The Gentlemen: Bobby Glass and Tammy Horniman

The Gentlemen: Bobby Glass and Tammy Horniman

This March, on Netflix, an exciting new series by Guy Ritchie premiered. It's a series that extends the world of his 2020 film The Gentlemen onto television. Although the series has the same name, it features brand new characters and plot lines, but it also has the same Guy Ritchie-esque gangster charm many of us know and love from the movie. Take a look at the trailer below (Warning: very strong language).

The series follows the adventures of the aristocratic Horniman family over eight episodes. After the ninth Duke dies, Eddie Horniman (played by Theo James), soldier and second son, is surprised (as is everyone else) to find that he has inherited the title and estate over his feckless older brother Freddy. Shockingly, it's not the only secret that his father has been hiding. Eddie, the newly minted tenth Duke of Halstead, is stunned to discover that his ancient family holdings are being run as a cannabis farm by a large and powerful gangster family headed by Susie Glass (Kaya Scodelario) in her incarcerated father's absence (Ray Winstone). At first, Eddie tries to extricate himself from the arrangement. However, after discovering Freddy is in debt to the tune of eight million pounds to a bunch of different gangsters, Eddie concedes that the unconventional arrangement is his only way forward. Throughout the series, we see the escapades this somewhat ungentlemanly life (and his brother Freddy's antics) lead him into. 

The costumes were curated and designed by LouLou Bontemps (@maisonbontemps). The stories of the Hornimans, Susie Glass, and the other characters are skilfully embedded into each outfit.

Bobby Glass (Ray Winstone)

Bobby Glass is the head of the cannabis empire situated on the Halstead estate. However, throughout the entire series, he is incarcerated in an incredibly (surprisingly) luxurious prison. Despite this, Bobby still has control over the business, and Susie and Eddie visit him multiple times for guidance and blessings. He is determined not to let Eddie out of his arrangement with the Glass family and is not above using some underhand tactics to get his way, much like his daughter Susie. 

You would think Bobby's style would be pretty basic while being locked up. Still, because of his unusually lax and extravagant incarceration, Bobby is able to maintain the fashion choices he would have made in the outside world. His costumes comprise expensive cashmere jumpers, tweed and wool jackets, shearling coats, suit trousers, shirts, silk ties, and cravats. 

 

 

 

 

Tammy Horniman (Chanel Cresswell)

Tammy is Freddy's wife and is fully prepared to become the lady of the manor on the Duke's death. So, when Freddy is disinherited, she hyperventilates on the floor at the reading of the will. However, her clothes show she's not quite willing to let that lifestyle go just yet. 

Tammy's costumes always give the impression that she isn't necessarily from the same class as the Hornimans, so she puts extra effort into what she wears and looks correctly dressed for every occasion. LouLou Bontemps says that her inspiration was a mixture of the WAG look and the Chelsea girl. Bontemps points out that people from Freddy's class who live on large estates just wear what they put on that morning to go shooting or hunting. In contrast, Tammy is almost like a class tourist in that she will buy the complete shooting outfit despite not being remotely interested in the sport. She is playing a role and is determined to look the part, which she does very successfully. However, she never comes across as "trashy". 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Takeaways 

Have you watched The Gentlemen on Netflix? Will you be watching? Watch for the other characters' outfit choices and style evolutions. Would you wear any of Bobby Glass' or Tammy Horniman's outfits?

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