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Mock-turtleneck sweaters

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Buddy Love, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Buddy Love

    Buddy Love Well-Known Member

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    What do you think about them. Do people mock me if I use them? I have one very nice mockturtle-sweater, but "fashion gurus" tell me that they are out of fashion. Do you think they look really that awful? Are they out of style. Or is it, that they were never in? [​IMG]
     
  2. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

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    They look good under a sports jacket. There's absolutely nothing wrong with them and I have a couple myself. Ignore the idiots that follow fashion.
     
  3. Bradford

    Bradford Well-Known Member

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    I have several mock turtlenecks and enjoy wearing them with sportcoats or suits.

    I don't know if someone in their teens or 20's would want to wear them, but if you're in your 30's or beyond, I think they are completely appropriate.
     
  4. Quirk

    Quirk Well-Known Member

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    I like a nice merino wool mock with a sportsjacket. In my experience, cotton ones don't look too great to begin with, and go downhill really quickly after a couple of washes.
     
  5. GQgeek

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    I have several mock turtlenecks and enjoy wearing them with sportcoats or suits.

    I don't know if someone in their teens or 20's would want to wear them, but if you're in your 30's or beyond, I think they are completely appropriate.


    I think they look good period, regardless of age (I'm in my 20s). What you don't want to look like is one of those poorly put together business casual types, but that comes down to the whole outfit as opposed to the mock turtleneck alone.
     
  6. Bradford

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    I think they look good period, regardless of age (I'm in my 20s). What you don't want to look like is one of those poorly put together business casual types, but that comes down to the whole outfit as opposed to the mock turtleneck alone.

    Excellent post, I concede the point.
     
  7. Buddy Love

    Buddy Love Well-Known Member

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    What you mean by "poorly put together business casual types"? I want to avoid that look.
     
  8. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Well-Known Member

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    If the mock neck is well designed it looks good. Although not Hip, Smedley makes a beautifully designed mock. Some of the nicest Ive ever had are bergdorf goodman's store label cashmere sweaters from Italy. The Harrisons ones I got off of bluefly.com were zip uppable and very hip.
     
  9. rnoldh

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    If the mock neck is well designed it looks good. Although not Hip, Smedley makes a beautifully designed mock. Some of the nicest Ive ever had are bergdorf goodman's store label cashmere sweaters from Italy. The Harrisons ones I got off of bluefly.com were zip uppable and very hip.

    Good point! There are both zip front and plain mocks. I like both and have some of each. If a situation does not call for a tie or when tie is optional, I would much prefer to wear a mock and sportcoat than a suit and tie.
     
  10. acidboy

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    They look good under a sports jacket. There's absolutely nothing wrong with them and I have a couple myself. Ignore the idiots that follow fashion.

    yes. those people calling out whats fashionable should be the ones that should go out of style!

    re: mocks, i have always assumed that men of uhm, more "hefty" physiques are to avoid it. opinions? [​IMG]
     
  11. kitonbrioni

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    They're great where weather or events call for more than a crewneck but one doesn't want or need the bulk of a turtleneck.
     
  12. Soph

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    They're great where weather or events call for more than a crewneck but one doesn't want or need the bulk of a turtleneck.


    ----Bingo!

    I used to only go turtle, but their are certain cases where I've been suprised how a thin weight 100% cashmere mock can do wonderfully.
     
  13. pkincy

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    I have always thought that those that comment on a forever changing "style" were chained to some designer of polyester clothing.

    Liberate yourself and where what looks good and if a mock turtleneck looks good (it does on Tiger and he is pretty hip) than wear it.

    Perry
     
  14. josepidal

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    Photos please of the stylish (and badly put together) looks?
     
  15. LabelKing

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    They've always struck me as the other side of business casual.

    Full turtlenecks look much better.
     
  16. Edward Appleby

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    What you mean by "poorly put together business casual types"? I want to avoid that look.
    Read the last chapter of Flusser's Dressing the Man. Avoid every look in it.
     
  17. philosophe

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    Full turtlenecks are better looking.
     
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    I have a black cashmere mock turtleneck that I wear quite often in the winter. It goes with everything from dark jeans to under a dark suit.
     
  19. Ropavejero

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    I don't understand animosity against the mock, or even a full-fledged turtleneck for that matter.

    I have a variety of them in different colors: cream, black, gray, maroon, yellow/gold, tan, and turquoise, and navy blue. While I usually mix them up with sport coats and dress pants, I occasionally parade one out with a suit, or wear one with jeans.

    My only suggestion is to get only cashmere wool or silk ones, as the cotton ones are chintzy and don't last when laundered.
     

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