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Turtle neck for winter? - Dalaran1991 - 12-02-2014 11:58 AM

Couldnt find a lot on turtle neck, but apparently its the trend this winter.

I personally like them. My main girl is Korean and she bought me a few turtle neck and shawl neck.

I think the stereotype that they look gay is just because the guys who wear them are typical scrawny crane neck hipster that would look gay even with a fitted suit. For guys who are fit with low facial body fat I think turtle neck work pretty well to highlight your face. Its also pretty damn warm. A few example I like:

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Now there re a few different way to wear them and I find that wearing them UNDER a dress shirt is pretty irregular, but would be worth a try

[Image: tom-cruise-moscow-valkyrie-premiere-01.jpg]

What do you guys think?


RE: Turtle neck for winter? - micha - 12-02-2014 12:19 PM

The top pic is decent but Cruise looks like momma dressed him up.

I think it works best with a casual jaquet. Never with a full suit though.


RE: Turtle neck for winter? - Checkmat - 12-02-2014 01:50 PM

Dunno...I feel like it's purpose/effect is to hide the neck. Right?

So if you have a pencil neck, a turtleneck sounds like a great idea.

But what if you lift weights a lot, and have a muscular neck with strong traps too? You're just hiding more of your masculine features with cloth. I don't see the point.


RE: Turtle neck for winter? - jimukr104 - 12-02-2014 06:01 PM

Who said they were gay Look great under a sport coat..only slim guys tend to be able to look good in them though.


RE: Turtle neck for winter? - Carlos100 - 12-02-2014 06:28 PM

I think the reason the Cruise pic doesn't look so good is that when you layer, the thickness/bulk/texture is supposed to be sequential. I.e. the inner layer should be thin, the middle layer a little more substantial, and the outer layer the heaviest (or vice versa). Cruise is wearing a thick-thin-thick combination, which looks off. So, if you wear a turtleneck under a button-up, the turtleneck needs to be a really thin material or else the button-up needs to be really thick, like a heavy flannel. A mock neck would probably work in that case, because the mock neck usually looks thin, but you risk getting made fun of because mock necks are supposedly geeky.

I think wearing a well-fitted turtleneck under a regular collared or shawl collared coat, like the guy in the top picture, looks good. It's a very refined, put-together look.

One time I was in the grocery store in the US wearing a blue mock neck (Land's End, I think) under a brown, wool, mock neck, half-zip sweater (LLBean) and a cute, young Asian girl gave me the once over with an inviting smile. I wasn't game aware at the time so I didn't realize it until several minutes later and she was gone.


RE: Turtle neck for winter? - Bacchus - 12-02-2014 11:13 PM

This guy made them look cool:

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Just don't wear a mock turtleneck. You can't pull that one off. You'll look like another Steve:

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RE: Turtle neck for winter? - Handsome Creepy Eel - 12-03-2014 04:34 AM

Can anyone explain why it's called a "turtle" neck? Turtles' necks are usually quite bare:

[Image: 29366343.EasternBoxTurtle2.jpg]


RE: Turtle neck for winter? - Killer Joe - 12-03-2014 11:50 AM

Turtlenecks are not really my style but they can look really great on some people with the right clothes combination.

My question: Turtleneck, with, or without chain?

[Image: Lonely-Islands-Turtleneck-Chain-climbs-to-no-3.jpg]


RE: Turtle neck for winter? - Americas - 12-03-2014 11:57 AM

(12-03-2014 04:34 AM)Handsome Creepy Eel Wrote:  Can anyone explain why it's called a "turtle" neck? Turtles' necks are usually quite bare:

[Image: 29366343.EasternBoxTurtle2.jpg]

Because it's the act of "turtling" your neck under something. It's not literal in the sense of a turtle's neck, but rather it's ability to move its head within its shell.


RE: Turtle neck for winter? - Quintus Curtius - 12-03-2014 12:10 PM

I like them. One good reason is that they tend to fit the upper body snugly, and you can show off your physique, if you have one. I'm vain like that.


RE: Turtle neck for winter? - kerouac - 12-03-2014 11:20 PM

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Por que no?

Just kidding.

Say no to turtle necks.

If you want to cover your neck, I say go for the pimpish neck scarf look

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