Roll-Down Window: A Look at Turtleneck Sweaters

Turtleneck Sweaters

As co-founder and CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs was well aware that great-looking design paired with ease and practicality is a sure-fire formula. That said, it’s no surprise that the upper portion of his daily “uniform” was a black turtleneck shirt created by Japanese designer Issey Miyake.

Turtlenecks, a.k.a. polo or roll-down collars, are terrific alternatives to collared shirts (and ties) or crew necks, especially in the winter. They accentuate the face, kill the need for a scarf, can hide shaving accidents or other neck blemishes and have a long history as the go-to top of everyone from rugged sailors and bohemians to cool cats from Steve McQueen to Ernest Hemingway. And they look equally good/just dressy enough worn alone or paired underneath a suit jacket in a classic-yet-updated nod to suave dudes from the 1970s.

Men’s turtlenecks have been off the fashion radar the past few years but designers, brands and style influencers are now spearheading their revival.

Here are some great turtleneck sweater options that are currently available for purchase. Best of all, many of them are already at post-holiday discount prices so you won’t have to shell out a lot….

Striped Turtleneck Sweater by ABERCROMBIE & FITCH $35.20

Striped Turtleneck Sweater by ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

Wool Turtleneck Sweater by ABERCROMBIE & FITCH $79.20

Wool Turtleneck Sweater by ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

Fine Cashmere Turtleneck by BILLY REID $229

Fine Cashmere Turtleneck by BILLY REID

Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater by BROOKS BROTHERS $468 (two for $599)

Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater by BROOKS BROTHERS

Contrast Colorblocked Yellow/Grey Turtleneck by COUNTRY OF ORIGIN £155 (approx. $195)

Contrast Colorblocked Yellow/Grey Turtleneck by COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Funnel Neck Sweater by LARS ANDERSSON £310 (approx. $390)

Funnel Neck Sweater by LARS ANDERSSON

The Convoy MK2 by NORTH SEA CLOTHING £170 (approx. $214)

The Convoy MK2 by NORTH SEA CLOTHING

The Diver in Orange by NORTH SEA CLOTHING £170 (approx. $214)

The Diver in Orange by NORTH SEA CLOTHING

Pink & Grey Colorblocked Mini Turtleneck Sweater by TOPMAN $20

Pink & Grey Colorblocked Mini Turtleneck Sweater by TOPMAN

Off-White Embroidered Star Turtleneck Sweater by TOPMAN $75

Off-White Embroidered Star Turtleneck Sweater by TOPMAN

Camel Waffle Textured Turtleneck Sweater by TOPMAN $24

Camel Waffle Textured Turtleneck Sweater by TOPMAN

Cashmere/Merino/ Silk Limited Edition Turtleneck Sweater by VK NAGRANI $475

Cashmere/Merino/ Silk Limited Edition Turtleneck Sweater by VK NAGRANI