Christmas jumpers don’t have to look crap. In fact, there are a lot of awesome knitwear options perfect for Christmas Jumper Day and the festive season. Buying a Christmas jumper isn’t just a novelty purchase. Over the years, they’ve enjoyed a revival, with UK shoppers splashing out every year on these cosy garments. What was once a dreadful joke from an annoying uncle has become a seasonal “must-have” within British culture and Christmas fashion. There’s even a special annual charity event known as Christmas Jumper Day that pays homage to this festive tradition and raises money for Save the Children. So, what’s the key to men’s Christmas jumper success? To give you some inspiration, we’ve put together a special list of some of the best examples of making waves in the Christmas fashion scene. Jack & Jones Originals textured stripe knitted jumper (ASOS) – around £25.00
If you want a Christmas jumper that can be used throughout the whole winter season, this nicely fitted design from Jack & Jones is on the money. The beautiful navy blue colour makes it simple to match with all dark coloured jeans. Granted, you won’t win any competitions for the novelty factor, but you’ll definitely look a million dollars. Reindeer Themed Half Zip Christmas jumper (Burton) – around £20.00
The meat sweats are very real during Xmas. This budget-friendly men’s Christmas jumper is perfect if you’re prone to sweating during big feasts and erratic games of charades with the family.
Lighter than your regular thick Christmas jumper, this classic reindeer design from Burton even has a handy zip to let your hairy rug breathe!
Zara is pretty damn good at breathing life and style into everyday essentials. While this sweater might not have a novelty Christmas jumper design, its beautiful round neck, cable-knit textured long sleeves and ribbed trims are super cool. Selected Homme Christmas high neck jumper (ASOS) – around £45.00 Turtle necks are in at the moment. This beautiful white design advertised on ASOS is a real Christmas fashion statement. The woolly Christmas jumper has ribbed trims and a charming reindeer design. Think black jeans, a black overcoat or pea coat and a classic pair of Chelsea boots. Harry Potter Christmas Jumper (Geek Store) – around £39.99
We couldn’t resist! This spellbinding Harry Potter Christmas jumper can make the festive holidays even more magical. Unlike a lot of other novelty knitwear, the Harry Potter Christmas jumper is made from premium quality yarn and is suitable for both men and women. So, your Christmas food baby won’t burst through its seams. If you’re feeling particularly jazzy, you could always match this garment with Harry Potter Vans – as covered in our previous blog on movie-themed shoes. Fairisle Pattern Crew Neck Jumper (Next) – around £30.00 If you want to keep the feel of the festive holidays, Fair Isle Christmas jumpers are a stylish alternative to awful novelty fare. Our personal pick is the khaki version, which pairs perfectly with grey jeans and casual white sneakers. However, the mustard colour is also worth considering too.