What do Drake, Henry Cavill, Will Smith, and Nick Jonas have in common other than being huge stars? They’ve all recently been spotted in turtlenecks. If you’re shy about wearing a turtleneck, it’s time to come out of your shell. After all, it’s one of the most functional things a man can have in his wardrobe, and it can also be one of the most stylish. Steve Jobs was a huge fan of turtlenecks, and he was a modern master of combining form and function. Take it from Mr. Jobs, and check out some of the best turtlenecks of the season.
1. J.Crew Italian Wool Cable Turtleneck Sweater
J.Crew’s Italian Wool Cable Turtleneck Sweater is cut generously for a slightly oversized look. A blend of wool, alpaca, and acrylic, it will keep you warm and comfortable. The turquoise color also adds a punchy kick to any ensemble.
2. Brooks Brothers Saxxon Wool Turtleneck
If you are looking for a classic, old-school style turtleneck, Brooks Brothers’ Saxxon Wool Turtleneck is just that. Made from pure Saxxon Wool, it is soft and has some stretch to it. Available in three dark hues, you can wear it with anything from a suit to jeans.
3. Old Navy Men’s Go-Dry 1/4-Zip Pullover
If you like the idea of a turtleneck, but don’t want to go full on neck, the half-turtle is an optimal choice. Half-turtles, which are sometimes called mock turtlenecks, usually go one quarter to halfway up the neck. Add a zipper to a mock turtle and it’s like having two pieces all in one. When the zipper is up, it’s turtle time. When the zipper is down, you can fold over the fabric and create a polo shirt-like collar.
Because of its usefulness, the mock turtle is a great cut for athleisure clothing. Old Navy’s Men’s Go-Dry 1/4-Zip Pullover is a great example of this. It’s perfect to wear when running or doing other outdoor sports. At the beginning of the run, you can zip it up all the way, but when you start to sweat, you can cool off a little bit by letting the zipper down. The moisture-wicking fabric helps to keep you dry. This jacket is also available in regular, big, and tall sizes in six different colors. At its very affordable price, you can buy more than one.
4. Barneys New York Half-Zip Sweater
Made in Italy, Barneys New York’s Half-Zip Sweater is a beige cashmere that is anything but boring. It looks great to contrast it with a pair of dark jeans or with khakis for a monochromatic look.
5. Banana Republic Heritage Turtleneck
If a classic turtleneck is a little too tame for your taste, Banana Republic’s Heritage Turtleneck might be more your style. It features an exposed side zipper you can wear in several ways, including zipped all the way for a more classic look, partially unzipped, or fully unzipped for an ultra-modern look. With contrasting ribbing, this is a very unique and interesting piece to add to your wardrobe.
6. Etro Herringbone Wool and Mohair Blend Turtleneck
If you really want to stand stand out and look sharp, then put on Etro’s Herringbone Wool and Mohair Blend Turtleneck. Made it Italy, this herringbone knit looks great with a pair of classic black trousers. The neck is fitted and will keep you looking as warm as you are stylish.
7. Yohji Yamamoto “Logo” Intarsia Turtleneck Sweater
Yohji Yamamoto’s “Logo” Intarsia Turtleneck Sweater is modern and fun. A chunky wool blend, it features a bold monogram logo design, so it looks best with causal pants or jeans.