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S7 Clothes - Charts and Graphs!

I've complete updating If Clothes Could Talk with the clothes worn in S7!

Which means that it's time for this years crop of charts and graphs!

These charts and graphs have a margin of error of +-1, because I don't feel like triple-checking my work. Also, I gave Dean the benefit of the doubt and marked one of his shirts as new even though it's the same shirt that was ripped apart by hell-hounds. I didn't give it a second entry though - I might change that in the future.

So, let's see what we have for S7!

First, the pointless chart in all these because it never changes from season to season...
How many clothes do Sam and Dean have compared to each other:


The second pointless chart because it's the same every season...
How do Sam and Dean's clothes compare by type:

Dean is still loving the coats. Sam still has far too many shirts. The hoodie, I should say, isn't listed in the hoodie catagory, because it's part of Sam's running outfit. So you'll find it under "Other" in the master list, because I don't expect to ever see it again unless we see Sam jogging again.

I guess the one thing that's changed over the years is that graphic/unique T-shirts have gone from something that Sam indulges in to something that Dean indulges in. It should be noted that this really only started after Dean's time with Lisa between S5 and S6. Dean now wears graphic Ts when he's working on the Impala. Whereas Sam's graphic Ts were a product of his time at Stanford and slowly disappeared over the years since. Unique T-shirts have really become a sign of domesticity in the show, in my opinion. Though, this trend doesn't always hold, since I don't believe we've seen any graphic/unique Ts in S8 so far, despite Sam's brief sojourn with domesticity.

How many of the clothes they wore were new and how many old:

Pretty much on par with S6 here. 

Of the clothes they wore, how many originated from each season:

Again, pretty much on par with previous seasons. Most of Dean's clothes are clothes he's worn since S1 (which, FYI makes them 8+ years old in S7). Sam predominately wears new clothes. Sam's only got one shirt from S1 that is hanging in there with much tenacity. Interesting to note: S7 is the first season that Sam DID NOT wear his Superhero Hoodie at all. Sad times. This season also saw a slight resurgence in Sam's S3 clothes. Maybe the boys hit up a storage locker that they hadn't been to in 4+ years. :P

What kind of new shirts are they buying?
If you'll remember back to S4, Sam suddenly veered from his plaid ways and started buying mostly "other" shirts. This was a sure sign that something was wrong with our Sammy...so, with the Wall crumbled and Sam going crazy, what happened?

It seems that Sam was able to hold steady enough to continue buying mostly plaid shirts. Good for you, Sam. Obviously, you really weren't as bad off as we all thought.

But how about Dean? Usually Dean tends to buy shirts out of four different catagories: Blue/Black, Green/Beige, Plaid, and Other...with Blue/Black and Green/Beige being his absolute favourites. But what happened in S7?

Uh oh. Did you know that the last season that Dean bought a lot of plaid shirts was S3 when he was destined for Hell? Coincidence?!? (Probably....it's hard to claim any sort of "trend" when the man only buys 3-4 new shirts. :P )

Now, every once in a while I like to try out a new chart or graph. This year someone questioned (paraphrased): "What is up with Sam and all these one-time use shirts?" So, I thought I'd do a little calculation and comparison between the brothers:


Now, if you keep in mind that the One-Time Use catagory is a LITTLE unfair when it comes to the clothes introduced in S7 (they all were only used once in S7, but may very well turn up in S8) and if you keep in mind that Sam always buys a lot more new clothes than Dean...well, percentage wise, the brothers aren't actually that different when it comes to how often they only wear a piece of clothing once. 

And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this year's addition of Clothing Charts and Graphs Time!

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mekina
Dec. 16th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
Do you mind if I share this on Tumblr?

HOW DOES SAM FIT ALL THOSE CLOTHES IN HIS BAGS? That's the eighth wonder of the modern world. :D
hells_half_acre
Dec. 16th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
I've actually just posted a link to it on Tumblr, here: http://unpredictableevil.tumblr.com/post/38018865797/ive-updated-if-clothes-could-talk-with-all-the

So you can reblog that one, if you like.

And yeah, Sam is a wizard - especially since whenever we see him packing and leaving anywhere, all he ever takes with him is that dinky little backpack that probably only holds one pair of jeans and a shirt. :P
mekina
Dec. 16th, 2012 12:20 am (UTC)
Excellent! I reblogged it. :D

Another thing I can't help but wonder is how a S1 shirt still fits Sam. He bulked out A LOT... Which shirt is it?
hells_half_acre
Dec. 16th, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
Cool :)

The shirt he's had since S1 is his Brown and Blue Striped Shirt. He's had it since Home (1x09).
mekina
Dec. 16th, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
Aah, I think it became his 'once a season' shirt...he tends to have it for one episode in the recent seasons, then it goes into storage somewhere, somehow.
etoile444
Dec. 16th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
I noticed Sam didn't wear this shirt at the end of season three and during season four. I think he was his biggest then. Jared seems thinner/less muscular now.
hells_half_acre
Dec. 16th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
Hmm, good point. Jared was pretty huge in S4 and especially S5. I wouldn't be surprised if some of his S3 clothes are returning now because he finally fits into them again.
borgmama1of5
Dec. 16th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
Dean is incredibly frugal and obviously hasn't change his size in 8 years (longer if you count the shirt he wore in the high school flashback.)

