It's very easy to care about women's fashion and dress more than men's. I'm trying to make a very conscience decision to study the boys as well as the girls. This movie offers a very good chance to do that. And the more I researched it, the more I was interested. The palette is subtle but strong: deep browns, olives and greys. Everyone looks a bit too clean than I would expect them to look for the time period, but there's some texturizing done to the suits with regards to fraying the edges, roughing up the hats and some of the fabrics to add some layers to the characters. At this time people would typically only have one outfit until it completely fell off from too much use, and to that end most of the pieces, especially on Jesse James, just look too new, but damn if they dont look good.
Patricia Norris did double duty on this movie as Costume and Production Designer. She fulfilled both these roles on many films like Twin Peaks:Fire Walk with Me and Return to Lonesome Dove and Costume Designed most notably films such as Scarface, The Elephant Man, And Victor Victoria.
I found some actual portraits of the real characters and it's great to see how their personalities come through in the actors chosen to portray them.