This story begins, of course, in the Pacific Northwest.
Five years ago, a Fleet Foxes fan did what every high schooler did in 2011 and created a single topic tumblr devoted to something she really likes. That happened to be a cozy sweater belonging to the band’s lead singer, Robin Pecknold.
Now, thanks to the powers of the internet and the impeding Autumn winds, she owns that sweater.
Fuck Yeah Robin Pecknold’s Sweater was born the same year of the Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues. The blog pays tribute to the musician’s oatmeal sweater featuring a crimson, tan and gray geometric design that, for a time, he was quite fond of wearing.
As time marched on, Pecknold’s sweater stayed out of the public eye, but FYRPS prevailed, sharing fan art devoted to the sweater and even a nice picture of Drake wearing a similar design.
Four months ago, Pecknold answered a question about the famed sweater in a Reddit AMA, explaining that he hadn’t been wearing it, but it traveled with him though various moves over the years.
The sweater blogger, the sweater and the sweater owner were finally able to arrange a new home for the iconic piece of indie rock memorabilia. Pecknold shipped it off to its cozy new home, and come winter, it will be swallowed in her coat.