These vintage pants were worn by Clint Walker in the title role of 1959’s Yellowstone Kelly. They bear Warner Bros tags, and his name written in the waistband, and match the style and details worn by him in this movie, as well as matching another pair worn by him in the film which sold at auction in 2012. These are a laced style of breeches, worn tucked into tall boots. The very long inseam for the style makes perfect sense with Waker’s stature.
This vintage jacket was made in the 1930s for United Costumers, Inc., an early Hollywood costume house catering to the film industry. This one is an elevator operator’s uniform. It is double breasted, with metal buttons and a black collar. There is black sleeve piping and the remains of stitching from where a diamond shaped patch was removed from the sleeve.
These vintage buckskin pants were made in the 1930s, or possibly earlier. They were used by the Western Costume Company of Hollywood California in western movies starting in the 1930s. They are made of buckskin leather, rough side out, with fronge running the length of the outseam. They have one pocket, on the right seam, have a button fly and belt loops. There is a stain on the right leg and on the pocket bag. The main tag has them marked as a size 32×32, but they have been taken in and shortened over the decades, as these were used in countless movies. The main tag has number 38-23_5-2. If the illegible number is a 4, that number, 2345 was the production number for 1936’s The Last of the Mohicans, starring Randolph Scott, in which he wore an identical looking pair of buckskin pants, and in which other characters wore many fringed buckskin costume pieces.
Waist (side to side): 15″ (doubled = 30″)
The real deal- a big ’30s Dobbs western sold by Desmond’s of California. No interest when I sold this one- ended up losing money on it. Everyone wants a “Stetson” and are willing to pay big for the brand name. People will pay big for Dobbs fedoras, but they just didn’t become iconic in the western market in the same way.