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Many issues level to the approaching winter holidays – Mariah Carey is again to our playlists, shops are decked in overwhelming quantities of decorations, ice skating rinks are popping up like mushrooms after the rain… But the ugly Christmas sweater development is on a league of its personal.
Once a loving present out of your unsuspecting grandma, the ugly sweater has now grow to be a staple of each holiday-themed social gathering with individuals flocking to thrift and chain shops so they might shock associates with the tackiest garment ever made. Dorky but in addition sort of cozy and funky, ugly Christmas sweaters have been prominently featured in popular culture, from the basic scene in Bridget Jones’s Diary to Jimmy Fallon’s 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters.
So it should not come as a shock to you that such a factor because the nationwide Ugly Sweater Run exists and attracts crowds of excited Americans who do not feel like letting their horrendous jumpers skulk behind their closets.
This yr, the Ugly Sweater Run got here again to New York, Seattle, Washington DC, Boston, Atlanta, and different cities throughout the states. Organized in partnership with Kahlua, the run advantages One Warm Coat, a nonprofit working to offer free coats to individuals in want.
We could not cross up a chance to see a bunch of New Yorkers prance round of their ugliest Christmas sweaters, so we got down to seize the occasion in all its glory. Check out some photographs under and get some outfit inspo in your subsequent vacation social gathering:
Photos courtesy of Jorge Garcia of the New York City Street Photography Collective