Ugly Sweaters Not Made By Grandma

Whether it’s hipster chic or a nostalgic nod to grandma’s knitting irons,  people just can’t get enough ugly sweaters. Itchy is in. Horrendous is hip. Acrylic is awesome.

Forever Collectibles released a line of  officially licensed “ugly sweaters” for every NFL team. The hogs were a nice touch for Washington. You can buy these now, but they won’t ship until September. Granny has plenty of time to knit you her own before they arrive.

This is smart timing. Ralph Lauren cashed in on the style by slapping a $595 price tag on the patchwork yarn cardigans worn by Team U.S.A. members at the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Olympic Games. Those sweaters are already sold out. Someone even paid $3,000 for one on eBay. The precious Oregon lambs help justify the cost.

Olympians like Redskins fan Ashley Caldwell can pull it off, but I don’t know about you.

So grab an ugly Redskins sweater before you need a bank loan to get one on the internet.


ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.