Lockdown Look: Kurt Cobain's '90s Cardigan

Wednesday January 6, 2021

We've taken at least one step away from sweatpants and stretched-out T-shirts. A well-worn cardigan circa 1993 is taking center stage as the ultimate WFH wardrobe essential according to The Wall Street Journal.

Cobain's sweater sold at auction in 2019 for a meager $334,000, but thrifty shoppers can easily knock off a few zeros and still find a comfortable alternative.

"Mixing mohair with polyamides or acrylic, like Cobain's cardigan, makes it even softer, and the Lycra in the mix means it retains its shape," Emma McClelland, co-director of Knitster LDN, a London atelier specializing in luxury knitwear production, told the Journal. "Those long fibers can be brushed for extra fluffiness. And, crucially, it also holds color really well."

If you're looking for inspiration, here are some of our favorite cardigans of the season.