You know when you hit a certain month on the calendar (December, to be specific): The time is upon us to break out an ugly Christmas sweater in the spirit of the season. The best ugly Christmas sweaters do more than a few things at once, harking back to the days when ugly Christmas sweaters were worn regularly by your parents and grandparents (and not always in a joking manner, either). They’re nostalgic, they’re fun, they’re a nice way to get a conversation going at a small holiday gathering and yes, there are more options for ugly Christmas sweaters than ever.
Consider the ugly Christmas sweater a nice change of pace from one of your favorite Christmas jumpers and consider it a solid way to switch things up from your regular rotation of the best sweaters for men in general.
Amp up your sweater game in a fun and holiday-friendly way with our picks for the best ugly Christmas sweaters from some of our favorite menswear brands this year.
Fusalp Liam Printed Mock Neck Sweater
When we say there are plentiful options for the best ugly Christmas, we should have clarified that some of these options are bold and fashion-forward, rather than ugly, kind of like this cool number from MR. PORTER.
Star Wars Ugly Christmas Sweater
For yourself or the Star Wars fan in your life, consider this Star Wars ugly Christmas sweater a fun way to nod toward iconic films and holiday style in equal measure.
Polo Ralph Lauren Logo Fleece Crewneck Sweater
Here’s another variation on the ugly sweater theme, with the iconic Polo Bear making an appearance to liven up your sweater rotation this season.
Tipsy Elves Caribrew Ugly Christmas Sweater
Now, here’s a fun ugly Christmas sweater we can get behind, with reindeer and beers in a print that’s not all that over-the-top (and neither is the price).
Topman Check Sweater
Again, consider this zany printed check sweater more of a fashion statement than a typical ugly Christmas sweater, but it’ll work quite well with a sleek all-black look for a touch of fun.
Schott NYC Wool-Blend Patterned Sweater
File this rugged and handsome Schott sweater in the category of “ugly Christmas sweaters that aren’t quite so ugly” … right? Right.
KENZO Logo Jacquard Cotton Blend Sweater
A bright and bold take on the high-fashion logo, this is the type of “ugly” Christmas sweater that a very fashion-forward Santa might wear.
Bonobos Fox Crew Neck Sweater
Leave it to Bonobos to come up with a fun and colorful sweater to pair with the brand’s expertly tailored chinos.
Rag & Bone Fair Isle Crewneck Sweater
The Fair Isle pattern is a winter favorite, and the classic look gets a fresh update here in a way that’s eye-catching and sure to turn heads at any small holiday gathering.
Alex Mill Diamond Fair Isle Sweater
The best ugly Christmas sweaters offer up something for everybody, like this refreshed and modern sweater that your father or grandfather might have worn back in the day.
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