That's not a description many would use when describing how I dress. I'm a jeans and t-shirt guy who adds a sweater or sweatshirt in winter. When it comes to sweaters and shirts, I'm fond of colourful jobbies. Colourful, but tasteful.
A year or so ago, I sent a few online friends a picture of me in my favourite sweater. To my dismay, their reaction was horrified amusement. Across the board. Much mockery ensued. To the extent that a contest was started, asking people to buy, and send to me, the "ugliest" sweaters they could find. There was a $5 limit which restricted folks somewhat from the more upscale shops.
Anyway, I was reading Dawno's blog, her December 10th entry, and she showed a couple of pics of very spiffy Christmas sweaters. I wanted them. Not the pics, the sweaters. Unfortunately, they weren't my size (XL) otherwise I'm sure Dawno would have happily turned them over to me. I told her if I could figure out how, (thanks Mac) I'd post a couple of pics of my sweaters here.
Here's the one that started the whole mocking thing.
Hard to figger ain't it? Sure it's colourful, but in a refined, non-senses-assaulting sort of a way.
Here's the first entrant in the Find Frank An Ugly Sweater Challenge.
I liked this one just fine, despite its colour-impairedness. It's just a wee bit bland.
I much prefer this later, and thus far, winning entry.
Now this is a sweater! With pretty much every colour in the visible spectrum (and quite possibly a couple which aren't) represented, it doesn't matter what colour of pants I grab that day. This one, like my original fave, goes with anything.
I'm honestly perplexed that most of my friends consider these sweaters to be ugly. I guess there's just no accounting for taste.