Want to get into the spirit of Christmas more than ever this year, but wouldn't be seen dead in a tacky Christmas jumper? No worries gentlemen, I've sought out some sweaters that have a festive feel but these jumpers are not just for Christmas.....oh no, there's no going straight back in the cupboard till next year for these fine pieces of knitwear. You'll want to wear them over and over again once the decs are down, and the working from home has been resumed.
If you're more of a plain than patterned sort of guy, follow in Santa's footsteps and go for red. This ribbed sweater gives a nod to Christmas in a subtle way so you can continue wearing it long after the turkey has been carved. Plus, you can feel proud for buying British as this sweater was knitted in Scotland from locally sourced wool.
Red ribbed wool sweater - Albam at Mr Porter - £180
However. if you love a fancy pattern then Trunk Clothiers have come up with this understated but festive feeling sweater. Perfect for Zooming the distant family - just accessorise with the Christmas hat from your cracker and you'll look the part. After the silly season is over wear with denim or a pair of grey cords to keep you warm for outdoor Sunday pub lunches.
Wells navy Fair Isle lambswool crew neck sweater - Trunk Clothiers - £265
Nothing says winter like a cream cable knit sweater - you can just imagine wearing this when you go off for a walk on a frosty Christmas morning. It'll look great with jeans or dress it up a bit with a chambray shirt under it, grey flannel trousers and dark brown Chukka boots. And if you're still not convinced, just take a look at how cool Chris Evans looks in his in Knives Out last year.
Ecru cable knit alpaca blend sweater - Mr P at Mr Porter - £280
Go full on festive with this Fair Isle cardigan. Wear a long sleeved crew neck t-shirt underneath, plus turned up jeans and classic Red Wing boots for a cool and comfy look. Some men might shy away from wearing so much colour as they don't know what to put it with, but with so many colour options to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice - a dark green cord shirt, pale blue Oxford shirt. tan chinos, navy sweatpants - you'll light up the room more than any Christmas lights in this cool cardi.
Fair Isle shawl collar cardigan - Jamieson's of Shetland at End Clothing - £169
This sweater is perfect if you prefer a more minimal look - based on the vintage submariner styles, it's a classic that won't date. Pine green adds a holiday feel so you can wear it inside on Christmas day and layer up for outdoor socialising with some moleskin trousers, chunky boots and a warm parka.
U-Boat Wool Roll Neck Sweater - Heimat Textil at Trunk Clothiers - £205
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