The turtleneck is one of those garments that has gotten a bad rap because so many men have abused the style. They were often Ill-fitting and made from low quality material, so it's no wonder guys have been hesitant to try them. But when pulled off correctly, they make for a sharp style this time of year. The key is texture. Think of a fine gauge turtleneck as underwear. Layer a slim style under your suit or leather jacket and feel free to leave the scarf at home. Or take it one step further. Opt for a sturdier, chunky knit and leave your coat at home. In either case, you want a sweater in a simple, neutral color.
Pair a fitted, fine gauge turtleneck under a suit or blazer. They look especially dapper under a double breasted jacket. Keep in mind, these styles do accentuate your neck and jaw, so they look best on trim guys.
First worn by Irish fishermen, these oversized sweaters were knit with patterns of ancient Aran Island cave etchings. Today's have been scaled back and modernized. Take this one on the left from Incotex, reminiscent of the seafaring classic but with a trim fit and high armhole.