My wife would certainly contest this, but you really can’t have too many turtleneck sweaters. If you live in a climate that often dips below zero – as I do - they become an essential part of your wardrobe. A warm neck means a warm body, for me. I also think they are just so damn good looking on most men. They suit the elegant (think Halston) to the rugged (think Captain George Phillips)
This season’s lambswool roll necks from Drake’s are spot on. They are knitted in Scotland of classic styling, modern fit and wonderful weight. The wool is soft and works perfectly on its own or under that waxed jacket or tweed in your wardrobe. They come in a must-have colour palette of navy blue, grey, forest green, red and ecru. I need to own them all!
As I dispatch this I’m sitting in plus 90 degree heat on a sun drenched terrace in Greece. But honestly, with cold beer in hand, my mind is wandering to brisk fall days and turtleneck weather.
Shop Knitwear This article was originally published online in October 2018, under the title 'Roll Models'.