LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Reindeer Games

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The abundance of advent calendars, Starbucks gingerbread lattes and ugly sweater parties has marked the arrival of the holiday season. With all of this Christmas cheer in the District air, it is only fitting that D.C. Fashionistos flaunt their festive fashions.

I spotted this Fashionisto on his way into Starbucks for a hot holiday beverage before class. I was immediately charmed by his seasonal sweater and overall yuletide mirth.  His Polo Ralph Lauren Fair Isle sweater with reindeer detailing is handsome yet quirky, making it an instant holiday staple. The great part about this holiday sweater is that it carries a unique Christmas theme, yet its classic coloring and timeless style make it an everyday wearable piece. The sweater is memorable without becoming obnoxious. He paired his priceless pullover with a basic blue Ralph Lauren oxford. The red Ralph Lauren tie with blue pine block accents is a good complement to the outfit because both the blue and red offer subtle matches to other parts of the ensemble without seeming overly coordinated. The well-constructed layers pull the outfit together without deterring from the looks ultimate highlight: the sweater. The Fashionisto kept his footwear festive with vibrant holiday Happy Socks. His outfit is finished off with classic chocolate leather Ferragamo loafers, Persol shades and Ralph Lauren khaki chinos.

Wondering where to get all of this merry merchandise? With Christmas only being a few weeks away, many retail outfitters are stocked with the perfect holiday gear! Ralph Lauren  currently stocks a plethora of Nordic wool jumpers in different holiday prints such as snowflakes or skiers, while J. Crew carries the classic Fair Isle print. Asos also carries a reasonably priced Fair Isle knit that will leave you warm and trendy without breaking the bank. For those casual chic Fashionistos, Patagonia has designed the perfect vintage snowflake printed fleece. If you are ready to take the leap into aggressively festive knits, there are many different stores currently selling reindeer prints! If you want a classic preppy sweater Rugby or Abercrombie and Fitch will have you covered! For a more contemporary hipster style, Urban Outfitters also carries a playful bold reindeer knit. If you are not yet ready for a holiday sweater, Abercrombie and Fitch and Rugby carry the same reindeer print in a variety of accessories.

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