How to achieve the peaky blinders look
Say what you will about the Peaky Blinders, crooks and criminals aside, they know how to dress. Given the success of the show, and the timeless style of its main character, Tommy Shelby, it’s no wonder that so many people are trying to emulate the Peaky Blinders look!
However, be waring of falling into the cosplay trap! In a genuine attempt to achieve the Peaky Blinders look, you may accidentally look like you’ve put together a decent Halloween costume. So what’s the solution?
Not committing to the full outfit. Instead, get yourself a few pieces that you can add to your everyday wardrobe to achieve the look. This way, you can add that classic style to your outfits without wearing a three-piece wool suit every time you pop to the shops.
Here are the best items you can add to your wardrobe:
1. Irish Flat Cap
This is the most essential part of the look and just because the Peaky Blinders are often wearing them. It’s also where their name comes from. So, you really can’t achieve the look without this hat. If you’re going to invest in one of these flat caps, why get a quality, handmade, Irish flat cap – like those made by Jonathan Richards Hats.
These caps are of the highest quality and come in a variety of different designs.
2. Over Coat or Jacket
Another piece in the look is the iconic overcoat. These aren’t exclusive to Peaky Blinders, however. Throughout history, gangsters and gunslingers have sported long coats so if you’re hoping to achieve this look, you need to wrap up accordingly. Look for a heavy (to keep you warm), lapelled coat in a colour that suits your taste. We recommend getting a charcoal grey or black. Lastly, make sure it’s long! Ideally, you want it to fall at or just below your knees.
Often overlooked as you don’t see them as much, your boots of choice are actually an easy way to achieve this look without looking like you’ve travelled through time. Furthermore, a good pair of boots will last you for years to come and will get you through many winters and long days on your feet.
Dark leather, either black or chocolate brown is the best place to start. Next is the style. Chelsea boots are close to what you’re after, however, something laced is will be more versatile. Ideally, you want a pair with some nice broguing as well!
There you have it! Simply add one, or all, of these items to your wardrobe and you’ll be able to achieve the Peaky Blinder’s look that you’re after in no time at all!Share