Bowled Over By Sherlock Sequel
Jude Law doesn’t need any help as a sex symbol in Hollywood, but the dapper brown bowler (also known as a derby) he sports in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” seems to give him yet another unfair advantage.
Law’s Dr. Watson is hardly alone in this regard. This Victorian era-set action-adventure film is actually rife with men wearing bowlers, which would have been true to the dress of the time. You will find a number of top hats, too.
As a good hat movie, “A Game of Shadows” exceeds expectations.
Whether it stands on its own all depends on whether you prefer cerebral Basil Rathbone-style Sherlocks or director Guy Ritchie’s Robert Downey jr. creation of a boozing, brawling, unwashed crime fighter.
Regardless, if you liked the hats in this movie, you’ll love the full-color selection of bowlers at Hats Plus. They carry many Wool Felt Derby Hats, Stacy Adams Derby Hats, Beaver Brand Derby Hats and the legendary Christys’ Bowler.