Somewhere between a joke and a necessity lives the holiday sweater. They can certainly be ugly—and something that came up repeatedly during my recent survey of local style experts on what to wear to holiday parties was the wish that ugly holiday sweaters would stop being a thing (with the possible exception of the Portland Cello Project)—but they don't have to be, and sweaters are really the only universally sensible thing anyone wants to wear this time of year anyway. I picked out a few that are easy on the ugly and the literal "holiday" look, all available via your local designers and retailers. Peep 'em all over on MOD.
- Men's holiday sweater by Brady Lange