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Turtle neck for winter?
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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[Image: images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUuICEzdkavB3GUL7L-dq...82CxXJGATA]

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

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What do you guys think?

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12-02-2014 11:58 AM
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RE: Turtle neck for winter?
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.
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12-02-2014 12:19 PM
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RE: Turtle neck for winter?
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.

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12-02-2014 01:50 PM
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RE: Turtle neck for winter?
Who said they were gay Look great under a sport coat..only slim guys tend to be able to look good in them though.
12-02-2014 06:01 PM
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RE: Turtle neck for winter?
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.
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12-02-2014 06:28 PM
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RE: Turtle neck for winter?
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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12-02-2014 11:13 PM
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RE: Turtle neck for winter?
Can anyone explain why it's called a "turtle" neck? Turtles' necks are usually quite bare:

[Image: 29366343.EasternBoxTurtle2.jpg]

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RE: Turtle neck for winter?
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?

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12-03-2014 11:50 AM
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RE: Turtle neck for winter?
(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.

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

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