A UK businessman looking to cash in on the ugly Christmas sweater craze is worried he might get stiffed.
Noticing a rise in demand for the seasonal knitwear, 45-year-old Karl Baxter of Dorset bought 1,000 holiday sweaters to sell online, The Sun reports.
But Baxter soon realized sales were sluggish because the jumper’s snowflake pattern was formed by four extremely phallic shapes, complete with, um, “jingle bells.”
“I didn’t notice at first, but once you’ve seen it, it’s hard to get out of your mind,” Baxter told The Sun.
He’s hoping to turn the fashion faux pas into a fundraiser by donating proceeds to Prostate Cancer UK. “We’re appealing to consumers to see the funnier side and stand out from the crowd,” he said.
At about $14, the sweaters are a bargain. And, Baxter added, “getting one of these on Christmas Day could be a great way to break the ice with the in-laws.”