Dean’s Different Jackets

By Matt / July 31, 2017
Last updated: July 31, 2017
Supernatural Dean Winchester Gap military jacket

Obviously Dean Winchester’s leather jacket is the most recognizable piece of outerwear that the older Winchester wears. But he goes through quite a few different jackets too. Dean Winchester’s military jackets are the most common.

I’m going to try to go over the jackets he uses the most in Supernatural.​

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Dean's jackets style overview:

  • Black M-65 military jacket
  • Green & blue Gap military jackets

Dean Winchester’s M-65 Military Field Jacket

Supernatural Dean Winchester Alpha Industries M65 jacket s3e2

​He wears this jacket a lot in the show. I would have to say this Dean Winchester jacket is his second most recognizable one, and the first is his leather jacket.

I actually bought this jacket, and I get compliments on it all the time. Apparently its made in a slim-fit version now. When I bought mine, it was the standard military sizing, which means it was made baggy enough to fit a whole lot of layers underneath.

The Alpha Industries Slim Fit M-65 field coat is what I would recommend. Or you could always just get the original (non-slim fit), Alpha Industries Men’s M-65 jacket.

If you do go with the non-slim fit version of the M-65, be careful on what size you get, they run really big. To give you a reference, I usually wear a medium (in both jackets and shirts). I bought this jacket (again, the non-slim version) in a size small, and it was still a bit too big until after the first wash/dry. It fits perfectly now, but just be aware of the sizing before you automatically choose your normal size.​

Alpha Industries is the same brand jacket that Dean wears, although in almost every episode he has a slightly modified version.​

Supernatural Dean Winchester Alpha Industries M65 jacket back collar

The costume designers removed the epaulets and also cut out the hood. The zipper on the back of the collar (used to store the hood when you don’t need it) was stitched over with a piece of black cloth.​

I removed the epaulets from my M-65 field jacket too, but left the hood alone. Keep in mind, if you do plan on removing the epaulets yourself, make sure that you’re doing it by removing the stitching. Don’t just cut or tear the whole thing off. You don’t want the seams on your nice new jacket to start coming apart.​

Dean's Gap Military Jacket

The exact name of this jacket is the Gap Commander Slub Twill jacket, style number #405575. Unfortunately they don’t make this exact jacket anymore. I was lucky enough to find one on Ebay. I just searched for “Gap military jacket” and refined it to men’s clothing only. It took a while (a couple of months), but I finally found one.​

If you don’t want to bother with Ebay, you can find something that looks almost identical. This JYG military jacket is one of the jackets I was thinking about buying before I found the Gap jacket.

The Commander Slub is definitely one of Dean Winchester’s most popular/commonly used jackets. He starts wearing it at the beginning of season three, then continues to wear it throughout the seasons of Supernatural. And it’s not just one or two episodes, he sports it in quite a few episodes in seasons three through the last season.

Green Military Jacket

Supernatural Dean Winchester green Gap military jacket

​This jacket is made by Gap too. As with most of the actual clothing used on Supernatural, you won’t find this one new in stores.

Just like the other Gap Commander Slub jacket above, I found this Dean Winchester jacket on Ebay. It seems to be a lot more common than the Commander Slub, but it still took me over a month of searching Ebay (click here for Gap military jacket search results on Ebay) almost every single day to find one.

Just as a side note, Dean does have a blue version of this military jacket too. So if you happen to find one in blue instead of green, you’re still screen accurate.

Like Dean’s M-65, the epaulets have been removed from this jacket (I removed mine as well). And just like the M-65, if you remove them, do it properly (cut the stitching holding the epaulet to the shoulder), or you could just take it to a tailor and pay to have it done.

Fortunately you can find quite a few similar jackets. I came across this Match Men's military jacket. I haven’t personally bought it, but I started to get the feeling that a guy should really only have so many jackets…Unless you’re Dean Winchester, of course.​

Dean's...Other Military Jacket

Supernatural Dean Winchester Old navy military jacket

This jacket is actually made by Old Navy, and it was only used in about half of the pilot episode. When Dean jumps off the bridge, he’s wearing this jacket, but when he gets back out of the water, he’s wearing an entirely different jacket.​

With a lot of this clothing from Supernatural, the only reason we don’t know for sure is because you can’t see the brands of the clothing on the show. But if you happen to own the same exact piece of clothing, you’d be able to tell.

Anyway, this Tru-Spec jacket looks pretty close. Just like with any of these clothes that aren’t made any more, don’t forget you can always search through Ebay. Instead of searching “Gap military jacket” like above, search for “Old Navy military jacket” (again, you can click the link and it’ll take you to the search result on Ebay).​

Dean Winchester Jacket: The Carhartt Duck

Supernatural Dean Winchester Carhartt Duck jacket

Although this jacket isn’t worn very often, I still feel like this Dean Winchester jacket is worth mentioning because of the episodes it does show up in. Dean only wears this jacket in episodes one and two of season six.​

This is when Dean is still living with Ben and Lisa after Sam is thrown into the cage with Michael and Lucifer. The style of this jacket is a lot different than most jackets Dean wears, and he even has his hair parted to one side (driving home the “domesticated Dean” look).

Where most of his jackets have some sort of military style, this Carhartt is clean, has normal pockets (most of his jackets have flaps over the pockets), and no epaulets (the shoulder things). The combination of Dean living with Ben and Lisa, not hunting, and just looking “normal” all contribute to this jacket’s significance. At least in my opinion.

​Amazon sells this jacket, it’s the Carhartt Men’s Duck Detroit jacket. The only modification I could tell that was done to this particular jacket is the removal of the Carhartt logo underneath the left chest pocket.

