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.
New images released from the Sherlock BBC 2013 calendar
£4 / $6.50 Available to pre-order here at Amazon UK
(View all the official Sherlock BBC products here!)
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.
A Study in Font
—————Typography on screen in BBC Sherlock
“SHERLOCK” Title font
This font is custom made for the show using P22 Johnston Underground as a base. (Download link below.) Here is a fantastic title font analysis by justonelasttrick that shows how the title font has been altered from the Underground font. (An extremely similar free font, London Tube is available to download here.)
221B Door lettering
The gold plated numbers and upper case B that appear on the door of 221B are Times NR Seven MT Bold. Our post on the lettering and door knocker can be found here.
£16 / $26 Available here at myfonts.com
All the text messages in the show utilise AF Generation Z font (Medium)
£28 / $46 Available here at myfonts.com
When Sherlock sees a clue, like with the pink lady’s wedding rings, the font that appears is P22 Johnston Underground which is also the base for the title font.
£12 / $20 Available here at myfonts.com
The sharp elegant font that appears on Irene’s website prints is ITC Elan Book
£16 / $26 Available here at myfonts.com
I AM SHERLOCKED
The font that appears on Irene’s Vertu phone lock screen is Verdana.
Verdana comes free with all modern computers.
The sophisticated gold lettering that appears on Sherlock’s headstone is engraved in Times New Roman, another free font that is included in the set of default computer fonts.
Keep Calm and Carry On font, (seen on a mug in The Fall). Download here (FREE)
And for anyone wondering, wearsherlock uses Gotham Bold for our logo/graphics.
The full Gotham suite can be downloaded here at typography.com
If you’ve popped over to this blog you’ll have seen that we’ve added a new link to our sidebar: official products. This is where, you’ve guessed it, we will link to all the official Sherlock BBC products that are on the market.
We’re also hoping to create an unofficial product page soon that features the best fan-made Sherlockian items. If you think your items should be there or know some that should please let us know!
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 Herringbone Slim-Fit Coat
As worn by Mycroft in Series 2 (Seen here)
Pure Herringbone wool. Velvet Collar. Red silk lining.
£695 / $1,120 Available here at Harrods.com