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“He’s a sort of athletic, courtly, sophisticated European. I wanted to dress him with a feeling of the past and tradition and a rich heritage, but in looks that are also really appealing to the contemporary eye.”

Hannibal’s attire is dominated by three piece suits, elaborate, Deckard-type ties, pocket puffs and textured shirts. Slim-legged pants, “with an almost Edwardian fit,” Hargadon says, paired with piqued-lapelled jackets, round out the character’s custom-made wardrobe. With few exceptions—a few cashmere sweaters, going tieless while working with the FBI in the field, or prepping for dirty kitchen work in an apron—the doctor is the perfect picture of a refined sociopath. In regards to the character’s palette, Hargadon worked with paler color schemes at the season’s start, but implemented darker tones to reflect the increasingly ominous story line.

“I started him very light and approachable looking,” the designer says. “As he unmasks himself over the 13 episodes, he becomes much darker—but always sophisticated.” - Christopher Hargadon. (Hannibal Costume Designer)

mycroftknowsbetter:

Mycroft Holmes’ s3 wardrobe, inspired by this wonderful daily greg

GORGEOUS!

mystradedoodles:

enigmaticpenguinofdeath:

I’m sorry I can’t hear you over the sound of this waistcoat-shirt-tie combination and ACTUAL MYCROFT FOREARMS.

That waistcoat is the answer to every question and headcanon we’ve ever  had. Because that is some fine silk backing for such a modestly cut english tailoring. 

A Study in Suits – Series Three, The Empty Hearse

As promised, here is my next Study in Suits update.

For those of you who have not encountered my obsession with Mycroft’s tailoring before, the Study in Suits for the two previous series can be read here, and associated material here.

We’re finally here – a new series with new suits to look at. And, furthermore, for the first time we’ve seen Mycroft outside of the protective tailored armour of his suits. We’ve seen in incognito in Serbia and exercising at home dressed in running clothes!

For now, I would like to talk about what Mycroft is wearing throughout the events of the Empty Hearse. There were two significant Mycroft scenes, with two different suits, two flashback moments with, again, two different suits and, of course, Mycroft’s outing to Serbia. That’s five outfits in total, and I would like to take them in that order.

 Mycroft’s Office, Diogenes Club.

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After two years away, we find Mycroft very much unchanged. The grey suit Mycroft wears here is the Paul Smith one last seen during the events of Reichenbach. The blue of the woven silk tie and pocketsquare is a very typical colour choice for Mycroft – he has worn the same shade of blue several times before, most notably in Scandal in Belgravia, when smoking outside Speedy’s Café, and with this same suit, in Reichenbach.

In terms of the details: the double pocket watch chain last appeared in The Great Game, so it’s lovely to see it again here. His umbrella, in its only appearance this episode, is hung up on the filing cabinet behind his desk.

This is very much Mycroft at his most comfortable, wearing a tried and tested colour palette. These are also colours he typically wears to the office and when he is working.  Even the unusual event of having his brother delivered to him from Serbia after two years is not enough to shake him from his routine.

But this is more than just his usual city modern attire - that is it exactly the same suit he wore in The Reichenbach Fall  is an interesting costume choice, which suggests a visual confirmation of Mycroft’s innocence in that whole affair. Mycroft remains the same man as he was two years ago, dressed in the same suit whilst returning his brother to London as when he uttered the heartbreaking lines "John…I’m sorry. Tell him, would you?"

 

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