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There is even a greater demand for the vintage 1970 full zip Cowichan sweater with ring pull. This style sweater was made popular and famous after been worn by Jeff Bridges “The Dude” in the classic movie, The Big Lebowski. These sweaters are always in demand & have a huge cultural / cult following that continues into current generations. Popularly known as The Dude sweater, this sweater will only become more in demand as people re-capture the spirit of more relaxed days of the past. It would be great to wear to a Big Lebowski Fest.
This Cowichan sweater, or more accurately pullover or cardigan, is heavyweight with a shawl collar, adorned by local BC wildlife and other Coast Salish designs. Real Cowichan is always handmade and it takes around a fortnight to complete an adult sized garment. The Dude is wearing a Pendleton version, most popular with his ilk during the 1960s/70’s. Pendleton has been making Native American inspired clothing for over 140 years. The Dude’s is actually based on a Chief Joseph blanket design.