Forego the garish novelty jumper and opt instead for one of our luxurious knits. Made by the finest craftspeople in the world, they should last a lifetime of festivities.
For those who take clothes seriously (though hopefully never too seriously), there is a special sort of ire reserved for the festive jumper. Seen as antithetical to the tenets of good taste, festive knitwear has become synonymous with those garish novelty jumpers that may have originally sprung from Nordic knitting patterns, but which are now long divorced from any sense of craft, quality or tradition.
A natural aversion to anything that could be considered a ‘festive jumper’ is understandable, however, this is the time of year when knitwear really comes into its own. Even without the additional constraints of lockdown and quarantine, the festive season is typically a time for staying indoors.
As a great many of us have come to know only too well this year, dressing specifically for the indoors can be a tricky business. Wearing your finest clothes with no one to see them can feel like a waste, but there is something disheartening about existing solely in loungewear, and over time it begins to take a psychological toll.
The key, then, to holiday season dressing is striking a balance between comfort and style. This is achieved with garments that are soft and comforting (something Aleks Cvetkovic made the case for in last week’s luxury gift roundup), and what fulfils those criteria better than knitwear?