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Men's Turtleneck Sweater

Turtleneck Sweaters



Being hip and trendy is never easy, and keeping up with the latest wear and style can be a daunting and even depressing experience. But choosing the right garment that can be worn for any occasion may just save you the heartache and misery you might experience. One such garment is the turtleneck sweater.

Dating back to the 1920s, turtleneck sweaters are a versatile addition to your wardrobe. They are a great alternative to more formal wear such as the shirt and tie and yet can be worn in informal situations.

Although they are generally reserved for the colder seasons, they can be worn throughout the year.

The turtleneck gets its name from its trademark close fitting, high round collar that folds over and covers the neck. They can be made from merino wool, cashmere, cotton or any thick natural fabric that will fit snug and warm. The turtleneck is a unisex garment and both men and women enjoy its versatility and can be seen sporting it for different occasions.

mens turtleneckBoth men’s and women’s turtleneck sweaters resemble each other with the exception that women’s sweaters’ are a few sizes smaller and are normally lighter. They are also be closer fitting than mens turtleneck sweater options and can be a variety of colors and patterns that are not generally produced in the men’s version.

Women’s turtlenecks can also be sleeveless and are great to wear under a jacket or turtlenecks can come as a full dress that makes an entire outfit! With the neck covered, a turtleneck with will bring prominence to jewelry. A nice chain or necklace will make the whole outfit be trendy and hip.

For formal wear, a nice cashmere or merino-wool blend sweater will look very classy under a suit jacket. They are also casual enough to wear with slacks or jeans, with a cable design they will be great to wear during the cold months. Colors can vary and are dependent on what the owner prefers. Simple, deep colors are generally favored such as a deep red or cream; they also come in plaid or stripes.

mens turtleneckBalance plays an important role when wearing a turtleneck; if you have a slimmer body type, then chunky turtleneck jackets will not fit your body frame very well, opt for a thinner more form fitting version. The opposite is the same as larger people will look better in a chunky cable knit design.

For women, tunic turtlenecks will look better on taller women and if you're petite, try out a thigh length turtleneck sweater. Turtlenecks will also give a lot of emphasis on a person’s face; if a woman is self-conscious, nice earrings will draw the attention away. For men, an accompanying hat will also do the trick.

Turtlenecks come reasonably prices and the finer the fabric the more expensive it will be. Most clothing stores sell turtlenecks, if you are unsure of what type of turtleneck fits you, it will be good to try on a few and see which accents your body type best.