The Jayne Project

To be Jayne Cobb, the following things are required:
  1. Coat
  2. Shirt
  3. Gloves
  4. Wristband
  5. Knife
  6. Pants
  7. Boots
  8. Hat
  9. Cigar
  10. Revolver
  11. Holster
  12. Vera
  13. Goatee

Coat - This is the coat Jayne is most often seen wearing. Olive or dark tan-green, appears to be army surplus. Has a patch on the left shoulder and 4 stars on each epaulette. The collar is fur-lined.

Priority: 7. If necessary the coat can be left out.

Source: Unknown. Possibly Army surplus store or Goodwill. #1, #2, #3

Cost: $20-$40?

Shirt - Though Jayne wears several different shirts, the Blue Sun shirt he wears in Ariel may be the most memorable. River cuts him with a knife because of the logo. The shirt is sleeveless, khaki/dark tan, with the Blue Sun logo on the front. Will probably go with a sleeved version.

Priority: 1

Source: has good colors, decent price ($13.75), though reliability is in the air. Cafepress has 3 Blue Sun stores: The first has the same logo seen on the shirt in the show ($16.49). The second has the revised logo ($14.99). The third has the original logo ($14.99). The Cafepress stores do not offer a tan or black shirt. The best is Ash Grey, which will probably not be very dark. The shirt could conceivably be dyed after purchase.

Cost: $13.75 - $16.49

Gloves - Jayne is frequently seen wearing fingerless gloves, especially while out-and-about or working. They appear to be leather, possibly shooting gloves.

Priority: 4

Source: Cycling gloves

Cost: $0

Wristband - Often wears a black leather(?) wristband with 2 metal buckles on his right hand, especially when he is wearing his gloves.

Priority: 4

Source: Hot-Topic carries leather wristbands with metal fastenings.

Cost: $8 - $12

Knife - Jayne sometimes carries a stag-handle bowie knife in a brown leather sheath. Other times, the knife has a standard plastic grip.

Priority: 3

Source: My own knife will work if necessary.

Cost: $0

Pants - Typically tan cargo pants tucked into the boots.

Priority: 1

Source: K-mart

Cost: $17

Boots - Wears dark brown or black/dark gray leather boots with straps and buckles around the ankle.

Priority: 3

Source: My combat boots

Cost: $0

Hat - Jayne's most famous hat is the knit orange/gold cap that his mother made for him. It has ear flaps and a pom-pom on top.

Priority: 1

Source: Pattern 1, Pattern 2

Cost: ??

Cigar - Often seen chewing on a half-smoked cigar. Never seems to smoke it.

Priority: 7

Source: Grocery store

Cost: $1?

Revolver - Jayne often carries what appears to be a modified open-top Colt revolver with a weaver mount attached to the barrel and an extra cylinder underneath it.

Priority: 3

Source: Possibly a Nerf N-Strike Maverick for $8 at Target. Can be painted. Won't fit a normal holster though. Or modify a cap gun revolver ($5).

Cost: $8

Gun holster - This appears to be a black nylon holster with nylon leg strap/tie-down.

Priority: 4

Source: Inexpensive nylon holster from the gun store and utility strap from Ace.

Cost: $14

Vera - It's a Callahan full-bore auto-lock. Customized trigger. Double cartridge through-gauge. This is his very favorite gun. He calls it Vera.

Priority: 2

Source: Paint & modify toy M16 ($15). Paint scheme

Cost: $15

Goatee - It's not Jayne without the vandyke. Also, sideburns that go down to the bottom of the ear.

Priority: 1

Source: Grow the damn thing! Brush in coloring as necessary.

Cost: $5 for coloring

Chain of Command
- "Know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with til you understand who's in ruttin' command here." There is no real chain. It's a metaphor.

Priority: 8

Source: It's a metaphor.

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