Turtleneck guide part 1

Turtleneck Basics For Men

Turtleneck guide part 1

What is a turtleneck? , number 1:

Basically, it is a sweater with a high rolled collar that is turned down and covers some parts or most parts of your neck. A traditional polo neck or turtleneck is always folded over and it is very slim fitting in the body. Typically, the turtleneck part itself is made out of a ribbed knit while the body is generally made up of a solid knit.

What is a turtleneck? , number 2:

A cousin of the turtleneck is the so-called mock neck. It also covers the neck yet it is not folded over. Personally, I do not like that style very much because it usually is more flimsy around your neck and it does not drape as well as when it is folded over.

Turtleneck history, number 1:

They first have been worn in the Western Hemisphere in the 15th century. If you wonder why you know once you put them on that they really keep your neck a lot warmer which is nice for the colder days of the year. Because of that, it never really lost its popularity but by the 19th century, it was primarily a garment for the working class or for sailors. Sometimes, you could also see them worn by naval officers. That being said, it was not a garment that you would see an aristocratic gentleman wearing. In fact, it was a utilitarian garment and it did not become fashionable until the playwright Noel Coward wore it in the 1920s. It was so popular that it was subsequently adopted by the preppy style movement because people wanted something that was more casual and they wore it instead of a shirt and a tie especially during the cooler days of the year. Ever since turtlenecks have been going in and out of fashion. They were really popular in the 80s and then the demand dropped.

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