Why is shipping so expensive?
Gotta ask the Post Office this one! Sweaters are heavy (usually around 2 pounds) and our shipping calculator goes right out to the US Postal Service website and tells you how much they charge. No hidden fees, that is really how much it costs! Crazy, huh?
If you are buying more than one sweater, sometimes combined in a box they can ship cheaper than they do on their own. If that happens, we will refund any extra shipping charges you paid. If you want to know ahead of time if that applies to sweaters you are interested in, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can look it up for you.
Gross! These sweaters aren't new, are they?
Nope, they are not. Unless we are regifting something, most of our sweaters come from a fine selection of vintage and thrift stores. Due to their ugliness, there is a very good chance that many of these never actually have been worn, but we just don't know, do we? We inspect each sweater for flaws, clean them according to manufacturing specifications, and guarantee them to be cootie-free when shipped to you.
My party is day after tomorrow! What do I do??!!
If you choose the Express Mail shipping option and make your purchase before 5pm Eastern Time, you will have your item delivered to you by noon the next day in most larger US cities and 2 days elsewhere in the US.
If you are outside the US, you can choose International Express Mail, but it may be a few days longer (customs is usually the place it gets held up). Feel free to check www.usps.gov to see what the delivery time is to your country to ensure you will get it in time.
What is 'fugly'?
Back when the internet was new and AOL had chat, a number of users (because swearing was censored) would add the letter "f" to a word to preface the word with... well... the "f" word. Some of the words didn't work out (fnice, anyone? fhot?) but for some reason, "fugly" stuck around long enough to become real life slang. Fug, then, is the abbreviated form of "effin ugly". We run across a lot of "ugly" every day. But it takes something truly special to be considered "fugly". A used up pilly sweater with a hole in it may be ugly, but what is special about that? A used up pilly sweater where the white snowmen have red fuzzballs on them which makes them look like victims of a drive-by with buckshot has that certain je ne sais quoi that makes it worthy of being in our store (see our Bloody Snowmen sweater).
I live in Florida. This is a dumb idea.
If it is 80 degrees out, you don’t want to sport a mohair turtleneck. That is why each of our sweaters is rated lightweight to heavyweight, so you can pick what works for your venue. Also, don’t forget vest + t-shirt = awesome.
How will I know if a sweater will fit me?
Many of these sweaters are vintage, and sizing can run all across the board. The best way to ensure something will fit you is to take a sweater you already own and measure it, comparing the measurements of your sweater with the one you are looking at. The chest is measured from underarm seam to underarm seam, then that number is doubled. The overall length is measured from the collar to the hem in the back.
I'm a guy and I need an ugly Christmas sweater for a party--help!
When it comes to attending ugly Christmas sweater parties, we recommend men do not limit themselves to men's sweaters. They are most fun when in a blingy bedazzled women's sweater (and add lights!). Generally you can choose from sweaters a size larger than you would wear in men's sizing, but check the chest and length measurements to ensure it will fit (snug is best!). Sleeves may be a bit short on your long manly arms, so if that is a problem, consider a vest instead!
How do your LED light kits work to light up a sweater?
1) Push lights through the knit from the inside to out where you want them placed (this may be more difficult for tight knit and acrylic sweaters, works best with chunky knit sweaters).
2) (Optional) Stitch the lights in place with a needle and thread by looping the thread through the sweater then around the cord between lights, then tie tightly. Repeat between each light.
3) Create a "pocket" for your battery pack: Use a small piece of fabric (some people even use the toe cut off from an old sock) big enough to hold the battery pack and stitch or safety pin it to the inside of the sweater near where the lights are placed. Make sure there is room in the cord for movement when the sweater is worn.
4) After you've attended your party, don't forget to take the lights out before you wash your sweater!
Pro Tip: Be sure to use fresh AA batteries, and not rechargeables. Some color lights do not work with stale or rechargeable batteries.