The Best Men's Christmas Jumpers (That You'll Actually Want To Wear)

08 December 2019
Style, Fashion, Christmas Jumpers, Shopping, Best Gifts

Christmas jumpers have enjoyed something of a revival over the past few years, which is why we’re on hand to help you find the best men’s Christmas jumpers, from tasteful Fair Isle to some festive favourites

It doesn’t matter how seasoned you are in navigating the festive period, everyone has woken up worse for wear – most likely from too many eggnogs and mulled wines the night before – and made an error in judgement when it comes to Christmas dinner apparel. An overly tight jean? A snug-fitting shirt from last years haul, when you were a somewhat different shape? Stick to what you know and love: Christmas jumpers. What was once the preserve of “hilarious” uncles has become a mainstream seasonal staple – and we’re on hand to help you find the very best Yuletide knitwear out there.

Here is the GQ edit of the best men’s Christmas jumpers.

And if you need some Christmas list inspiration be sure to check out our roundup of the best Christmas gifts for men and the best tech gifts for gadget geeks. You’re welcome.


Spun from a soft-wool blend, this festive knit is perfect for the cold winter commute. Team with dad trainers and jeans and you’re good to go. $910 at

Ahluwalia Studio

The perfect choice for your work Christmas lunch, this zip-up cardigan from Ahluwalia Studio is crafted from plush merino wool. Guaranteed to turn heads. $822 at

Lou Dalton

Simple yet still festive, this icy blue Fair Isle knit by Lou Dalton makes a great addition to your winter wardrobe. Perfect for throwing on for winter walks and pub lunches. $533 at


This year Notjustclothing has teamed up with Save The Children to create a range of limited-edition jumpers that pay homage to some of our favourite icons. From Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Slowthai to Peaky Blinders and Gregg’s vegan sausage roll, there is a design for everyone. GQ’s favourite? Lewis Capaldi, of course. $53 at


The jumper to trump all festive jumpers, when wearing this you’ll be forever answering, ‘Yes, it is a Christmas jumper and yes it is Gucci’. $920 at


A simple and refined take on the classic Fair Isle print, this jumper from Bellerose will last the winter and autumn seasons alike. A sound investment for the frugal among us. $177 at

Beams Plus

If you’re looking to make a fashion statement, you can’t go wrong with this standout Fair Isle sweater from Beams Plus. With sleeves that feature a different pattern, this is not one for the faint hearted. Wear with confidence. $243 at


Crafted from a soft wool and cashmere blend, this stylish Fair Isle jumper from Burberry features a ribbed round neck, hem and cuffs. Pair with tailored trousers and loafers and you’re ready for the big day. $950 at

Dries Van Noten

Our favourite thing about this Christmas jumper? It does all the work for you. Warm and stylish, it is cut from luxurious cream wool and finished with an understated snowflake game that will see you through winter time no matter what your plans are. $1163 at

Isabel Marant

A guaranteed winter winner no matter the holiday, this jumper from Isabel Marant is crafted using a time-tested knitting technique and spun from wool. Pair with a rollneck and flares for even higher levels of retro sophistication. $375 at

Ami Paris

Not only great for the big day, but frosty January walks and the office Christmas party, this oversized crewneck sweater in wool blend from Ami Paris will make a great addition to anyone’s winter wardrobe. $420 at

Margaret Howell

If you tend to shy away from the festive greens and reds, this festive yet understated Shetland wool sweater from Margaret Howell is for you. $296 at

Ralph Lauren

A stylish essential for when the temperature begins to drop, this knit is a blend of lamb’s wool and merino, making it the perfect choice for when you’re inevitably roped into ice skating at the Natural History Museum. Again. $393 at

Via British GQ