Last Easter, amongst revision for exams which are practically at my doorstep now, I rewatched series 2 with my best friend. That can only satiate me for so long, so I've salvaged, surprisingly easily, seven sterling style tips from our favourite reinvented super-sleuth.
1. Purple is a manly colour
Shirt: Dolce & Gabbana
2. When in shock, wrap up warm
|Gloves: Paul Smith|
Scarf: Paul Smith
"Oh, what now? I'm in shock! Look, I've got a blanket."
3. A little fancy-dress never hurt anyone
"The art of disguise is knowing how to hide in plain sight."
Why not cast off the chains of self and indulge in the character of another once in a while? Perhaps it will be useful, enlightening, or just a lot of fun.
4. Dressing gown is good, bed sheet is better
When chilling out, either at home getting high of nicotine patches or at Buckingham Palace having a cuppa with a mate, free yourself with something loose and comfortable. One of these days, I am going to follow suit and spend the whole day wrapped in nothing in a bed sheet, just to try it out. Freaked? That's fine. I know it's fine.
|"Are you wearing any pants?"|
5. Best friend is also best accessory
"I take the precaution of a good coat and a short friend."
Best friends are invaluable, to confide in or watch films with or generally piss about with. In Sherlock's case, John is the perfect companion, a BAMF in a jumper with a gun, to accompany him in kicking some criminal arse. Though handcuffs are probably too far.
|What on earth is the best friend doing here?|
6. Take the precaution of a good coat
"You being all mysterious with your cheekbones.
And turning your coat collar up so you look cool."
"I don't do that."
"Yeah, you do."
It would be absolutely impossible to write about fashion in Sherlock without talking about the sensational coat. I've always, always, always had a thing for long coats on both men and women. There's nothing like swishing round a turned-up collar and wicked red button holes solving puzzles all day. Want the coat? Everyone wants the coat. But not everyone has £1,350 to spare.
|See the red buttonhole?|
7. Brainy is the new sexy
Apparently the term 'sapiosexual' refers to one who is attracted to intelligence. Adler said that brainy is the new sexy, but I disagree - brainy was always sexy.