Style Guide: Peaky Blinders

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Peaky Blinders continues to pick up record ratings, chronicling the lives of a fictional gang based upon the real life Peaky Blinders of Birmingham.

The name Peaky Blinders is proof enough of the fashion-savvy ‘uniform’ of the gang that has made the series’ visual aspect so iconic and appealing!

Let’s quickly break it down:

Peaky – A slang term for any peaked cap.

Blinder – Birmingham Slang for a well-dressed or dapper appearance.

Obviously that gives us the perfect way to start. Dress like a Peaky Blinder with Suit Direct, by first picking out a Peaky Blinders cap for any occasion – our range of men’s tweed and checked flat caps are the perfect way to assemble your peaky blinders wardrobe – in a range of colours and tweeds from soft greys to a more vibrant blue.

The flat cap is a versatile icon of the era – take a look at our top picks for the ideal men’s Peaky Blinder flat cap, sat with sharp gloves and scarves to really capture an industrial style.

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Tweed suits are a must have for the Peaky Blinders look – a traditional 3 piece suit with a penny collar is essential to create a Peaky Blinders style with a selection of checks and fabrics to really get that perfect look that’s unmistakable.

Darker, muted colour schemes are more fitting to the Peaky Blinders look as opposed to bright coloured suits. Greys, browns and greens really set up the look with style – the gang may have been well dressed, but they weren’t peacocks.

At Suit Direct we have an impressive range of checked suits inspired by heritage men’s tailoring, ideal to suit up in premium fabrics to take on the British autumn and winter – by order of the Peaky Blinders.

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Do the Peaky Blinders wear ties?

The real life Peaky Blinders went tieless, but the TV series tends to use a wide range of ties, bow ties and cravats to add extra sophistication to their cast.

For an authentic look, go tieless with an unbuttoned collar – for something that matches up with the series, you may wish to look into dark blues and blacks – perhaps a knitted style for the ideal Shelby profile, or a checked, tweed necktie for a heritage look that matches seamlessly with your suit.

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The Peaky Blinders Overcoat

The overcoat is an unmistakable part of the Peaky Blinders outfit. Historically part of the gang’s uniform, these tailored, wool overcoats were an essential piece for the Peaky Blinders style.

You’ll want a tweed overcoat, with wool rich fabrics and lapels – try and checked design for a more statement wardrobe, or a houndstooth tweed for that classic heritage profile.

This is essential for your Peaky Blinders wardrobe – and we have plenty of overcoats and jackets to fit the bill.

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Suit up in style – by order of the Peaky Blinders and Suit Direct.