Conclusion

Both of the brothers in Supernatural wear quite a few different jackets. Dean’s almost always seem to have some military styling though, but that’s to be expected. His father is an ex-marine.​


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Matt

I'm a huge fan of sci-fi/supernatural/monster type shows. After putting together some of my own custom costumes and outfits from TV characters, I decided to start writing my own guides.

94 comments
W - January 3, 2015

Hey Allen, it’s true, that’s a huge amount to pay for a jacket; however, you should note, it’s not an off-the-rack jacket, like everything else on this page — if you look at the webpage, you send them your measurements, and THEY MAKE YOU A CUSTOM-FIT JACKET… and … it’s AN EXACT DUPLICATE OF THE ONE THEY MADE FOR JENSEN ACKLES (only you get to choose the color, if you don’t like the reddish color, as the series’ producers apparently didn’t). So it’s what’s called “bespoke” clothing; it’s designed personally for you. Now, I sure as heck don’t have the money for that, but for those who do… man, wouldn’t it be great to have? LOL (btw I have zero connection to the people who make it).

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W - January 3, 2015

Just to make clear, I was responding to Allen’s reply to Maya about the link to Ocean Drive Leather and that $2000 leather jacket, the “B31/Jensen”…. I tried to respond directly to Allen’s comment, but apparently it won’t let me. Btw, Allen, great to see another guy who’s a Supernatural fan — why don’t you tell something about yourself in the About section of the website?

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    Matt - January 4, 2015

    Hi W, I completely agree with you on the jacket, it’s pretty awesome that you can custom order, from the same exact place that Jensen got the jacket, and have it tailored to you. I definitely didn’t mean to sound like I thought the jacket was overpriced, just in another realm of affordableness for most people 🙂

    To answer your question about the about section, I honestly didn’t think this site would get very many visitors, and I expected even less people leaving comments and asking questions, lol. So when I first wrote everything, I was just putting up info that I thought everyone would be interested in. I didn’t think too many people would care to read about me I guess :p

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Scott - January 4, 2015

I saw a jacket on ebay that the seller wanted 500 dollars for. It was an Esprit jacket I think. Do you have any more info on this jacket or if it’s hard to find?

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    Matt - January 4, 2015

    Hi Scott,

    Yes, that jacket is relatively rare/hard to find. I personally wouldn’t pay $500 for it though, that’s way overpriced in my opinion.

    Some of the info I have on this website I got from filmjackets.com, and here’s a link to one of their threads on Dean’s espirit jacket: http://www.filmjackets.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6023

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Scott - January 4, 2015

Thanks for the info and I would never pay 500 dollars for a jacket unless maybe it was an actual prop from the show(Jensen actually wore it). As for the Alpha jacket is it a good jacket for warmer weather or more of a light weight one?

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    Matt - January 4, 2015

    The Alpha M65 is a pretty warm jacket. To give you an idea, I don’t usually wear mine unless it’s around 40 F or lower. It’s not the type of jacket that you’d want to wear if it’s 55 F+.

    I hope that answers your question 🙂

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John Gallipeau - January 7, 2015

There’s another brand called Rothco that sells an M-65 Field Jacket similar to Deans… I have it in black, but they have a bunch of different colors, generally under $100 🙂

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    Matt - January 7, 2015

    That’s true, but generally if I can find the exact same brand of clothing that the character’s wore, I go with that. The Rothco is a good alternative though, especially if you’re after the style more than the exact same clothes.

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    Matt - January 7, 2015

    Shaun, that looks pretty good to me, definitely a “Dean jacket”. I can’t comment on the quality though, and I didn’t see what brand it is (it might just be some generic brand).

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Scott - January 24, 2015

Didn’t see any comments in the how to dress like sam section but I think I found the/a brown suede one that looks pretty close to his. Eddie Bauer mens leather jacket suede.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Eddie-Bauer-Mens-Leather-Jacket-Large-Seattle-Suede-/271744705683?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item3f453f2493

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    Matt - January 24, 2015

    Nice find, Scott, that’s a really good match 🙂

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Shawn - March 8, 2015

Just wondering, does anybody know what size jacket Dean actually wears? My guess is a medium or large. Just something I’d be interested to know. Thanks.

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    Matt - August 10, 2015

    I remember reading somewhere he wears a large, but I don’t remember the source.

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Andrew Scott - April 11, 2015

What jacket does Dean wear in season 9 when he kills Abaddon?

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Chloe - July 9, 2015

I love the M64 and I think ive found a good match, what do you think? its black though and I think Deans is navy. this website is awesome btw 🙂 http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTQ3M1gxNTAw/z/6eMAAMXQ2kxSLMPq/$T2eC16JHJIkFHSGoPKLpBSLMPpz5Lw~~60_57.JPG

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    Matt - August 10, 2015

    Hi Chloe, I like that jacket a lot, it looks a lot like one Dean would wear 🙂

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J. Mhyre - August 2, 2015

You can get similar and better quality stuff at army surplus.

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    Matt - August 10, 2015

    J, that’s true, and I mention that in almost every article 🙂

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Amy - September 20, 2015

hey i was wondring if this jacket would work?? I live in canada so it was the best i could find
http://www.fairweather.ca/product.php?c=clothing&s=jackets&id=298&page=o&at=faux_leather

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    Matt - September 22, 2015

    Hi Amy, I like the general style of the jacket, but personally I’d look for something in brown – only because Dean’s leather jacket is my favorite Dean-jacket 🙂

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Alex - October 28, 2015

Do you think that a camouflage version of dean’s alpha industries m 65 field jacket would work for a costume as well.

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    Matt - October 29, 2015

    Alex – I’d say no. Not that I think it’s a bad idea, but Dean never wears camo anything. Navy, black, gray, and military green would all work, I just can’t see Dean wearing camo 🙂

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