by John in The Great Game
Down-filled. Removable fur trim. Zip closure with button front.
Two vertical chest pockets and two hip flap pockets with button fastening.
Contrast colour, quilted lining. John is wearing this jacket in extra-large sizing.
£570 / $877 Available here at lineafashion.com
Loake Shoemakers ‘James’ shoes
As worn by John in series 1
Tan colour. Leather soled with rubber inserts. Fully leather lined.
£165 / $260 Available here at loake.co.uk
The Loake product code for John’s shoes is JAM.
At the bottom of Loake home page is a ‘Seen On’ page link where there are various photographs of celebrities wearing their shoes. Martin Freeman is currently the featured celebrity.
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.”
A study in Moriarty
Probably the only clothing brand that every single Sherlock fan knows is that of Moriarty’s two piece suit. After John has bravely grabbed the arch-enemy in question to give Sherlock a chance to escape Moriarty announces that his suit is Westwood as he readjusts himself. The Westwood of which he speaks is of course that of Vivienne Westwood.
Vivienne Westwood is known for her sometimes extreme punk and new wave styling but her range also includes some classically smart and sharply tailored designs. Moriarty’s choice is just that - a two button classic. However, often even classic Vivienne Westwood suits feature a skull and crossbone lining.
Cuffs, lapels and buttons
Westwood’s trademark buttons are a dark amber colour with the brand logo engraved into each. The logo features an orb similar to the British crown jewels with a satellite strip circling around it which gives it a punky, modern feel. The jacket is single breasted (one column of buttons) and the bottom button is undone as the general rule with two button suits. When John grabs Moriarty the logo-embellished buttons of his jacket are easily visible.
These personalised buttons also feature on the cuffs of Westwood’s jackets. Two buttons on the sleeve (as compared to the more common four) is usually the case for city suits and Westwood’s classic range. Cuff buttons often serve no other purpose than pure decoration and aren’t functional. Westwood’s buttons are the same. Moriarty’s cuff buttons are visible when he lifts his hands to make his boastful ‘Westwood’ statement (see image).
Moriarty’s lapels are a simple ‘step’ design (called notch lapels in America). They’re quite thin and the mouth of the notch is an average, medium size. Step lapels are sometimes considered to be the smartest but come in a few different styles based on where the collar meets the lapel and what shape it is. Moriarty’s is very high on his lapel as is common for modern suit styles.
The single vented, slim fit jacket features three pockets: two flap pockets and one breast pocket. The British rolled-shoulder design lifts the fabric at his shoulders slightly, giving the effect that he is actually more built than he is. The worsted fabric is a bright navy and is 100% wool. As covered in A Study in Pocket Squares Moriarty wears a simple white square in a clean edge style. Westwood’s current season of the two button classic is available on her website for £600 / $921
As previously posted, Moriarty wears an Alexander McQueen tie featuring a mix of polka dots and trademark McQueen skulls. The tie is 100% silk and he has tied it in a half-Windsor knot. At five centimeters wide his tie is considered a ‘skinny’ tie. Moriarty’s build means skinny ties suit his frame well. The tie complements the rest of his suit as it is a similar width to his lapels. Generally, the wider your lapels, the wider your tie. McQueen’s tie is available in many different colours but Moriarty has opted for a dark navy blue, a classic colour for business. Sarah Arthur (Sherlock’s Costume designer) said about the skull tie: “It just worked - because it had a sinister feel”. McQueen’s ties are currently priced at £90 / $138
Moriarty’s shirt is by Saville Row’s Spencer Hart. Hart’s shirts are known for their interesting weaves and fabrics. Moriarty’s shirt is weaved in a Piqué style which makes it stiffer than the other shirts seen in the show and makes an aesthetically pleasing contrast against his silk tie, causing it to stand out more. Spencer Hart is also known for it’s rounded collars which are quite period in their shape and have become a more uncommon collar style in the last decade. However, they will always be a classic in men’s fashion. Spencer Hart shirts are priced around the £150 / $230 mark.
We only see Moriarty twice in The Great Game. The first time we see him he is wearing an outfit to trick Sherlock to think he is a slightly awkward gay guy from the IT department - so not his usual choice of clothing. The second time is at a planned meeting with Sherlock, so i would assume he made an effort to dress appropriately (perhaps to impress?) for the ocassion. His suit ultimately says business; it’s a city suit that he’s personalised to make completely his own. But who knows how he dresses when he’s not intending to blow up consulting detectives and ex-Army doctors - perhaps we shall find out in series 2.
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Sig Sauer P226 semi-automatic pistol.
As owned by John in Series 1.
9mm. Black. .22 Long Rifle.
Service pistol of the British Army.
BONUS FACT: In The Great Game, Moriarty says to Sherlock during the pool scene: “Is that a British Army Browning L9A1 in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?” Sherlock answers ‘Both’, but the gun in his hands is the same model as John’s, a Sig.