turtleneck outfits for men

turtleneck outfits for men

by Dylan Baker
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How to wear a turtleneck?

So, it’s winter here in the northern hemisphere. The days are short and dark. You’re probably trying to stay warm and cozy while still looking stylish.

A turtleneck is one of the most underrated pieces of clothing that any man can have. It’s easy to wear, it’s comfortable, it’s great for layering, and it makes you look extremely stylish.

In this article, we will tell how you can wear a turtleneck and will also share some turtleneck outfit ideas that you can use as inspiration.

what looks good with a turtleneck?

Turtlenecks are quite versatile, in the sense that they can be worn with almost any kind of outfit be it casual or formal.

You can pair it with a simple pair of jeans for a casual winter outfit or you can also pair them with a suit for a sophisticated formal outfit.

Turtleneck can be considered as an alternative to shirts, you can wear it on its own with a pair of jeans or chinos, you can wear them with bomber jackets, you can also wear them with suits and blazers.

And finally, a word of caution, don’t wear a turtleneck with a necklace or pendant it just ruins the aesthetic of the outfit. GQ also wrote about this and you can read more about it here

how do you wear a turtleneck sweater?

There are literally hundreds of ways in which you can style a turtleneck which is both a good and a bad thing, good because you get so many different options to try but the downside is that it also makes it a lot more confusing to style a turtleneck.

Here we are sharing some of the best ways to wear a turtleneck 

turtleneck with suit

It is very difficult to make a suit more stylish and wear it in a way that will make you stand out without ruining the simple and sophisticated look of the suit but a turtleneck paired with a suit is one outfit that is way more stylish than a regular suit and shirt and still is sophisticated enough to be worn at any formal event.

This is a great formal outfit for winters that can be worn to work or to any formal event without any problem.

If you want a safer then option then it is best that you stick to neutral colors like black, gray, navy blue in suits and for turtleneck go with black or navy blue as they work best with formal outfits.

turtleneck with jeans

As we mentioned above turtleneck is one of the few pieces that work equally well in both casual and formal outfits.

The simplest outfit you can make with a turtleneck is by pairing it with a pair of jeans, it is a simple casual outfit that is easy to put together and looks absolutely fantastic.

If it’s a little cold but you don’t want to wear a jacket then you can just put on your turtleneck and wear it with jeans and you have got yourself a great for any casual or semi-formal event.

turtleneck with chinos

If you think jeans are too casual for your taste then you can easily switch it up with a pair of chinos.

chinos are a great alternative to jeans in basically any outfit, they go well in casual outfits and can easily be dressed up too.

Turtleneck paired with a pair of chinos is a great outfit that you can easily wear for casual as well as semi-formal events.

turtleneck with a bomber jacket

If it’s a bit colder or you think just a turtleneck is too simple for you then this is the perfect option for you.

A turtleneck layered under a bomber jacket is a killer outfit for any party or night out.

if you want something more stylish or dressier than just the turtleneck alone but a suit is too formal for you then a turtleneck paired with a bomber jacket is just the right outfit for you.

You can pair this combination with jeans, chinos, or even with dress pants depending on the kind of look you are going for.

Turtleneck Outfit Ideas for men:

First outfit is a simple one, a black turtleneck paired with a pair of black jeans.

Black turtleneck paired with black pants and a light-colored overcoat on top.

black turtleneck paired with grey jeans and layered with a blue denim jacket.

black turtleneck with a black suit

black turtleneck under a pinstripe black suit.

Frequently asked questions:

do turtlenecks make you look fat

Turtlenecks can make you look a little bigger but that doesn’t mean that bigger guys can’t wear a turtleneck, if you pick one with the right fit it will look good on you even if you are a little fat.

do turtlenecks make you look skinny?

No, in fact, turtlenecks would make you appear slightly bigger so they are a perfect choice for the skinny guys.

do turtlenecks make your face look fat?

Turtlenecks can make your face look fatter, it also makes your neck look shorter so if you have high facial fat and a double chin then it is best that you avoid turtlenecks.

can I wear a turtleneck to a wedding?

Yes, you can wear a turtleneck to a wedding as long as it is not a black-tie event. If you are attending a winter wedding then you can easily swap your shirt under your suit for a turtleneck and you’ve got an outfit that will make you stand out.

can I wear a turtleneck for an interview?

A turtleneck paired with a suit is an outfit that can be worn to most formal events including interviews. If you are interviewing for a top managerial position or for a job like a lawyer then it’s better to stick to the classic shirt and tie but for any other position, a turtleneck can be used in place of a shirt with a suit.

the bottom line:

Turtlenecks are extremely versatile and work really well in both casual and formal outfits and there are hundreds of outfits that you can form using turtleneck. we have shared some of our favorite outfits in this article that you can use as inspiration.

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About the author

Dylan Baker

Dylan is a Men's fashion and image consultant, He is also the man behind Dapperclan. He is extremely passionate about fashion and wants to help men style and look better.