vintage 1970's sweater ...original Pendleton Westerly cardigan sweater
true vintage original 1974 (not a current reissue) Pendleton Westerly cardigan sweater as worn by "the dude" in the big lebowski.
We took inspiration from the beautiful hand-knitted Cowichan sweaters of the Pacific Northwest tribes, but ours were machine-knitted by Winona Knitting Mills of Minnesota. Here’s a little U.S.A. manufacturing history for you…Winona Mills was a two-facility company, owned by the Woodworth family. They were one of the very few knitters in the US who could do a 2gg knit. A 2gg knit is basically outerwear. You could wear it in a monsoon, and you’d stay warm and cozy.
The vintage Westerley is a 3gg knit, and it is WARM. We offered the Westerley in the western, outdoor and casual lines over the years. If your tag has a white background, it was part of the Western line.
Pendleton has reissued this sweater and have this to say:
We don’t call it the Westerly anymore. We call it the Dude. We didn’t exactly replicate the original. We wanted to preserve the value of the vintage sweaters.
"The Dude abides. And so does his sweater." hah- indeed!
This listing is for a true vintage ORIGINAL Westerly sweater, NOT a reissue.
- classic cardigan with shawl collar
- original brass zipper with pull
Measurements given are ''actual'' measurements of the item taken from the outside of the garment. Please consider your individual comfort and compare measurements accordingly. For more information regarding our sizing, or measurement process please review our
mens size S
chest/bust-40", shoulders-18", sleeves-25" (un-cuffed), length-26"
excellent. freshly dry cleaned and ready to wear.
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