Spaghetti Western outfits?


(Silvanito) #1

As you know the Italian SW anti-heroes often had a look that was pretty different from the standard “cowboy look” in earlier Hollywood westerns.

Clint Eastwood is of course an absolute classic in his poncho, but there were many others who also looked great!!

And even though it isn’t the main issue when it comes to these movies, it was probably a little more realistic the way the SW characters dressed compared to the Hollywood look from the 40s and 50s. Or am I wrong?

Opinions?


(JONAH HEX) #2

actual photos of old west gunslingers…jesse james and crew

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(JONAH HEX) #3

Billy the kid/Henry Mcarty

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(JONAH HEX) #4

Wild Bill Hickock

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(JONAH HEX) #5

considering people probably “dressed up” for photo’s back then here is the Dalton gang ,im sure they were not hoping to get their picture taken at the time. :o

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(JONAH HEX) #6

Basically i would say both hollywood and italian westerns were stylistic interpetations of old west dress.


(JONAH HEX) #7

comodore perry

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(Silvanito) #8

The long coats you often see in spaghettis, they were common for real in those days?

And the hats on your pictures don’t quite look like the ones in old Hollywood movies.

And another thing, many men apparently had a moustache in those days, and also really long hair. Was that very common you think?


(The Halitosis Kid) #9

Well the Italians aren’t going to wear just any old thing are they :wink:

IMO one of the most stylish Spaghetti Westerns is “A Bullet For The General”, the whole film is visually rich (apart from the two 'ladies" Chuncho and Nino choose to spend the night with towards the end of the film).:-\


(JONAH HEX) #10

Long coats or “dusters” were common for cowboys, who spent months on the trail and encountered extreme weather.hats varied from derbys to sombero’s but the classic cowboy hat you see in most westerns was also worn.moustache’s were very common,I doubt if long hair was really very common but both Hicock and Custer were known to be vain about their looks and their long hair…Tombstone and Lonesome Dove are two movies that probably come close to authenic old west dress.[quote=“Silvanito, post:8, topic:543”]The long coats you often see in spaghettis, they were common for real in those days?

And the hats on your pictures don’t quite look like the ones in old Hollywood movies.

And another thing, many men apparently had a moustache in those days, and also really long hair. Was that very common you think?[/quote]