We take a look at the style and outfits used in the British drama series, Peaky Blinders: https://gentl.mn/peaky-blinders-menswear-review
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00:00 Peaky Blinders Menswear Review Introduction
Since its debut in 2013, Peaky Blinders has been one of the hottest TV shows. You even see people with T-shirts saying, “By order of the Peaky Blinders” these days. Other than graphic tees, it has influenced menswear with the resurgence of 20s-style silhouettes.
03:21 Who Were The Real Peaky Blinders?
There was actually a gang called “Peaky Blinders” in the Birmingham of the 1880s until the late 19-teens. They were known for vandalism, burglaries, mugging, and street fighting. Eventually, they conquered rival gangs and became involved with underground casinos, sports betting, and protection rackets.
05:00 Historical Context & Period Accuracy
The 1920s, especially the latter part of it, were a transitional period for menswear. In the early part of the decade, pants or trousers were much slimmer; everything was more inspired by body coats.
Towards the end and into the early 30s, things changed – the drape cut was invented, everything was fuller, and, later on, even pleats appeared. Also, shirt collars changed dramatically; whereas before, your detachable collars that were washed and started separately from the shirt, the Americans really favored softer attached collars that were much more comfortable to wear.
06:10 Peaky Blinders Outfits: 1. Hats
06:29 2. Overcoats
08:44 3. Suits
10:30 4. Collars
12:12 5. Boots
12:34 6. Accessories & Jewelry
13:58 Analysis: Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy)
18:06 A Note on Hairstyles
19:09 Analysis: Tommy Shelby (continued)
20:08 Arthur Shelby (played by Paul Anderson)
21:15 John Shelby (played by Joe Cole)
22:00 Chester Campbell (played by Sam Neill)
23:30 Alfie Solomon (played by Tom Hardy)
25:06 Luca Changretta (played by Adrien Brody)
26:35 Oswald Mosley (played by Sam Claflin)
27:55 Michael Gray (played by Finn Cole)
28:19 Charles “Darby” Sabini (played by Noah Taylor)
30:47 Our Overall Assessment
I would say, very accurate. The fabrics were accurate, the cuts were often period accurate, and they also paid attention to the accessories like suspender buttons and the suspenders. Maybe the overcoats weren’t quite long enough at times, but still much longer than in many other period shows.
If you want the original old experience, Vintagebursche has a really great video about that.
If you want the modern take on it, we have something on our website.
32:20 Outfit Rundown