Order of adjectives: “thick ugly brown sweater” or “ugly thick brown sweater”?

Usually we put an adjective that gives an opinion in front of an adjective that is descriptive. If so, why is “He was wearing his thick ugly brown sweater.”, considered correct? If I say, ” He was wearing his ugly thick brown sweater.”, am I making a mistake?


To me as a native US English speaker, they both sound about the same, and equally correct. They may convey slightly different shades of meaning.

Note that commas are used between adjectives when the order can be changed without changing the meaning:

He was wearing his thick, ugly, brown sweater.

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