The American tradition of wearing holiday knitwear, pins and neckties seems less popular this season. There isn’t an abundance of these items in department stores, and I’ve seen fewer men and women wearing holiday sweaters and ties on the street and at Christmas functions.

Perhaps the look has taken a retail back seat because the sales weren’t strong last season. Perhaps the current economic climate has put a damper on the Christmas spirit. Or perhaps it’s a Seattle thing. Looking at CNN’s iReport on Christmas sweaters, the tradition appears to be alive and well in some places. Are people wearing holiday apparel and accessories in your neck of the woods?

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