After outlining for readers how to recreate iconic John Wayne outfits and Clint Eastwood outfits in Red Dead Online, I decided to shift gears a bit and think of what would be my Top 5 western films released since 2000. Featuring films from Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Costner, and others, I found there were still a lot of great modern Westerns released during this time frame. As such, I thought it would be fun to write this companion article to that one, where I explain how to recreate 10 outfits from modern western films in Red Dead Online.
Just as in my previous articles, I stuck to the protagonists, antagonists, and outfits that stood out to me most when I thought of each film. I also wanted to simply list each clothing item, its color, and the price as I have previously done, so it is easier for you to look through. Just as before, I want to note that I did not always include specific off-hand holsters, gun belts, gun belt trinkets, belt buckles, or bandoliers because in many films, they’re standard black or brown or they are difficult to really see.
I also want to note that I do not go in-depth about each particular film as I have done in past articles since this has already been covered in the previously linked Top 5 article. Here, I simply list and explain what clothing items and colors are needed to recreate these 10 outfits from modern western films in Red Dead Online.
1 and 2. Dan Evans and Ben Wade in 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
In this remake of the 1957 film of the same name, Christian Bale plays Dan Evans, and Russell Crowe plays Ben Wade in 3:10 to Yuma. Evans, a rancher, is tasked with transporting Wade, a dangerous outlaw, to a train that is set to haul him off to prison.
Dan Evans—What You Need
- Hat: Kennedy Hat, Tan (1st Option)—$139.25
- Neck/Torso: Everyman Jacket, Tan—$33.25; Collar Overshirt, Dark Gray (2nd Option)—$9.25; Valdez Vest, Gray—$129.50; Workman’s Gloves, Brown—$14.50
- Legs: Clerk Pants, Brown—$20.50
- Boots: Stovepipe Square Toe, Light Brown—$41.25
- Accessories: Light Brown Belts
- Total Outfit Cost: $387.50
- Optional Additions: Cayuga Hat, Tan—$131.25; Traditional Vest, Gray—$18.75; Mattock Vest, Gray—$89.75; Cuffed Town Pants, Brown—$22
- Total Outfit Cost with Optional Items: $341.25
The Kennedy Hat is a little tilted and has the big band around it, but honestly, I just chose this because I’ve done a lot of outfits using the Cayuga Hat. I just wanted something different. Not only that, but the bluish line around that hat seemed even more off than this one, but that’s just me. Yet, the Cayuga Hat in tan is an alternative option here as well.
I chose the Valdez Vest over the others simply because while in the film, he is clearly wearing two coats, which is not able to be done in RDO. So, while the material and color don’t match up as well, I thought it was more important for the collar to protrude up as it often does in the film, so I picked that instead. Actually, in the light, it doesn’t look bad at all since the coat covers up the darker shaded parts. However, the Mattock Vest in Gray also looks fairly good, and for those who want a cheaper option, the traditional vest may suffice.
As for pants, in the film, Evans is a struggling farmer, and his pants are old and patched. I wanted to do the Cuffed Town Pants in brown, but the color is just too far off for my liking. But, if you care more about these patches, feel free to use this instead.
Ben Wade—What You Need
- Hat: Homburg Hat, Black—$69
- Neck/Torso: Antoine Jacket, Black—$78.25; Everyday Shirt, Gray—1 Gold Bar; Paisley Vest, Black—$55; Leather Gloves, Black—$11.25
- Legs: Hollman Pants, Black and Beige—$42.50
- Boots: Tornado Boots, Black—$95.50
- Accessories: Black Belts
- Total Outfit Cost: $351.50 and 1 Gold Bar
- Optional Additions: Cromwell Hat, Black—$122.25; French Dress Shirt, Gray—$35; Opulent Vest, Black—5 Gold Bars; Traditional Vest, Black—$18.75; Mitehill Pants, Black—$87.50; Padded Saddle Work Pants, Black—$7.25; Stovepipe Square Toe, Black—$41.25
- Total Outfit Cost with Optional Items: $394.25 and 5 Gold Bars
The Homburg Hat is what is worn by Crowe in the film, though the one in-game is pretty dirty. If players want to ensure that the hat is clean, they can either go with a gray version of this one or choose to use the Black Cromwell Hat instead. This item has a large band around the hat, but the color is more in line with that of the film and the hat shape isn’t too much different.
