Property of Starsky & Hutch

An inventory of stuff belonging to Dave Starsky and Ken Hutchinson

Hutch’s Christmas Necklace — December 25, 1976

Hutch’s Christmas Necklace

I’m calling this the Christmas necklace, because the only time Hutch ever wears this large triangular pendant is at the 1976 Christmas party at Kiko’s. It looks like a stone inlay set in silver, but it’s hard for me to say what types of stones are used. But I can guess: the red bits in the middle might be coral, and maybe the blue areas are pieces of turquoise and opal? It is most likely a piece of Native American jewelry (Navajo or Zuni), possibly an arrowhead type of pendant with its slightly rounded sides.

Hutch wears it in: 

02-13 Little Girl Lost (tag)

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Hutch’s Black Leather Jacket (S2-S4) — November 6, 1976

Hutch’s Black Leather Jacket (S2-S4)

If you ask me, this is the perfect jacket for Hutch. Thankfully, he wore it in over 20 episodes, including some in S4, where it really, really saved his look. It has a narrow, medium-length cut that really suits him and a perfect wide collar to pop up and give contrast to his blond hair – and it’s black and shiny and quite timeless.

Hutch wears it in:

02-08 The Specialist
02-11 Nightmare
02-12 Iron Mike
02-15 The Psychic
02-17 The Set-Up, Part 2
02-18 Survival
02-19 Starsky’s Lady
02-20 Huggy Bear and The Turkey
02-21 The Committee
02-24 Murder on Stage 17
03-03 Fatal Charm
03-04 I Love You, Rosey Malone
03-08 The Heroes
03-09 The Plague, Part 1
03-14 The Heavyweight
03-15 A Body Worth Guarding
03-19 Hutchinson for Murder One
04-14 Ballad for a Blue Lady
04-15 Birds of a Feather
04-20 Targets Without a Badge, Part 3
04-21 Starsky vs. Hutch

Hutch’s Light Blue Plaid Shirt —

Hutch’s Light Blue Plaid Shirt

In the pictures above (from The Specialist and S&H are Guilty), there are actually two different shirts of the same fabric (notice e.g. the details around left shoulder seam, or the left breast pocket). In my plaid statistics post, I’ve counted these as one item, because with most garments it’s hard or impossible to tell such “doubles” apart and it would just complicate things. I’ve only posted about nearly identical garments separately, if one is obviously damaged beyond repair in one episode and then another similar one reappears in a later episode.

Hutch wears it in:

02-08 The Specialist
02-11 Nightmare
02-25 Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty
03-03 Fatal Charm
03-05 Murder Ward
03-06 Death in a Different Place
03-07 The Crying Child (the opening scene recycled from Nightmare)
03-14 The Heavyweight

Hutch’s Dark Green Jacket — November 2, 1976

Hutch’s Dark Green Jacket

It seemed to me like Hutch wore this jacket all the time, but no, only in four episodes. Again, this was David’s own jacket, he wears it in a lot of photos (including the famous behind-the-scenes photo in which he kisses Paul on the set of Murder Ward).

Hutch wears it in:

02-10 Vendetta
02-13 Little Girl Lost
03-01 Starsky and Hutch on Playboy Island, Part 1
03-14 The Heavyweight

 

Hutch’s Brown Plaid Shirt — October 30, 1976
Hutch’s Red/Orange Plaid Shirt —
Hutch’s Red/White/Blue Short-Sleeve Plaid Shirt — October 16, 1976
Hutch’s Puma Clyde III Sneakers — October 2, 1976

Hutch’s Puma Clyde III Sneakers

These beautiful blue and yellow Pumas that Hutch occasionally wears during S2 apparently came from David Soul’s personal wardrobe. Some of the sightings in the show are extremely brief, so there may be more than I have noticed so far.

