Yellowstone Western Style for Men Part 1
Good news! I’m not going to use this space to try and summarize five seasons worth of Yellowstone’s plot! Either you’re watching the hit Paramount Network show and know all about the intrigue and drama surrounding the Dutton family and the cast of characters associated with their gigantic Montana ranch … or you’re not. Instead, I’m going to attempt something almost as challenging. We’re going to sort through the vast assortment of awesome cowboy inspired clothing from the show and explore the best-of-the-best of that Yellowstone Western style.
There’s obviously a LOT to get through. So I’m dividing this post into two parts. In this post, we’ll will look at some of the great outerwear from the series, worn by family patriarch John Dutton III, his son Kayce and ranch hands Rip and Lloyd. In our second post (coming soon!), we’ll be exploring some of the other key pieces we need to get the style: the boots, the jeans, the shirts, the vests and the belts. Wherever possible, I’ve also identified the original brands and product models worn by the actors. And, since this is Iconic Alternatives, we’ll also look at some great alternatives for each one that could work for any budget.
A little about that Yellowstone Western style
Yellowstone’s costume designers Ruth E. Carter (season 1) and Johnetta Boone (seasons 2 to 5) have done a commendable job creating a variety of looks for the show that blend classic Western style with a more contemporary vibe so that the cast (for the most part) looks like they really work on a ranch. A large part of their success is thanks to the way they’ve combined vintage workwear with authentic cowboy gear and other pieces from brands that make clothing that’s designed to handle tough jobs. Companies like Filson, Carhartt, Schaeffer Outfitter, Ariat, Woolrich, Levi’s and Wrangler are all well represented. And of course we also get the occassional touch of higher-end fashion to add a bit of flash. This is a T.V. show, after all.
When comes to identifying the original pieces used on Yellowstone, I have to give a shoutout to the YouTube channel Northwest Farm Dad. He’s done a great job analyzing the different jackets, jeans, boots and hats from the show and providing some background on each. There are also several excellent interviews with both Ruth E. Carter and Johnette Boone in which they discuss their design philosophies and how they create the wardrobes for each character.
Paramount has also launched a partnership with Shop the Scenes, where you can buy some of the most popular pieces from the original brands worn by the cast. So if you want John Dutton’s Greeley hat , Rip’s Ariat boots or Kayce’s vision quest buffalo skin (yes, seriously), that’s a good place to start. You’ll also find a ton of Yellowstone Ranch branded merch, furniture and accessories just in case those are on your Wish List.
Which brings us to our last point: there are countless of companies out there making replicas of the clothing. Especially the jackets. I haven’t included any of those as alternatives below. Some of them may be okay. But I simply don’t know enough about websites like “TrueAmericanJacketMaker.com” (or whatever their name may be) to recommend them. I hope you understand that decision.
Alright, let’s take a look at some awesome Yellowstone Western style outerwear!
John’s Retro Down Jacket
We’ll get started with the now iconic piece that was there from the very beginning: John Dutton’s orange and light brown down jacket. As our friend BAMF Style points out in his excellent analysis of Dutton’s outfit, the jacket was custom made for the show by season 1 costume designer Ruth E. Carter. The design is actually based on an old ski jacket owned by Kevin Costner which, going by the details, was most likely a vintage Powderhorn from the 1970s (like this one available on Poshmark). Powderhorn is still making very nice down jackets today. But unfortunately, out of their current collection the only one that comes close to John’s jacket is this one for $399.95. It’s not a bad match. But there are other options that are better.
Levi’s Mixed Media Woodsman Puffer Jacket in Tan Dark Brown: on sale for $89.90
It has a shearling collar (which some of you may actually appreciate). And the yoke is a dark brown corduroy rather than orange nylon. But we are getting the two chest pockets that help capture some of John’s vintage ski jacket style.
Kimes Ranch Colt Jacket in Tan and Navy: $141.95
About as close as we’re going to get off the rack. Most importantly, the points of the Western-style yoke act as the snap-closure flaps for the chest pockets, a design detail that’s extremely difficult to find on alternatives. And it has the high collar you can turn up for additional protection from the elements. Of course the quilting and the colorway are different. But this one definitely has the rancher vibe we want at a very reasonable price.
Iron & Resin Basin Jacket in Olive: $425.00
A great “inspired by” option that would be right at home on the ranch. And it’s built to take some real wear and tear. Made with a 4.5oz waxed cotton shell, it’s finished with a drum-dyed, veg tanned Western-style leather yoke, a bombproof Talon front zip and a genuine shearling collar with a snap-button throat latch. This one is stylish, well-made and it’s going to keep you warm!
