Rollneck and turtleneck arrived today. Awesome, both. The cashmere tneck is sleek while still comfy, not too small, not too big. Perfect. I feel like Steve McQueen or a really cool spy. Sort of like this.
I have been reading some advice lately, by the way, how a nice turtleneck is a good "tie-less" alternative with a blazer or even a suit.
Rollneck is awesome in a different way. It's a little bigger in fit, very vintage looking, like a Submariner turtleneck. The "bigness" is appropriate here as it gives it that rugged North Sea look. The fit is a bit like this, except mine does not fall quite as much off the shoulder at the seams. And it is a "roll neck" of the sort that is sort of New England or Ivy League (what makes this confusing is that the Brits call turtlenecks rollnecks, where as we Americans tend to call these roll-necky things, well, rolllnecks and turtlenecks turtlenecks.
For size reference, for both sweaters, I ordered a medium. I am 6.1 and 185 pounds with relatively fit frame. 42R in jackets, 33 waist in trousers.Edited by Robert - 1/22/13 at 2:57pm