After Dean’s iconic leather jacket was stolen from the wardrobe department on its way down to LA for a photo-shoot, Dean had to go without for nearly two whole seasons. The show teamed up with a Vancouver leather jacket company and replaced it at the end of S7. Jensen apparently had a hand in the design process as well. The result was this rust-coloured leather jacket that has a LOT of pockets. It’s really a leather utility jacket, with two breast pockets, and four lower pockets (and that’s just on the outside.) The lower pockets are duel pockets with a section that opens with a flap, and also a section that opens with a slit at the side. In addition to the visible pockets, there are also un unknown number of pockets on the inside of the jacket. The jacket does up with black buttons, but there is a strip of leather that hides the buttonholes from the eye (hiding the buttons if the jacket is fastened.) The flaps on the pockets also do up with buttons and vertical button holes.
The jacket makes its first appearance in There Will Be Blood (7x22). Dean wears it when he and Sam travel to Hoople, North Dakota, in the hopes of finding the alpha vampire. Dean takes it off briefly in order to put it around the shoulders of the young women, Emily, who they find alone in the alpha vampire’s house. Once they leave, Dean wears it for the rest of the episode.
Dean continues to wear the jacket in Survival of the Fittest (7x23). He wears it whenever he is not inside Rufus’ cabin, and therefore, is unfortunately still wearing it when he is sucked into Purgatory at the end of the episode.In We Need to Talk about Kevin (8x01), Dean is still wearing this jacket when he returns from Purgatory at the beginning of the episode. He then discards it, as it has been irreparably damaged. We also see the jacket in flashbacks of purgatory during the episode.
The coat is in every flashback to purgatory during the season, which occur in episodes: What's Up, Tiger Mommy? (8x02), Blood Brother (8x05), and A Little Slice of Kevin (8x07).
FATE: Dean is wearing this jacket when he gets sucked into Purgatory at the end of Survival of the Fittest:
It does not fair well during Dean's stint in Purgatory, and he ends up discarding it once he returns:
According to Jensen, at JIB Con 2013, although this jacket was specially designed for him, the producers ended up hating the colour and the production was told to get rid of it. [x]