They were featured in the fall collections of Ralph Lauren, Zegna and Michael Bastian. And you've likely seen them in old photos of badass dudes like Robert Redford and Steve McQueen. But the turtleneck can be a bit tricky. It's 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.
Fine gauge turtleneck,
$75 by J.Crew
Think of a fine gauge turtleneck as underwear. Layer a slim style under your suit or jacket and use it as an alternative to your standard shirt and tie. Or go with a sturdier, chunky knit made from heavier wool and leave your scarf (and even your coat, perhaps) at home.