WEARSHERLOCK: A blog that focuses on the wardrobe and props department of the BBC show 'Sherlock', starring 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 giveaways and you can check our current giveaway status here. We also sell high quality Sherlock shirts and mugs!
100% UNOFFICIAL - Not affiliated with the BBC.
Thanks to your wonderful feedback and encouragement our recreations of the Sherlock Series 2 striped set mugs are now available to purchase at our Mug Store! (Not sure which striped mugs we mean? Check out [this] informative post!)
Like all of our mugs they are dishwasher/microwave safe and are printed in a high quality. To see an example of one of the printed mugs click [here]. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about our mugs so don’t hesitate to ask!
Available HERE at our Sherlock Mug Store!
COMING SOON: Nameless mugs so you can write your own!
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.
£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
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.