At times, it can be easy to feel intimidated in the men’s clothing world by styles it seems like you can’t quite “pull off.” And yet, practice makes perfect – and I’m here to tell you that now is the time to try out a turtleneck sweater.
A personal favorite of mine, the turtleneck sweater has intriguing history, with the earliest versions worn under chainmail in medieval times. The turtleneck sweater looks vastly different nowadays, and that’s a great thing. It’s as refined a sweater as any in your rotation, and it can become a signature piece if you find one of the best ones.
Consider offsetting your sweater with effortlessly cool picks, like Steven McQueen wore his. And before you can dive in, you need to know the best options out there – add a turtleneck to your rotation with no fear.
When trying out a new style or revamping your wardrobe, sometimes simple and sleek is the best. Buck Mason’s luxurious cashmere turtleneck is minimal in style and super soft, making it easy to dress up with chino pants or dress down slightly with dark blue jeans. It’s also a reliable pick from a trusted men’s clothing brand, so quality is certainly no issue.
Whenever I search for a wardrobe upgrade or refresh, I opt for brands I can trust – and Buck Mason qualifies.
This soft cashmere turtleneck is both a great intro to the category and a luxurious upgrade at an agreeable price. It can be worn as a base layer underneath a flannel shirt or atop a T-shirt for easygoing layering.
With extra coverage at the neck, turtlenecks can be trusted for sporting outdoor pursuits, like skiing or hiking. This Lands’ End turtleneck fits the bill perfectly, with an easy-to-layer cotton design and no-frills construction. It’s like a long-sleeve tee, but upgraded with a fashionable turtleneck collar.
The best turtlenecks exude luxurious sensibility without going too over the top.
A sleek cashmere turtleneck in a dark color pairs with most anything in your wardrobe, adding some flair to a sportcoat or some refined appeal to a topcoat on date night. And Todd Snyder, naturally pulls out all the stops with this premium option.
A turtleneck is more than just a sweater with a high, foldover collar. Instead, that design actually gives brands room to experiment, like Bonobos did with this winter-ready, heathered wool-blend turtleneck.
The ribbed collar and raglan-sleeve stitching are both flattering touches that offer up a distinctive look ideal for frigid winter days.
Old-school favorites get a fresh coat of paint in the hands of Todd Snyder, who used throwback chunky sweaters as inspiration for this thick-ribbed turtleneck.
Like we said earlier, the thicker the texture, the easier it is to wear the turtleneck on its own, and this rugged, handsome number absolutely fits the bill.
Searching for a high-quality turtleneck for men at a highly affordable price? Quince nearly has the market cornered, using ultra-soft Mongolian cashmere in an array of versatile colors.
There’s surely one for every taste, and it’s an ideal way to add a dressy turtleneck to your wardrobe without breaking the bank.
While materials like wool or wool blends are always excellent to have handy, cotton can sometimes prove a solid layering option if you want to experiment with other looks.
Stretch provides crucial comfort, and ribbed cuffs at the wrist offer a secure fit for layering.