Rocky Mountain Featherbed Christy Jacket in Olive: $811.95
When it comes to Western-style puffer jackets, Rocky Mountain Featherbed is one of the most popular makers out there right now. And they deliver a high quality piece of outerwear to back up the hype. With a light but tough nylon taffeta shell and 700 fill power down insulation, the Christy Jacket will keep you warm and dry when the temperature really drops!
- Penfield Pelham Jacket in Navy Blazer: $164.00 (XS and Smalll) to $235.92 (Medium and Large)
- Obermeyer Wilder Down Shirt in Folklore: $199.00
- Wellen Big Wave Puffer Jacket: $228.00
- Powderhorn “The Original” Leather Yoke Down Jacket: $399.95
- Shangri-La “Bivacco” Western Down Jacket: €895.00
- Rocky Mountain Featherbed X Drake’s Herringbone Harris Tweed Christy Down Jacket: $1095.00
John’s Shearling Collar Corduroy Trucker
We’ll skip ahead to season 4 for the next jacket. And, on the surface, it looks like a fairly typical sherpa collared corduroy trucker. The kind of jacket that’s been offered by Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee and numerous other brands for years. But knowing J.D., I’m guessing that collar is genuine shearling. Also, while most truckers on the market in this style use fleece throughout the body as well, John’s is blanket lined. I haven’t been able to find the original maker for this particular piece. But if you’re willing to sacrifice a couple of details, there are plenty of alternatives available.
Hollister Sherpa-Lined Corduroy Trucker Jacket in Brown: on sale for $72.00
A simple, inexpensive option with some good customer reviews. Not exactly what we want. But it’ll get the job done without breaking the bank.
Rowm Roamer Corduroy Jacket in Tan: $179.00
The color is more warm brown than taupe. But at least we’re getting the snap button closures like we see on J.D.’s jacket. And the sherpa collar certainly looks more substantial.
Schott Waxed Mechanics Jacket in Khaki: $225.00
Obviously the design of the pockets is quite different. And the shell is a waxed cotton rather than corduroy. But this particular jacket is part of Schott’s long running “Rancher” collection, which adds some serious authenticity. And I wanted to make sure we had at least one blanket-lined option on this list.
Proper Cloth LaFayette Corduroy Shearling Collar Jacket in Chestnut: $495.00
Out best alternative is also the most expensive. But boy, does it come close! And looking at the materials, it’s certainly appropriate for a man of John’s means. Proper Cloth makes the jacket in Italy with a 94% cotton, 5% cashmere and 1% elastane corduroy from the Duca Visconti mill. And finishes it off with a thick “Eco-shearling” collar and Italian nickle snaps. Luxury workwear, indeed! Unfortunately, Proper Cloth is down to sizes large and XL. So if you want one, act fast!
- Utcoco Vintage Sherpa Lined Cordury Trucker in Khaki: $59.99
- Guess Factory Brent Sherpa Corduroy Jacket in Nude: on sale for $71.99
- Guess Sherpa Collar Corduroy Trucker Jacket in Stone: on sale for $78.00
- Levi’s Type III Sherpa Trucker Jacket in Washed Cougar Canvas: on sale for $95.96
- Patagonia Pile Lined Trucker Jacket in Mojave Khaki: $189.00
- Stetson Classic Suede Trucker Jacket in Tan: on sale $333.99
- American Trench Sherpa Collar Nubuck Trucker in Toffee: $1150.00
John’s Plaid Wool Coat
Ladies and gentlemen, here we have one of my favorite coats from John’s collection. Mainly because I’m a sucker for vintage wool workwear. The style is very reminiscent of an old 1950s Mackinaw wool hunting jacket, with straight flap chest pockets, the pleated “action back” and a shorter cut. It also has what looks to be a moleskin collar in solid black. Despite those interesting details, I was once again unable to find the original brand John wore in the show.
Bonobos Sherpa Collar Bomber in Charcoal Buffalo Plaid: on sale for $109.00
Although it’s missing some of the details we want, this option definitely has the right vibe. And since the regular retail price is $349.00, that sale price makes it an amazing deal! Bonobos is down to sizes small to large on their website.
Guideboat Co. Logger’s Coat in Plaid: on sale for $129.00
Probably my favorite “inspired by” option for John’s coat. The style is based on the classic 4 pocket Mackinaw cruiser design, which gives it a great vintage look. But Guideboat has updated the fit to be a little less boxy than the original. And the 100% Melton wool fabric is going to provide a lot of warmth. Even better, this is another great deal, with the price now significantly down from the original $398.00. Sadly, Guideboat is sold out of sizes 38 and 40. But sizes 36 and 42 to 48 are still available.
Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket in Ash Plaid Wool: $248.00
Althought the original inspiration for the Ojai jacket was 19th century French chore coats, it definitely works with the rugged Yellowstone Western style we’re exploring here. Although they left the body of the jacket unlined, the heavy 14.5oz wool-blend fabric will provide plenty of warmth. And the brass ring-and-pin horn buttons add an authentic vintage touch.
Pendleton Front Range Wool Blend Shirt Jacket in Black and Charcoal: $275.00
It’s more of a shacket-style piece. Which means no front zipper. But if you want a slightly lighter weight wool jacket, this one delivers the look we want. Especially that contrasting black collar. And the fact that Pendleton is a well-known heritage brand certainly doesn’t hurt!
- Selected Homme Wool Harrington in Grey Check: on sale for $91.00
- Blake Shelton X Lands’ End Insulated Wool Rancher Coat in Charcoal Buffalo Check: on sale for $112.47
- Banana Republic Logan Plaid Shirt Jacket in Black Plaid: $125.00
- Salty Crew Bait Barge Jacket in Green Plaid: $140.00
- Buck Mason Blanket Flannel Field Jacket in Charcoal/Black: $158.00
- Powder River Outfitters Full Snap Wool Jacket in Navy: $174.99
- Wrangler Wool Blend Truckers Jacket in Carafe Brown: $179.00
- Pendleton Mt Hood Jacket in Black/Charcoal Ombre: on sale for $191.99
- Buffalo Jackson Ellis Wool Jacket: $279.95
- Taylor Stitch Wyatt Wool Jacket in Ash Plaid Wool: $288.00
- Patagonia Melton Wool Trucker Jacket in Peak Plaid: on sale for $299.99
- Filson Mackinaw Wool Work Jacket in Pine Black Plaid: $455.00
John’s Shearling Western Jacket
I’m honestly not sure if anyone has yet identified John’s shearling coat from season 3. I know that many of the sheepskin pieces used in the show were made by a small outfit in Pennsylvania run by Pat Garrett (you can see an interview with him here). So there’s definitely a possibility it’s one of his designs.
Edit: Big thanks to our friend on AJB007 McQueen, who informed me that the jacket is a Ralph Lauren RRL model from their Fall 2019 collection! Really appreciate the insight!
Levi’s Mixed Media Corduroy Puffer in Worker Brown: $119.99
The affordable option that does a decent job capturing the look of John’s coat. The shell is a 67% polyester and 33% cotton blend corduroy, with a faux shearling collar and faux leather yoke. And the synthetic insulation should help keep you warm on all but the coldest of days. Not exactly a luxury piece of outerwear. But if you pop the collar and wear it with the right “Big Time Ranch Owner” attitude, it’s not a bad alternative for the price.
STS Ranchwear Daybreak Jacket: $174.99 to $179.99
A good “inspired by” alternative for those of you looking for a lighter weight alternative. The shell is a cotton canvas with a genuine suede yoke. However the jacket is not insulated. So it’s more of a fall/spring piece if you live in a colder climate. And now we get to play the “find your size” game. You’ll find sizes XS and 3XL to 4XL on the STS website for $179.99. Head over to Teskey’s if you need a small or a medium for $174.99. And Nigro’s Western Store has the jacket in XL for $184.99. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it in size Large anywhere. I’ll also note that many customer comments state the jacket runs small. So you may want to consider sizing up.
Angel Jackets Beige and Brown Leather Jacket: on sale for $199.00
I know I said, “no replicas” at the start of this post. Mainly because there are so many fly-by-night companies out there trying to cash in on the Yellowstone style craze with cheap knock-offs. But I’m making an exception for Angel Jackets for three reasons.
First (and this is very important to me), the photos on their website are of their actual product. So you have a pretty good idea of what you’re actually going to get. Second, a representative from Angel Jackets reached out to me about another model they make and I’ve had good communication with them. So I know there are real people that stand behind the company. Third, Angel Jackets has a solid reputation online. It’s been around since 2010. It’s accredited by the Better Business Bureau (where it’s held an A rating for over 2 years). And on Trustpilot, it has 4.9 stars out of 5 after nearly 800 reviews. As you can see, I did my homework before sharing them here.
Now about the jacket. This model has a genuine suede outer with a faux shearling collar and a polyester line. It’s also uninsulated. So it’s really more of a 2 or 3 season jacket. You’ll find sizes XS to 3XL on their website.
Scully Suede Color Block Jacket in Tan: $299.99
A leather jacket that (aside from the darker color) pretty much nails the style of John’s shearling. Scully has used genuine suede for the outer and yoke, while the collar is a faux shearling. But this one is also uninsulated. So it’s more of a 3 season jacket. Overall, a great alternative at a reasonable price that delivers the look we want without the weight (or warmth or higher price tag) of genuine shearling.
Overland Mustang Shearling Sheepskin Coat in Sand Brown: $895.00
A newer model from the Taos, New Mexico experts in shearling that comes incredibly close to what we want. As for the quality, this jacket is four pounds of Western-styled genuine shearling that’s pretty much guaranteed to keep you warm and toasty. It’s an investment to be sure. But with proper care, it’ll last for decades. Overland has a full range of sizes available on their website.
As an interesting aside, Cowboys & Indians magazine’s November/December 2022 issue features actor Luke Grimes, who plays Kayce on the show, wearing the Overland Mustang on the cover. So there’s also that connection. Which is nice.
John’s Waxed Cruiser
John wears two similar waxed cotton cruiser style jackets in the show, one in charcoal with a black corduroy collar and the tan one above . Since we’ll be looking at one of Rip’s dark colored coats a little later in this post, I decided to focus on John’s lighter colored model here. General consensus is this was a custom model from Filson. And since the brand has been known to create special pieces for Yellowstone, that seems likely based on the details. Even though Filson does have a separate area of their website dedicated to Yellowstone, this particular coat has yet to show up. So it’s on to the alternatives!
Old Navy Canvas Cozy Lined Barn Coat: $79.99
Get that J.D. style on a budget! The style is more New England Park Warden than Western Rancher. But it’s not a bad match if you just want a beater coat for the weekends.
Outback Trading Co. Gidley Jacket in Sage: on sale for $138.00
Design-wise, it’s delivering a lot of what we want. And it’s packed with tons of features: a 12oz Oilskin shell, brass two-way front zipper, a pleated action-back to improve your range of motion, snap button gussets at the hem (for when you’re on your horse), and a nubuck leather collar. There’s also that sale price, which knocks over $90 off the original retail. This is definitely one to seriously consider!
Patagonia Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Barn Coat in Dark Ash: $219.00
Patagonia are masters at offering practical yet stylish designs that also reflect their commitment to protecting our environment. For their Barn Coat they’ve used Iron Forge Hemp, their proprietary fabric that’s a blend of 55% industrial hemp, 27% recycled polyester and 18% organic cotton. It’s softer than traditional duck canvas but also 25% more abrasion resistant. To add some warmth, Patagonia has packed the jacket with Thermogreen insulation, which is also made with 100% recycled polyester. A great choice if you’re looking for a coat that’s warm, durable and built with the state of our planet in mind.
Stio Turnbolt Waxed Canvas Jacket in Cowboy Coffee: on sale for $279.30
It’s all business on the outside: Cruz waxed cotton canvas from the renowned Halley Stevensons Mill, heavy metal zippers, brass snaps and big, practical pockets. But inside it gets a little playful with a vintage looking cowboy print liner. The cut of the jacket is also a little trimmer than your typical workwear. Which makes it a good choice for your “country in the city” fits.
- Wrangler Quilted Yoke Chore Jacket in Monks Robe: $89.00
- Legendary Whitetails Tough As Buck Chore Coat in Rawhide: $103.99
- Duluth Trading AKHG Claimstake Waxed Insulated Jacket in Roasted Brown: on sale for $137.70
- Carhartt Full Swing Relaxed Fit Insulated Coat in Carhartt Brown: $164.99
- Schaefer Outfitter Vintage Brush Jacket: $165.00
- STS Ranchwear Brush Buster Jacket in Brown: $141.99
- Bronson Mfg. Co. Lot 954 Moleskin Warden Jacket: $159.99
- KUHL Kollusion Jacket in Dark Khaki: $199.00
- Filson Tin Cloth Ranch Jacket in Dark Tan: $225.00
- Faherty Blanket Lined Waxed 4 Pocket Jacket in Country Olive: on sale for $259.00
- Tecovas Barn Coat in Tawny: $265.00
- Orvis Montana Waxed Worker Jacket in Field Khaki: $275.00
- Buck Mason Dry Waxed Canvas Highland Jacket in Oarweed: $298.00
- Monadic Field Jacket in Olive Drab: $502.00
- The Workers Club TWCXDR Field Jacket in Tan: $845.00
John’s Waxed Diamond Quilted Field Jacket
Another of John’s standout pieces from season 4 was this three-pocket, brown quilted waxed cotton jacket. The original is the made in the U.S. Schaefer Outfitter Rangewax Blacktail Quilted Jacket in Oak, which retails for $325.00. John also wears the same jacket in a forest green on the show. Unfortunately, the Blacktail is completely sold out right now in any color. But looking at the details on the Schaefer Outfitter’s product page, it certiainly does seem to be the kind of jacket that’s worth waiting for.
Legendary White Tough as Buck Quilted Field Jacket in Tarmac: on sale for $99.99
A shirt jacket style with the emphasis on the “jacket” part. Although it differs from John’s outerwear in some key details, the trucker-like chest pockets, waxed cotton yoke and blanket lining give it the right Rancher look.
L.L. Bean Upcountry Waxed Cotton Down Jacket in Coffee Bean: $239.00
A big jump in price. But now we’re getting a true waxed cotton outer shell, DownTek 650 fill power insulation (which dries 66% faster than regular down) and nice brass hardware. So the jacket has both the functionality and the style we want. L.L. Bean has sizes small to XXL in regular and tall fits.
Schott Waxed Cotton Hunting Jacket in Khaki: $245.00
Another model from Schott that’s part of their “Rancher” collection. In terms of looks, it’s a little more rugged than what J.D. wears. But that’s not a bad thing. Especially if you want your outerwear style to be more Western and less English Countryside.
Orvis Laksen Hampton Quilted Jacket in Brown: on sale for $299.00
The design is very similar to the L.L. Bean option above. But Orvis has added some modern features to the heritage style. First, the fabric is actually Teflon coated rather waxed. It won’t patina the same way waxed cotton will. But it will be easier to keep it clean. And they’ve used a Thinsulate insulation instead of down. Other than that, I think the points on the pocket flaps and the shooting patches on the shoulders add a little more Western flavor to the design.
- St. John’s Bay Quilted Barn Jacket in Dark Olive: on sale for $52.49
- Weatherproof Vintage Quilted Collared Jacket in Beech: on sale for $69.97
- American Stitch Diamon Quilted Jacket in Brown: on sale for $99.99
- Grayers Andrew Light Weight Quilted Jacket in Olive: on sale for $111.00 (this is a good one!)
- Pendleton Mccall Shirt Jacket in Brolive: on sale for $139.99
- Roundtree & York Diamond Quilted Shirt Jacket in Khaki: $149.00
- Cole Haan Quilted Field Jacket in Wren: on sale for $149.99
- Orvis RT7 Jacket in Dark Pine: $189.00
- Cole Haan Tonal Mixed Media Quilted Jacket in Olive: $225.00
- Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket in Brown: $258.00
- Barbour Shoveler Quilt Jacket in Dark Sand: $279.95
- Polo Ralph Lauren Quilted Field Jacket in Dark Brown: $298.00
- Relwen Quilted Tanker Jacket: $298.00
- Woolrich Heritage Terrain Overshirt in Dark Green: $395.00
Kayce’s Waxed Trucker Jacket
Kayce’s signature jacket. And one piece from the show that anyone familiar with popular workwear brands can easily identify. This is the Freenote Cloth Riders Jacket in Tobacco. And it’s been around for years. Made in the U.S. using a 10oz Martexin waxed cotton canvas and lined with a Southwestern printed fabric, the design is based on the classic Levi’s Type II trucker. A telling detail is the riveted pleats running along the placket. It really is a sharp piece of outerwear. And it’s still available for around $400. You can find sizes small and XL on the Freenote Clothing website. Or over at Franklin and Poe, they have small, medium and XXL in stock. There aren’t many in size Large floating around right now. But I expect this one will be restocked regularly if you’re patient.
Of course, we also have some great options if we’re happy with an “inspired by” alternative.
Legendary Whitetailes Tough As Buck Waxed Trucker Jacket in Nutmeg: on sale for $71.99
It’s a much cleaner design than Kayce’s jacket. But 100% waxed cotton outer shell and blanket lining definitely help give it the right vintage look. If you’re personal style leans a little more minimalist, it’s a solid option for the price.
Gilded Age Winslow Jacket 4160 in British Khaki: $269.00
First, we have to note that this is an unlined jacket. But other than that, the lower chest pockets and pleats along the placket do a great job capturing the retro-style of the Type II trucker. Gilded Age has also added lots of interesting details, like the contrasting dark brown waxed cotton inside cuffs and placket and under the collar, the contrasting dark red seam trim and the leather hang loop. All in all, a very nice piece of rugged outerwear!
Also worth a note: Gilded Age offers a blanket lined version of the Winslow in Black for $329.00. Could be a good alternative for Rip’s jacket above.
