Yea or Nay: The Return of the Turtleneck
GQ tells us, in its typically breathless prose:
“The turtleneck went through some dark years there, back when its patron saint was Joey from Friends. But as DJ god Diplo shows, the turtleneck—trimmed down and ultraluxe—has its mojo back.”
We remain unconvinced.
Turtleneck, $495 by Burberry London. Trench coat, $1,295 and jeans, $195 by Burberry Brit. Belt by Giorgio Armani. Sunglasses by Persol.
Turtleneck, $895, vest, $595, and pants, $450, by Dolce & Gabbana. Watch by Pulsar.
Turtleneck, $325, and pants, $365, by Emporio Armani. Cardigan, $350 by Band of Outsiders. Loafers, $1,160 by Tom Ford.
Turtleneck, $400, by Salvatore Ferragamo. Jacket, $2,195, by Dolce & Gabbana. Chinos, $295 by Versace Collection. Loafers, $1,290 by Tom Ford. Belt by Bottega Veneta.
Turtleneck, $640 and suit, $2,055 by Gucci. Belt by Tom Ford. Shoes, $570 Salvatore by Ferragamo. Sunglasses by Persol.
Turtleneck, $500 by Calvin Klein Collection. Jeans, $178 by Levi’s. Loafers, $1,300 by Tom Ford. Belt by Dsquared2. Sunglasses by Salt Optics.
Sure, it’s “back,” if you’re young, thin and can rock skinny jeans and a pseudo-McQueen look, but we’ll never not associate it with sexless Christmas sweater styles. If you’re a guy with broad shoulders or a barrel chest or a thick neck or a gut, you can pretty much forget it. He looks great, no argument from us, but we’ve never really liked the turtleneck and one well-shot editorial isn’t going to change our minds.
What do you think?
Turtlenecks for Guys: YEA or NAY?
[Photo Credit: Ben Watts for gq.com]