- Microsoft said it was giving away Windows 95 sweaters to “lucky fans” through the @Windows Twitter account.
- The company described the sweater as “ugly,” but the consensus on the internet is that people desperately want one.
- Unfortunately, the sweater isn’t available to buy at the moment.
Microsoft posted a tweet on Thursday announcing a Windows 95 “ugly” sweater giveaway to “lucky fans.”
The company said in the tweet, posted on its @Windows account, that “fans” should check their direct-message inbox to see if they’ve been selected to receive a Windows 95 sweater.
Specifically, Microsoft is looking for fans who have engadged with the company and have “shared their authentic love for Windows,” a Microsoft representative told Business Insider.
The company has made only 100 sweaters, many of which have already been awarded. There are only a few left at the time of writing.
Microsoft dubbed the sweater “ugly,” but the internet wants it quite badly.
Hello. If I do not get one of these sweatshirts I will die. Like, I will die. https://t.co/gzXnaGrbis
— Christina Warren @ MSIgniteTheTour (@film_girl) December 13, 2018
You need to give me this sweater. pic.twitter.com/yu42YaFxBc
— Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) December 14, 2018
A post about the sweater on the r/ATBGE (Awful Taste But Great Execution) subreddit has garnered more than 16,300 upvotes. (Congratulations to u/Eggballz on your newfound Reddit karma wealth.)
The sweater is also fuel for good comedy:
The giveaway is also making the rounds in tech media circles, with many in the industry (including myself) expressing a deep desire for the sweater.
Unfortunately, the sweater is obtainable only through the giveaway from the @Windows Twitter account at the moment.
But if Microsoft is interested in earning some extra cash in the fashion business, the demand seems to be there.