IM Corona 30-3207 Targa cigarette lighter
As owned by Mycroft in Series 2 (Seen here.)
A Study in Phones (Series Two)
For our Series One Study in Phones, click here.
From left to right: TOP ROW
1) The Moriarty
HTC Incredible S
Android. 8MP camera. 3G.
GPS. Wi-Fi. Bluetooth.
Note: the HTC Incredible S does not automatically come with a built-in app for breaking into the Bank of England but does come with black cord inner-ear headphones for listening to Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie whilst doing so.
2) The Mycroft
Blackberry Torch 9800
5MP camera. 4GB memory. Touch screen.
Concealed slide out QWERTY keyboard.
Perfect for those always-on-the-go types. The slide out keyboard is there for emergencies in Mycroft’s case. Why text when you can talk without having to press any of its concealed buttons?
MIDDLE ROW (Click images for larger size)
3) The Sherlock
iPhone 4 (Series One phone: Blackberry Bold 9700)
8GB memory. GPS. Bluetooth. Wi-Fi. Compass.
Retina display. 5MP camera. LED flash/torch.
The widescreen retina display on Sherlock’s phone allows him to look in incredible detail at any evidence or photography he is sent and its completely touch screen applications make quick work of any task he is confronted with, sliding on and off screen in much the same way as memories and facts in his mind palace. Sherlock has also upgraded his Series One laptop to an Apple Mac making both his phone and computer Apple products.
4) The John
Read more about John’s phone in our Series One post.
5 & 6) The Irene
Blackberry Pearl 3G and Vertu Constellation Quest
For our full post on Irene’s Vertu click here.
Irene uses her petite and compact Pearl 3G when doing light work and dealing with less tricky customers (and also for looking at photographs of consulting detectives in sheets). Her £17,000 Vertu is only to be used in series business - after all, it’s her protection.
7) The Fletcher: Motorola DEFY, White
8) The Donovan: Nokia C3-00 (Series One phone: Blackberry Curve 8900)
9) The Lestrade: Sony Ericsson Satio, Silver (Series One phone: HP Palm Pre)
Crombie Navy Herringbone Slim-Fit Coat
As worn by Mycroft in Series 2 (Seen here)
Pure Herringbone wool. Velvet Collar. Red silk lining.
£695 / $1,120 Available here at Harrods.com
J Crew Umbrella print tie
As not worn by Mycroft in The Great Game
(Please see this post, The Mystery of Mycroft’s tie.)
Bespoke English silk. 2.5” at widest point.
£53 / $81 Available here at jcrew.com
Fox Umbrellas Ltd. Choice Stout Whanghee Handle umbrella
Owned by Mycroft in Series two.
Approx. 36” from handle to ferrule. Whanghee handle.
Black polyester cover. Option to have initials engraved.
£235 / $364 Available at foxumbrellas.com
Fox Umbrellas Ltd. Malacca wood “stick” style umbrella.
Owned by Mycroft in A Study in Pink & The Great Game.
Approx. 35” from handle to ferrule.
Black polyester cover. Option to have initials engraved.
£103 / $167 Available at foxumbrellas.com
BONUS FACT: Malacca wood is the most popular choices for concealing swords or blades inside. (Source)
A study in Mycroft’s pocket watch.
Seen only briefly in The Great Game and A Study in Pink is Mycroft’s pocket watch. From what can be seen of it a few observations can be made.
Materials: Mycroft has opted for a more classic silver pocket watch rather than the more lavish gold, most likely sterling silver.
Style: Hunter. This style features a spring hinged cover that closes fully over the face to protect it. Mycroft reads his watch with the cover open at the 9 o’clock position which most likely means it is a vintage piece as opposed to a more modern pocket watch. Vintage hunter-case watches were hinged at the 9 o’clock position and read sideways. Modern lower quality hunter cases open at the 6 o’clock position.
Fastening: In The Great Game (see image) Mycroft wears his pocket watch with a simple silver Double-Albert style chain, one of the most authentic British styles since the 1800’s. The chain is held in place with a T-bar (which fits through the waistcoat button-hole) and has two complete chains. One chain is attached to the watch and the other can hold things such as a cigar cutter or knife and is put into the opposite pocket. Double-Albert chains were a distinct sign of status in the Victorian age. In A Study in Pink, Mycroft wears a single albert chain with a large silver fob drop (and it’s very hard to see!). The fob is quite a lot larger than usual so is most likely decorative - on closer inspection (meaning, moving closer to my computer screen!) it appears it could be in the shape of a heart, but this could be wishful thinking on my part.
Brand: We think canon Mycroft would have gone for a Waltham pocket watch, an American company that started producing pocket watches in 1850. Early Waltham watches fetch up to £6,000 today but aren’t often used for time keeping as they’re more museum pieces. BBC Mycroft may still own an antique as he probably takes very good care of his pocket watches but most likely owns something like a Bond Hilton. (Or perhaps Mark Gatiss’ own!)
NEXT STUDY: pocket squares.
I suppose you could call this ‘A Study in Mycroft’s tie’.
Since The Great Game aired people have been looking for their own version of Mycroft’s famous umbrella tie and have been so far unsuccessful in their findings. Well, that’s possibly because there’s a high chance it doesn’t exist.
Unpopular opinion time: We here at wearsherlock think that after closer inspection (Blu-Ray caps enhanced in Photoshop) that the pattern on the tie is not that of umbrellas, but actually birds. As can be seen outlined in the image above, you can clearly see the shape of the wings and the head of the bird. Breed of bird we’re not sure, but it could be a goose (in particular a Canada goose, thank you to mickulty.) There are literally hundreds of tie patterns featuring birds as it’s quite a popular design. Grouse, pheasant and ducks are most popular.
Of course, we’ve outlined the umbrella theory too but when you look very close it doesn’t really look like an umbrella. Where is the curve of the handle and why is the stick so thick and misshapen? Ultimately why is this tie impossible to find?
So, to conclude this rather short entry and solve the mystery of Mycroft’s tie we’re going to come right out and say it - Mycroft’s tie is not an umbrella tie. Sorry, but it’s not.
For those of you who are upset by this (i know i am!), we’ve just posted an umbrella tie by J Crew that we’re sure Mycroft would love. You can find it here.