The 10 Best Turtlenecks For Men In 2021
Turtlenecks have been on an unstoppable mission over the years to be recognized as a must-have piece in every man’s wardrobe. They’ve quite literally started from the bottom now they’re here, thanks to well-dressed men like Drake who define style to the rest of us. Now we just can’t get enough of turtlenecks. Something we tried so hard to avoid for years has finally grabbed our attention and there’s no going back. Drake said so.
They were once seen as feminine and uncool, and we must admit the name doesn’t do them any favors, but it takes a man comfortable with his masculinity to pull off a turtleneck. Today, they’re famously known as a symbol of sophistication, but it doesn’t stop there.
Whether this is your style or not, we guarantee there’s a turtleneck out there that is. Once you find one that speaks to you, wearing a turtleneck becomes as easy as putting your socks on. It’ll just feel like second nature.
Nothing beats the turtleneck at keeping you warm, but don’t write them off outside of winter. With a variety of different fabrics available from breezy cotton to heavy-duty wool, they can be worn throughout the year. The secret to unlocking the versatility of turtlenecks is simple. It’s all about knowing the appropriate weight and fit for an outfit.
If you’re layering under a suit blazer, a chunky knit would look all kinds of wrong under a tailored masterpiece. Opting for a fine knit with a slim fit will keep its shape in check. But if you’re wearing a turtleneck on its own, choose a thick wool and loose fit. Now you know how to wear a turtleneck, here’s ten of the best you can stock up on this year.
1. Selected Homme Cable Roll Neck Turtleneck
Part of ASOS’s responsible edit, our best choice turtleneck is made with 100% organic cotton so you can be sustainable and stylish at the same time. Grown using less water and no harmful toxins, you’ll feel as good as you look wearing it. We do a lot of weird and wonderful things in the name of fashion, but sustainability is a trend here to stay.
The cable knit is a must-have for the modern man, adding an extra oomph to the classic turtleneck. Seen on the runway year after year as a designer favorite – with good reason – we expect this year will be no different.
It’s extremely versatile to take you from city boy with a blazer and chinos to country explorer with a Barbour jacket and wellies. Cable knit knows no limits and neither should you. Look the part for every occasion with Selected Homme’s Cable Roll Neck Turtleneck.
2. Brunello Cucinelli Wool Blended Sweater
Made in Italy, a dream destination to indulge in luxury, it’s only fitting our premium pick is no other than this Brunello Cucinelli Color-block Turtleneck Jumper. Made mostly from pure virgin wool, you will be the first person to feel the softness against your skin. With added cashmere, this is the ultimate luxurious turtleneck that’ll have you wondering what you ever did without it!
The relaxed fit and vibrant color make it the perfect piece for layering on cooler days for warmth with no compromise on style. Wear with a neutral checked blazer, midi coat, and track pants for smart meets casual.
3. H&M Fine-knit Turtleneck Sweater
Would it really be a roundup of the best turtlenecks if we didn’t include this classic turtleneck? Made with fine-knit cotton, this is a man’s best friend when it comes to spring. You know those days when it’s too cold without a jacket, but it’s also too hot to wear one? H&M’s Fine-knit Turtleneck Sweater is the ideal in-between with a slim fit and rolled neck.
It’s super affordable without irritating the skin, which usually comes with a cheaper turtleneck. Burgundy gives it more of a chic look and complements any skin tone which makes it our best value turtleneck, but don’t just take our word for it and check out the reviews. Pair with blue jeans and sneakers to upgrade your go to casual look.
4. UNIQLO Soft Touch Turtleneck
Much like every man needs a white t-shirt, you also need a white turtleneck. If you’re a lover of comfort and prefer the feel of a t-shirt rather than heavy wool, this one is for you. When we think of a turtleneck, we think of a roll neck. Now, thanks to UNIQLO doing what they do best and redefying fashion as we know it, you’ll think gathered neck.
Their Soft Touch Turtleneck will make you a fan of turtlenecks if you weren’t already, with a loose neck for breathable comfort and slim fit in all the right places. It’s been updated this season by changing the width of the neck, body, and sleeves to make it more comfortable than ever before. Oh, and it’s crazy soft. Dare we say softer than your current favorite t-shirt?
5. J. Crew Washable Merino Wool Mockneck Sweater
You could single-handedly keep your local dry cleaner in business if you’re a regular wearer of merino wool. It does more work behind the scenes than any other wool by naturally regulating body temperature and reduces odors by transforming sweat into vapor. But the downside is the majority of merino wool clothing must be hand washed.
J. Crew has created a unique material that makes this turtleneck machine washable so you can reduce the amount of water you use by washing it with other clothes.
If you’re looking for sophisticated date night attire, look no further. Pair this turtleneck with dark jeans and loafers to dress to impress. If you don’t score a second date, it’s definitely not going to be down to what you wore. Skip the hassle of hand washing, shove it in the washing machine, and try again!
