Sweater the devil you know. At least we think that’s what Kylie Minogue sang. #whatever. All we know is there’s no better way to unlock a person’s behavioural secrets than through their Christmas pullover. Don’t believe us? Read on to get the knitwear know-how on the Speak Media team.
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I’ve always had fire in my belly, but in true holiday spirit the fireplace knitted sweater with an actual, crackling flame – definitive proof that what’s on the inside always finds its way out.
The finest festive knitwear I know of appears in this classic scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I like Clark’s sweater (on the left). Although the more I look, the more I warm to the timeless style of Eddie.
Whisky (or bourbon in this case) is one of those treats that comes into its own at Christmas. Maker’s Mark is not a bad tipple (and this was a jolly good ad from the Kentucky distillery, based on designs for actual ’sweaters’ that were send to brand ambassadors as part of a 2011 campaign), though I’d prefer a real Scotch on my jumper, given the choice.
My three favourite things this year have been sharks, wool and Xmas – so Fat Face have scored a hat-trick with this garment. Though I think they should have called it ‘The Great White Xmas’ jumper, geddit?
If the Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie from the Oscars is anything to go by, the most re-tweeted tweet in this twitt-era, 2014 was pretty much the year the ‘selfie’ took over the world in earnest. I’m not averse to that phenomenon, so in the name of that trend, say hello to #elfie…