The 20 Best Turtlenecks for Men to Achieve Effortless Winter Style

An elevated staple that will take you places

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It's about time we start putting some respect on the name of turtleneck sweaters. Turtlenecks are no longer just what your grandparents wore in the 1960s and 70s as a compliment to their bell bottoms and platform boots. They have since become a very integral part of what it means to have a true fall and winter capsule wardrobe, and dare we say—they are incredibly versatile pieces that have a way of making subtle statements. In fact, we'll go as far as saying that if you don't have at least one in your winter closet that can pair with your chinos, skinny jeans, baggy jeans, jackets, blazers—you are seriously missing out. We must work towards adding one (or more if you already own one) to your wardrobe. That is precisely why we have done some of the work for you in compiling the best turtlenecks for men to help you lads achieve what's known as "effortless winter style."

Depending on what look you're going for, you can look like a retro hipster who will alway be a true bohemian to your core, a businessman who's looking to close the deal on a very serious proposal, or just a casual dude that wants to be stylishly warm as he goes about his errands. Whether it's our top choice L.L. Bean Men's Carefree Unshrinkable Turtleneck ($39.95) or just a simple affordable turtleneck that gets the job done for any occasion like the Lands' End Men's Super-T Turtleneck ($19.97), consider these to be some of the best of the best out there.

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The Best Turtlenecks at a Glance:

1. L.L. Bean Men's Carefree Unshrinkable Turtleneck

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L.L. Bean

The Best Turtleneck for Men, Overall

  • Material: 100% Jersey-knit cotton
  • Sizes: S - 3XL
  • Colors: Black, Black Forest Green, Charcoal Heather, Deep Port, and 2 others
  • Price at time of publish: $39.95

You can always count on L.L. Bean to always have an option, and having personally tried a turtleneck with jersey-knit cotton material, we can personally attest to super warm and comfortable feel. L.L. Bean puts this material to the test with its Carefree Unshrinkable Turtleneck, and its a test that passes with reviewers commending it warmth, comfort, and having just enough stretch room, but not the point where it comprises the shape or fit. A versatile piece that you can pair with just about any type of jacket and pants, you're only shelling out $40 for a top that's bound to last you at least a few rotations based on the quality that L.L. Bean presents. A bargain.


2. Ralph Lauren Wool-Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

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Ralph Lauren

The Best Cashmere Turtleneck for Men

  • Material: 90% Wool, 10% cashmere
  • Sizes: XS - 2XL
  • Colors: Oak Brown Heather, Hunter Navy
  • Price at time of publish: $248

Now if you want to up the ante in warmth just a little more for the cold temps ahead, we recommend this Wool-Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater from Ralph Lauren because, frankly, a wool/cashmere blend is luxurious when it comes to keeping you warm. That warmth combined with the relaxed easy-going nature of this sweater was enough to sell us in buying for a family member for this winter, along with its slightly oversized preppy nature, which effortlessly blends retro and modern together. Thanks to the looser fit around the shoulders and torso, you'll look slightly 1973 and slightly 2023. RL gives you a size range of XS to 2XL, two different neutral colors that can work with a lot, and a price tag of $248.


3. Express Turtleneck Merino Wool Sweater

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The Best Wool Turtleneck for Men

  • Material: 100% Merino wool
  • Sizes: XS - 2XL
  • Colors: Pitch Black, Heather Grey, Oyster 503, Espresso 509, Camel Heather 1004
  • Price at time of publish: $39

And if you really want to take the warmth to the next level, go with merino wool as it's a material that dives into the depths of warmness, while also being naturally moisture wicking and comfortable. This Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater from Express checks all of the above boxes, and gives you even more options for superior comfort as the company allows you to choose whether you want the sweater in a regular or tall option. Sizing runs between XS and 2XL, and there's over ten different colors to choose from. You can keep it minimalistic with colors like black and grey, or jazz it up with a funky yellow. Best of all, you're only shelling out $40. Another bargain.