6. Kenzo Tiger Patch Turtleneck Jumper
Believe it or not, you don’t have to make a serious commitment to chic with a turtleneck. Kenzo Tiger Patch Turtleneck Jumper is showing us the way for edgy enthusiasts. Dip in and out of the world of turtlenecks without losing your signature style with a grey wool jumper and embellished tiger motif.
A ribbed edge, knitted construction, and roll neck screams classic turtleneck, but the tiger says the rebel in you can’t be tamed. Wear it with whatever the hell you want, you won’t listen to us anyway.
7. Everlane Twill Half-zip Sweatshirt
All the comfort of a sweatshirt, but sharper, so you aren’t restricted to lying around on the sofa in it. The Everlane Twill Half-Zip Sweatshirt is made from a new and exciting fabric with textured micro-twill that’s ribbed on the outside and smooth on the inside, making it easier to slip on and off. Taking a sweatshirt off and catching everything else underneath it is now a thing of the past.
Everlane prides itself on being ridiculously transparent with the materials used and the manufacturing process that they’ve come up with a name of their own for it – Radical Transparency. They partner with only the best ethical factories around the world and source only the highest quality of materials, which is pretty rad, so the name sure fits.
8. Tagliatore Turtleneck Jumper
A turtleneck is a quick way to dramatically polish your look for those with a busy lifestyle who are keeping 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner alive (just buy one of each already). If you only choose one, make it the Tagliatore Turtleneck Jumper. Guaranteed to sharpen your style.
A vibrant, royal blue wool featuring a fine knit with ribbed details will make you stand out from a crowd for all the right reasons. Discover what it’s like to be the most dapper dude in every room you walk into with suit pants and a smart blazer. James Bond who?
9. Todd Snyder Striped Ribbed Turtleneck
Todd Snyder perfectly captures the style of a New Yorker with tasteful twists. His love of the city is infused into the DNA of the brand, so if you’ve ever wondered how to fit into The Big Apple, we’re putting Todd Snyder on your radar.
This playful striped turtleneck is made from 100% merino wool straight from Tollegno, a worldwide famous Italian mill for premium fabrics and sustainable manufacturing. It has an everyday look with a luxury feel so you can have the best of both worlds. Wear with light washed denim jeans and Converse for a fun day out.
10. Cos Melange Roll-Neck Sweater
COS celebrates timeless, staple pieces made to last beyond the next season. The Melange Roll-Neck Jumper will not only outlive every season, but you’ll actually want it to. Buying sustainably can be hard when you change your mind just as much as the weather, something you loved in fall might not make the cut next fall.
We recommend choosing classic pieces so simple and stylish it’s effortless to pair them with the latest trends if you aren’t quite ready to go entirely fast-fashion-free. It’ll be harder to throw out this turtleneck when it withstands the test of time and complements almost every outfit.
The right turtleneck will never require anything underneath, but the wrong one will have you turning a fine knit into the weight of chunky wool with excessive layering to stop the itching. Turtlenecks should be worn on their own or as a base layer for other items of clothing to go on top of, never the second and most definitely never the third. It’s time to get a new turtleneck if you need this level of protection.
Warmth is one of the biggest benefits we get from wearing turtlenecks. We often forget they’re actually a relative of the sweater family designed to do exactly that. Keeping your hands, feet, and neck warm can have a huge impact on your body temperature. We often underestimate the power of a scarf or just don’t want to admit we need one because it’ll ruin our outfit, so a turtleneck is your answer to keeping warm and your swagger.
Unlike traditional sweaters, you can go from slob to stylish with their versatility. On the casual end of the spectrum, you can wear it under an open flannel shirt, ripped jeans, and work boots. But turtlenecks also work with a fancy blazer, suit trousers, and loafers.
There was a time when we were younger where we thought turtlenecks were the least cool thing to own, but it turns out we just weren’t old enough to understand them yet. It takes a real man with confidence to be able to pull off a turtleneck. So, the answer as to whether they’re cool or not is yes, definitely. But follow our styling tips above when deciding how you wear them as you could start to give off mixed signals.
The Best 14 Leather Jackets for Men in 2021
With the winter months (hopefully) dwindling down, it’s time to start planning ahead to a time where we can wear thinner jackets and fewer layers. While it may be tempting to quickly shed your parka and grab for whatever piece of outerwear is nearby, don’t reach for last year’s wardrobe item just yet. Isn’t it time you try something new, like, say, a leather jacket?
Though it may seem all leather jackets are similar, there are actually many different designs and styles that work for different body types and tastes. In this article, we will take a look at the hottest leather jacket trends that have hit the market this season.
