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Kurt Cobain’s ‘MTV: Unplugged’ sweater sells for a staggering $140,800 at auction
11.09.2015
07:05 am

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Music
R.I.P.

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Kurt Cobain
sweater
MTV Unplugged

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana performing on
Kurt Cobain wearing his famous sweater on MTV: Unplugged, 1993

The sweater worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s 1993’s MTV: Unplugged performance sold at an auction on Saturday for a cool $140,800. Four months after the taping of the show, Cobain committed suicide in an living space above his garage in his home on Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle. 
 
Kurt Cobain's
A photo from Julien’s Auction of Kurt Cobain’s “MTV: Unplugged” sweater
 
According to Auction house Julien’s, the sweater (which came to auction by way of a “friend” of the Cobain family) was expected to fetch at least 100K. Damn. Here’s the description for the sweater that was listed in Julien’s “Icons and Idols: Rock N Roll” auction:

A blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra with five-button closure (one button absent), with two exterior pockets, a burn hole and discoloration near left pocket and discoloration on right pocket.

No word on who the lucky owner of this very spendy piece of grunge history is.

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Edgar Allan Poe sweater
09.10.2014
11:09 am

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Fashion

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Edgar Allen Poe
sweater


 
This limited-edition Edgar Allan Poe sweater by online shop Archie McPhee is being marketed for Halloween, but honestly it just seems like a fun Autumn / Winter sweater to me.

I couldn’t find the fiber content on the Archie McPhee website. It’s selling for the reasonable price of $42.50, so I’m going to assume it’s not wool or cashmere but made of acrylic or some other type of synthetic fiber.

Below, Poe on Poe:


 
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Reindeer In Blood: the Slayer Christmas sweater!
11.20.2012
06:18 pm

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Unorthodox

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Christmas
Slayer
sweater
Merchandise


 
No, this isn’t a joke. This is official Slayer merchandise, available from backstreet-merch.com, and a snip at only £49.99. It’s only available in the UK, mind you, but if you’re really really nice, Santa might be good to you.

 

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