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Where can I find a cheaper turtleneck like this?


Jan 14, 2007
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I like the ribbing, the banding at the cuffs, hem, and neck, and the foldover neck. Is this a particular style of turtleneck (for example, European or something)? Does anyone know where I can find one in this style cheaper? Bluefly regardless doesn't have one of these in small, which is what I would need, but I would be scared to pay $345 for a turtleneck sweater. I have the impression that this style of sweater is more European than American, and I want to know if I should look at particularly themed stores in order to find something similar. I got the idea from this picture:


edit: also, I notice mostly that this style of turtleneck comes in 'for women'? What would be the difference between a man and a woman's turtleneck on a skinny guy? For example, this one at amazon:


Could a guy wear this, or is there some trait about it that would give it away as being for a woman?


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Aug 16, 2006
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First let me say that I have no bias against guys in women's clothing if it fits them better. I buy my son women's socks all the time because he has a size 8 foot and that's hard to fit.

That said, I don't think you'll like the fit of that women's sweater even if nothing about it "gives it away." Even a very slim guy is going to have broader shoulders than a woman. Secondly, the sweater looks like it flares out slightly at the bottom - not a problem for us girls (with hips), but definitely not the look I think you're going for. What size would you get? I doubt you'd fit into a small or even medium, even if you are a small men's. To get a shoulder width/sleeve length that you need, you'd have to size up and the body will swim on you. I assume you are looking for a slim fit. You won't be able to get it.

I speak from the experience of living with 3 men who are all very slim, but couldn't wear women's sizes. Nevertheless, if you are still wondering, I'd say go to your closest Macy's, go to the misses department, buy a few slim fit sweaters in different sizes (they don't have to be turtle necks. This is just for demonstration purposes) for your "girl friend" and bring them home. Try them on to your heart's content without paying shipping charges, etc. and take them back without paying return shipping. Now you know for yourself, without having to take my (or anyone else's) word for it.

Let us know how the experiment goes.

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