The Five Wackiest Apparel Items From TownPool

From flashy holiday-themed suits to bold sports-inspired ties, we’ve rounded up the shop's quirkiest wears that may make it onto your shopping list this holiday season.

Nantucket-based novelty store TownPool opened its latest pop-up in Back Bay earlier this month, with no shortage of unconventional apparel in tow. The store offers a unique selection of apparel and goods from diverse brands including Colby Davis, The Casery, Driscoll, and many more. Here, find our guide to navigating the line between kitsch and outright hilarity with attire that will make you the life of any party.

Christmas Tree Camo Ugly Sweater Suit from Shinesty

Courtesy of Shinesty

 Christmas Tree Camo Ugly Sweater Suit from Shinesty, $99.99

TownPool doesn’t just do ugly sweaters; it does “ugly” suits (complete with a jacket, pair of pants, and tie) courtesy of off-the-wall apparel line Shinesty. For gents not of the faint of heart, this outdoorsman-meets-decoration-explosion getup is sure to be a great conversation starter.

Nutcracker Ugly Christmas Dress from Shinesty

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Nutcracker Ugly Christmas Dress from Shinesty, $39.99

Why own a nutcracker when you can wear one–or many? This fun and festive piece allows you to sport Clara’s beloved Christmas gift, although don’t expect these little men to come to life any time soon.

Rock Star of David Ugly Hanukkah Sweater Suit from Shinesty

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Rock Star of David Ugly Hanukkah Sweater Suit from Shinesty, $99.99

Of course, not everyone celebrates Christmas. Say shalom to this three-piece suit that can be worn not just once, but eight days of the year. Amidst endless amounts of latke oil, jelly donuts, and melting Hanukkah gelt, hopefully the stars of David will remain the only things dotting your celebratory coat.

patriots tie

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New England Patriots Tie from Shinesty, $29.99

Give the football fanatic in your family something to cheer about, because let’s face it, Brady’s reputation took some hits this year. With its red, white, and blue mascot pattern, this tie would make Bill Belichick proud–not to mention when paired with a matching Pats-inspired jacket.

Women's Kilim Chukka Boot 6-2 from Res Ipsa

Women’s Chukka Boot, Courtesy of Res Ipsa

Kilim Chukka Boots from Res Ipsa, $275

These colorful duds are crafted from hand-woven Turkish rugs that are up to 100 years old, making them the perfect find for the vintage enthusiast. Finished in a durable leather sole and rubber heel in both men’s and women’s sizes, you can carry history on your feet all while making new memories.

 Open through January 2, 899 Boylston St., townpool.com.


Samantha Peters Sam Peters, Editorial Intern at Boston Magazine speters@bostonmagazine.com