4. Banana Republic Franco Italian Merino Turtleneck Sweater

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Banana Republic

The Best Cable-Knit Turtleneck for Men

  • Material: 100% Responsible wool standard 
  • Sizes: XS - 2XL
  • Colors: Oatmeal Heather, Olive Green, Purple Wineberry, Cabin Brown, Black, Medium Heather Grey
  • Price at time of publish: $100

Another artfully made merino wool piece (this time from Italy) courtesy of Banana Republic of course. The Franco Italian Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater is as rich and fancy from quality, texture, and appearance standpoint as its name, boosting a 100% responsible wool standard craftsmanship (bonus points for sustainability), and six different dynamic colors that pop in an expressive yet subtle way. The merino wool keeps you toasty, while the tailoring and dynamic colors does the job of keeping you super stylish. Priced at a pretty darn good price of $100, sizing runs between XS and 2XL, so there's a certainly a fair range to choose from.


5. Lands' End Men's Super-T Turtleneck

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Lands' End

The Best Preppy Turtleneck for Men

  • Material: 100% Jersey cotton
  • Sizes: S - 2XL
  • Colors: Evening Blue, Radiant Navy, Black, Dark Charcoal Heather, Deep Woodland Green, and 6 others
  • Price at time of publish: $19.97

Preppy turtlenecks have gotten a bad wrap for being the "sweaters that valedictorians wear when they're about to deliver their class president speech," and we're here to tell you while preppy turtlenecks are absolutely the sweaters valedictorians wear when they're about to deliver their class president speech, they have also become so much more than that. A preppy turtleneck instantly elevates your outfit to the next level, which is shown by this Super-T Turtleneck, which is expertly crafted with 100% cotton. The jersey cotton is more than plenty to keep you warm due to its thermal properties, and while slightly oversized, the sweater is tapered to highlight and elongate.

Eleven different colors accompany the Super-T, along with a size range of S to 2XL and a whopping price of 19.97. Who's turning down an under $20 turtleneck that's referred to as the "Super-T?" Not us, that's for sure!


6. HUGO BOSS Slim-Fit Rollneck Sweater

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The Best Hippy Turtleneck for Men

  • Material: 100% Virgin wool
  • Sizes: S - 2XL
  • Colors: Dark Blue, Light Pink, Light Beige, Black
  • Price at time of publish: $110

A random little birdie told us that wearing BOSS is actually the key to feeling like a boss in real life, and with the Slim-Fit Rollneck Sweater, not only will you feel like a boss, but a hipster one at that. A beefy turtleneck sweater cut with 100% Virgin wool that accomplishes the mission of feeling like a blanket and having you look the very definition of couture all at the same time, four different colors are available at your disposal (including a very bright vintage 70s light pink color), along with multiple sizes. What's more, the sweater features temperature-regulating wool, and 60% of its materials are responsibly sourced. Keeping that in mind, it's hard to walk away from this $110 bad boy.


7. Prada Stretch Cotton Turtleneck

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Saks Fifth Avenue

The Best Designer Turtleneck for Men

  • Material: 100% Jersey cotton
  • Sizes: S - 3XL
  • Colors: Black, White
  • Price at time of publish: $1,120

You don't always have to go the luxury route, but should you choose, Prada is always an automatic for their heavyweight name and luxury quality to back it up. The Stretch Cotton Turtleneck is a simple yet efficient option as hones in on sleek minimalism to the fullest, boasts a slightly preppy look defined by two sleek colors that serve to provide the ultimate contrast to any jacket and pants you pair it with, has the Prada Triangle Logo on the neck to give you Prada bragging rights, and is super duper comfortable. Tailored to give you an ample amount of stretch without overdoing it, sizes are available between S and 3XL, with an asking price of $1,120.


