Just don’t take a Pomeranian bowling

The Dude, as we all know, abides. Apparently so does his sweater:

Since it debuted in 1998, Joel and Ethan Coen’s movie has built a fervent cult of followers who have seen it a zillion times, can recite dialogue from memory, and worship the Dude, the slacker character played with shaggy aplomb by Jeff Bridges.

But even the most diehard Lebowski scholars may not know that the Dude’s cardigan was made by Oregon’s Pendleton Woolen Mills. Or that the original sweater worn by Bridges in the movie is going to be auctioned off May 14-15 in Beverly Hills.

This particular vintage cardigan — three copies were made for the film, but Bridges wore only the original — will likely go for four figures, if not more. If you’re more the type to end this thing cheap, Pendleton’s revival of this style comes out this fall at a relatively modest $188.

(Via the Consumerist.)


  1. LeeAnn »

    12 May 2011 · 7:37 am

    Well, we know where Sheri might be this weekend. Although since she hates the heat, maybe not. A wool cardigan would be entirely too hot.

  2. CGHill »

    12 May 2011 · 8:48 am

    Yeah, but it won’t stay hot forever.

  3. fillyjonk »

    12 May 2011 · 12:22 pm

    I’d be willing to bet that somewhere on the internet, someone has reverse-engineered a pattern for the sweater, so people can make their very own version.

    Though $188 is not a bad price for a sweater; sometimes you can’t even buy the wool to make one yourself for that, if it’s an expensive kind of wool.

  4. Nicole »

    12 May 2011 · 8:12 pm

    Definitely have to keep an eye out for the sweater this fall. If it’s actual wool, it’s probably worth $188. As fillyjonk noted, good wool is sometimes expensive and it’s a big cardigan.

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