Hutch wears them (at least) in:

02-03 Murder at Sea, Part 1
02-04 Murder at Sea, Part 2
02-05 Gillian
02-10 Vendetta
02-19 Starsky’s Lady
02-23 A Long Walk Down A Short Dirt Road

I had previously identified these shoes as Puma Delphin, but the photo of David above (from T.M.) revealed details that just didn’t match with Delphin anymore. Pity – I loved that name for the shoes we first see Hutch wear at sea! But I prefer accuracy: with Puma Clyde III, every detail fits. Puma Clyde is a famous basketball shoe named after the New York Knicks’ Walter “Clyde” Frazier in 1968, and I suppose Clyde III is a further development from the mid-1970s. Frazier had wanted a light shoe, and Clyde III with its thin sole looks even lighter than the original Clyde. Suede as the material made Clydes a nice looking street shoe, too, not just an athletic shoe, though Hutch does wear these to the tennis court in “Long Walk”.

Here’s an identical pair of Clyde IIIs to appreciate the details (photo source here). This page with a picture of the Clyde III box reveals they cost $25 back in the day.

 

Hutch’s Adidas Tobacco Sneakers — September 25, 1976
Hutch’s Brownish/Greenish Leather Jacket —

Hutch’s Brownish/Greenish Leather Jacket

This minimalist leather jacket –  very short, no collar, no pockets, small buttons, satin lining in the exact same color – looks sometimes like it’s a warm tan color, sometimes like it’s pale greenish. Hard to tell what the color really is.

It’s Hutch’s favorite jacket in S2-S3 (worn in 25 episodes, then in 2 episodes in S4).

Hutch wears it in:

02-01 The Las Vegas Strangler, Part 1
02-02 The Las Vegas Strangler, Part 2
02-05 Gillian
02-06 Bust Amboy
02-07 The Vampire
02-08 The Specialist
02-10 Vendetta
02-11 Nightmare
02-14 Bloodbath
02-19 Starsky’s Lady
02-21 The Committee
02-24 Murder on Stage 17
02-25 Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty
03-03 Fatal Charm
03-04 I Love You, Rosey Malone
03-06 Death in a Different Place
03-07 The Crying Child
03-09 The Plague, Part 1
03-11 The Collector
03-12 Manchild on the Streets
03-13 The Action
03-14 The Heavyweight
03-18 Class in Crime
03-20 Foxy Lady
03-21 Partners
04-03 Blindforld
04-20 Targets Without a Badge, Part 3

Hutch’s White/Light Blue Plaid Shirt —
Hutch’s Colorful Check Shirt — April 21, 1976
Starsky and Hutch’s Red Sweater — March 3, 1976
Hutch’s Blue Double Pocket Knit Hoodie — November 26, 1975

Hutch’s Blue Double Pocket Knit Hoodie

A navy blue knit hoodie with a double pocket in front and a button to wrap the floppy shawl collar more comfortably around your neck – if I ever throw a proper fangirl moment over a garment, it’s probably this one. Totally squee-worthy!

Unfortunately, after the promising start in S1, the sightings of this lovely hoodie are few and far between. It may have been David’s own – at least he wore it in a talk show interview with Merv Griffin.

Hutch wears it in:

01-12 Terror on the Docks
01-16 Losing Streak
01-17 Silence
02-13 Little Girl Lost
03-15 A Body Worth Guarding

Hutch’s Black Leather Jacket (S1) — November 19, 1975

Hutch’s Black Leather Jacket (S1)

Hutch rocks this very short black leather jacket with straps at collar and waistband. It’s a pity it was only seen in four episodes. Thankfully David also wore it in the legendary Century City photo shoot where he and Paul goofed around to their hearts’ content.

Hutch wears it in: 

01-11 Captain Dobey, You’re Dead
01-18 The Omaga Tiger
01-19 Jo-Jo
01-20 Running
02-15 The Psychic (the opening scene recycled from The Omaha Tiger)

 

Hutch’s Gold Pocket Watch — November 12, 1975

Hutch’s Gold Pocket Watch

Hutch using an old-fashioned pocket watch “all the time” is one of the great Starsky & Hutch wardrobe myths. In the the Pilot and the early Season 1 episodes, Hutch wears modern wrist watches (a huge stainless steel one in the Pilot, and one with a black bracelet in the first three episodes and randomly thereafter); in S3-S4, he wears a turquoise-and-silver Zuni wrist watch in most episodes.

