Sometimes, it feels like we’re spending too much on Netflix… Even as much as we don’t spend on ourselves.
But after watching some of the classic shows that stream on Netflix, you may think it’s worth it.
Because we start involving in those stories like our real lives.
We start living that character and also behave in the same way around us.
Today we are going to talk about one such charismatic character — Thomas Shelby from the great show the Peaky Blinders.
This character has made the show a tremendous hit and has been liked by a lot of people all around the world.
If you have any favorite gang members from this legendary show, then today you will get to know about their style, how to dress like Peaky Blinders, and especially how to dress like Tommy Shelby.
How To Dress Like Peaky Blinders
So first let’s talk about the most classic and most noticeable thing which is the suit.
1. Three-Piece Suit
You might have noticed that mostly every gang member or every Peaky Blinder wears a three-piece suit.
But what do we notice in a suit?
Well, there is fabric, there is color and there is fitting. But first, let’s talk about color.
So if you notice the color of any Peaky Blinder suit, they mostly go towards darker tones.
It can be black, it can be charcoal, it can be gray or it can be navy blue.
Apart from this, they do not wear any bright or flamboyant colors.
The next thing that is important in a suit is its fabric.
Now look, talking about Peaky Blinders, all the suits that have been worn there are made of Tweed fabric.
Because in places where it is very cold, people wear Tweed a lot. This fabric keeps your body warm, and it is a very thick fabric.
But if it is not too cold where you live, you can also use normal or basic fabrics as well, but the design of your suit should be like Peaky blinders.
So the Peaky Blinders show has a 1920s theme, so you won’t see slim-fit, and well-fitted suits in this show.
Right now, the fashion is to pay more attention to the fitting of your clothes… So you can alter the fitting of your suit according to you.
I would recommend that you keep the fitting of your suit a little comfortable keeping in mind the Peaky Blinders dressing theme, but it is completely up to you.
Okay, so this was all about the Peaky Blinders suit guide and now let’s talk about shirts.
Now look, your full Peaky Blinders look can be spoiled if you wear a modern-day or casual shirt inside your three-piece suit.
So you must buy a dress shirt.
But what is a dress shirt?
So, they are basically formal shirts which we wear with formal suits.
Dress shirts are timeless fashion pieces and are worn from that time till today.
Now you must be confused that how the collars of Peaky Blinders’ shirts are always perfectly tamed and how it looks so sharp.
Well, those Chinese collared or Mandarin collared shirts and on top of that, they put temporary collars on them that you can easily buy from any store… Which makes your shirt look very nice and neat.
But if you do not want to do all this, then you can also wear a normal dress shirt.
That too will give you a great Peaky Blinder look.
Particularly, if we talk about Thomas’s shirt, he mostly wears stripes.
So you can decide for yourself whether you want to wear a striped dress shirt or not.
Now look, the great thing about the UK is that even if you look at the old-school or historical shows there, then you find that from then till today, the undercut is always in trend there.
If you watch legendary shows like Game of Thrones, Last Kingdom, or Vikings, the characters were mostly rocking the undercut.
And even today, if you see the corporates or military men or entrepreneurs in the UK, those people prefer to keep a nice undercut hairstyle.
So particularly if we talk about Tommy Shelby’s hairstyle, his also has undercut. And at the mid or front part of his hair, he has a bit of fringe, which means his hair leans slightly on his forehead.
Talking about Arthur, his hairstyle is mostly slick back or middle parting.
Apart from this, John’s hairstyle also remains slick back mostly because at that time they did not blow-dry their hair and did not set or style them too much.
So there were only the following basic hairstyles — Side part, fringe, and slick back or middle part.
At that time, there were not as many variations in hairstyles as there are now right.
If you want to look like Peaky Blinders, then you can choose any of these hairstyles for yourself.
Okay, now let’s talk about the accessories.
If you want to make any outfit look good, then accessories are very important.
So what to wear when you want to accessorize yourself based on the theme of Peaky Blinders?
(A) A Watch
Many people think that Thomas Shelby and the rest of the Peaky Blinders wear a brooch in their vest coats, but it is actually a pocket watch that is kept in the pocket and taken out when you want to see the time.
But as per today’s trend, I would like to recommend you to wear a classic analog watch which should be on your wrist instead of your vest coat.
(B) A Golf Cap
The next accessory that we have noticed a lot and which is very special is that you can even kill someone with that (Actually you can’t in reality, it’s only shown in the show) — A golf cap.
The hats that were worn at that time are worn and liked by people even today.
And a golf cap looks very classy when it is pulled off with a suit.
You might find it a bit unusual, but you can carry this look for your photoshoots or any special occasion.
So nowadays, many types of shoes keep coming in trend and then fade out with time.
But when we compare with the 1920s, then people used to love wearing simple Oxford shoes which are very formal, or a different version of Chelsea boots which were high top or mid-top.
But at that time, there was no color blocking or designing in shoes.
But you can choose your shoes as per your choice.
If you want to wear according to today, you can wear that too or if you want to wear it according to the Peaky Blinders, then you can wear that too.
I would recommend that you wear either simple black Chelsea boots or any basic formal shoes that match your outfit.
Lastly, let’s talk about one such thing that is going to complete your entire look, which also worked like the cherry on the cake in Peaky Blinders’ look… And that is an overcoat or long coat.
Now look, in the UK, it is freezing, so it is necessary to wear an overcoat there so that your formal get-up remains intact.
So if you like overcoats or if you want to follow the Peaky Blunders’ fashion, then you can go for an overcoat.
Overcoats look very classy and dapper. You can wear them on any occasion.
It is not necessary that you have to wear an overcoat only with a three-piece suit.
Yes, if you want to dress like Thomas Shelby or any other Peaky blinder, then you should wear an overcoat with a three-piece suit.
But most people make the mistake of wearing the wrong colors. They would wear a blue suit with a yellow or pink overcoat.
So, make sure that your entire outfit is in a contrast and that your overcoat is not bright or too colorful.
As you have probably have learned by now, Peaky Blinders’ style is more about confidence and power than about trends and flamboyant style.
They have established what works for them and stuck to a wardrobe that made them so popular.
So, while you dress like Peaky Blinders, maintain that confidence and remember when Tommy Shelby said, “My Suits Are On The House, Or The House Burns Down.”
Let us know who is your favorite gang member from the Peaky Blinders and what do you like about that character.
Thanks for reading!
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