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Each season we show readers how to achieve a specific look, based on the weather, which brands we’re collaborating with and the fashion features in our current edition – but rarely what’s actually happening in mainstream fashion. Unless our “look” happens to have filtered into the High Street, which is not our fault. Save

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Get The Look – Workwear

It’s all very well donning one’s ancient, broken tweeds for manual labour, but how much more focused on the task one would be, when approaching some artisanal project of a shed-bound Sunday, clothed in suitable attire? The outfit should reflect the task to hand, but contemporary tradesmen’s styling (tracksuit bottoms, hoodie and the unsheathed backside) has no place in a Chap’s universe. To explore the more traditionalist attitude to manual labour, we have carefully curated a selection of robust items of workwear that will still cut the sartorial mustard, should your tweed-clad chums suddenly arrive on your doorstep bearing bottles… Keep Reading

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Get The Look – Peaky Blinder

You do not have to be a 1920s gangster to dress like a Peaky Blinder. Rather than risk life, limb and constantly having your pub blown up, why not saunter about the not-so-mean streets of contemporary Small Heath, or any other pleasant heath in the world, wearing the sort of togs that once caused ripples of fear among the locals, and now are only likely to cause admiring glances and the occasional giggle. We have offered a small selection of key items from reputable sources to turn you into a Peaky Blinder. Shelby Tweed Newsboy Cap £65 In the way… Keep Reading

Aero Jarrow Marchers Boots Black Leather Sole
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Aero Jarrow Marchers Boots Black Leather Sole

A proper Goodyear-welted, leather-lined boot, made from high grade Horween Chrome Tanned Steerhide and crafted in Northampton. They are based on the boots worn by the Jarrow Marchers in 1936, when 200 men from Jarrow marched the 300 miles to London to petition the government for work after the shipyard in Jarrow had closed down in the previous year. Period photos show that almost every last man on the march wore a pair of boots like these. £200.00 www.aeroleatherclothing.com Keep Reading

Thomas Grey Tweed Jacket
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Thomas Grey Tweed Jacket

The tweed suits made by Garrison Tailors are hand made in Britain with 100% Shetland tweed. Jacket details include straight pockets, fabric collar lining and a working 4-button cuff. The suit was modelled on one of those worn by Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders. (from two-piece suit) £510.00 www.garrisontailors.com Keep Reading

Herringbone Fishtail Back Trousers
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Black Brushed Cotton Herringbone Fishtail Back Trousers

Once you decide you wish to resemble, even just a bit, a Peaky Blinder, look no further than Darcy Clothing’s bewildering range of trousers, even within the grey palette. These traditional trousers are cut using authentic patterns and are made from a heavyweight cotton herringbone which has a lightly brushed finish, with a strap and buckle at the back and braces buttons. £105.60 www.darcyclothing.com Keep Reading

Gold Double Albert T-bar Watch Chain
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Gold Double Albert T-bar Watch Chain

A pocket watch without a chain leads an untethered life, and one may as well go the whole hog and acquire a double Albert with fob. This one comes from Garrison Tailors, the company founded by Peaky Blinders creator Stephen Knight, and will complete your outfit with a splash of ill-gotten gold. £29.00 www.garrisontailors.com Keep Reading

CWC Mechanical Pocket Watch
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CWC Mechanical Pocket Watch

The Royal Flying Corps was issued with “Mark V” pocket watches from a variety of manufacturers during the First World War. This replica of such a watch comes from the Cabot Watch Company. It has a fully jewelled Swiss lever movement, luminous numbers and a chromed brass case. £349.00 www.cwcwatch.com Keep Reading

Shelby Tweed Waistcoat
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Shelby Tweed Waistcoat

Hand made in Britain in a dashing dark grey, this sharp waistcoat creates the perfect canvas upon which to display your pocket watch and Albert chain (see below). It will also offer stylish contrast to a suit jacket in any shade of grey, and the rear and pocket lining is a nifty 1920s-style red and white stripe. £160 www.garrisontailors.com Keep Reading

Washable Arundel Collar
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Washable Arundel Collar

The Arundel turndown collar, with curved points, is a Peaky original. Having been supplied to the series since the beginning by Darcy Clothing, you cannot get any more authentic than this – unless you storm on to the set and rip Arthur Shelby’s collar off (not a good idea). It’s a less austere version of the double round and proved very popular in the early decades of the 20th century. £17.00 www.darcyclothing.com Keep Reading

Aero Flannel Cotton CC41 Collarless Shirt
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Aero Flannel Cotton CC41 Collarless Shirt

Made in pure cotton with a flannel finish and contrast stripe, this pull-over-the-head tunic shirt is inspired by original work shirts from the WWII period. It earns a CC41 Utility grade as it has been crafted using an original CC41 garment as a template, and is fitted with long shirt tails, single cuffs and a sleeve length of a generous 35″. £82.50 www.aeroleatherclothing.com Keep Reading

Long-sleeved Henley undershirt
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‘Tommy’ Long-sleeved Henley undershirt

It can get rather chilly in 1920s Birmingham, so keep warm under your collarless shirt in a snug white undershirt. This one is 100% cotton, made in Britain and featuring wooden buttons and red stitching. In one of these you can still be stylish while relaxing in the canal-side opium den. £60.00 www.garrisontailors.com Keep Reading

Shelby Tweed Newsboy Cap
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Shelby Tweed Newsboy Cap

In the way a nail lacks it’s essential nailness without its head, the same is true for those hoping to acquire the Peaky Blinders look without a cap. The Shelby Newsboy should be the first element of your outfit, and it’s entirely up to you whether you insert a razor blade under the peak. £65.00 www.garrisontailors.com Keep Reading

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