Dress Like This Guy: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain

Nevermind turns 20 this month. The album still holds up — as do many of Kurt Cobain’s clothing choices. So we’ve updated them for any budget.

By Elyse Orecchio

Nirvana’s Nevermind was released 20 years ago this month. Whether dudes bought the album or not, chances are they bought clothing whose popularity was wholly or partially due to what Kurt Cobain wore in videos and on stage. Today updated takes on Cobain’s clothes can still be part of a simple and rock-solid look, from his cardigan sweaters down to his Converses.


Affordable: Langer Cardigan by Obey ($76)
High-end: Missoni Vinicio Cardigan ($650)

Cobain was fond of wearing oversized loose-knit sweaters. To update the look, go for a fitted cardigan and wear it open over a graphic T-shirt. But remember: There’s a fine line between looking fashionable and looking like Mr. Rogers. (Not that there’s anything wrong with Mr. Rogers.) So if you think your cardigan might be too tight, it probably is.

TAGS: Dress Like This Guy, Kurt Cobain, Nevermind, Nirvana


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Brandon Unruh (Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:02:52 +0000): $76 dollar cardigan? $650 dollar HIGH-END cardigan? To look like Kurt? I hope this is a fucking joke. He wouldn't wear that shit. Try a second hand store you assholes. Quit fucking giving hipsters stupid ideas that they can dress like a dressed up Grunge wannabe and call it good. Christ.
Charles Schultz (Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:12:09 +0000): I agree with you Brandon, I got my Cardigan fo Five Fucking Dollars! But 650 is outragous, Kurt didn't like to spend alot of money, why can't people respect the Original prices of stuff, all these big coorporate asshole companies care about is making money, I say Fuck you who ever made these bullshit prices!
Sam Mayflower (Sun, 20 May 2012 14:53:58 +0000): Are you fuckin kiddin me? you could get this for 5$ anywhere else max 10$.
Modern Man (Thu, 31 May 2012 18:29:16 +0000): Sam — You can find plenty of awesome buys at second-hand stores, but you can't find a cardigan for "5$ anywhere else max 10$" like you suggested. We looked for a $5 cardigan at the grocery store, hardware store, and pharmacy, and we came up empty. Chuck — What are the original prices of stuff? We're confused. Brandon — You're right: $650 is a lot of money. Like a lot, a lot of money. But nobody said it's what Kurt would wear; he shopped at thrift stores, and there's nothing wrong with that (refer to what we wrote to Sam). Thing is — and we hope you agree — the majority people reading this aren't Kurt, and some of those people might be willing to spend more money on clothing than he was.
Brandon Unruh (Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:14:58 +0000): Your reply makes absolutely no sense. "willing to spend more money on clothing than he was." Well that wouldn't be dressing like Kurt now would it, so your whole article about (Dress likes this guy: Nirvana's Kurt Cobain) is a waste of time and contradicts itself. Instead it's how to dress like an ass hat grunge wannabe. So no I don't agree, nothing personal to you. But this is a disgrace to his name.
Modern Man (Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:00:35 +0000): No offense taken, Brandon. But our reply and headline both make perfect sense. You seem to think the article was about adopting Kurt's philosophy on life through his style; that isn't what we were going for. Some people want to dress like Kurt but don't want to shop in thrift stores, so we supplied a few options that would help those people find a similar style to his. And while we appreciate the suggestion, we will not be renaming the article "How To Dress Like An Ass Hat Grunge Wannabe." Maybe down the line we'll use that headline though. It's catchy.
Corey Jones (Thu, 02 Aug 2012 03:55:44 +0000): I don't to be want to be kurt cause that's disrespectful, but I want to know where to find that jacket on the MTV Live and Loud show..cause I really like that outfit.


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