Carlton coat: Designer Notes

Carlon is the reverse-engineered version of the coat worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the Sherlock TV-series.

It was painstakingly puzzled together by myself and my friend Anneke Caramin from screengrabs, and pictures we found on the internet.

From the outset, we wanted to make a version for ladies too, which is what Carlita is.

If you want to cosplay Sherlock Holmes, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better design. And if, like me, you just want a warm coat, it’s great for that too.