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sherlockNothing beats a fictional style icon. He can be everything you want him to be without the pap. shots of him drunkenly falling out of a club or slumped in the back of cab with Kate Moss looking worse for wear to tarnish his image. Nobody encapsulates foggy and tweedy Victorian London quite like Sherlock Holmes. His pipe, magnifying glass and deerstalker hat have become such a signature that they are almost a sartorial joke.

Left - A curator at The Museum of London preparing the exhibition

The Museum of London has just opened an exhibition to the great man himself entitled - Sherlock Holmes – The man who never lived and will never die. The exhibition places the character under the microscope, thematically dissecting the traits that define him and the city that influenced his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It features everything from hand-written manuscripts to the coat and dressing gown worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC series “Sherlock”.

merchant fox brothers flannel cap with flapsThe Museum of London, in collaboration with Christys’ Hats and Lovat Mill, has launched a brand new tweed inspired by Sherlock Holmes to coincide with the opening of the exhibition.

Right - For a touch of Sherlock Chic there's this Merchant Fox flat cap with ear flaps made by Fox Brothers - £110

The colour palette was chosen following a close analysis of three sources: the use of colours in the original Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; late Victorian tweed and hat fashions established by cross-referencing the Museum of London’s fashion and textile collection with Christys' historic catalogues held in the Stockport Local Heritage Library.

Sherlock Holmes – The man who never lived and will never die Until 12th April 2015

Below - The special Lovat Mill Christys' Hats collaboration - Deerstalker - £47

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