I’m not sure what hipster came up with the ugly Christmas sweater craze, but he and his waxed mustache have a lot to answer for. Sure, I’m guessing it was pretty funny to see at the first holiday party he wore it to, but he had to know that the idea would be mainstreamed and commercialized eventually.
I mean, look at this stuff. Your aunt and grandma were probably unironically wearing stuff like this AS they were ironically buying stuff like this. Culturally, we have crawled up our own rear ends.
But at least some folks are making somewhat creative ugly Christmas sweaters. And are using the proceeds for charitable causes as opposed to enriching Kohl’s stockholders. People like David Ortiz and Teespring, who have come out with this beauty, the proceeds of which will benefit the David Ortiz Children’s Fund:
They’re $34, too. Which is appropriate given the man on the shirt.