Five Christmas jumpers for men to wear with pride – see our edit.

Gone are the days when a man in a festive knit – like Colin Firth in Bridget Jones’s Diary – made the world cringe to its collective boots. So why should the kids have all the fun? Just because men aren’t privy to Christmas Jumper Day at school, they shouldn’t be excluded completely from the gang. Wear it to the office. Wear it to the gym. Wear it to a party. But whatever you do, make sure you wear a Christmas jumper (with pride) this year. Here are a few of our festive favourites.

FAIR ISLE CREW
www.boden.co.uk


Evocative of retro skiing holidays and walks in the snow, this lambswool number is bang on trend and super-cosy, too. With a traditional colour-way and fair-isle print, it is certainly from the tasteful school of Christmas jumpers.

NAVY CHRISTMAS DINOSAUR JUMPER
www.next.co.uk


No one will accuse you of having ignored the dress code in this jolly, navy-and-white festive knit. Your kids will love the dinosaurs trotting around your midriff, too. In fact, they can wear it if they want to – given that it handily comes in junior sizes as well as men’s.

TREETOPS CHRISTMAS JUMPER
www.joules.com


This one is for the slightly self-conscious among you – it makes its point but with sophisticated subtlety. Cream and grey, with a pleasing night-time woodland scene, you may find yourself wearing it all winter.

HOODED CHRISTMAS JUMPER
www2.hm.com


Feeling brave? Then this sweater has your name on it (if you’re prepared to call yourself Father Christmas for the night). It’s unusual. It’s punchy. It’s hilarious. And it’s a hoodie…

POLO RALPH LAUREN CABLE-KNIT WOOL AND CASHMERE-BLEND SWEATER
www.mrporter.com


We have picked this jumper with great care. It is especially for those Scrooges out there who really cannot laugh at themselves at all. It is grown-up, it is smart and it is luxurious. Some might call it cheating. But we say it’s OK – now, don’t you say we aren’t kind to you.

November 2017