I didn’t do a thorough rewatch to catch the first sighting of the pocket watch, but I think it might be in 01-10 Lady Blue, when they wait for Fifth Avenue and Starsky asks Hutch what time it is. However, it’s best seen in 01-13 Shootout, from which the above screenshots are. It’s a rather large “hunting case” (i.e. covered) pocket watch. It has no particular features to identify it in any more detail, but apparently the position of the winding stem at three o’clock (instead of twelve) indicates that it’s almost certainly an antique watch, not a modern one. Funnily, you can see in the close-ups in Shootout that the watch is not actually running (easily noticeable because the hand on the second dial doesn’t move).

I don’t remember seeing the pocket watch after Season 1 – if I’m wrong, please correct me! As mentioned, Hutch goes on to use a wrist watch later when necessary; in 01-22 The Bounty Hunter, he wears one with an alarm to remember to take his vitamins. In 02-15 The Psychic, he puts one on for the ransom run. In both occasions, it looks like the same one with the black bracelet that he wore in early Season 1, but I don’t have a good screenshot of it. In 02-18 Survival, there’s a golden wrist watch, and probably there are a couple of watches in other episodes that are part of his undercover costumes (at least in Murder Ward). I probably won’t write separate posts about these randomly seen watches, but I got such a nice screenshot of the rather distinctive looking Pilot watch, so I’ll just add that here; if anyone recognizes it, I’d be happy to write a separate post. It might be very easy to identify; I haven’t tried yet.

 

Hutch’s Big Brown Plaid Shirt —
Hutch’s Green T-shirts — October 29, 1975

Hutch’s Green T-shirts

One of Hutch’s staple pieces of clothing especially during S2 and S3 are green short-sleeved t-shirts. The one you see most often is dark green with a breast pocket (the first screenshot is the first appearance from 01-08 “Kill Huggy Bear” – looks like there’s something in the pocket, pulling the shirt down from the left side). This green shirt has many fine moments (pulled on, pulled off, getting sweaty), especially in 02-08 “The Specialist” and 03-11 “The Manchild on the Streets”.

However, there are two slightly different green t-shirts Hutch sometimes wears: first, a one-hit-wonder with a white print on it from 01-20 “Running”, and second, a lighter green shirt without a pocket that appears late in S2 (here getting sweaty in 03-05 Death in a Different Place).

When worn under a buttoned-up shirt, it’s sometimes hard to tell if it’s the lighter or the darker t-shirt, so I haven’t specified it on list below.

Hutch wears some variety of green t-shirts in:

01-08 Kill Huggy Bear
01-12 Terror on the Docks
01-13 Captain Dobey, You’re Dead
01-16 Losing Streak
01-18 Omaha Tiger
01-19 JoJo
01-20 Running (this one with print)
01-22 Bounty Hunter
02-05 Gillian
02-06 Bust Amboy
02-08 The Specialist
02-10 Vendetta
02-11 Nightmare
02-14 Bloodbath
02-15 The Psychic
02-16 The Set-Up, Part 1
02-17 The Set-Up, Part 2
02-19 Starsky’s Lady
02-20 Huggy Bear and The Turkey (the first appearance of the lighter one?)
02-21 The Committee
02-24 Murder on Stage 17
02-25 Starsky and Hutch are Guilty
03-01 Starsky and Hutch on Playboy Island
03-02 Fatal Charm
03-03 I Love You, Rosey Malone
03-05 Death in a Different Place
03-07 Heroes
03-08 The Plague, Part 1
03-11 Manchild on the Streets
03-12 The Heavyweight
03-15 The Trap
03-18 Class in Crime
03-21 Quadromania
04-01 Discomania
04-03 Blindfold
04-11 Cover Girl
04-14 Ballad for a Blue Lady

 

Hutch’s White/Green/Brown Plaid Shirt — October 15, 1975
Hutch’s Dark Green/Blue Plaid Shirt — October 1, 1975
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