• Hi, I am the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • This site contains affiliate links for which Styleforum may be compensated.
  • LuxeSwap Auctions will be ending soon!

    LuxeSwap is the original consignor for Styleforum, and has weekly auctions that show the diversity of our community, with hundreds lof starting at $0.99 every week, ending starting at 5:30 Eastern Time. Please take the time to check them out here. You may find something that fits your wardrobe exactly

    Good luck!.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

    Styleforum is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

Where can I find a cheaper turtleneck like this?

EricDL

Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2007
Messages
9
Reaction score
0
http://www.bluefly.com/pages/product...7&ccsform=true

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:

turtleneck-261x325.jpg


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:

http://www.amazon.com/Chunky-Ribbed-...UTF8&s=apparel

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

fastrunningmom

Active Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2006
Messages
36
Reaction score
0
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.
 

Featured Sponsor

Do You Have a Signature Fragrance?

  • Yes, I have a signature fragrance I wear every day

  • Yes, I have a signature fragrance but I don't wear it daily

  • No, I have several fragrances and rotate through them

  • I don't wear fragrance


Results are only viewable after voting.

Forum statistics

Threads
509,099
Messages
10,607,517
Members
224,818
Latest member
buckrogers
Top