Acquired: The Dude’s Baseball Shirt

The film character Jeffrey Lebowski, colloquially known as “The Dude,” is well known for his fashion choices. A personal favorite of mine as a baseball fan comes from the “Requiem” scene, in which The Big Lebowski informs The Dude that the former’s wife has been kidnapped. The Dude arrives wearing this shirt:

I recently acquired this shirt from Found Item Clothing, and I’m told the “Little Lebowski” store in Manhattan also carries it. As you can see, it’s a faithful reproduction:

The best detail? The player in the shirt was a real Japanese player by the name of Kaoru Betto. Betto was, according to the Baseball-Reference bullpen, one of Japan’s first power hitters. He also owned arguably the best baseball nickname possible: “The Gentleman of Baseball.” I know I wish that was my nickname.

Also worth noting: the shirt was apparently a favorite of Bridges, as he also wore it in the films Cold Feet and The Fisher King.




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Kyle
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3 years 3 months ago

Mind if I do a J?

Bobby Higginson
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Bobby Higginson
3 years 3 months ago

The Gentleman of Baseball abides

Big Jgke
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Big Jgke
3 years 3 months ago

Or El Gentleman de Baseballerino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.

DD
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DD
3 years 3 months ago

That site is awesome btw. Good choice.

Mike D
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Mike D
3 years 3 months ago

Are you surprised at my tears, sir?

jcxy
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jcxy
3 years 3 months ago

Strong me also cry. Strong me…also cry.

jcxy
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jcxy
3 years 3 months ago

men*

MikeP
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MikeP
3 years 3 months ago

Dude, F*’n A.

Hugh Briss
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Hugh Briss
3 years 3 months ago

Obviously you’re not a golfer.

LK
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LK
3 years 3 months ago

Bummer.

This, this, this is a bummer, man.

samuelraphael
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3 years 3 months ago

Lucas Duda. El Dudarino.

hyperwashed masses
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hyperwashed masses
3 years 3 months ago

2003 called. it wants it’s shirt, kine bud, and nonironic beard back. plus, if you’ve got like 30 bucks…can we borrow that? that would be sweeeeet.

Patrick
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3 years 3 months ago

ehh that and a pair of testicles…

Patrick
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3 years 3 months ago

go to Lebowskifest.com and you can also order that shirt if it’s in stock….dude

JB
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JB
3 years 3 months ago

Thank you for this. Immediate buy.

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