It's been pretty quiet on the costuming forum lately, so I thought I revive this old topic on a new thread.
Captain Malcolm Reynolds' series outfit.
The bits, and some of where to get `em.
The Brown coat
The original prop maker Johnathan Logan sells these for a lot of money.
Abbyshot doesn't look as good, but is more affordable.
I count no less than eight or nine shirts worn by the good captain during the run of the series, but always stuck to a solid color of collared, buttoned, long sleeved shirt.
Basically find something you look good in and go with it. Wild West Mercantile is a good starting point for this.
Wild West Mercantile
The 'Hero' pants worn during the run of the series were actually 100 years old, so I hear. So the best you're going to be able to find are back at Wild West Mercantile again
I personally wear the Frontier Classics brand Frontier Trousers but there are also Wah Maker Frontier Pants, and Wild West Mercantile Texas Trousers that all match fairly closely to the screen used pair.
Wild West Mercantile
None of the pants I list above come with the piping down the outside seam that Mal had. Shawna added that herself, I think.
It's been called a strip of one inch wide Grosgrain and looks in close-up to be of several gray and dark brown alternating stripes. I hear-tell it started as another color and was dyed, too.
I wish you luck in finding something that'll work. The 76th just uses a plain brown stripe.
Mal wore a pair of low-cut shoes with a set of 'spats' glued onto the uppers. There are conflicting reports as to the base shoe that was used so the best option is to find someone who makes Mal-esque replicas.
Motor Cowboy makes a set of inaccurate boots, so I went to Schrader Bootmaker to have a set custom made for the same price. He didn't make the three ribs visible enough, and they are supposed to sweep upwards in the back, but even I didn't know that at the time, so over all, I'm VERY happy with his work.
Also Diaz Leathers
These were custom made out of a pair of 1940's era Israeli military load-bearing suspenders
They look like this
Israeli Army "H" Suspenders
I also had to get these to go with them
Well, they were black, didn't show a lot of seam, had three wavy lines down the back of the hand and mostly sat slung into his pistol belt. I don't know if anyone has any better info than that.
Brennan Byers of GBB Custom Leather is the original maker of Mal's TV holster. I have one, It's beautiful, if inaccurate. But for the fan on a budget, you can again go to Browncoat fashions for the whole pistol rig (holster, belt and pouches).
GBB Custom Leather
Mal wore a Word War Two era East German Officers Dress Uniform belt in brown and gold.
You'll notice in some promotion stills though, that the thin uniform belt isn't really up to the task of holding the pistol up. So you MAY want to go with something heavier even if it's less accurate.
ALSO; for the holster AND pistol belt, you won't find better than the QMx
Firefly Mal Holster Artisan Replica
Mal's pistol was a Taurus model 85 with both the original barrel and grip hacked off. It was than welded into an ill fitting brass shell. And somehow it turned out beautiful!
Here's some folks who've made either the movie or show versions...
Philippe's resin cast from TV stunt. Good luck getting one of these.
The Model 47a
There are a few odd Sidkit pistols floating around, but they're rare.
Finally, QMx makes just the movie version. Currently only in resin. QMx