Calling all you Sherlock fans – you’re probably well aware that the Museum of London’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ exhibition opens today. In fact you’re probably queuing outside right now. However, you might not know that to celebrate the iconic fictional detective, the Museum has created a brand new tweed inspired by the cape and hat worn by the man himself. And no, we don’t just mean Cumberbatch. Using colour references from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, the Museum worked with Christys’ hats and tweed pros Lovat Mill to create an original tweed for a flat cap and deerstalker to be sold in the museum. And they’re rather nice – if you’re in the market for woollen winter headwear! The hats have their own window in Liberty until Sunday October 19 so take a peek if you’re passing.
Find out more about the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ exhibition, open now until April 12 2015.
In the meantime, watch this surprisingly interesting video about the new London tweed: