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This is Marston's typical bounty hunter clothing.

In-game description

The Cowboy Outfit is the default outfit available for Marston in Red Dead Redemption and its expansion pack, Undead Nightmare. It is also featured as an optional outfit in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online.


The Cowboy outfit worn by John Marston is a long-sleeved beige shirt with the sleeves rolled up, a dark grey/faded blue denim jacket with the sleeves cut off to the shoulders, black gloves, a satchel that lays on his right side, and pin-striped pants that are worn over the boots.

It is the only outfit available to Marston at the beginning of Redemption. It is replaced by the Rancher Outfit following the mission "The Outlaw's Return".

It is the only outfit to receive significant re-design following the final storyline mission; when playing as Jack Marston during the game's epilogue, the outfit changes to a beige jacket worn over a plain white shirt with a red neckerchief around Jack's neck, and tighter, darker pants tucked into the boots.

As with most standard outfits, the Cowboy Outfit doesn't give Marston any in-game bonuses or benefits when worn.

In the Undead Nightmare expansion pack, John's Cowboy Outfit is replaced by the Undead Cowboy Outfit following completion of the main storyline. Thus, it cannot be worn following the mission "On A Pale Horse".

In Redemption 2 Marston's main outfit is a very similar outfit under the name "The Cowboy". This version of the outfit is unlocked after the mission Motherhood in the first Epilogue of the game, the denim vest here however sports a very noticeable faded blue colour to the point it's almost completely greyed out.


Red Dead Redemption

John's version is automatically unlocked at the beginning of the game, following the mission "Exodus in America".

Jack's version unlocked following the completion of the mission "The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed".

Undead Nightmare

The Cowboy Outfit is automatically unlocked following the completion of the mission "Love in the Time of Plague".

Red Dead Redemption 2

This rendition of the Cowboy Outfit can be unlocked following the mission "Motherhood", and like all modular outfits in the game, it can be customized with other articles of clothing.

Red Dead Online

The Cowboy Outfit is called "The Clelland Outfit" in RDO. It was originally unlocked by reaching the max rank after purchasing the Outlaw Pass 2 for 25 gold bars. It can later be purchased from Madam Nazar for 52 gold bars.


Red Dead Redemption

Undead Nightmare

Red Dead Redemption 2


Red Dead Redemption

  • In a Q&A section with Rockstar Games, it was stated that the style of hat Marston wears is a Light Center Crease, Modified-Cattleman.[1]
  • In the epilogue of Redemption 2, John dons a similar outfit under the name "The Cowboy", however, there are some differences.
    • The shirt is an off white cassimere shirt while in Redemption the shirt is a dark beige everyday shirt.
    • His pant cuffs and gloves are considerably oversized compared to what he wears in Red Dead Redemption.
    • Instead of a regular belt with a buckle, he wears a large bullet belt sideways.
    • His vest is permanently buttoned up at the bottom.
    • He has a much different pistol belt and holster in Redemption 2.
    • The pockets on the vest are slimmer in Redemption 2.
    • The collar of the vest is larger and a different shape in Redemption 2.
    • He wears white suspenders instead of a belt in Redemption 2.
    • The satchel is much larger in Redemption 2.
    • The hat of the outfit now has stitching along the left side and the black band now has a tie on the right side.
  • This outfit bears a number of similarities to the one Tector Gorch wears in the 1969 Western "The Wild Bunch", which Red Dead Redemption was heavily influenced by. Both men wear a dark jacket with the sleeves cut off, a light shirt, dark pants, and a black hat.
  • Arthur Morgan's outfit "The Gunslinger" appears to be inspired by Jack's cowboy outfit, right down to having his pants tucked into his boots and wearing a similar beige jacket.
  • The Duster Coat, Mexican Poncho, Bandito, Bollard Twins, Reyes' Rebels, and Walton's Gang outfits are all minor variations of John Marston's Cowboy Outfit.

Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Part of the Outlaw Pass No. 2, the beta Redemption 2 version of the outfit is available to Red Dead Online players under the name "The Clelland".
  • The extra ammo belt of this outfit cannot be worn at will, but after equipping the entire outfit the belt will stay on if any clothing is changed. However, it disappears if any vest (including the gunslinger vest outside of the entire outfit) or chaps is worn or removed.
  • "The Winter Cowboy" is a minor variation to "The Cowboy", with the addition of John's Western Coat and brown half chaps, and his classic hat being replaced by Arthur's hat
  • "The Cowhand" is also a minor variation to "The Cowboy", with only the vest and neckerchief being removed and the pants being tucked into the boots, as opposed to over the boots.


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