Series 2, Episode 1, A Scandal in Belgravia – The Holmes Manor
I’ve written on the subject of the ‘Casual Mycroft’ suit before, but I feel like doing so again, so humour me.
Here we see Mycroft at home. In the books, Mycroft keeps London lodgings in Pall Mall, but this room and the garden we can see through the window seem a bit much for central London, so it seems likely that the house is a country manor. In the commentary for this episode, Mark Gatiss speculates that this set was supposed to be the Holmes’ ancestral home. This is corroborated by Mycroft’s suit.
This is as casual as we will likely ever see Mycroft. This is what he wears when he is not dressed for the office. His suit is herringbone tweed in a rather different colour than we usually see Mycroft wearing (Brown? Olive green?) and of a cut that is not typically worn in the city. It is made of a thick fabric, a concession to the cold, winter weather.
His shirt, instead of the usual crisp white sort we’re used to seeing him in, has a brown check-pattern that matches the suit. His tie looks to be wool, rather than his usual silk, and the plaid pattern is more casual than anything we’ve seen Mycroft wearing before.
This is not part of Mycroft’s business attire, but his country wear.
(I’m holding out hope that we see Mycroft at the country house again in the summer in cream linen and a panama hat…it would make me very happy.)