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ALFAMALE

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I'm fond of this look, but it doesn't appear to be as popular as it once was and was wondering why. I'm curious to see what the general sf opinion of turtlenecks are...






Steve McQueen and Marcello Mastroianni sure knew how to rock them.
 

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It def can work...
 

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They don't really look that good on me, but I do like the idea. I think there are a couple of reasons they have dropped out of favour. They have been back in style in the UK for a while, but not that common actually out on the street.

First a practical one, they are generally pretty warm, and given that most places have central heating turned pretty high now it can be too hot wearing them inside. It can be kind of unpleasant going from the cold outside to being overly hot inside and unable to take your jumper off.

Second I don't think they really fit in most peoples wardrobes. Jeans and t-shirts, maybe casual shirts for casual, and then suit and tie for smarter. The turtleneck falls somewhere between the two.
 

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It's not something I'll wear every day, but they're a great casual-but-not-too-casual look.

That look comes higly recommended for poetry readings, or so I hear. ;-)
 

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I like them ...

I wear them with jeans/SC or a suit...
 

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Can anyone source a quality black turtleneck? Every one I've looked at is skimpy and cheap looking.
 

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It's yet another example of a style tool that can work, if you happen to be in an environment that recognizes it as such. Having said that, the cotton fold-over model isn't really my thing.
 

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I wore one in WAYWRN today. Reviews were mixed, but generally positive.



@cimablue: This turtleneck is from Brooks Brothers. I like it a lot, but I'm not sure what you mean by "skimpy". This is a fairly thin Merino wool. I am not sure I would really want something much chunkier or my neck would look really fat.
 

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I like them, but personally I only wear heavier weight ones.
 

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As the late great Mitch Hedburg said, it feels like I'm getting choked by a really weak midget
 

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John Smedley used to make good ones in cotton or wool.

Just stay away from mock turtles.

Mock turtles look as good as mock apple pie tastes.
 

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