Ranch Hand Denim.
I was chatting with Rose, the Costume Director, about the costumes for Of Mice and Men. You would think that outfitting a bunch of men with work shirts and denim would be easy, but it’s not! Here’s a picture of some of the rejected pants for the production:
Even though denim pants are easy to come by, the weight of denim, and the cut of pants has changed drastically over the past 80 years, so the costume shop goes through many pair to get the right fit, color, and degree of wear.