Peaky Blinders was filmed in Birmingham, Bradford, Leeds and Liverpool. With stars like Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Annabelle Wallis and Helen McCrory – not to mention Tom Hardy, who just joined the cast for the second season – this is must-see television.
It’s great to see tweed looking so sharp.
A gangster family epic set in Birmingham just after the First World War, the show is based on the historic Peaky Blinders gang. The story centres on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps (hence the title) and their ambitious, highly dangerous boss Tommy Shelby.
The gang comes to the attention of Chief Inspector Chester Campbell (Sam Neill), a detective in the Royal Irish Constabulary, who’s sent over from Belfast to Birmingham to clean up the city and purge it of the gangs. The Shelbys stand their ground against law enforcement, working to build their own gambling empire!
The second season is set two years after the first and sees the Shelby family expand their business into London, where they meet local gang leader Alfie Solomans played by Tom Hardy.
He also wears a rounded collar shirt with a double cuff – very dapper indeed – and even sports a pocket watch. There’s clearly been some thought put into how these gents dress.
The Shelbys have good taste, as seen above and below in their black cashmere overcoats with contrasting collars and peaked lapels.
The ladies, played by Helen McCrory and Annabelle Wallis (and, in the second season, Charlotte Rilley) are fantastic!
Why not design your ladies suits in one of our locations.
Here is The Fan Carpet’s Darryl Griffiths and Anthony Green at the Cineworld in Birmingham for the World Premiere of the first episode from Peaky Blinders, series 2.