Flint & Tinder Flannel Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket in Field Tan: $298.00
The same jacket we discussed above as an option for Rip’s black trucker, but in the Field Tan color. Sizes small to 3XL are available in this one.
Rogue Territory Blanket Lined Supply Jacket in Waxed Tan Ridgeline: $425.00
Any fan of James Bond style knows this one. And if you do need an introduction, check out our dedicated post on the jacket. This is basically the same model Daniel Craig wore in No Time To Die, just with a striped wool-blend blanket liner for extra warmth. The shell is the same 10oz waxed cotton canvas. And Rogue Territory still makes the Supply Jacket in downtown Los Angeles. I’ve linked to Stag Provisions above since it’s currently sold out at Rogue Territory.
Ginew Wax Rider Coat with Facing East Lining: $618.00
We shared another Ginew jacket in our post on the classic Lee Stormrider. And it’s a very interesting company. The owners, Amanda Bruegl and Erik Brodt, are both Native American and infuse their designs with elements that symbolize their heritage. This particular jacket is inspired by Amanda’s grandfather, who was a welder at Harley Davidson in the 1950s and 60s. Made from a 10oz Army Duck waxed canvas, it’s lined with a custom wool blanket woven by Pendleton with a colorful “Facing East” pattern created by Sičáŋǧu Lakota artist Dyani White Hawk. And they whole thing is built in the U.S.A. with materials sourced from U.S. suppliers. An expensive jacket. But one that delivers extremely high quality and a fascinating story.
And, again, a quick mention that this jacket is also available in Black for the same price. Just in case you’re looking for another option for Rip’s jacket!
- Best Made Co. AKHG Claimstake Waxed Trucker Jacket in Roasted Brown: on sale for $77.70
- L.L. Bean BeanFlex Utility Trucker Jacket in Marsh Brown: $129.00
- KUHL The Outlaw Waxed Jacket in Grain: $169.00
- Iron & Resin Terrain Jacket in Field Tan: $179.00
- Buffalo Jackson Laramie Waxed Canvas Trucker in Tobacco Tan: $199.95
- Cremieux Waxed Trucker in Dark Khaki: $295.00
Black Waxed Trucker
It’s the Rip-iest jacket Rip ever wore. So of course we have to include it in this post. My understanding is this started as a custom version of Filson’s standard Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser, made in black specifically for the show. However, given the show’s popularity, Filson decided to start offering it as part of their Yellowstone Collection. So you can find the jacket on the their website, priced at $350.00. You just can’t buy it because it’s completely sold out. Hopefully they’ll be receiving more inventory in the very near future. But if you just can’t wait to get some of that Rip Wheeler style, we have some great alternatives below.
Flag & Anthem Barton Filled Canvas Jacket in Black: $99.50
It’s a little more “utility jacket” than “cowboy trucker”. But Flag & Anthem does a nice job giving that heritage Americana look a bit of a contemporary twist. Here we get a cotton-blend outer shell with a little Spandex mixed in to provide some stretch. And the poly insulation will help keep us warm on those chilly fall days. Sizes medium to XXXL are available on their website. And, at the time of writing, you can use the code “COLD30” to take an additional 30% off the price!
L.L. Bean Utility Jacket in Black: $179.00
East Coast legacy brand L.L. Bean has really leaned into the workwear vibe for their utiltiy jacket, adding rivets on all the pocket corners for extra re-inforcement. But it certainly looks like something Rip would like. On a practical note, the 60% cotton and 40% nylon outershell has been treated to provide extra water resistance. And the 60-gram PrimaLoft insulation should keep us plenty warm. The jacket comes in both regular and tall fits as well.
Iron & Resin Terrain Jacket in Black: $179.00
Another great piece of outerwear from Iron & Resin. This time they’ve used an 18oz cotton duck canvas for the shell and lined the jacket with a custom Buffalo Plaid flannel for extra warmth. Add in a heavy YKK zipper, reinforced stress-point and some custom shank buttons and you’ve got a jacket that can handle the cold and some wear and tear.
Flint and Tinder Flannel Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket in Coal: $298.00
Huckberry’s in-house label Flint & Tinder has rightly earned a lot of respect from fans of rugged style. And their Waxed Trucker Jackets are definitely their standout piece. Made in the U.S.A. from a 7oz waxed Martexin sailcloth and lined with a blanket fabric, it’s the kind of jacket that’s just going to get better with age. I’ve gone with the Coal color above since Huckberry currently has more sizes available in that one. But if you’re a Large or XL, you can also get it in Black.
