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Black Coat   * Dr. John Watson

Black Coat
Black Coat
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The Haversack coat is a black cotton 'Shooting' jacket with a black corduroy collar, leather shoulder guard, two chest pockets, one with an inner pen pocket, hammered press studs, button front, two large bellows pockets and buttoned, vented cuffs. The rear of the jacket features a fitted waistband and a double ended 'Poachers' pocket with press stud fastening, unstructured lapel that can be worn buttoned up or down. Internally the jacket is unlined with a single chest pocket and two large, lower zip pockets.

"The black jacket is from Haversack. I got a lot of clothes for both Benedict and Martin from Liberty. Liberty had some great stuff - I was very impressed. Whoever their buyer is, they're just perfect. I wasn't overly keen on Watson's original coat from the pilot - but [the character] had just come out of the army so I knew where they were coming from. I wanted to keep him old school, with check shirts, but make it a little bit more interesting. Some of the knitwear I used was modern stuff, not old fashioned. I didn't want it to ever start looking like a fashion show - they were supposed to be able to wear these clothes to accentuate their character."

- Sarah Arthur, Sherlock Costume Designer