“We had ten grand for the entire [wardrobe] budget. We knew these characters had probably just gotten out of jail. They wouldn’t have any money. So I said to Quentin, ‘Everybody can afford to go to a thrift store. And no one could describe them if they’re all wearing this uniform of black suit, white shirt, and skinny black tie.’” — Betsy Heimann, Reservoir Dogs costume designer

They say necessity is the mother of invention. Necessity can also change the face of fashion. Costume designer Betsy Heimann’s thrifty costume design on Reservoir Dogs played a part in changing the face of modern fashion. Due to budgetary constraints, only two suits used in the film were actually suits. Designer Agnes B. furnished Harvey Keitel’s suit because, as Heimann explained to the The Daily Beast, “Harvey’s character is the boss, so he would have had more money.” Michael Madsen’s suit came off the rack from C&R clothiers, the Men’s Wearhouse or Joseph A. Bank of the day. The rest of the wardrobe was mixed and matched at Hollywood thrift stores. Some actors are actually wearing navy pants; Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) and Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) are wearing jeans.

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