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Castiel's Wardrobe

I don't track Castiel's Wardrobe for this project. Mainly, because it very rarely changes.

That being said, Tara Larsen, one of the crew-members on Supernatural, tweeted a picture of one of Castiel's wardrobe tags...and it'd be remiss of me not to preserve this information.

The tag is from The Man Who Knew Too Much (6x22), but as Castiel very rarely wears anything other than his standard suit and trench-coat, this could be seen as a listing of Castiel's wardrobe from Lazarus Rising (4x01) to Hello, Cruel World (7x02):



The Tag reads:

TRENCHCOAT: Tan cotton traditional long [...] breasted, buttoned straps at wrist, belt, worn in & [...] "J.C. Penny" 40R
SUIT: Charcoal grey wool 2-pc, 3 button, flap pkts, no vent. 2-pleat pants "Joseph & Feiss" 42L.
SHIRT: White cotton L/S dress shirt, single chest pkt "Claiborne" L (16/34)
TIE: Dk. blue fine diagonal self-stripe, broken down "Calvin Klein"
BELT: Black leather dress belt w/edge stitching, silver buckle "PB1153-04" 36
SOX: Black wool dress socks.
SHOES: Black matte leather pull-on Aussie outback ankle boots w/elastic inserts at ankle, squared toes, black rubber. 1.5" heeled soles. "Blundstones" 12 (AUS 11).

In Season 8, once Castiel gets out of Purgatory, he returns to his classic trench-coat and suit look. During a set visit, a reporter tweeted a picture of his wardrobe tag from 8x23 Sacrifice:
Castiel Wardrobe Tag 823

This tag is much easier to read, but just in case anyone needs it typed out:

Trenchcoat: Tan traditional long trench [...] breasted, wide notched lapels, yoke capelet on back [...] straps at wrist, belt, worn in and dirtied "J.C. Penny"
Suit: Charcoal grey heathered fine wool 2-pc., 2-[...] w/notched lapels, lower flap pkts, 4 button sleeves, [...] back vents, burgundy lining, flat front pants w/side seam [...] buttoned welt back pkts "Wilke Rodriguez" 42L/36
Shirt: White fine stretch cotton L/S dress shirt. no pkts, cream pearly shirt buttons "Banana Republic Slim Fit" M (15-15.5)
Tie: Dk. blue fine diagonal self-stripe, broken down, "Calvin Klein"
Belt: Black leather dress belt w/edge stitching, silver buckle "PB1153-04" 36
Shoes: Black matte leather pull-on Aussie outback ankle boots w/elastic inserts at ankle, squared toes, black rubber 1.5" healed soles "Blundstones" 12 (AUS 11).


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immortal_jedi
Apr. 29th, 2012 01:09 am (UTC)
if I'm reading it right, the part of the part under the shoes that you couldn't read was "1.5" (possibly heirloom)" ... "Blundstones"
hells_half_acre
Apr. 29th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
Oo! Thanks!

Oh...actually, I just looked at a better copy of the photo and it says "heeled soles" :P Haha, so, we were both off!

Edited at 2012-04-29 01:18 am (UTC)
immortal_jedi
Apr. 29th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
Heh. Well, at least we (really, you) got it figured out. I couldn't figure out the last parted.
hells_half_acre
Apr. 29th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Also, this means that Castiel is walking around in 1.5" heels! :P
immortal_jedi
Apr. 29th, 2012 01:30 am (UTC)
... yes, but really, my combat boots have 1.5" heels. Work boots in general have thick soles. In my boots (I just measured them) the sole is about an inch thick, and it has another half inch or so at the heel.

So, really, not that surprising.
hells_half_acre
Apr. 29th, 2012 01:32 am (UTC)
Ah still, let me have my fun :P
immortal_jedi
Apr. 29th, 2012 01:33 am (UTC)
Ok, I will. :D
harsens_rob
Apr. 29th, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but....
The real question? How much did the costuming department spend on Cas' trademark outfit?

I'm always interested on if they got gypped because they didn't just go to K-Mart or Target or Walmart to pick up the "costume".

hells_half_acre
Apr. 29th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Yeah, but....
Actually, they got gypped BECAUSE they went to a cheap store to buy his costume. According to someone (Misha, I think), the original tie cost them $40, but they only bought one or two because he was only supposed to be around for 3 or 4 episodes...and then they decided to keep him as a big character, and they had discontinued the tie. Which means that every time they bloody or ruin a tie, they have to have a new one custom-made. :P

From what I can tell, Supernatural buys most of it's costumes from Mark's Work Warehouse and The Bay. I don't know what an equivalent to Marks' Work Warehouse is in the states (maybe like J.C. Penny for utilitarian clothes?)...but The Bay is kind of like Sears. So, it's not like they're going into boutiques. :P

I think they probably spend the most on the Australian shoes (and army of trench-coats). But it's worth it for both the show and the actor to invest in a good pair of shoes that will be able to withstand Vancouver weather. It's why Sam doesn't wear pumas anymore. :P
grasshopr_molly
Mar. 31st, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
Cas has a new coat now! (The old one got abandoned in a laundromat in 9.01.)
hells_half_acre
Mar. 31st, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
Yes! I don't currently keep track of Castiel's clothing - and I've only updated the clothing catalogue until S8 anyway, but I'll update this entry anyway.

Thanks!
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