8. John Varvatos Barclay Knit Turtleneck Sweater

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Saks Fifth Avenue

The Best 'Saturday Night Fever' Turtleneck for Men

  • Material: 40% Wool, 60% Polyamide
  • Sizes: M - 2XL
  • Colors: Metal Black
  • Price at time of publish: $328

Sure John Travolta's dance moves were the main talking point in Saturday Night Fever, but want to know else needs to get talked about more? His style, in particular the turtlenecks he donned. If you want boogie oogie and get your John Travolta on, this ultra shiny Barclay Knit Turtleneck Sweater from John Varvatos is a groovy option. Crafted with wool and polyamide and offering a loose slightly oversized fit, small details like the rib-knit trim is what gives this sweater a slightly glamorized feel. As far as comfort goes—wool and polyamide is also a good fabric option that keeps you warm and comfortable in frigid temperatures. Sizing runs between a M and 2XL, with a reasonable price tag of $328.


9. Bonobos Chanteclair Turtleneck Sweater

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  • Material: 80% Merino wool, 20% nylon
  • Sizes: XS - 2XL
  • Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Brown
  • Price at time of publish: $129

Want to get your 1990s Jim Carrey on? Invest in this $129 Chanteclair Turtleneck Sweater from Bonobos as it's sure to have you looking extra spiffy during the winter season. Cut with 80% merino wool and 20% nylon to give the sweater additional comfort and stretch room, this beefy turtleneck will keep you plenty warm and passes the vibe test for being extra stylish as well. A neutral brown and black color is available for you to choose, the sizing range is adequate enough for you to find the perfect fit, and it's only $129. A steal!


10. Perry Ellis Solid Tech Knit Turtleneck

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Perry Ellis
  • Material: 72% Sustainable viscose, 28% polyester
  • Sizes: S - 2XL
  • Colors: Black, Camel Heather
  • Price at time of publish: $34.99

Perry Ellis offers a clean versatile sweater with their Solid Tech Knit Turtleneck, which is designed to both fit well and keep you comfortable with its 72% sustainable viscose and 28% polyester make up. While the sweater is a slim-fit, you won’t have to worry about excess sweat as Perry Ellis made sure to include moisture-wicking technology as one of the sweaters' most intricate features to keep you dry and sweat less at all times. In addition to the breathability and sweat-wicking properties, antimicrobial fabric is built into the piece to prevent any odors from seeping through. Factor that in with 4-way stretch, a nice range, and multiple colors, and you’ve got yourself an all-encompassing turtleneck sweater folks.


11. Neiman Marcus Cashmere Silk Turtleneck Sweater

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Neiman Marcus
  • Material: Cashmere, silk
  • Sizes: S - 2XL
  • Colors: Black, Camel, Dark Grey
  • Price at time of publish: $150

Sometimes you want oversized sweaters, and sometimes you want sweaters that are going to show off those Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson guns you’ve been pumping reps in the gym for. If you want to brag just a tiny bit about those guns you’ve achieved, Neiman Marcus’ Cashmere Silk Turtleneck Sweater is right up your alley. Comfortably crafted with a cashmere-silk blend that you don’t get very often in turtlenecks, the slim-tapered fit this sweater presents accomplishes all of your showing off goals, while still giving you ultimate comfort.

Details like the ribbed cuffs and hem, while small, further serve to accentuate your ripped arms and shoulders, while the cashmere portion of the crafting does a solid job at keeping you warm. Sizes range from a small to a 2XL, with the sweater currently priced at $150.


12. ZEGNA Cashmere Knit Turtleneck Sweater

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Neiman Marcus
  • Material: 100% Cashmere
  • Sizes: S - 2XL
  • Colors: Black Solid
  • Price at time of publish: $2,450

Not all turtlenecks need to play it safe by covering your entire neck, proven by this Cashmere Knit Turtleneck Sweater from ZEGNA, which incorporates a rare slit into the design. Propped up by a cable knit design that’s made with 100% cashmere (Italian cashmere that is), ZEGNA effortlessly gives comfort and style all in one with this turtleneck, which is made even more comfortable thanks to its knit construction. Sure you only get one color choice, but are colors really important when you’re getting a slit? We think not. Sizing starts ranges between S and 2XL, with ZEGNA’s asking price being $2,450.


