I don’t celebrate Christmas, which gives me a huge bias with my thoughts on festive fashion. While I can appreciate the urge to visually mark the holiday season, does our style have to suffer in the process?
I dread receiving an invite to take apart on Christmas jumper day. So, while others shuffle in excitement as the murmurs rise in the office about what monstrosity they will wear, I ask for forgiveness to the fashion gods on the sin I am about to commit.
In a bid to fit in, Last year I went to Next and purchased a light-up Christmas jumper, you know, the one that has a battery pack, LEDs, the full works. Of course, everyone commented on how amazing my jumper was but little did they know I hated the damn thing and waited until the end of the day where I would head back to Next and return it for a full refund.
This year I refuse to be coerced into making bad jumper choices. There is a way to celebrate Christmas fashionable that allows you to retain your style chops. Say goodbye to ugly Christmas jumpers and hello to stylish winter knits. Gone are the days where you waste money on a jumper for one day.
What are the best festive jumpers?
Geometric shapes are the perfect alternative if you don’t want a jumper full of festive motives, such as reindeers and snowflakes. You can sneak into Christmas jumper day and get a pass with the right colour and pattern.
Fair isle is a classic winter knitwear technique that works two or more colours of yarn in the same row creating a multi-coloured design that is no stranger to a festive wardrobe.
Plaid is a great stylish Christmas jumper option. However, while the colour and pattern are synonymous with the festive season, the style often gets overlooked on Christmas jumper day.
A nordic inspired jumper has a contemporary feel and features the iconic yoke design, which is the decorative design that circles the neck.
Winter fashion is a celebration of texture and fabric. Houndstooth is a popular winter fabric that can also double as a festive jumper.
MODERN CHRISTMAS JUMPER
If you have to display some element of Christmas on your knitwear, then you can go down the modern route with a knitted festive animal motif.
Where can I buy the best stylish men’s Christmas Jumpers?
ABERCROMBIE – Oversized Holiday Crew Sweater – £59
GANT – Holiday Fair Isle Crew Neck Sweater – £165
MANGO – Jacquard wool sweater £59.99
BARBOUR – COLDWATER CREW JUMPER – £99.95
RESERVED – Patterned jersey jumper – £35.99
ABERCROMBIE – Oversized Scenic Cardigan – £65
MANGO – Christmas jacquard sweater – £35.99
COS – Fair-Isle Knitted Jumper – £115
MASSIMO DUTTI – WOOL BLEND JACQUARD SWEATER – £69.95
BARBOUR – ESSENTIAL DIAMOND KNIT CREW JUMPER – £94.95
What are some of your men’s Christmas jumpers?