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\The boy in blue... really.

Puma Man - "It's not yellow... it's gold."


Remember Hutch's yellow pants? They were the trousers of legend. Not many men could pass off those puppies. But, the most notable S&H attire was Starsky's famous knit sweater (although he only wore it through half of the pilot and in the episodes "Running" and "Terror on the Docks"). One had to be pretty macho to pull off wearing that thing. In fact, Starsky wore the same blue t-shirt, blue winder breaker and jeans in the first 9 episodes (One wonders why that outfit didn't become iconic). Hutch on the other hand, displayed a wide array of plaid shirts and over shirts. Lots and lots of plaid.

Yes, there were leather jackets a plenty, bell bottoms galore and a plethora of boots to boot. Enjoy a run down of Starsky and Hutch fashion statements.

 
IF THE SHOES FIT
 
 

In the beginning, Starsky was strictly an Adidas man; model LS 76 to be exact. Hutch was purely a Puma man. But, eventually Hutch did change to Adidas... brown Gazelles.

But, by Season 4, Starsky and Hutch had come of age and both sported Nike. Now, in the 70's, Adidas were pretty, darned cool but Nike's were new on the market and everyone wanted a pair. They were the ultimate running shoe back then – bar none.

Sneakers weren't the only footware the partners wore. No, there were conservative loafers for court, strange, brown earth-type shoes with waffle soles that Hutch wore through most of Season 1 and 2. Hutch also wore Frye boots in Season 1. Campus Frye boots. Starsky too, had a suede pair of generic western-style boots.

Added to these beauties, were a series of platform shoes for under cover work and disco dancing... naturally.

 
 
FULL METAL JACKETS
 
Well, the boys certainly had a wardrobe full of jackets. They were a must in order to conceal their weapons. A fan favourite, was Hutch's black and white baseball jacket. He wore it most in Season 1 and it made its final appearance in the series's final scene. But, there was so much more to be donned over 4 years.
 

Hutch also had a lovely camel, suede shirt/ coat thing; black bomber jacket; light brown bomber jacket; dark brown bomber jacket with fur collar; plaid flannel shirts; denim jacket; ugly denim coat; safari jacket; hip length brown leather coat; bowling shirts, Hawaiian shirts and an assortment of cotton outerwear. Just for the record, Hutch's bowling shirt was monogrammed with the name "Al" – of course.

 
 
Starsky was a bit more frugal when it came to wardrobe. Besides his iconic knit sweater were several leather bomber jackets – most notably the one that looked like it had barely survived WWII. He also had a safari and army surplus jacket. But, in those first two seasons that wimpy, blue, nylon windbreaker was his favourite choice by far.
 
 
ACCESSORIES DAHLINK
 
 

Starsky was watch crazy. It was always irksome to his partner as Starsky insisted on not only purchasing several over the series, but making sure Hutch knew how much each one cost. Not to mention all the extra workings of each piece. But, that never stopped Hutch from using said partner's wrist as reference for the time of day. Hutch carried a pocket watch in Season 1 and 2.

Sunglasses were also a part of the look. Mostly for Hutch who wore a pair of aviator style glasses. Starsky, on the other hand wore his less but still had a stylish pair to keep the glare of the Torino hood from blinding him.

Handcuffs were simply a necessity for any working cop and Starsky and Hutch pulled their's out often.

 

As for jewellery, the boys wore that too. Starsky always wore a ring on his left pinkie. And, later in the series a necklace with a disk pendant. He also wore a simple bracelet on occasion. Hutch wore a ring sometimes, but rarely and what looked like a Zuni watch. He had a moon and star necklace in Season 3 and a shark's tooth/shell necklace in Season 4.

 
MAD HATTERS
 
 
Besides growing a mustache and longer hair later in the series, Hutch decided that hats should be added to his new look – off with the leather and plaid and into ponchos and bowling shirts. But, Starsky really started the trend in the pilot episode with his black, wool-knit toque. Added to these toppers were many hats used for under cover work throughout the series.
 
 
OTHER STUFF
 

There was lots of other stuff too. Like Hutch's shirt that had an embroidered guitar strewn across its back (far left). He also had the market cornered on zip up turtlenecks as he had several in different colours. Both Starsky and Hutch wore turtlenecks.

 

Mention also has to be made with regard to Starsky's red socks. Who wears red socks? He did.

Starsky often wore a denim shirt and always jeans whereas Hutch rarely wore jeans at all... actually never in Season 1. He preferred khakis, cargo pants or corduroy. His denim preferences came much later in the series.

 

 

Like Hutch and his zip turtlenecks in a number of colors, Starsky too liked a particular style and decided an array of colors was in order.

Like these t-shirts in red and blue.

 
And, we must include Starsky's hoodies, of which he had several. What a trend setter. The man had a simple, yet functional set of clothes.
 
 
Oh, and we can't forget their trusty weapons either - the ultimate accessory. Starsky used a Smith and Wesson Model 59 - 9mm semi auto held 15 rounds in the magazine, one in the chamber. Lots of firepower. Hutch used a Colt Python, which came in 357 magnum, but was available in 3 different barrel lengths - 4", 6" and 8". During the first few episodes he had the 4", but as the show moved forward he changed to the 6" barrel.
 
 
WELL, HE'S A HUNKA HUNKA BURNING LOVE!
 
At some point, Hutch went all Elvis on us and any jacket that had a collar was wore up. Thank you. Thank you very much!
 
 
THE ENIGMATIC MR. HUGGY BEAR
 
 
This website would be remiss if it did not include the wardrobe stylings of Huggy Bear. Above are just a few fashions donned by our favourite informant.
 
 
 
In the episode "Ballad For a Blue Lady", Hutch sports a beautiful, suede, fringed jacket.
 
 
 

 

Starsky wore this ski sweater in several episodes including "Silence" and "The Bounty Hunter."

The terrycloth shirt on the left was only worn once in the episode "Starsky's Lady." Fitting.

   

"The King of Cool", Steve McQueen sports Starsky's famous sweater.

Hutch wore plaid...

...lots of plaid...

....lots and lots of plaid.

 

     
     

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