How to Wear a Men’s Turtleneck: 10 Outfit Ideas
A classic, cozy men's style staple
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By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Dec 27 2020

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This is it, guys. I can feel it.

This is the year it finally feels totally normal for regular guys such as yourself to wear turtlenecks.

I’m done convincing you that you’ll look like Daniel Craig in James Bond by sporting this cold weather style staple. I mean, you will, but you’ll also look like, y’know, you…just in a turtleneck.

That’s because the turtleneck feels equally right dressed up with a suit or dressed down with jeans. Moreover, the style truly does look good on all different kinds of guys. 

What kind of turtleneck should you buy?

At SG HQ, we’re never not going to push cashmere on you. It’s luxe! It’s cozy! And it’s honestly not tha-a-a-a-t much more expensive than other knits, especially when it comes to a statement piece you’ll have in your closet forever (ideally).

Want something slimmer? Go with merino wool, or a cotton cashmere blend. Ready to go full lumberjack? Look for 100% wool (just be prepared to layer a thin, long-sleeve tee underneath because it could be itchy).

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Below, five men’s navy turtleneck outfit ideas for fall and winter:

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boots: 1892 by Thorogood | watch: Shinola | hair cream: Jack Black

SG Says: You’ll have to imagine my singing voice for the next line: These are a few of our favorite thi-i-i-ings!

Namely: cargo pants, sturdy yet sophisticated lace-up boots and a cozy as hell turtleneck.

What’s not to love!

> See why chinos are a wardrobe essential

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jacket: Barbour | belt: Maximum Henry | glasses: Warby Parker

SG Says: We’ve been digging into the nitty-gritty recently of what exactly you guys are clicking on from what we recommend, and it turns out that quilted jackets like the Barbour number above are a huge hit with the Style Girlfriend audience.

Good news, this type of English country outerwear looks perfectly at home over a cashmere turtleneck.

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parka: Columbia | pants: Vince | boots: L.L. Bean

SG Says: Opt for a turtleneck instead of a scarf to keep warm in the next big storm.

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chinos: J.Crew | shoes: G.H. Bass

SG Says: A textured topcoat feels appropriately dapper for your holiday shopping (hint hint, yep, ’tis about to be the season!). You can check out 10 #SGapproved styles here.

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leather jacket: Allsaints | jeans: Nudie Jeans

SG Says: Add some edge to your cashmere turtleneck for date night with a leather jacket and head-to-toe black.

> Check out more #SGapproved winter coats



Before you go, we’re throwing just a little more outfit inspiration at you with five extra outfit ideas featuring a grey turtleneck. Because we love you like that, and there’s only one thing better than one neutral turtleneck in your closet. And that’s two neutral-colored turtlenecks in your closet.

Below, five men’s grey turtleneck outfit ideas for fall and winter:

Date night
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SG Says: In case you’re nervous, let me assure you that, yes, black jeans and boots look great with a brown jacket.

To the office
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SG Says: Love to throw in some colorful pants options for you guys, and these wine-colored chinos are no exception. Surrounded by an otherwise neutral outfit, this look is totally office-appropraite.

To a fancy dinner
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SG Says: Go for a monochromatic vibe with a dark-colored suit with a similarly hued turtleneck.

On the weekend
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SG Says: With Chucks and jeans, a turtleneck looks ready for wherever you’re headed when off-duty.

To class
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SG Says: Yes, you can pull off a turtleneck when you’re in school without looking like a stuffy art history student. Just up the casual vibes with a denim jacket and throwback sneakers.


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