Six far-from-cliche Christmas jumpers to give (or receive) this festive season as the temperature drops
There are few Christmas gifts with such perennial appeal as the humble jumper. With the festive season in full swing – and an abrupt change in temperature – now is the time to shop the season’s best. Here, six far-from-cliche Christmas jumpers, photographed by Samuel John Butt and styled by Another Man’s fashion editor Reuben Esser, to purchase this month, modelled by a – what else? – giant snowman outside Another Man HQ.
Christmas Jumpers 2019
1. A pig might not be the most typical of Yuletide animals, but this pillarbox red intarsia-knit sweater by Gucci – decorated with dancing piglets – is unapologetically festive.
2. The Fair Isle jumper was first made for windswept Scottish winters. This iteration of the classic style from Hedi Slimane at Celine, in Alpaca wool, will protect from the elements – or simply provide a cosy extra layer for long festive afternoons spent indoors.
3. In fluffy mohair, this festive red jumper by Marni – with a diamond intarsia-knit motif – makes for a contemporary take on classic Argyle, and a much-wanted gift.
4. For those loved ones less inclined to colour – even during the festive season – this mohair wool-blend jumper by Alexander McQueen, in blown-up monochrome houndstooth, provides an understated alternative.
5. What conjures a more festive scene than a roaring open fire? For those more familiar with chilly London flats and central heating, this lightning-embroidered Prada sweater – emblazoned with a colourful flame-like motif – will have similarly warming effects.
6. Stefan Cooke – the eponymous label helmed by Cooke alongside partner Jake Burt – is known for intricately wrought collections which provide a subversive take on menswear staples. Invest in young talent with this patterned-knit cardigan by the emerging duo.