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Roll Necks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by culverwood, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. culverwood

    culverwood Well-Known Member

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    Roll Necks, Turtle Necks, Polo Necks call them what you like.

    I went looking for a heavy Naval sweater and did not find one I liked but did come across a thin merino one which I started to wear with smart casual at Christmas. I liked it so much I bought a couple more. I wonder why the roll neck with sports jacket (as Bullitt) ever went out of fashion.
     
  2. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Well-Known Member

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    For the heavy roll neck, I like North Sea Clothing's Convoy, which I'm wearing today.

    What thin merino roll neck did you get?
     
  3. Gdot

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    Couldn't agree with you more Culver.

    I think it's a great look that deserves a revival.
     
  4. tim_horton

    tim_horton Well-Known Member

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    I like 'em.

     
  5. NOBD

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    Roll neck thread, yes!

    SNS Herning makes nice heavy ones (on the left), and a washed merino by Boglioli:

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    Indeed - and the single-breasted fly-front raincoat in many ways completes the look.
     
  7. DJosef

    DJosef Well-Known Member

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    Most of the turtleneck mentions are usually constrained to thick, knit ones in dark colors.
    What is the verdict on a light-colored or white thin cotton turtlenecks worn instead of a shirt?
     
  8. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    ^
    Leave those to women.
     
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    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    And a thinner one; cashmere:

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  12. culverwood

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    The ones I bought were from Paul Smith (sale shop) in dark olive and Muji in plum and navy. They were merino in the case of PS and wool mix in the case of Muji but were all fairly thin to be worn in place of a shirt under a jacket rather than the sturdy North Sea Clothing type which I had originally been looking for.

    I used to wear white ones in the sixties but perhaps not yet this time round.

    I wonder if their revival in the UK has something to do with Bradley Wiggins's Mod style I notice Rapha now do a cycling version,.
     
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  13. NOBD

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    I don't know about that.


    Here's a very nice roll neck-with-suit look from RJE:

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    While I don't like the jeans (don't like and won't wear jeans - period!) NOBD shows how well the roll-neck loooks with a sports jacket. Well worth trying.
     
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  15. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    Nice chunky one from gdl:


     
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    +1 for North Sea Clothing. Very nice, thick traditional sweaters.
     
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  18. culverwood

    culverwood Well-Known Member

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    Plus this one NOBD
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  19. lefty

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    They didn't go out of fashion. Some of us more savvy cats have been wearing them since the late '60s. I think I have as many turtlenecks as I do collared shirts. I may even have a dickey or two around.

    I do consider a roll neck different than a turtleneck. To me the roll neck is a mock turtleneck where the collar is permanently rolled back halfway - it can't be unrolled or rolled down further.

    lefty
     
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