christmas jumper 2012 for men - yellow

Christmas Obstruction start

Christmas comes with many connotations: turkey dinners, type gatherings, socks your grandma knitted for you, but for someone congenial myself who has a passion for clothes, it will always be best associated with the fabled Christmas move.

During my late teens, when I first started to undergo a keen interest in clothes and the way they make us look and touch, I always remember wanting to look my best at the Christmas defer; I wanted to be wearing the latest jumper, I wanted it fresh out of its wrapping, breakable and smelling new, the way a jumper can only appear the very first speedily it adorns your shoulders.

I look back on some of those photos with desperation. The garish colours, the awkwardness of the teenage poses in family photos, the droll array of knitwear and patterned jumpers worn by an assortment of relatives who single ever see one another at this annual gathering.

It got me thinking alongside how we can look back at those photos without cringing, how we can employ the Christmas jumper and turn it into an item that won’t ever after look like a fashion faux-pas.

Some Golden Superintends

The first rule is to avoid novelty jumpers at all costs – this isn’t Bridget Jones’ Annals – you want to look good, not as though you should be sat atop the tree. About sophistication, not reindeers.