Whether it’s his effortless charm or his ability to hold great conversations, Peaky Blinders star Thomas Shelby is the embodiment of invisible character. If you’re not obsesses with him, you’re at least impressed by his mannerisms and unmistakable style.

Emulating the rebellious style of the one and only Birmingham kingpin and patriarch of the Shelby family has never been easier. Take inspiration from this nonconformist style icon to take your signature style to heights unknown.

The style experts here at Goodwin Smith have compiled some stylish ways to take your look to the next level. Make sure all eyes are on you from the minute you enter any room.


How to get the Shelby look

A century later, the roaring 20s are making a steady comeback – even throwing in plague and prohibition to make it all the more believable. The Shelby style icon is a living embodiment of the classic, suave style of this era – but how does he bring it all together?


Suave shoes

Let’s take this look from the ground up. Bespoke boots are the trademark of men who lead from the front. That’s not to say you can’t achieve the same impressive style with other shoe types. Goodwin Smith knows that a man with the right shoes is unstoppable. Bring your Peaky Blinders inspired style to the forefront with an elegant set of Oxfords or Brogues to set the tone for the rest of your classical look.


Timeless suits

It’s perhaps Tommy’s suits that speak to us the most; tailored, classic, elegant, and monochrome. A timeless look that oozes sex appeal and sophistication – what more could you want?

Suits aren’t exactly the most practical everyday attire, though, so donning one might be best left for special occasions. A well-fitted shirt in black, white or grey is a great way to modernise the classic look into a functional everyday outfit. Paired with a waistcoat, your outfit can be taken from every day sleek to sizzling with almost no effort.

They say a tailored trouser is a man’s equivalent of a push-up bra; and whoever ‘they’ are, they’re not lying. Highlight your assets and add the finishing touches to your charming style with a well-fitted pair of trousers.  The golden rules for the perfect pair are centred around fit and colour. Colour match your trousers to your shirt or waistcoat for a more formal look or create a contrast between the colours for a modern, casual spin. It’s worth taking a trip to the tailors to have your seams hemmed to your perfect length and to help ensure they fit properly. Then prepare yourself for the attention coming your way.


Top it off with a hat

A hat might not always be the most practical attire in 2020. But as far as significance goes, the significance is huge. It’s the unspoken promise of solidarity and brotherhood. Using this ideal as inspiration, why not find an accessory that speaks this on your behalf. That could be a classic watch, or even the way you choose to style your hair. The hat is far more symbolic than part and parcel of the outfit; after all, this is about evolving your own unique style, and finding a way to do that which is unique to you.


Don the right attitude


Now that you’re kitted out, head to toe in gentlemanly garb, make sure your attitude gets to shine through. It’s your chance to showcase your maverick style. A man who never backs down, never shies away from a challenge, and has a brotherhood following his lead – that’s a Goodwin Smith man.

Be the alpha man you were born to be. The one who leads from the front, the one who sets the tone. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so all we have left to do is wish you well with all the attention you’ll be getting. Go on then.

May 22, 2020 — Alex Swan