Peaky Blinders Fashion
Peaky Blinders is a British television crime drama based on the Peaky Blinders gang, operating in Birmingham.
England in 1919. The gang was famous for sewing razor blades in the peak of their caps and this gangster family epic tells us a story about this family and its leader – Thomas Shelby.
Apart from its charismatic performances and good story, the show has been known for its stylish cinematography and visual style.
Peaky Blinders had costume designer Stephanie Collie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Look of Love) on board to recreate this era in, her own words, “a heightened way”.
Peaky Blinders is not intended for school history lessons, it’s a ‘Hollywoodised’ vision of 1919 with a TV budget. The costumes you see are accurate, but more significantly they’re relatable to a contemporary audience.
If you want to dress like some of the guys form the TV show you have to have a tweed cap and a tweed suite.