How to Dress Like Sam Winchester

By Matt / July 10, 2017
Last updated: July 10, 2017
Supernatural Sam Winchester jacket emf

Although I personally have never dressed up as Sam Winchester, I came across quite a few different articles on his clothing style. Whether you’re interested in their style for cosplay, a Halloween costume, or just because Sam and Dean dress awesome, read on.

Clothing Purchasing Guide

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Jackets

Shirts, Jeans & Boots

Sam's style overview:

  • Snap up plaid shirts
  • Weathered straight leg jeans
  • Blundstone boots

Sam's Jackets

Supernatural Sam Winchester hooded Carhartt jacket

Although Dean is known for wearing quite a few different jackets, his most famous has to be his leather jacket. Sam on the other hand doesn’t seem to have any one jacket he is known for. But with all the research I did, I found quite a few that are either exactly the same, or very similar.

If any of Sam’s outerwear is recognizable, I would say the hooded Carhartt jacket he wears is up there. He starts wearing it really early on, and doesn’t stop until at least season six. I can see why, Carhartt products are well made and made to last (from my own personal experience).

Sam’s style of outerwear changes throughout the show, but some other recognizable ones would definitely be the brown jackets, one suede, one corduroy. He starts wearing these jackets when he begins wearing those long sleeve plaid snap-up shirts.

Where to Buy the Jackets

This Carhartt J130 jacket in frontier brown looks just like the one he wears on the show. Sam also owns another jacket that seems pretty popular on the show. It doesn’t look quite as warm, and it lacks a hood. This Carhartt Men’s Extremes Arctic-Quilt coat is a pretty good match.​

If you haven’t caught on yet, the brothers tend to wear a lot of Carhartt clothing.

Sam also wears a few different hoodies, but not for very long. After season two you’ll rarely see either of the brothers wearing one. But if that’s the look you want to go for, this Hanes hoodie looks pretty close to Sam’s charcoal hoodie.​

​As for the brown suede and corduroy jackets, I don’t think anyone knows what brand and style they are. Most likely, just like Dean’s jackets, they aren’t made anymore and you’d have to scour E-bay.

But, after searching through Amazon.com, I’ve found a couple very similar looking jackets. This H2H suede jumper looks a lot like the brown jackets Sam wears.  And this Legendary Whitetails jacket is another really good match.

Supernatural Jeans

Supernatural Sam Winchester jacket jeans

The brothers wear similar, if not the exact same types of jeans on the show. So any jeans you find on my dressing like Dean page would work here. But I’ll show you a few examples.

These Diesel Larkee straight leg jeans are probably some of the best jeans to look like a Winchester, but really anything that looks similar to those will do.

​Their style in Supernatural for jeans is basically slightly destroyed, slim fitting (but not too tight!), and usually with Dean he wears bootcut style (though in the past few seasons he seems to have switched to straight leg).

Snap Style Shirts

Where Dean usually wears some type of Dickies or Carhartt button up work shirt in a solid color, Sam tends to wear a bit nicer looking snap up shirts in plaid.

Obviously Sam wears a lot of different colored plaid shirts, so choose whichever color you like. Or if you’re going for a look specific to an episode, this snap up long sleeve looks a lot like one Sam would wear.

Footwear

Supernatural Sam Winchester jacket jeans boots

Just like Sam’s jackets, his shoes/boots change quite often throughout the show. He wears Chuck Taylor type tennis shoes, a generic looking pair of black shoes, and a pair of slip on boots.

Where to Purchase Sam Winchester's Boots

I think the boots that most look like Sam’s would have to be these Blundstone 550 slip on boots. They look exactly like his boots to me, and they’re the boots I envision when I think of “Sam’s shoes”.

And since we know that Castiel’s boots are Blundstones, it makes even more sense that Sam’s boots would be Blundstones too.​

About the author

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.

13 comments
maya - December 29, 2014

Hi there! I saw you mentioned the brand to where to buy Sam’s brown corduroy jacket. I went to their website, and they didn’t carry anything remotely like it. The jacket is my personal favorite, so anywhere else I can purchase it?

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    Matt - January 4, 2015

    Hi Maya,

    I noticed a couple of weeks ago that the brown corduroy jacket I have linked on Amazon has been out of stock, and I’ve been trying to find another one, but haven’t found one yet. I’m keeping the link up (for now) hoping that it comes back in stock.

    So I guess the short answer to your question is no, I’m not sure where else you could purchase one, but keep in mind, that jacket I link to isn’t the exact jacket that Sam wore, I just thought it was a pretty good match for the style.

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Emma - July 7, 2015

Hey, I know you said previously that you had trouble finding Sam’s charcoal hoodie, if by chance you come across this hoodie I would love to know. Thanks.

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Tommi - September 9, 2015

Hey Allen! Love the info and all the research you have done, this is amazing! I am actually looking for an article of Season 10 clothing. I’m hoping to locate the corduroy shirt Sam wears at the end of the Season 10 finale. This screen cap give you a pretty good idea of the style: http://www.kissthemgoodbye.net/supernatural/displayimage.php?album=40&pid=64711#top_display_media

I’ve found some close ones, but nothing exact as yet. Ideas on where to look? Many thanks!!!

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    Matt - September 22, 2015

    Hi Tommi, thanks 🙂

    As for that picture, I assume you mean the jacket and not the shirt? I’m pretty sure I remember reading somewhere that that jacket is out of production, but I can’t remember what the brand was. I looked around online, but like you, only came up with a lot of *close* stuff, but nothing even close to exact.
    Sorry :/

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Dean - November 15, 2015

Im on love with this website this has helped me much on my ways to this cosplay

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Hannah - December 2, 2015

This has helped me so much. Thank you

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Glen Gardner - April 18, 2016

This looks similar to me to the dark carhartt jacket Sam wears

http://www.amazon.com/Carhartt-Weathered-Detroit-Jacket-J001/dp/B005HAPC4C

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    Matt - September 13, 2016

    Hey Jarpad, thanks for the info/links, I appreciate that. I may add some (or all) of these to the article too.

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Jim Rockford - March 7, 2017

Anyone know where I can get the Legendary Whitetails Jacket in the UK?

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