I’ll also mention that if you want to upgrade, Huckberry offers the jacket with a Japanese wool-blend blanket lining for $358.00. That one doesn’t come in Black. But they do have it in a “Chocolate” color that looks like a very, VERY dark brown. Just something to consider.
- Line of Trade Montana Flannel Lined Canvas Trucker Jacket in Dark Grey: $125.00
- Carbon2Cobalt Big Sky Jacket in Midnight: $149.00
- KUHL The Outlaw Waxed Jacket in Ore: $169.00
- Rogue Territory Supply Jacket in Waxed Black Ridgeline: $295.00
- Todd Snyder Dylan English Waxed Jacket in Black: $468.00
Rip’s Waxed Cotton Field Jacket
Believe it or not, Rip does wear some other outerwear on the show. Here we have the Filson Cover Cloth Mile Marker coat in Otter Green, which retails for $395.00. And some good news: Filson actually has some sizes left in stock in this one! The style of the jacket is very similar to Filson’s standard cruiser design. But the two flap chest pockets have been replaced by a single zippered pocket and the cut is a little longer. The dry finish 8oz 100% cotton Cover Cloth is also lighter weight than Filson’s more well known 14oz Tin Cloth. But the Mile Marker should still be able to handle plenty of abuse.
Since this is a very common coat style, we have plenty of solid of alternatives to choose from. Just in case Filson doesn’t have your size in stock (or you don’t want to spend $400).
Outback Trading Co. Overlander Jacket in Bronze: $229.99
Another option inspired by our friends in Australia. And it has both the looks and the functionality we want. The features are very similar to the Outback Trading Co. Gidley Jacket we shared above (12oz Oilskin shell, brass two-way zipper, nubuck leather collar). But the style and color are more in line with what we see Rip wearing. Another great option at a very reasonable price. I’ve linked directly to Outback Traiding Co. above. However, if you’re a size medium or large, head over to Novica. They have those sizes in the Overlander for $199.00.
Barboour Bedale Jacket in Sage: on sale for $248.68
With all this talk about waxed jackets, you knew Barbour was eventually going to make an appearance. And the truth is, the British heritage brand has plenty of models that will do the trick. I’ve gone with the Bedale since it’s one of their most classic styles that was actually designed for riding. As for pricing, I’ve linked to Cettire above, where they have most sizes in stock. If you’re okay getting the Bedale in Black instead of Sage, our friends at Michael Stewart have the jacket on sale for $195.28.
L.L. Bean Double L Waxed Cotton Upland Coat in Loden: $249.00
It has chest-height handwarmer pockets and the pleated bellows pockets. But other than, the style come very close to checking all of our Features Wanted boxes. Bean’s Upland Coat also comes with a ton of useful design details, like the front game pocket, action back and two-way brass zipper. But the real benefit is the fabric. L.L. Bean worked with the British Millerain Mill to create a waxed cotton you can actually wash in the machine! And that should make keeping it clean a heck of a lot easier.
Flint and Tinder Flannel Lined Waxed Hudson Jacket in Black: $348.00
Flint and Tinder delivers once again. Their Hudson jacket is made with British Millerain cotton canvas that’s finished with a weather resistant coconut wax, which gives the fabric a drier, less oily feel. Inside, it’s lined with a cozy 100% cotton flannel. Add in the rear game pocket, shooting patches at the shoulders and a heavy two-way front zipper with a wide storm placket and we’ve got a jacket that’ll keep us warm and dry on a chilly, rainy day out in the wild.
- Legendary Whitetails Journeyman Field Guide Jacket in Tobacco: on sale for $87.99
- Outback Trading Co. Pathfinder Jacket in Bronze: $269.99
- Orvis Heritage Field Coat in Olive: $275.00
- Cremieux Waxed Field Coat in Olive: $295.00
- Driza-Bone Made in Australia Lumberjack Heritage Jacket: $369.00
Lloyd’s Vintage Mackinaw
John’s grey plaid wool coat may have the looks of a old time wool coat. But Lloyd’s is the real deal. Yellowstone’s senior ranch hand wore a vintage Woolrich Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Coat, most likely from the 1950s or 1960s. If you want the actual original coat, there are some great deals to found online for used ones, with prices ranging from under $100 to over $400, depending on the condition of the piece. I’ve actually found a couple myself when I was doing more thrifting. Just note that the originals are very heavy, fit big and have an extremely boxy cut. So I’d strongly recommend asking any seller for specific measurements before buying.
However, if you’d prefer a new coat to help keep you warm, we also have plenty of excellent alternatives!