I went with the Gray Everyday Shirt because I wanted his collar to be up and open as in the film, even though the color and cuffs are white on this shirt. One could choose the French Dress Shirt instead, as the gray is a better match, though the collar won’t be able to be open then.
Also, the Opulent Vest has a large collar that Wade does not have in the film, but I liked the pattern on it is as it is the only one that kind of mimicked the diamond lines in the film. If you have some gold burning a hole in your pocket, though, you can always go with the Black Opulent Vest—though; this one has a different collar as well. If these don’t suit you, a Black Traditional Vest could work since most of the rips are covered up by the jacket he will be wearing.
I ended up going with the Hollman Pants because, in the film, it appears that Wade’s pants are mostly black with gray on the inside area of the legs, presumably made of a tougher material for riding horses. While I thought I would go with the Black Padded Saddle Work Pants, upon further inspection, the first black option I thought was available appeared Brown, and the other option had stripes that looked too different from what is worn in the film. While my selection is black with beige instead of gray, I thought it was the best option overall. However, there are a couple of options one can get depending on what they are looking for.
I noticed that both Evans and Wade appear to wear Square Toed Boots throughout the film. I was going to just go with the Stovepipe Square Toe as I did for Evans, but I discovered that the Tornado Boots are also square-toed, so I went with these instead because they have a design that falls more in line with the outlaw that is Ben Wade, but either will do.
3. Captain Joseph J. Blocker in Hostiles (2017)
In Hostiles, Christian Bale plays the racist Captain Joseph J. Blocker, who after a lifetime of fighting Native Americans (which only amplifies his hatred) is tasked with transporting the ailing Chief Yellow Hawk from New Mexico to Montana so that he may die on his own native land.
What You Need
- Hat: Cayuga Hat, Black—$131.25.
- Neck/Torso: Bandana, Brown (Last Option)—$20.25; Hunter Jacket, Dark Blue and Brown—$171.50; Workshirt, Blue—1 Gold Bar; Crossback Detail Suspenders, Brown—$9; Range Gloves, Tan—$42.50
- Legs: Cuffed Town Pants, Blue—$22.
- Boots: Stovepipe Square Toe, Brown (Over Pants)—$41.25; Western Rider Spurs, Brown—$15.
- Accessories: Black Belts.
- Total Outfit Cost: $452.75 and 1 Gold Bar.
- Optional Additions: Carrigan Hat, Black—$120; Cavalry Gloves, Light Brown—5 Gold Bars
- Total Outfit Cost with Optional Items: $399 and 6 Gold Bars.
Regarding hats, I went back and forth but decided that ultimately the Cayuga hat was close to what Captain Blocker wears in the film. However, I think the Carrigan Hat in black is a close second as the shape of the top of the hat looks closer to what is in the film, though the brim is more curved than the actual one.
Just like with John Wayne’s Rio Lobo outfit, here I picked the Range Gloves over the Cavalry Gloves, not only because they cost 5 Gold Bars to purchase. But the only solid color that they come in that’s close to tan is light brown, as all of the others are two-toned. Plus, with a jacket on, the top is covered up anyway, so I went the cheaper route.
4, 5, and 6. Django and King Schulz in Django Unchained (2012)
Django Unchained features Jamie Foxx as the titular character Django, who is freed by a German bounty hunter, Dr. King Schulz, played by Christopher Waltz, who wants Django to assist him in hunting down the men he is after. After Django learns to use weapons and is found to be a natural at it, Django helps Schulz capture his bounties and then the duo set out to rescue Django’s wife Broomhilda from her diabolical slave owner.
There were a lot of different outfits I could have mimicked in this film, and I debated whether or not to include Calvin Candie’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) iconic suit, but since this outfit is later worn by Django, I decided to include it. Also, I recreated King Schulz’s outfit as well. I decided not to do Django’s “Boy Blue” outfit because, despite other players recreating this outfit, at this time, I could not find the items needed to make a satisfactory version of it.
Django, Green Outfit—What You Need
- Hat: Drifter Hat, Brown—$25.
- Neck/Torso: Brakeman Jacket, Green—$82.25; Collar Overshirt, Gray—$9.25; Neck Scarf, Brown—$10.50; Leather Gloves, Black—$11.25.
