November 5, 2015

Kurt Cobain’s cardigan could be yours

Words by Mags Ocampo

The Nirvana frontman’s most iconic piece of clothing is up for auction


Six months before he passed away, Kurt Cobain strummed away on MTV’s Unplugged in New York in an acrylic-mohair blend cardigan. His look that night perfectly captured what the Nirvana frontman was all about: comfortable, cool grunge. The serenity of the stripped down performance that night left a mark on many Nirvana fans and catapulted the fuzzy green cardigan to legendary status.

If you happen to have around $50,000 lying around, the iconic cardigan could be yours. The piece is up for auction over at Julien’s Live. As of this writing, Cobain’s comfy cover-up is going for $40,000 but bids are expected to go up to about $60,000.

What just might be the best part about owning this particular cardigan is that it’s actually wearable. Unlike most celebrity wardrobe artifacts and relics, the “come-as-you-are” aesthetic of the particular piece makes it possible for whomever the lucky diehard that gets it to wear it. That is, if the person doesn’t mind donning a few stains and burn holes.

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