The Christmas Jumper Campaign21:22:00
With 2 weeks until Christmas, the streets are awash with novelty Christmas jumpers. Lights, music, pompoms and patterns as far as the eye can see.
What was fun a couple of years ago for the sheer embarrassment has now become a cliche. It's almost expected and when everyone is wearing the same thing, the effect is lost.
And I feel truly sorry for the fellows who are given a novelty jumper on Christmas day. Congratulations, you've been given a present you can use for the next 12 hours.
All this leads me to calling a Christmas jumper armistice. Banish those gaudy nightmares and opt for a more stylish version.
Take the core colours and themes of Christmas and use this as your inspiration.
- Look for deep, rich colours of red and green.
- If you want a pattern, choose Fair Isle or Nordic inspired knits.
- Go for chunky, shawl neck collars in cardigans or pullovers for that apres-ski winter appeal.
I've found my Christmas day jumper in this understated Farah jumper in a rich bordeaux shade (similar here). 2015 was the year of opulent wine tones and it seems fit to round out the year in something suitably seasonal.
The simple crew collar keeps it that little more casual and the fine knit makes it perfect for layering under a coat.
It will work wonderfully under a blazer if you are heading out for drinks or just pair it with chinos for a cosy night in.
Thanks to Woodhouse for sending me this jumper and for continuing to battle the festive blight of bad knitwear.
Check out their full range of designer knitwear here and have yourself a stylish little Christmas.