Though it’s often been overlooked in men’s fashion and seen as outdated, the turtleneck is making a comeback among stylish gentlemen.
You can wear it in sleek, classic ways or you can go for a more casual or street style look.
Whether you choose to downplay or accentuate your look with the turtleneck, you are definitely going to look great wearing it.
For some ideas and style inspiration, here are six different ways you can rock this timeless piece.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT TYPE OF TURTLENECK
Choosing the right type of turtleneck depends on the function and look one prefers. To find the right turtleneck you should consider the type of fabric, colour, pattern, and weave.
For a formal or business look, go for the classic thin knit turtlenecks in neutral colors.
For a casual look, go for the chunky knit turtlenecks and choose any colour you are comfortable wearing but ensure they go well with the rest of your outfit.
TURTLENECK WITH A TWO OR THREE PIECE SUIT
A simple, two-piece or the more sophisticated three-piece suit styled with a dark turtleneck is a perfect choice for any man who wants to achieve the classic look.
TURTLENECK WITH A DOUBLE-BREASTED SUIT
Layering your double-breasted suit with a turtleneck is a cool way to dress up this style.
Take it to the next level of refinement by opting for a classic double monk strap to match with your suit colour or a dark leather Oxford shoes.
TURTLENECK WITH JEANS, CHINOS, OR DRESS PANTS
Pairing your turtleneck with nothing but jeans, chinos or dress pants is a cool way to dress down this style in a smart casual way.
TURTLENECK WITH COAT, BLAZER, SPORTS COAT, OR SUIT JACKET
The coat, blazer, sports coat and suit jacket all do well when layered over turtlenecks. They make a turtleneck look instantly more professional.
I personally love wearing my thick turtleneck top a lot with sports jacket considering that they are the most loose fitting option, however, it surely goes with all four pieces – just ensure you choose a thin turtleneck for blazers.
TURTLENECK WITH LEATHER JACKET & BOMBER JACKET
Leather jackets and bomber jackets are super versatile no matter which color they come in and yes, they go with turtlenecks.
Mix and match them in style either by pairing your turtleneck with jeans and a black leather jacket or by pairing it with a dark leather bomber jacket and black wool pants to ooze class and sophistication.
Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi) is a professional image consultant, menswear blogger & entrepreneur. He blogs at Mrkoachman.com
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