Have you yet attended an “ugly Christmas sweater party?” If today’s press release for the November 23 launch of Pleasanton, CA based online retailer jingleballz.com is to be believed, these gatherings are an of-the-moment strand of the North American hipster social fabric:
“Ugly sweater parties are hot right now, but to really stand out you need more than just a gaudy Christmas tree or flashing reindeer nose. That’s where we come in,” said jingleballz.com founder Shawn Nohr. “Whether it’s a gift for yourself, a friend or for the White Elephant gift swap, calling these cheeky sweaters a ‘conversation piece’ is an understatement.”
The above monstrosity and a number of other equally offensive aesthetics are available for $62. Separately, FishbowlLA applauds the optimism of an e-tailer who launches with a blank “Press” website section and hopes our article will help get things off to a ho-ho-home run clippings start.
Finally, if Nohr has not done so already, may we suggest that he send a complimentary XXL sample of the company’s merchandise to Pleasanton resident John Madden. Can’t hurt.