- Legs: Clerk Pants, Tan—$20.50.
- Boots: Worn Ropers Boots, Dark Brown—$13.75
- Accessories: Brown Belts.
- Total Outfit Cost: $172.50
- Optional Additions: Caffyns Hat, Brown—$180.50; Everyday Overshirt, Black—$11.25.
- Total Outfit Cost with Optional Items: $330.
I feel like I recall a hat in Campaign mode like the one Django wears in the movie, but I was unable to find it. It was hard finding a hat that matched, but I decided that a Brown Drifter Hat worked best for me. However, if you’d rather have the rope that hangs down, then it appears the Caffyns Hat is the only one to incorporate that besides a String Sombrero.
The only thing I might add is that the Brown Neck Scarf was the closed scarf in the game I could find to matching what Django wears, and it’s not much of a match. If anyone can find one, though, feel free to let us know in the comments! If you do not want to use the scarf, I would go with the Black Everyday Overshirt as I think it looks better, but a collared shirt is needed for the scarf, which is why I made the selection that I did.
Django, Calvin Candie Outfit—What You Need
- Hat: Drifter Hat, Brown—$25.
- Neck/Torso: Ribbon Tie, Red—$12.75; Classic Frock Coat, Red—$18.50; Caugherty Shirt, White—$72; Paisley Vest, Red and Gold (6th Option)—$55.
- Legs: Tuxedo Pants, Maroon (Last Option)—$30.
- Boots: Parson Boots, Brown (4th Option)—$104.50.
- Accessories: Brass Spectacles—5 Gold Bars.
- Total Outfit Cost: $317.75 and 5 Gold Bars.
- Optional Additions: Caffyns Hat, Brown—$170; Gaiters, Brown—$43; Worn Ropers Boots, Dark Brown—$13.75.
- Total Outfit Cost with Optional Items: $401.25 and 5 Gold Bars.
Because the shoes worn in the film by Candie do not have laces, I decided to go with the Parson Boots as they are the only footwear with sinches on the side, similar to the movie. While they are turned up more than the real ones, I thought the brown ones looked the best. However, you could use the same ones worn by Django in the other outfit or Gaiters.
I added the Brass Spectacles because they are the only glasses in the game that resemble the sunglasses Django wears during the finale of the film. Just know, these can only be unlocked after reaching the Distinguished levels of the Trader Role. They then must be unlocked and purchased for 5 Gold from Madam Nazar.
King Schulz Outfit—What You Need
- Hat: Western Homburg Hat, Gray—$69.
- Neck/Torso: Puff Tie, Black—$21.25; Walden Coat, Gray—$199.50; Everyday Shirt, White—$5.50; Traditional Vest, Red and Blue (9th Option)—$18.75.
- Legs: Tuxedo Pants, Gray—$30.
- Boots: Worn Ropers Boots, Black—$13.75; No Spurs.
- Accessories: Black Belts.
- Total Outfit Cost: $357.75
- Optional Additions: Bowler Hat, Gray—$16; Dress Tie, Black—$13; Walden Coat, Gray—$199.50; Richfield Vest, Flannel (10th Option)—2 Gold Bars.
- Total Outfit Cost with Optional Items: $277.75 and 2 Gold Bars.
As far as the hats go, Schultz appears to wear a Homburg in the film, though the top of it does appear to be more rounded like the Bowler Hat. I went with the Western Homburg Hat as the colors are spot on, and the brim matches exactly. However, if you are looking for that more rounded look, the Gray Bowler Hat is also an excellent option. This one was a toss-up for me.
I went with the Puff Tie because that appears to be what is used in the film in certain behind-the-scenes features, but if you would rather have a clearly visible knot, then the Black Dress Trie is an alternate as well. Likewise, I chose the vest that I did because it is the closest to having the pattern in the film, but a close second would be the Richfield Vest. I preferred matching up the colors and buttons, but this has a flannel pattern, so it is up to you.
While I’ve seen a picture of the exact coat Schultz wears in RDO, according to Reddit, this was the Clairborne Coat which was given away as a Mystery Voucher Reward with the Outlaw Pass No. 1. Since I was not playing at that time, I do not have access to the exact coat, but if you have some in stock, use that instead, as it is nearly an exact match.