When does Sam have time to buy all these shirts???

I think we need a 'Sam buying plaid shirts' story...
hells_half_acre
Dec. 16th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
Personally, sometimes my headcanon is that it's Dean who buys Sam clothes... I just picture him going into a thrift store and piling men's LT and XLT plaid shirts into his arms "because Sammy likes plaid" and maybe just picking out one shirt for himself - and then going back to the motel and being like "I got you shirts, Sammy!"

And Sam sighs and tries to tell Dean that he doesn't NEED anymore shirts, but Dean is already holding up an orange one and saying "this one's nearly as ugly as you are!" and laughing and telling Sam to make sure they fit, because he can still take them back...and Sam just smiles and goes with it, because buying Sam clothes makes Dean happy for some reason, and Sam's not about to ruin that by telling him not to.

Sometimes...sometimes I'm a sap. :P
borgmama1of5
Dec. 16th, 2012 12:46 am (UTC)
I LOVE THIS THEORY!!! YES!!! :) :) :)
katsheswims
Dec. 16th, 2012 04:01 am (UTC)
I love this theory!!

And I really like that you do this study & the charts--it's very interesting.
hells_half_acre
Dec. 16th, 2012 04:10 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
et_tu_lj
Dec. 16th, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
This is an ADORABLE theory, and I can totally see it for them.

>.> I want to read it now.
hells_half_acre
Dec. 16th, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'll weave it into one of my future fics, I've done that before with clothing related headcanon. ;)
et_tu_lj
Dec. 23rd, 2012 06:24 am (UTC)
Also, I love the fact that I'm friends with someone who has clothing-related headcanon. :D

You always make me notice things I would've missed on my own.
hells_half_acre
Dec. 23rd, 2012 06:32 am (UTC)
And I love the fact that I'm friends with someone who loves the fact that I have clothing-related headcanon. ;)
borgmama1of5
Dec. 16th, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)
Also--which is the hellhound destroyed shirt?
hells_half_acre
Dec. 16th, 2012 12:21 am (UTC)
Dean's Beige Shirt with Flapless Pockets.

I've counted it as a new shirt for the charts, but I put the entry in the original shirt entry. Oh...wait, I messed that up. I counted it as a new shirt for SOME of the charts. Damn. I hate it when one of my charts is wrong. Sigh.

ETA: I've fixed it, but unfortunately the new version isn't showing up on the livejournal post. Anyway, the "Dean Shirt Type" pie should have a Green/Beige section to it now, though plaid still makes up 50% of the pie, so my comment still stands.

Edited at 2012-12-16 12:31 am (UTC)
galwithglasses
Dec. 16th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
Awesome, I love that you geek out on this stuff and then share it with us.
hells_half_acre
Dec. 16th, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
I'm glad I have people to share it with! It would be a lonely world otherwise. :P
harrigan
Dec. 16th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
LOL! This is awesome!
hells_half_acre
Dec. 16th, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
Thanks ;)
khek
Dec. 16th, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
I love your charts and graphs! This is wonderful.

Not that I'm suggesting a new chart, but off the top of your head, how many of the shirts vanish into oblivion and how many are destroyed in the course of an episode? Although I guess it's hard to say that things vanish, because they still might show up later.

Thanks for doing this. It's a great new way to look at Supernatural!
hells_half_acre
Dec. 16th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
I had been working on a chart that would show the survivability of shirts...but it got too complicated. If I can distill it down to a pie chart (shirts that vanish because they are destroyed, shirts that just vanish, etc.) Then maybe I can do that.

Off the top of my head though, very very few shirts are destroyed in the course of an episode. The boys have been shot, stabbed, cut and burned...and still the shirts they were wearing when those things happened tend to return eventually unmarked. Usually, I just make jokes about the Winchesters being very good tailors - but the truth of the matter is that I think the wardrobe department just sets all shirts aside for a season or two and then brings them back in the hopes that no one will notice.

Basically, I think they treat the clothes similarly to the way they treat their "featured extras" or guest stars. They reuse everything/everyone eventually.

So yeah, off the top of my head, most clothes that disappear just disappear for no reason - either they don't fit anymore, or the character goes through a slight style change (Sam losing his more preppy/young clothes - gone are the polo shirts and hoodies of S1-S2).
etoile444
Dec. 16th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
There's a few shirts we should never see again. Deans hell hound attacked shirt, and the shirts they were wearing while shot to death.

I laughed so hard at the graph that showed that most of Sam's shirts were plaid.

hells_half_acre
Dec. 16th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
Indeed. So far the shirts they were shot to death in haven't returned - though I've beeen keeping an eye out for them. Oh, actually, Dean's may have returned this year, but I'm not 100% certain.

Sam really does like to wear plaid.
daisychain1957
Dec. 16th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all the interesting work you do :D
hells_half_acre
Dec. 16th, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoy it :)
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