What color turtleneck looks good? Mock or not?

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  1. gilwood

    gilwood Senior member

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    I'm considering buying some turtlenecks for casual use. Probably to go with a pair of jeans to wear to the mall, etc. I may wear them alone or maybe underneath a flannel shirt. For those that perfer turtlenecks, what color looks good? Mock turtleneck or full?
     
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    Mannix Senior member

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    I prefer full turtlenecks as opposed to a mock neck. For colors...well that's kind of up to the wearer. I think colors like charcoal gray, brown, tan, dark red, and navy blue would be nice.
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the mock t-neck is very 90's looking IMO. I prefer the look of the real deal. I pulled out a black cashmere full turtleneck I've had in my closet for a long time and wonder why I stopped wearing it. My wife loves it on me and it is very comfortable. It is the ideal thing to wear with a favorite pair of jeans.
     
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    bowtielover Senior member

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    I like the look of the full turtle neck on others but prefer myself to wear mocks for comfort reasons. Also for turtle necks I prefer darker colors since I generaly only wear them round the winter time and lighter colors don't go as well this time of the year.
     
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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I am not a fan of mock turtlenecks. Full, in either dark or light colours works well.
     
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    I sell the full better than the mocks but personally prefer the mocks as the full go up to high. Maybe its my beard.
     
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    I prefer mock for looks & comfort. I feel choked wearing the full neck. The only exception is when skiing.
     
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    I have somewhat of a short, thick, neck (18" collar) so a full turtleneck is uncomfortable on me, and looks bad as well. I do like mocks however, and have a collection in mostly darker colors. They go great with a contrasting sport coat.
     
  11. gilwood

    gilwood Senior member

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    Golfers also seem to prefer mocks:

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    and this unknown person, probably a hobo:

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    Other:

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    Sometimes a full doesn't look much better:

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    Or yes:

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    I'd say full neck in charcoal gray, brown or black.. perhaps even some other colors like dark red, purple.. depends on what I'm wearing.
     
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    I'm not a fan of mock turtle necks.
     
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    philosophe Senior member

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    I'd say full neck in charcoal gray, brown or black.. perhaps even some other colors like dark red, purple.. depends on what I'm wearing.

    +1.

    Mock turtlenecks are an abomination.
     
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    A wise man once said: "Only wear a mock turtleneck if you want to be mocked."
     

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