7 and 8. Boss Spearman and Charley in Open Range (2003)
In perhaps Kevin Costner’s greatest film as director, he plays Charlie, a Civil War veteran, now hired hand, for the rancher Boss Spearman, played by Robert Duvall. Throughout Open Range, the two must uphold their values and way of life by fighting it out with a corrupt sheriff and land baron who rule the territory through sheer terror and who don’t take kindly to folks free-grazing on their land.
I’ll start off by just saying both outfits were difficult to match color-wise as it seems every photo of this movie shows their various outfits in different shades and tones than they appear before, so I went with my best determination. If you find a different frame to go off and think a different color looks better, have it.
Also, it should be noted that I based these characters on their outfits toward the end of the film. However, I included one of their winter coats (each) under Optional Additions. I did not include a whole separate section for changing the clothes underneath, though.
Boss Spearman—What You Need
- Hat: Cutter Hat, Tan—4 Gold Bars.
- Neck/Torso: Patterned Bandana, Very Light Pink (21st Option)—$21.50; Everyday Overshirt, Gray—$11.25; Lancer Vest, Dark Brown (5th Option)—$21.
- Legs: Studded Pants, Dark Brown (2nd Option)—$33.25.
- Boots: Worn Ropers Boots, Dark Brown—$13.75; Western Rider Spurs, Brown—$15.
- Accessories: Brown Belts
- Total Outfit Cost: $115.75 and 4 Gold Bars.
- Optional Additions: Tiltham Hat, Light Gray and Black—$132.75; Shotgun Coat, Brown—$21.
- Total Outfit Cost with Optional Items: $269.50.
I went back and forth on the hats. This seems to be a common theme as RDO seems to have borrowed from a lot of real hats, but I’ve been hard-pressed to find any exact matches so far. I chose the Cutter Hat because it is narrower and does not stick out as far. The color isn’t as close a match, though (and it costs 4 Gold Bars), so I think the next best option is the Tiltham Hat because it is still reminiscent of Boss’ and the color matches better.
As for the optional coat, I chose the Shotgun Coat is very long and comes with pockets on the sides. It is a rather good match.
Charlie Waite—What You Need
- Hat: Caldwell Hat, Brown—$102.75.
- Neck/Torso: Trimmed Bandana, White (13th Option)—2 Gold Bars; Everyday Overshirt, Black (or Gray)—$11.25.
- Legs: Studded Pants, Brown (15th Option)—$6.50; Batwing Chaps, Medium Brown (6th Option)—3 Gold Bars.
- Boots: Worn Ropers Boots, Dark Brown—$13.75; Western Rider Spurs, Brown—$15.
- Accessories: Brown Belts.
- Total Outfit Cost: $149.25 and 5 Gold Bars.
- Optional Additions: Liberty Hat, Tan—$23.50; Patterned Bandana, White—$25.50; Bison Duster Coat, Brown—8 Gold Bars; Classic Frock Coat, Brown—$18.50.
- Total Outfit Cost with Optional Items: $114 and 11 Gold Bars.
Again, with these damn hats. This one is also a toss-up. Even though it is kind of goofy-looking, I went with the Caldwell Hat as the shape is somewhat reminiscent of what is in the movie, though it is far more exaggerated. A close second is the Liberty Hat as it has the curved brim that closely matches that in the film, so it is just a matter of player preference, like with all the other outfits. I think the Bulldogger Hat would be the best fit for this character, but unfortunately, it appears that it is only available in Campaign mode. That hat seems to be a perfect combination of the two, but alas, it is unavailable online. One of these options will just have to suffice.
I chose the Trimmed Bandana because the pattern appeared to be more muted than other light or white options. However, if you don’t want to spend the gold, you can always just get a Patterned Bandana in a lighter shade than Boss’s, or you can go with the white.
It appears that the main characters have slightly different shades of shirts in the film. Charlie also has a pocket on his shirt, so I wanted to stick with the Everyday Overshirt. I chose Black because there isn’t a darker shade of Gray available, but if you want to stick with the same color shirt as Boss has, that is fine too.
Regarding the coat, there’s no perfect match, so it all depends on if you want to spend the gold to make a winter outfit or go the cheaper route. There were a couple of other options I was going to consider, but they don’t go down long enough like these two. If you want to create a coat version of this, it is up to you which to get.
