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Mock-turtleneck sweaters

Buddy Love

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Originally Posted by Bradford
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.
 

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Originally Posted by GQgeek
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.
 

Buddy Love

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

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Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
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.
 

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Originally Posted by GQgeek
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?
 

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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
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.
 

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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
 

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

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