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Friday, January 26, 2007

A stitch in time for Hollywood

John Pickens, owner of John Pickens Clothiers, and his alterations department never saw actor Kevin Costner when he was in town last year filming "Mr. Brooks."

However, they did stitch up his britches.

"They brought in a ‘costume’ that was a tuxedo, vest, formal pants and jacket, and an odd pair of trousers," said Pickens.

"The costumes were all brought in all pinned up and we altered them," said Pickens.

They also outfitted a detective actor in the film with a new suit for his role.

"They brought in police uniforms and we sewed patches on them," said Pickens.

But Pickens’ relationship with Hollywood isn’t over.

For another film being shot locally, wardrobers bought four exact sets of shirts and pants for one actor.

"They had to be alike because the scene filmed was bloody and if there was a reshoot, they had to have the same clothes," said Pickens.

"It has been interesting to see how they work."


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