Is about sophistication. –Dwayne Wade
I wouldn’t go so far to say sophistication but one can look to bring some panache to the evolving creation of your own style. While it is frowned upon by those who may be afraid to drink something outside a Budweiser (or maybe they just don’t understand turtles), it is in my humble opinion, a garment worth adding to your wardrobe.
Turtlencks or roll-necks as they are called in the UK, have a history that allegedly goes back as far the 15th century. If it piques your curiosity of what class of people wore it or how they were worn, I invite to reader to quench their thirst through research. As far as this writer is concerned, I am simply pointing one in the direction of a piece of clothing that can and will make a difference in your look. The turtleneck offers many different styles and one will be tasked with making a decision. A common theme I have instilled into this blog is for one to do their research. While a chunky turtleneck may look like a home run to you, put it on and find out if it truly suits you, accentuates your appearance and of course doesn’t break your bank account into pieces.
My personal preference when I do wear a turtleneck is with a blazer instead of an OCBD or dress shirt. Mianhae, no Seigo Katsuragawa limited edition ties today! The turtleneck does bring an air of classy and is almost James Bond-like. But you and I know, only Daniel Craig can play Bond and we’re just quiet observers in the world of espionage he brings to justice! But I digress. You can experiment to see what suits you best. If there is one piece advice (and I really don’t like to give advice) to remember is to guinea pig yourself. What works for me, may or not work for you and so on.
Besides the obvious name brands that are high end, one will be able to secure one or more turtlenecks (depending if you become obsessed), for a very reasonable price point. I bought both turtlenecks pictured for under $25. Where you may wonder? Ebay remember? Where dreams come true unless you absolutely screw up and do not read thoroughly! Until next time, jal ga!
*Featured picture: Blazer by Austin Reed, turtleneck by Alfani, pocket square by Feather And Smith, watch by Stuhrling Original
*Supplemental picture: Blazer by Chaps, turtleneck by Express, pocket square by Feather and Smith, sunglasses by Miu Miu
*Music inspiration: Like The Sun By Crush