The ugly Christmas sweater is in the eye of the beholder. One person’s ugly is another’s glorious woolen masterpiece. So often all Fair Isle gets thrown in that category, so it makes wearing it outside of a casual situation a bit of a risk. If you’re looking for a way to sneak some in this winter, try one of the new knit bow ties from The Cordial Churchman.
Sure, the Gervais is actually more of a southwestern print, but it’s just close enough to work. The knit is a bold punch of color in an eye-catching pattern. The knit texture helps it stand up to the heavier fabrics of winter and gives it the sweater look. And if you realize even in bow tie form it’s still too much, a quick switch to the solid navy cotton on the reverse will save the day. But who cares what other people think? If you want to wear an
ugly Christmas sweater or bow tie, wear it.