Peaky Blinders The Fashion
Not only has Peaky Blinder been a cracking series its also resurrected a fashion statement, Tweed. Once out of fashion the followers of Peaky Blinders also embrace the suits of the era. Now bang on fashion for men today are the tweed suits. Tom Dick and Harry have stocked tweed mens suits for a long time as we have our fingers on the pulse of mens fashion.
With Season 5 of the Peaky Blinders Series to be launched this year the buzz is even bigger than before. Its even said that David Bowie was a massive fan before his sad passing.
The actor, who plays the role of Thomas ‘Tommy’ Shelby, also explained that Bowie that prior to his death the Starman sent Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight an early copy of his most recent album.
Murphy, in response to Bowie’s seal of approval, sent the iconic singer the cap he used while filming the first series as a Christmas present.
Peaky Blinders The Start Of It All
The first series aired on BBC Two on 13 September 2013 and ran for six episodes. The second series premiered on 2 October 2014. The third series premiered on 5 May 2016. On 26 May 2016, the BBC announced they had ordered a fourth and fifth series of the show. The fourth series premiered on 15 November 2017; after the series finale broadcast on 20 December 2017, it was announced that the fifth series will be broadcast in 2019.
In May 2018, after their Drama Series win at the BAFTA TV Awards, Knight confirmed his “ambition of making it a story of a family between two wars, and by ending it with the first air raid siren in Birmingham”, which was 25 June 1940. He also confirmed that it would take another three series (seven in total) to complete the story up to that point. (Source Wiki)
Watch The First Series of Season 5 Before Anyone Else
If you’re living in London and would like to see the first episode of Season 5 before anyone else, you’ll be pleased to know that the British Film Institute (BFI) are holding an exclusive screening of the season opener, where the the cast and crew will be in attendance.
The event takes place at the BFI’s Southbank theatre on Tuesday, 23 July and it kicks-off at 6.15pm.
The panel for the Q&A will include Helen McCrory (Aunt Polly), Paul Anderson (Arthur), Sophie Rundle (Ada), new addition Sam Claflin, executive producer Caryn Mandabach and writer/creator Steven Knight.
There are various different prices for tickets and more information can be found here.
The Origin of Tweed
It is commonly thought that tweed emerged in Scotland and Ireland as a way for the farmers there to battle the chilly, damp climate that characterizes those parts. Tweed began as a hand-woven fabric. The cloth was rough, thick, and felted and the colors were muted and earthy. It was truly a working man’s cloth. Yes the tweed was woven in Clan colours just as the kilts were.
The Rebirth Of Tweed
Today tweed is very much in fashion and a dispersed fashion statement for men. With lots of product placement of tweed in the likes of Doctor Who, India Jones, Sherlock Homes and James Bond. No wonder it’s creeping back. Then more recently Luther, TV Series with Idris Elba and now Peaky Blinders. Consequently it is going to be the suit to be seen in.
The Peaky Blinders Look
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