Lately, I’ve had this intense fixation on turtleneck sweaters. Maybe I’m just prematurely turning into an old man, or perhaps I can attribute my newfound obsession to the sartorial savants of Pitti Uomo, or one of the other menswear capitals of the world. Regardless, it’s an item that i’ve dusted off and been wearing on repeat since the temperatures have dropped. Like a crisp, white shirt or a great pair of jeans, it’s a classic that every man should have in his arsenal. However, it can be a tricky item to pull off. Wear it the wrong way and you can end up looking outdated and uncomfortable. Do it properly, though, and you’ll look like the very reason the word “sprezzatura” came into existence.
Bonding over our mutual love for turtlenecks, I recently got together with my friend and stylist, Amarsana, to create a style guide focusing on this very piece. Here, you’ll find six very different looks that showcase six different ways to wear the sweater of the season. Read on and enjoy!
Photography: Janick Laurent
(Turtleneck by Loft 604)
Note: Ladies, want to get the look? Head over to Amarsana‘s site to see six ways to wear it on your own!
(On Lance: Turtleneck by Oliver Spencer; sunglasses by MYKITA, available at Josephson Opticians; sweatpants, socks and boots by Roots Canada. On Amarsana: Turtleneck by Brooks Brothers; sunglasses by RETROSUPERFUTURE, available at Josephson Opticians; sweatpants, socks and boots by Roots Canada)
(Leather jacket by Danier Leather; turtleneck by J. Lindeberg; sunglasses by Ray-Ban)
(Coat by Sandro; turtleneck by Massimo Dutti; pants by Club Monaco)
(Jacket by Black Fleece; denim jacket by A.P.C.; turtleneck by Gucci; trousers by J. Lindeberg; hat by Roots Canada; glasses by Thom Browne, available at Josephson Opticians; bracelet custom made)
(Coat by Krane Design; suit by Club Monaco; turtleneck by Canali; socks and shoes by Loding; watch by TRIWA; lapel pin by BRRYBNDS, available at Lost & Found)