Protect Ya Neck
The sophisticated sweater that you can’t live without
What’s one thing that John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Muhammed Ali and Sammy Davis Jr. all have in common? They once wore turtlenecks and looked so damn good doing it. Sure, a turtleneck may be a risk. But it's a risk worth taking. Why? They make any cold weather outfit look a bit cooler and gentlemanly.
Still on the fence about this sartorial staple? Let us ease your mind. Turtlenecks come in different fabrics—from jersey to a range of softs wools—and all sorts of textures from smooth to waffle or ribbed, to name a few. But the functionality remains the same: To keep you warm and comfortable. Since we're rounding autumn's corner into winter, we would recommend opting for a heavier knit. And like your favorite wine or buttery galette, the best turtlenecks this season come in rich, earthy colors.
Pull one on and you'll instantly feel dressed up without feeling overdressed—that's the power they have. Don't overthink this sweater. Pair it with a suit, an overcoat, some relaxed jeans, hell even with a military jacket. Bottom line, this sweater oozes sophistication and you can't deny that, even if you tried.
The Best Men’s
Turtlenecks in 2021
Roll neck,Stòffa$650 by
Heavy rib cotton turtleneck sweater,
$185 by Knickerbocker
Striped ribbed turtleneck,
$218 by Todd Snyder
Cashmere fisherman cable turtleneck,
$295 by Naadam
Marinaio cotton turtleneck,Ghiaia Cashmere$695 by
Wool mock-neck sweater,
$280 by Margaret Howell
Waffle-knit shoulder-button sweater,
$200 by Banana Republic
Heavy guage submariner roll neck jumper,Drake's$595 by
Ombré boatbuilder sweater,Inis Meáin$650 by
Turtleneck crew sweat,Beams Plus$129 by
$69 by Abercrombie & Fitch
Cashmere turtleneck long-sleeve sweater,
$99.90 by UNIQLO
Constructed wool turtle knit,
$150 by G-Star
Seamless turtleneck,Officine Gènèrale$395 by
Known as a turtleneck here in the States and Canada, in the U.K., it’s called a polo neck or roll-neck. And in Australia? A skivvy.