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The 10 Best Turtlenecks For Men In 2022
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.