L.L. Bean Maine Guide Zip Front Jac-Shirt with Primaloft in Red Black Plaid: $209.00
A more contemporary interpretation of the classic Mackinaw which, if we’re being honest, many of us will probably find more versatile for day-to-day use. The shell is an 85% wool and 15% nylon blend and it has the classic double layer “cape” over the shoulders. This model is insulated with PrimaLoft. But L.L. Bean also offers an unlined version for $169.00 if you prefer something in a lighter weight.
Stormy Kromer Mackinaw Coat in Buffalo Plaid: $329.99
A bit of a variation on the traditional Mackinaw design. But this made in the U.S.A., 100% virgin wool option still delivers the rugged heritage style we want. Just note that this one is unlined. So I’d definitely suggest layering it over a sweater or heavy flannel shirt to cut down on the itching.
Johnson Woolen Mills 100% Wool Hunting Coat in Red Black Muted Plaid: $369.95 to $479.95
The real deal. Back in the day, there were four brands that were best known for producing bombproof wool outerwear: Woolrich, Filson, Pendleton and Johnson Woolen Mills. Unlike some of the others, Johnson is keeping the tradition alive and still making their classic designs at their Vermont factory from their own wool fabric. And their wool hunting coat, which is based on a design they’ve been making for almost 100 years, is about as authentic as it gets. It’s also lined with a tricot fabric to reduce the itchiness. Believe me, when it comes to heavy wool coats, that’s more important than you may think!
Now a couple of quick notes about models. I’ve linked to the Johnson Woolen Mills Hunting Coat above, mainly because the design and the plaid pattern come closest to Lloyd’s coat. Unfortunately, sizes on that one are running a little low (although these coats are cut big, so you may want to consider dropping down a size). But they also make the Outdoor/Hunting Coat ($339.95 to $499.95 depending on the size), which is another great choice if you don’t mind a more traditional Buffalo check pattern. They have a full size run in that model. And Johnson Woolen Mills also has their 100% Wool Traditional Mackinaw for $369.95 to $479.95. It also has many of the same design features as the other coats, but comes in a large black and red plaid check fabric. Whichever one you choice, know that you are definitely investing in an heirloom piece!
Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser in Red Black Plaid: $495.00
Another classic that’s been around since 1914. And the design has barely changed in all that time. This is also one of the coats that Filson is still thankfully making in the U.S. from 100% virgin wool. However, do note that Filson’s Cruiser is unlined. It’s warm! But, again, I’d layer it over a sweater or flannel shirt to reduce the itchiness of the heavier, coarser wool. The Crusier comes in both regular and tall sizes.
- Legendary Whitetails Tough as a Buck Berber Lined Wool Coat in Buffalo Plaid: on sale for $79.99 (also available at Amazon for $89.99)
- Powder River Outfitters Red Ombre Plaid Wool Shirt Jacket: on sale for $100.97
- Flag & Anthem Rockingham Quilted Shirt Jacket in Rust/Black: $119.50
- Big Bill Made in Canada Plaid RED Wool Jacket: $125.99
- Schott Yuma Plaid Shirt in Red: $210.00
- Orton Brothers Ultimate Wool Jacket in Red/Black: $249.95
- Pendleton Front Range Jacket in Red Ombre: $275.00
- L.L. Bean X Todd Snyder Maine Hunting Coat in Heritage Plaid: on sale for $474.00
- Ted Baker Nutley Buffalo Plaid Wool Blend Overshirt: $495.00
- Polo Ralph Lauren Shearling Collar Plaid Barn Coat: $798.00
Have some suggestions for coats and jackets that will help us get that Yellowstone Western style? Or did I skip a piece of outerwear from the show in this post that you’d like to see us tackle next? Tell us about it in the comments. And if you’d like to read more about workwear and cowboy inspired outerwear, check out our articles on the iconic Lee Stormrider denim jacket and the classic canvas utility jacket! Also remember to visit our Facebook page, Instagram account and Pinterest Boards for more style icon inspiration!
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I love this and I love the Yellowstone series! I have lived on the periphery of this world: my parents grew up on western ranches, I worked on my aunt’s ranch as a boy, I was a ranger at Glacier National Park in Montana and a forester on an Indian reservation in Oregon so I know what is authentic in this world and they’ve nailed it. Now, if we could just get James Bond to have a mission in western Canada (so there is a Commonwealth connection) we’d really have something!
Awesome post! I’ve been wanting to know what jacket Casey wore because it’s so similar to the RGT, thinking about getting one of each. 🤔 I’m a sucker for wax jackets!
Wanted to add that this show has done so well with Western storytelling and this new age in which we take for granted mostly everything and want instant gratification, it makes you want to slow things down and drop everything to go cowboying in Montana. 😂