I think he’s wearing a DRESSING GOWN!!!!!!!!
Not just a DRESSING GOWN, a NEW DRESSING GOWN it seems. I mean, look at the colour. This can’t be either of the three dressing gowns we know and love (unless the lighting is WAY off). I cannot contain my excitement!
EDIT: So I did some dressing gown sleuthing. We know both the wine red and the navy silk dressing gowns are from Derek Rose, right? Well, I found this beauty on their webpage:
100% cashmere? ‘Lined with finest Italian silk’? The low, low price of 2.199.00 pounds? Seems like just the thing for Sherlock, doesn’t it.
That’s some mighty fine sleuthing there, Prof. Looks very much like the one Sarah Arthur, costume designer for Sherlock, described as originally wanting for Sherlock:
- Costume Designer Sarah Arthur told Sherlockology:
“Sherlock’s dressing gown comes from Harrods. Believe me, budget was very tight and the one I wanted was thousands but I couldn’t afford it. I had to find a similar alternative - there is always compromise on these productions. Very pleased with it, but if money had been no object, I had my eye on a lovely cashmere striped one. But when you’ve got budgets to stick by, you have to control yourself a bit.”
Perhaps they can afford it now that Sherlock’s become such a huge success!