Wardrobe Essential: The Turtle Neck

Do you own a turtle neck ? If not you should really consider adding a couple to your wardrobe. I believe it is a wardrobe staple that you might get a lot of looks out of.First lets get into the history of the turtle neck or roll neck as our stylish brethren across the pond call it.

Also known as the polo neck sweater or skivvy(hello Australia) the turtle neck has been around for ages, dating back to the 1800s when workers wore them for warmth.The US Navy also adopted turtle necks as part of their uniforms for sailors during world war 2. Let's not forget about the late Steve Jobs wearing a turtle neck almost everyday.

As far as styling options go, there are many ways to wear the turtle neck.Depending on the weather, you can wear it by itself or under an overcoat.A look that has been growing on me is the turtleneck with a suit.For this post I wore my navy turtle neck with a grey 3 piece suit and really ended up loving the look and cozy feel.I love neck ties but I can definitely get used to wearing a suit with a turtle neck.

Jesse Aboagye

 

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