1. Aaron Brown Leather Bomber
The Aaron Brown Leather Jacket from The Jacket Maker is an excellent choice for any guy looking for that traditional bomber look. This awesome jacket features a slim cut and ribbed cuffs and waist. It’s made with incredibly tough, yet soft, goatskin leather, making it a great choice for guys that aren’t used to wearing leather jackets.
One of the best things about the Aaron is that it shirks the classic pouch pockets on the lower half of the jacket, opting for two buttoned patch pockets on the chest instead. This design gives it a more streamlined look than most bombers, without taking away from any of the authenticity.
2. Saint Laurent Leather Biker Jacket
There is a reason why leather jackets and bikers are usually associated with one another. Historically, many motorcycle riders have seen a leather jacket as a stylish way to protect themselves, not only from the elements but also from the possibility of a crash. While this may seem hard to believe – it’s not like leather comes with a large amount of padding, after all – leather has actually been shown to offer more protection than your average vinyl jacket or equivalent.
Maybe you’re not hopping on a motorcycle anytime soon, but you can still treat yourself to this biker-inspired Saint Laurent leather jacket. With a price tag surpassing $5,000, it’s certainly our premium pick on this list, but if you’re looking for the leather jacket of a lifetime, you have it right here. This pick is sure to come with the “for life” quality Saint Laurent is particularly known for.
3. Reiss Keith Leather Cafe Racer Jacket
Reiss is a British fashion retailer that’s been around since the 1970s. For the first 30 years of its brand history, it focused solely on men’s fashion before eventually expanding to carry items for women as well. However, the fact high-quality items for men are at the heart of this brand is very apparent through their simple wardrobe staples such as the Keith leather cafe racer jacket.
This Reiss jacket comes at a considerably lower price point than its counterparts, which makes it a pick that packs a lot of value. It’s made from super-soft leather and features a full lining. It’s the perfect choice for anybody who prefers a slim-fit jacket.
4. Lavendard Brown Leather Bike Jacket
The Jacket Maker has something for everyone, including guys that are a bit intimidated by purchasing their first leather jacket. Not only is the Lavendard incredibly affordable, but it also has a really approachable look despite its biker moniker. With open hem cuffs and a tailored fit, it looks great with badass-inspired outfits as well as everyday wear.
The Lavendard is made of real cowhide, which means it will take on a great patina over time. But it might be a bit stiff when you first get it. The more you wear it, the faster it’ll form to your body, break-in, and soften up. The fact that it goes with so many outfits will help speed up that process.
5. Ksubi Capital Leather Jacket
The Capital Leather Jacket from Ksubi comes in 100% authentic leather and is designed to have a biker fit. It’s heavy-duty with a protective interior quilted lining. It also features retro details such as antique zippers.
Kusbi is an Australian fashion label that’s existed since the 1990s. While the brand was originally focused on high-end denim, they’ve expanded their offerings over time to include other textiles such as leather. Items from Ksubi’s collections have been shown at such high-profile events as New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, and the company operates a flagship store in New York’s SOHO neighborhood.
6. Acne Studios Off-Centred Zipper Biker Jacket
Swedish fashion powerhouse Acne Studios is well-known for their basic wardrobe pieces, so it makes sense that they would have the classic leather jacket look on lock. We love the way this off-centered jacket packs a punch of personality with its multiple buckles and zippers, but we love even more the way that it does not compromise softness or comfort at the expense of appearance.
This jacket comes with a high-end price tag, but it has the high-end materials to match. It is made of 100% genuine lambskin and comes with an interior lining of 100% viscose. Its unique off-center zip takes its inspiration from street style.
7. Airin G-1 Black and White Leather Jacket
There’s only one way to improve upon a traditional bomber: Add shearling fabric. The Jacket Maker’s Airin G-1 Bomber will have ready to strap into the cockpit, ready to fly over Europe on a midnight air-raid. It has a thick polyester-lined collar as well as ribbed cuffs and waist for a nice, snug fit that keeps the wind at bay.
The Airin is made with real sheepskin, so it’s soft but super durable, making it a great choice for almost any type of casual wear. The dual front pouch pockets are great for a phone and a pair of gloves, so if you’re wearing it on a motorcycle, you’ll have the storage you need.
8. Saturdays NYC Leather Harrington Jacket
If you’re unfamiliar with the brand Saturdays NYC, prepare to fall in love. As a laidback lifestyle brand, Saturdays NYC infuses its love for all things surfer culture in all of its fashion offerings. While primarily known for their loungewear, such as sweats and pullover sweaters, they also happen to make one of the best leather jackets on the market right now.
The leather Harrington jacket features a smooth design and has deep pockets for your convenience. It is made of 100% lambskin leather and features a lining made of polyester. Staying true to its brand’s carefree nature, this jacket features a more relaxed fit than many classic leather jackets.
