As the seasons change and the weather begins to cool, we all naturally reach for men’s sweaters and sweatshirts to keep warm. While those sartorial options have and will always remain as viable options, it’s fun to change up the routine and interject your wardrobe with something fun, bold and new.
Often seen as a somewhat stuffy and boring, turtleneck sweaters have had a resurgence as of late, becoming an easy way to tell the world that you’re a refined and stylish dresser. If a turtleneck sweater is stylish enough for James Bond, it’s worth working into your cold-weather repertoire. Designers have started to get bold with turtlenecks, making them in all kinds of luxury fabrics, across all different kinds of price points; there’s an option for everyone.
The best turtlenecks for men are also more versatile than ever. While turtlenecks are traditionally knit sweaters made from fabrics like wool, there are great options made from cotton terry, similar to your favorite sweatshirt or hoodie. And for a lighter weight option, you can find turtlenecks made from jersey, the same material used for basic t-shirts.
We’ve rounded up 11 of our favorite turtleneck sweaters to wear this fall and winter. Don’t hesitate — just grab one and layer it under every single jacket you own.
You’ll thank us later.
1. Polo Ralph Lauren Rollneck Sweater
Flattering fit? Check. Soft merino wool fabric? Check. Little pony logo? Check. It’s another hit from the master of menswear, Mr. Ralph Lauren. Since this turtleneck is made from merino wool, it’s naturally temperature regulating, so you won’t have to worry about overheating. The sweater is also machine washable.
Ralph Lauren Turtleneck
2. Uniqlo Cashmere Turtleneck
A cashmere turtleneck need not be expensive. Consider this stylish option from Uniqlo, which is made from 100% cashmere and comes in red, camel and dark heather gray. It’s on the thinner side, but the wool material provides ample insulation on a cool day.
3. Celine Homme Fair Isle Rollneck Sweater
Maybe you’re all about luxury. In that case, this Fair Isle sweater from Celine Homme is the one for you. It’s made from Shetland wool and has a thick, warm rollneck collar. It’s labeled as “oversized,” but frankly, a better term is “enormous.” But of course, that makes it even cozier.
Celine Homme Turtleneck
4. Land’s End Men’s Super-T Turtleneck
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Land’s End, a brand that was built as a mail-order business for sailing gear and attire, might not be the first place you’d look when building your wardrobe. But you’d be missing out. Take this affordable turtleneck, which is made from jersey material and has a loose hem. That means it fits like your favorite long sleeve tee, but looks as refined as your dressiest turtleneck. It comes in a ton of colors, and you can even get it monogrammed on the collar.
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Land's End Turtleneck T Shirt
5. Todd Snyder + Champion Turtleneck Sweatshirt
Sport your favorite crewneck sweatshirt with the turtleneck it never had. Part of the Todd Snyder x Champion collaboration, this 100% cotton sweatshirt evokes exactly that, by reimagining Champ’s classic best-selling crew, the team devised a plan to launch a turtleneck option for a fresh seasonable look. Coming in a range of colors, there’s totally one you’ll love and rock ’til the flowers begin blooming again.
Todd Snyder Champion Turtleneck
6. Tom Ford Ribbed Cashmere Mock-Neck Sweater
A cashmere sweater is pretty much the height of luxury, so it’s fitting that the king of luxury himself, Tom Ford, would make a pretty excellent take on the style. It has a subtle mock neck, rather than a full roll, and the ribbed texture and raglan sleeves give it a slightly rugged look. It’s made in Italy from 100% cashmere.
Read More: Best Cashmere Sweaters For Men
Tom Ford Turtleneck
7. COS Merino-Yak Roll-Neck Sweater
Fall is full of reds, yellows and browns. Contrast the outdoor aesthetic with a forest green roll-neck that’s seriously timeless in style. I think Will Smith has worn this exact turtleneck once or twice on Fresh Prince, but don’t hold me to that. Made from a merino and yak blend, the material itself is super soft on your skin and warms up your body just right.
COS Merino-Yak Roll-Neck Sweater
8. Land’s End Men’s French Terry Turtleneck
This option from Land’s End is made from sweatshirt material, offering all of the versatility and comfort of a sweatshirt with the put-togetherness of a turtleneck. It has a contrast-tipped design on the cuffs, collar and hem for a subtly preppy touch. It’s available in heather gray or navy, and it’s made from a blend of cotton and polyester.
Lands End Turtleneck
9. Stone Island Turtleneck Sweater
Usually, when it comes to logos you either have them or you don’t. But Stone Island is different. This turtleneck sweater has a patch on the sleeve featuring the Stone Island compass logo, which can be removed using the buttons. The sweater is made in Italy from a blend of cotton and polyester.
Stone Island Turtleneck
10. Polo Ralph Lauren Navy Logo Mock Neck Sweatshirt
For a sportier take on the turtleneck, consider this modern option from Ralph Lauren, which is made from a cotton-blend sweatshirt material. It also has the Polo Sport logo on the front and back of the mock neck collar.
Polo Ralph Lauren Turtleneck
11. Theory Quarter-Zip Mockneck Sweater in Ace Wool
A close cousin of the turtleneck is the zip sweater, and this stylish option from Theory zips all the way up if you need warmth, or you can leave it unzipped if you get too hot. It’s made from comfortable, naturally temperature-regulating merino wool.