Posted on August 26 2021
Peaky Blinders not only makes for a great watch, but also for some amazing style inspiration. Since the series has grown in popularity, we have seen their trademark Peaky Blinders suit and cap growing in popularity. Inspired by the timeless 1920’s suit, this look is one we are fully on board with. The iconic Thomas Shelby style is perfect for black-tie or special occasions or can be easily switched up for more casual wear by removing the tweed waistcoat & tie.
We’ve put together a guide with all you need to know about the men's Peaky Blinders suit and how you can take inspiration from this growing trend.
We’ve put together a guide with all you need to know about the Peaky Blinders suit and how you can take inspiration from this growing trend.
What is a Peaky Blinders suit?
The iconic Peaky Blinders suit is more commonly known as a tweed suit. The tweed suit was a popular trend throughout the 1920’s thanks to the durability of the material, making it long-lasting and a worthwhile investment. Not only is tweed durable, but it comes in a range of different patterns which add texture for a subtly bold style. Thomas Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy, can be most commonly seen sporting a Herringbone suit, though you’re likely to find the Peaky Blinders suit style being a hounds tooth or Donegal suit as well.
The Peaky Blinders often opt for darker shades when it comes to their 3 piece suits, from dark blues to aged greys. This is a sign of the times, as these colours are less likely to show stains; an essential for the 20’s.
To recreate that iconic vintage Peaky Blinders style suit, be sure to pick a darker shade for your tweed 3 piece suit, like this stunning Navy Wool Mix Windowpane Suit. Or opt for a lighter tweed for a more modern take on the style.
The Shelby boys keep it looking sharp and classy by opting for a full three piece suit, which is perfectly tailored to their style. And they finish off this stylish look by pairing their Peaky Blinders suit with a matching cap. The Peaky Blinder suit and cap is an unmistakable look, and a matching tweed flat cap is essential for anyone wanting to truly capture that Tommy Shelby style. You can find a range of caps to match our suits in our men's accessories collection.
If you’re already thinking the Peaky Blinders suit style is for you, why not take a look at our selection of tweed suits here. Or keep reading to find out more about this iconic look.
Peaky Blinders Caps
The story of Peaky Blinders is based on a group of Birmingham gangsters battling to build an empire in the wake of WW2, and is famed for their razor sharp fashion sense. So much so that many of the garments have begun to seep back on to the high street – and perhaps none more so than the famed peaked cap.
Here are some of our top picks for getting the look, minus the razor blades, of course!
This is a more formal option that goes great with a suit or a formal dress sense. The baker boy style can help set you out from the crowd and shows you really know how to dress.
Made from 100% Yorkshire wool, this is a stylish and striking hat. Establish yourself as a sharp dresser with this item that goes as well with a highly formal outfit as it does with a more dressed down number.
Questions About Peaky Blinders Suit UKCan I wear a Peaky Blinder’s suit for my wedding?
Of course. A peaky blinders wedding suit would definitely be a hit for your special day. Opting for this 1920’s style puts an interesting twist on the classic, and helps to bring your personality into your wedding style, an essential part of wedding planning!
If you don’t want to go full Peaky Blinders for your wedding, why not take some inspiration from their style and get you and your groomsmen a stunning tweed suit, but leave out the flat cap. You can take a look at some of our most popular Peaky Blinders suits for weddings below.
Due to the natural thickness & warmth of the tweed material, a tweed suit is perfect for a winter wedding!
How much do Peaky Blinder’s suits cost?
Tweed suits come in a range of prices, anywhere from £170 - £400, with one of our most popular tweed suits, the Leonard Silver Grey Tweed 3-Piece Suit, coming in at £169.95. Whether you’re shopping on a large or small budget, with its durability and timeless style, a tweed suit is the perfect investment for anyone looking to start or add to their suit collection.
If you’re thinking of adding a peaky blinders suit to your collection, why not get that sleek Thomas Shelby style with a made to measure suit by popping into our store in East Yorkshire? If you just can’t wait, you can also shop our range of tweed suits online now.