We know the story. Christmas jumpers weren’t a thing. Then about four years ago, it was Christmas Jumper Day and someone at work was hassling you to wear one – then you saw that ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS YA FILTHY ANIMAL’ jumper and it made you laugh. You thought of Kevin McCallister and that guy from the hotel who looked like Jeremy Beadle (RIP), it was a jumper you could vibe with. You ordered it online and wore it on Christmas Jumper Day, everyone was into it, you got compliments, and you survived Christmas Jumper Day.
Another year flew by, and it was Christmas Jumper Day again. Again you got out that Home Alone jumper. A few people laughed again, but deep down, you knew the joke was done; the novelty had worn off.
Wool jumpers are functional, not merely novel. They’re meant to keep you warm, and historically, they’ve done a pretty good job of it. So there’s no excuse not to think about getting a nice one. We’ve put together a few alpine looking things, and then a few nice, bolder jumpers which aren’t technically Christmas jumpers but will serve you well whenever.
Disconnect sweatshirt £55 Wood Wood at Flannels
Star Neck sweater £445 Givenchy at Cruise Fashion // Cowboy Applique £373 Dolce & Gabbana at Flannels
Neoprene Jumper £510 Gucci at Flannels // Bolt sweatshirt £145 Neil Barrett at Flannels
Fair Isle crew knit £340 Moncler at Flannels
Beams Plus Fair Isle Crew Knit £185 endclothing.com // Marni Colour-block crew-neck £325 matchesfashion.com
Block Stripe sweater $298 noahny.com // Sylvester Roll Neck £130 oiplloi.com
Photos: Hamish Stevenson