These official 'Ugly Microsoft' sweaters are being restocked due to massive demand

Ugly MS Paint Sweater
(Image credit: Microsoft)

Thought about getting yourself a novelty holiday sweater? An unlikely contender has thrown its name into the humorous knitwear ring, with Microsoft now selling retro-themed clothing to support the charity Girls Who Code.

The Christmas holiday season is in full swing, and despite everything awful from this year, you can see glimpses of normality shining through. Starbucks is selling its seasonal drinks, someone in your neighborhood has enough lights on their home to land a plane on the street, and you can proudly make a fool of yourself by donning the kitschiest sweater you can find.

An announcement made on  December 3 that due to the initial stock selling out so quickly, a full reprint and restock is in progress. You can register your interest at the  Xbox gear website.

Ugly Microsoft Sweater

MS paint is this years new option, with Windows XP and Windows 95 already sold out. (Image credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft has actually produced the novelty knitwear previously, and was last seen giving away these sweaters to influencers back in 2018. This appears to be the first time that you can buy stock yourself, though, and both existing designs are listed alongside a new MS Paint version for 2020.

You'll need to act fast if you want to impress your in-laws with one though, as stock is extremely limited. All three are listed on sale for $60, with $20 from each sale going to support Girls Who Code, a charity committed to narrowing the gender gap in computing.

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Jess Weatherbed

Jess is a former TechRadar Computing writer, where she covered all aspects of Mac and PC hardware, including PC gaming and peripherals. She has been interviewed as an industry expert for the BBC, and while her educational background was in prosthetics and model-making, her true love is in tech and she has built numerous desktop computers over the last 10 years for gaming and content creation. Jess is now a journalist at The Verge.