It’s just a few days into the advent calendar, but Christmas fever has already taken over. The lights are up, the fake snow machine is pumping out white flakes and Cliff Richard has begun infiltrating the airwaves. There are many festive frolics to be had, but perhaps the most festive and most frolicky of them all is the staple of Christmas fashion, which is without a doubt, the Christmas Jumper.
Best worn on Christmas Day, the archetypal festive knit is the stomping ground of pattern. In-keeping with everything that Christmas signifies: excess, indulgence and warmth, the Christmas Jumper offers wild pattern, colour and style. Most importantly perhaps, the amount of pattern on one of these knits will ensure that after a triple serving of turkey and a few hefty slices of yule log no one will be able to see you bulge: pattern = distraction.
For all your Christmas Jumper needs, the best place to head might be…hmmmmm…www.christmasjumper.co.uk? Yes, all your Christmases have come at once. These sweatshirts are ‘just like Granny used to make’, and you can feel the Granny influence all over them. There’s the classic Christmas print in burgundy and cream with Nordic inspired reindeer and snowflakes, and then there’s the altogether more “CHRISTMAS! AAAAAAARRRGH!” snowman on bottle green. Oh my Santa. As this male model shows, to enjoy the perfect Christmas all you need is a glass of wine and a seasonal knit, just like Granny used to make.
But if you’re one of the cooler Christmas kids, the elves at Lazy Oaf have been busy designing a limited edition Christmas Jumper. It’s blue to remind you of frost, and combines all elements of Christmas in its pattern heavy screen-print: trees, reindeer, snowflakes. All that’s really missing is the lead singer of Wizzard. And the best bit about these Lazy Oaf jumpers? They’re unisex, you know what that means – they’re universal. In my opinion, if everyone wore one of these this December it would make for a merry merry Christmas.