9 and 10. John Ruth and Major Marquis Warren in The Hateful Eight (2015)
Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson play bounty hunters John Ruth and Major Marquis Warren, who get stuck together in a cabin, along with a handful of other nefarious characters, during a blizzard. While there are many characters that could have been chosen from The Hateful Eight, I decided on the two characters that occupy most of the time and space in the film.
John Ruth—What You Need
- Hat: Sobol Hat, Light Orange (4th Option)—$129.50.
- Neck/Torso: Moerboy Coat (From Gus), Light Brown—$315.25; Everyday Shirt, White—$5.50; Richfield Vest, Black—2 Gold Bars; Leather Gloves, Dark Brown—$11.25.
- Legs: Studded Pants, Brown—$6.50.
- Boots: Cavalry Boots, Brown (7th Option)—$48.
- Accessories: Black Belts.
- Total Outfit Cost: $516 and 2 Gold Bars.
- Optional Additions: Bison Duster Coat, Brown—8 Gold Bars; Black Paisley Vest, Black—$55; Strayhorn Boots, Brown—$159; Hightop Moccasins, Brown—3 Gold Bars.
- Total Outfit Cost with Optional Items: $366.75 and 11 Gold Bars.
Just know that to really pull off this look, one will have to kill a perfect bear, take it to Gus (the trader) and purchase it for $315.25. Just know that this coat will be closed, your collar can’t be open, you won’t be able to see the vest, and your gun belt will be on the outside of it. Also, if this option isn’t possible for you at the moment, you are going to have to spend some gold as the Bison Duster Coat is about the only alternative option that comes close to Ruth’s.
For the vest, I would have gone with the Double Breasted Lapelled Vest, but sadly, this is not available in Black. The next best thing is the Richfield Vest which comes in Black, has stripes and double buttons like Ruth. The only thing this option is missing is the large collar, but I still think it looks really good. If you don’t want to spend the gold, a Black Paisley Vest could work here as it has a large collar.
I went with the Cavalry Boots because they are the closed option of coming up to the knee, and they look like what is worn, even if they aren’t quite high enough. But, I know you will want to make this as cold-weather proof as possible, so if you want to forego accuracy for warmth, you can go with the Strayhorn Boots or the Hightop Moccasins, both in Brown.
Major Marquis Warren—What You Need
- Hat: Descoteaux Hat, Black—$96.25.
- Neck/Torso: Teck Scarf, Red—$11.50; Dunaway Coat, Blue—$189; Everyday Shirt, White—$5.50; Paisley Vest, Black—$55; Avery Gloves, White and Black—3 Gold Bars.
- Legs: Cuffed Town Pants, Black—$22.
- Boots: Lumber Boots, Black—$60.
- Accessories: Black Belts.
- Total Outfit Cost: $439.25 and 3 Gold Bars.
- Optional Additions: Ascot Tie, Red—$22; Dress Tie, Red—$13; Puff Tie, Red—$21.25; Cavalry Gloves, Brown—5 Gold Bars; Workman’s Gloves, Tan—$14.50; and Range Gloves, Tan—$42.50.
- Total Outfit Cost with Optional Items: $492.25 and 5 Gold Bars.
The Descoteaux Hat is the only hat remotely reminiscent of the one worn by Warren in the film. The same goes for the Dunaway Coat, which, likewise, I felt was the only true option close enough to resemble the movie. Someone might find an alternative, but to me, these are the only options here.
Additionally, I went with the Teck Scarf because I wanted the thickness of the tie in the film but didn’t like the way the Puff Tie looked. For some reason, too, the red colors for the ties all have stripes on them as opposed to the bright red color that is available in the campaign. If this is not for you, there are options here as you can go with the Ascot Tie, Dress Tie, or Puff Tie.
Similar to the hat issue, the gloves that Warren wears are clearly Cavalry Gloves, but with them not having any single-color options, I felt as if I couldn’t pick that as an option. I selected the Avery Gloves because they come a decent amount above the wrist, and even if they have fur and are not all one color, I wanted to have a little bit of the style included as well as the white. Yet, if you want to go with the Cavalry Gloves instead, you can either select those in brown, the Workman’s Gloves, or the Range Gloves.
If there are any other legendary characters or outfits from Westerns, old or new, that you’d like to see in Red Dead Online, leave a comment and let us know what you would like to see recreated next.