9. Berluti Piped Venezia Leather Jacket
Unlike the other options we’ve included so far, Berluti is known less for being a fashion brand and more for being a leather maker. Since its inception in the late 19th century, the Paris-based manufacturer has been producing fine leather clothing items and accessories, from belts to bags to jackets.
Berluti’s piped Venezia leather jacket is the apex of luxury leather fashion. Made from a distinctive brown shade, this jacket line has been around since the 1980s – and it’s a style that certainly stands the test of time.
This jacket is made from 100% authentic patinated calfskin leather and features shoulder patches and a buttoned collar. For optimal breathability, the jacket even features ventilation eyelets.
10. Dean Black Leather Biker Jacket
Let’s be honest.. A traditional racing-style biker jacket is about as cool as it gets. With the high band-style collar and heavy-duty zippers on the front of The Jacket Maker’s Dean Leather Biker Jacket, you’re sure to get that badass look.
The Dean is made with 100% real cowhide leather, so it might be a little stiff at first, but it will break in and patina like none other. The Dean features three zippered pockets on the front as well as zippered cuffs, providing that authentic racing jacket-look without killing your bank account.
11. Kingsman Burnished Leather Jacket
Kingsman is a line of high-quality clothing pieces that exists as a collaboration between Mr. Matthew Vaughn, director of the film The King’s Man, and international online fashion retailer MR PORTER. The line features items that are inspired by classic military style and timeless sensibilities.
The burnished leather jacket from the Kingsman line is unique for its length as well as its appearance. It draws direct inspiration from an aviator jacket worn on-screen in The King’s Man, a period piece that takes place in the 1940s. The jacket is made out of sturdy cow leather and buttons made of buffalo horns. It also features two linings – one made of cotton, and one made of viscose.
12. AllSaints Milo Leather Biker Jacket
AllSaints is a British fashion brand from the United Kingdom. Since its founding in the 1990s, it has grown to an international presence that consists of more than 200 retail stores across Europe, North America, and Asia. The brand is mostly focused on fashion for women and men, though it also sells footwear and other accessories. It has primarily seen its popularity grow thanks to its popularity among a celebrity clientele.
AllSaints makes a number of leather jackets, but the Milo biker jacket is definitely one to write home about. This is a jacket that brings out the very best of two very different worlds – including a soft composition and sharp edges – since it is made of tender lamb leather and decorated to the nines with perfectly-placed zippers and buckles. It also has a distinctive slim fit.
13. Golden Bear Sherpa Jacket
San Francisco brand Golden Bear may have its roots in ship workers in the San Francisco Bay since the 1920s, but it’s evolved today to combine both utilitarianism and high-end style. Although not as recognized outside of its native northern California, to know the stylish jackets of Golden Bear is to love them.
The sherpa jacket, in particular, is exquisite. Like any Golden Bear clothing piece, it’s designed to be worn for life, and fortunately, it comes with a style that will be sure to stay in fashion for decades to come, with brown distressed leather and a notable shearling collar that can be detached.
14. Tom Ford Zip-up Leather Jacket
Tom Ford is well-known for their high-end scents and formal clothing, but they have a strong foot in the casual jacket sphere as well. Not that this zip-up leather jacket is something you would wear to a casual house party. Its sleek edges and formal design make it more than suitable for a fancy professional event or night out on the town.
True to its brand’s roots, no attention to detail was spared in the creation of this particular wardrobe piece. Its straightforward design features 100% authentic leather and a cotton and polyamide lining. It is truly meant to last for life. Made in Italy, this jacket has shallow pockets in the front and a zipper down the center.
Leather Jacket FAQs
While there are many different unique leather jacket configurations out there, there are four classic syles you should be most aware of. In no particular order, they are the leather bomber jacket (also called aviator jacket), the leather racer jacket (sometimes called moto), the trenchcoat, and the fencer. While bomber jackets and racer jackets tend to be more relaxed, the trenchcoat and the fencer are more dramatic.
If you care for your leather jacket correctly you should have a wardrobe piece that’ll last you a lifetime. Most leather jackets cannot be washed at home and must only be handled professionally. The first step to taking proper care of your jacket is to adhere to this rule.
You should also keep your leather jacket dry as often as possible and keep it away from extreme heat or cold air. If you are not going to be wearing your leather jacket for a period of time, such as during a warm season, then you’ll want to be sure that you are hanging it up correctly – this means out of direct sunlight and in a properly-ventilated area.
Determining how much to pay for a leather jacket is a very personal matter. For an authentic leather jacket, you will probably be paying, at a baseline, $500. However, this price can easily skyrocket from here, depending on the jacket’s materials and manufacturing process.
Some leather jackets can cost as much as $10,000! There is no right or wrong number – it’s instead about the brands you like and the style that you envision for yourself.