1 Piece/3 Eays: The Fitted Turtleneck

January 7th, 2012

For whatever reason, so many guys shy away from the turtleneck sweater.

A thin, fitted turtleneck in a dark neutral color – like this forest green – works with just about anything and can instantly make your look more mature and regal.

Here’s three ideas to get you thinking.

1. Sharply Suited

The sweater should be snug enough that it hugs your body and fits easily under a sharply tailored suit.

A turtleneck + suit is a simple, refined look that isn’t fussy and emits confidence.


Bonus Tip: Keep in mind that the turtleneck is probably best for those with a longer and thinner neck (that is not to say that others can’t pull it off).

Bonus Tip II: Earthy tones look great on just about any skin tone. I’m a huge fan of olive and brown with tan accents.

Bonus Tip III: A subtle accent color can be used in small doses to bring your look together. Yellowish tan in the tortoiseshell shades, light horn suit buttons, natural leather shoes.


Worsted Wool Suit in Coffee

  • Brown turtleneck sweater by Ralph Lauren ·
  • Tortoise shades by Matsuda Eyewear ·
  • Tan leather monkstraps by Scarpe di Bianco ·
  • Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic ·
  • Striped socks by Paul Smith ·
  • Plaid linen pocket square by Armstrong & Wilson ·
  • Brown alligator watch band by Montblanc
  • · Brown hopsack double breasted suit jacket

2. Quick Pop-Over


Depending on your office, a turtleneck and tweed trousers can often pass as “business casual”. It’s cozier than a shirt and tie and makes for an outfit that is quick and easy to put together in the morning.


This winter has been freekishly mild. It’s January and there are days when my handmade Yokoo scarves are still keeping my heavy coats in the closet.

  • Brown turtleneck sweater by Ralph Lauren ·
  • Fair Isle wool socks by Polo Ralph Lauren ·
  • Oatmeal hand-knit scarf by Yokoo Scarves ·
  • Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic ·
  • Burgundy tassel loafers by Johnston & Murphy ·
  • Brown donegal tweed suit trousers ·
  • Brown alligator watch band by Montblanc

3. Base Layer


Pair it with a slim pair of chinos and a classic jacket for a look that will have you ready for just about anything that might come up.

Think outside the box. There are dozens of different ways to wear a thin turtleneck. In fact, as I’m writting this I’m wearing it under a corduroy shirt with jeans.


Khaki Cotton Trouser

  • Brown turtleneck sweater by Ralph Lauren ·
  • Indigo denim jacket by Levis ·
  • Brown leather duffle by Frank Clegg Leatherworks ·
  • Navy peacoat Vintage naval issue ·
  • Tortoise shades by Persol ·
  • Wool melange socks by Lands End ·
  • Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic ·
  • Leather/suede double monkstrap shoes by Scarpe di Bianco ·
  • Brown alligator watch band by Montblanc ·
  • Brown alligator belt and silver buckle by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
  • · Khaki cotton chinos by Polo Ralph Lauren Black Label

Thanks for reading.

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier


Photography by Alex Crawford.