Sikh bros light up NYC with American-flag turbans, matching light-up sweaters

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By Hannah Frisberg and Chris Perez | NEW YORK POST |

Nothing says Christmas like a bunch of Sikhs in American-flag turbans and matching light-up sweaters.

That’s the rationale of the Singh-Raud brothers — who have spent the past seven years coming to the Big Apple to spread holiday cheer and hawk fashion creations such as these goofy reindeer duds.

For 2018, the brothers looked to roll out a brand-new line of sweaters, including the reindeer ones, but not until after they mingled with some locals first.

“We love the vibe. We love the city. We love the people,” said the eldest brother, Kush, 43. “New Yorkers are so much nicer and so receptive, and they’re just so helpful more than anything.”

The bros have been coming from Manchester, England, each year to get into the Christmas spirit — and take some selfies while they’re at it. “We got random people stopping,” Kush said. “We’re Sikhs, we look different, we have turbans, we’ve got beards . . . and all four of us have the same sweaters.”

The rest of the clan includes Major, 41, Jarnal, 40, and Archie, 35, who is in charge of clothing design.

The article was first published at New York Post, 20 Dec 2018. Read full story here.