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.
Barbour Bright Country Plaid Scarf
As worn by Martin Freeman at the 2013 Empire Awards
100% Lambswool. Tassled hem edge. 30cm x 180cm
£30 / $45 Available here at smythscountryclothing.co.uk
Paul Smith Falling Apples Business Folio
As owned by Martin Freeman
Leather trims. 100% polyester woven canvas with apple print.
£225 / $450 Previously available here at paulsmith.co.uk
Eye Respect Rufus Sunglasses
As worn by Martin Freeman
Tortoiseshell/Crystal frames. Mauve acetate lenses. Limited edition.
£195 / $291 Available here at eyerespectdirect.com
Lock & Co Hatters Herringbone Flat Cap
As worn by Martin Freeman at the Sherlock Series 3 read through
100% wool. Fully lined. Muirfield design.
£105 / $157 Available here at mrporter.com
Grapes available at your nearest greengrocers.
Ray-Ban 2140 Black Gradient Wayfarer glasses
As worn by Martin Freeman at The Emmys 2012
Black graduating to clear frame, grey graduated lenses.
£90 / $145 Available here at blazesunglasses.com
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.
‘SAVE UNDERSHAW’ SHERLOCK COMMUNITY MONTAGE - Update!
Four days into the montage project and we’ve already received over 70 entries! That is fantastic! We’re thrilled, as are the Undershaw Trust staff, at the Sherlock Holmes fandom’s efforts so far. But, we still need more of you to enter, so if you’ve got a webcam, a camera phone, or even a fancy DLSR nearby, please take a moment to take part. If you don’t know how to do so click here. If you can’t enter for any reason, please consider reblogging this post to spread the word to your followers. You have until May 6th to enter. If you’re planning on entering, or perhaps planning a group shoot, please let us know as we’d love to hear about it!
The images above show some of our favourite entries so far but remember, it won’t be our decision to choose the winner of the Wearsherlock goodie-bag, it will be the co-founder of the Undershaw Preservation trust Lynn Gale.
Our next update will be an early mock up of the montage which will show roughly how the final print will look. It will available to purchase as soon as the project is over (all profits going to the Trust and the future of Undershaw). The goodie-bag winner and print will be revealed on May 6th.
Thank you to everyone who has taken part so far and to all of you who are planning on doing so! We need to save Arthur Conan Doyle’s home and we are a fandom that can get things done, so let’s do it!
THE ‘SAVE UNDERSHAW’ SHERLOCK COMMUNITY MONTAGE
If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes in any one of his many incarnations then you’ll probably know about The Undershaw Preservation Trust, the trust that is working incredibly hard to keep Arthur Conan Doyle’s home (where he wrote many of the Sherlock stories) from being developed. Their patron is Mark Gatiss (actor who plays Mycroft in the BBC series) and you can watch his touching video about the trust at their site here.
There are many things you can already do to help spread awareness of the cause.
But now, in addition to the trust’s Save Undershaw sign campaign, we here at wearsherlock are adding our voice to help “Save Undershaw” go viral and we need you to add yours!
All that is required for you to enter is to take a photograph of yourself (on webcam, or your phone, or anything that can take a picture!) holding a sign that says “Save Undershaw”. You can take a photo with a group of friends or colleagues, even your pets can join in! Be creative and have fun.
At the end of the project (6th May) all the photos will be put together into a montage and then be sold as a print. If you enter, your face will go down in Sherlock Holmes history! All the profits will go towards the campaign and the future of Undershaw.
There will also be a special prize for one lucky entrant! The Co-Founder of the Trust (Lynn Gale) will select her favourite photograph and the winner will receive a wearsherlock GOODIE BAG!
There are several ways you can submit your photograph. You can:
Please try to include some information about the Trust in your posts to Tumblr and Twitter by perhaps linking to their site/Twitter or by reblogging this post.
That’s it! Get snapping! Please note, we can’t make the montage unless it has at least 100 photographs so please SPREAD THE WORD.
There isn’t long left to save Undershaw, so let’s work together to make it happen!
The pictures in the photoset above show some of the wearsherlock team.
The group images can be found at the Save Undershaw website!
£4.49 Sherlock: A Study in Scarlet
£4.89 Sherlock: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
£4.61 (Pre-order) Sherlock: Sign of Four
£4.61 (Pre-order) Sherlock: The Hound of the Baskervilles
£4.61 (Pre-order) Sherlock: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Ksubi Bellatrix sunglasses
Famously worn by Martin Freeman on the set of Sherlock
Classic round black frames with signature Ksubi half moon lens cover.
£120 / $190 Available here at eyegoodies.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
Folk Clothing overcoat in Green
As worn by John in Series 2