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How to Wear...a Cable Knit Turtleneck

The cozy side of looking cool

By Style Girlfriend | Feb 2 2016

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Who’s on board for a double dose of style? SG HQ is all sorts of excited to introduce an extra oomph of outfit inspiration on Tuesdays with a dressed up and dressed down version of our favorite wardrobe pieces. First up…

How to wear a cable knit turtleneck two ways:

It’s hard to talk turtlenecks without an ode to McQueen, Hemingway, and of course any guy on the pages of GQ once the leaves begin to change – especially when cable knit is involved. The tried and true versatility of cable knit lies within it’s unique woven details that primes any sweater for après-ski style or shoveling snow to get to work in the morning. Even better to remember: the bigger the knit, the bolder the affect. Whether you fair the next snowzilla in cashmere or its more affordable wool counterpart, you’ll be ahead of the winter style pack in a cable knit turtleneck.

Dressed up

Sweater: Brooks Brothers, $224 |Pants: Oliver Spencer, $210

Coat: Club Monaco, $800 | Scarf: Topman, $20 | Shoes: To Boot New York, $350

Socks: Falke, $24  | Belt: Allen Edmonds, $70

Dressed down

Jeans: Ralph Lauren, $100  | Vest: Orvis, $149 

Boots: Timberland, $160 | Socks: Mossimo Supply Co., $6  

Belt: L.L.Bean, $40 | Watch: Timex, $46 | Pomade: Jack Black, $22

Wear it well:

  • There’s more than one type of turtleneck sweater – the mock neck has a slightly extended collar, that looks like a turtleneck without all of the bulk. The roll neck is a full-neck, that extends far enough to fold down, and provides a little more texture and warmth.
  • If you’re dressing up this look, make the cable-knit turtleneck the most casual piece in the outfit. Don’t worry about squeezing in a blazer, just choose a dapper topcoat.
  • If you’re dressing down this look, play with different textures that will contrast with the knit of the sweater. This is a great winter staple for a more rugged wardrobe.
  • Want to look a bit more streamlined? Opt for a thin, rib-knit turtleneck or a even jersey turtleneck.

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HOW DO YOU WEAR CABLE KNIT?

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