These Christmas Sweaters for Men Will Put You in the Right Mood
The holidays bring the tradition of wearing Christmas sweaters, clothing notorious for their gaudy designs, but are actually the best for keeping yourself warm.
While no one can point to when exactly the idea of ugly Christmas sweaters came about, there are a few landmark moments that you can review: The '80s, for example, had National Lampoon’s Chevy Chase and Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show sporting these hideous pullovers with questionable color patterns.
Sweaters for Men
Still, the human race is nothing if not contradictory, and fashion has co-opted these “ugly” Christmas sweaters into something more apt for today’s style sensibilities. With the holiday season upon us, here are some not-ugly Christmas sweaters to keep you warm and stylish for the yuletide.
Bellerose Fair Isle Wool Sweater
This special knit, named after the Fair Isle in Scotland, was popularized after Prince Edward VIII was photographed wearing a Fair Isle sweater in 1921, and this Bellerose piece showcases its classic pattern.
Howlin’ Lawrence Fair Isle Wool Sweater
This sweater from Howlin’ is as intricate as it can get, which is par for the course for Fair Isle sweaters, but its classic navy-on-white color combo is what saves the piece from teetering into
Aomy Fair Isle Wool Sweater
The Christmas sweater features a twisted, multi-colored pattern made from mid-weight wool that's perfect for chilly nights. Pair it with dark jeans and sneakers.
Howlin’ Before the Snowfall Isle Mélange Wool Sweater
This knitwear is decked out in icy blue shades, yet there’s something warm about it (it's likely from the grainy gray shade). What’s great about the color scheme is how it can go with practically anything in your closet.
Polo Ralph Lauren Fair Isle Wool Sweater
Still inspired by the intricate designs of Fair Isle sweaters, this Polo Ralph Lauren number features a classic pattern that will look good at the office. Feel free to sport this with chinos and leather lace-ups or loafers.
Polo Ralph Lauren Cocoa Bear Sweater
Featuring the signature Polo Bear on a dark gray background, this stylish take on Christmas sweaters by Polo Ralph Lauren is nothing short of iconic. Plus, nothing else says Christmas like a red-and-white scarf and hot cocoa.
Polo Ralph Lauren Snowflake Cotton-Blend Sweater
Ring in the holidays with a snowflake-patterned sweater—even if we have nothing close to snow over here. The sweater wins us over with its shawl collar, horn buttons, and that red-and-white combo.
Pull & Bear Jacquard Print Sweater
While it’s not a hand-loomed sweater, Pull & Bear has done a rather impressive job of mimicking the Jacquard pattern with a print.
Pull & Bear Jacquard Panelled Sweater
Christmas sweaters typically come in red, but this Jacquard-paneled piece chooses a subtle pattern in a deep maroon color.
Uniqlo Premium Lambswool Jacquard Sweater
The stunning blue-white-green pattern creates an impressive piece. The lambswool jacquard sweater is also inspired by retro-modern Nordic designs.
Uniqlo JW Anderson Jacquard Crew Neck Sweater
For a graphic Christmas sweater, this one feels rather old-school: a line drawing of a house on a navy background. This collection, in particular, was inspired by British painter Christopher Wood.