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It would take a lifetime of commitment to replicate the Zen state of “Dudeness” Jeff Bridges achieved on Joel and Ethan Coen’s beloved The Big Lebowski. Thankfully, looking a little more like The Dude only requires a winning bid in a memorabilia auction.
Die-hard Lebowski trivia nuts might be able to tell you that Bridges’ trademark, zip-front cardigan sweater was designed by Oregon-based Pendleton Woolen Mills. And that of the four created for the costume department, only one was worn by Bridges at all times (to “thus delve deeper into the 'Dudeness' required of the role," according to Profiles In History, which is currently auctioning off the clothing item).
That’s right: The sweater is being auctioned off Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, through Profiles In History, a Hollywood memorabilia house located in Beverly Hills. In addition to the sweater, Profiles is hawking a fully functional Chitty Chitty Bang Bang automobile and an “Everlasting Gobstopper” used in 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
But we know it’s Lebowski stuff you crave, you little urban achievers. So pour yourself a White Russian, hop online, and enter a bid for The Dude’s original sweater. We hear it will really tie your closet together.