13. Zara Funnel Neck Sweater

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  • Material: 80% Viscose, 20% wool
  • Sizes: M - XL
  • Colors: Navy, Beige, Brown, Black
  • Price at time of publish: $59.60

A nod to 1960s style, this Funnel Neck sweater from Zara seamlessly blends together the past and present with its flattering fit in the neck and shoulder areas, and loose tapered sleeves and torso. Composed of viscose, polyamide, wool, and cashmere, the sweater is thick enough to trap enough heat to keep you warm, and has great layering potential as you can partner with a number of jacket and coat options. There’s four different colors to select from, each offering neutrality, lots of sizes to play with, and an affordability that keeps the sweater under $60. Gotta love affordability!


14. Michael Strahan Modern-Fit Turtleneck

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Men's Wearhouse
  • Material: 50% Viscose, 40% cotton, 10% silk
  • Sizes: S - 3XT
  • Colors: Black, Green, Ivory, Navy, Wine
  • Price at time of publish: $27.99

Have you ever seen Michael Strahan on tv and wondered “by golly where did he get that amazing turtleneck he’s wearing?” There’s a good chance he got him from himself, and now you too can get a Michael Strahan Turtleneck to add to your wardrobe. Made with 50% viscose, 40% cotton, and 10% silk…a blend that allows you to achieve maximum heat and comfort, the mixing and matching potential is limitless here if you really want to dive into your fashion bag. Priced at $27.99, this under $30 steal comes in five different colors, goes up to a size 3XT, and kinda sorta shows off the guns too. Just sayin!


15. J. Crew Merino Wool-Blend Turtleneck Sweater

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J. Crew
  • Material: 50% Merino wool, 50% polyester
  • Sizes: XS - 2XL
  • Colors: Hthr Graphite, Black
  • Price at time of publish: $24.50 - $53.99

Time has proven again and again that if nobody else has got you, J. Crew has got you. And if J. Crew has got you, in the words of Kendrick Lamar, “you gon be alright.” You’ll certainly be more than alright with the Merino Wool-Blend Turtleneck Sweater thanks to the warmth of its merino wool crafting, and its effortless style that offers a great fit. The thick fit and slightly chunky collar adds to the coziness level of the sweater, which comes in a smooth grey color, an assortment of sizes, and a price of $53.99. Another under $60 steal. 

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16. Abercrombie & Fitch Turtleneck Sweater

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Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Material: 55% Cotton, 41% nylon, 4% elastane
  • Sizes: XS - 2XL
  • Colors: Cream, Light Brown, Black
  • Price at time of publish: $80

If you want a turtleneck sweater that represents Americana fashion, nobody does Americana quite like Abercrombie & Fitch, who has their standard Turtleneck Sweater sitting pretty waiting for you to purchase. Cotton, nylon, and elastane are the selected materials that make up the sweater with the cotton and nylon giving you thermoregulating warmth and comfort, and the elastane being responsible for the stretch room need to prevent tearing and pulling. Featuring a cable-knit design, detailed stitching, and banded hems and cuffs, this $80 instantly lovable sweater comes in multiple sizes, and three attractive colors.


17. Brooks Brothers’ Fine Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater

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Brooks Brothers
  • Material: 100% Wool
  • Sizes: XS - 2XL
  • Colors: Black, Grey Heather, Red
  • Price at time of publish: $117.60

Brooks Brothers’ Fine Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater is certain to be a match made in heaven as according to the brand, the sweater has a “lightweight fiber that naturally protects against the cold, merino also adapts to your body's temperature and prevents you from feeling overheated. And should you want to wear this sweater during a transitional period between seasons where it’s neither hot nor cold, there’s sweat-wicking properties built in to prevent excess sweats, those awful sweat stains that seem impossible to remove, and even more awful odors. Technical elements aside, this is a sweater that is very much stylish with its slim-fit and multiple color options. Priced under $120, this is a good buy that you can thank us for later.


18. Topman Men’s Solid Turtleneck Sweater

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  • Material: 100% Cotton
  • Sizes: XS - L
  • Colors: Camel
  • Price at time of publish: $34

Topman’s Men’s Solid Turtleneck Sweater is made with an almost airy cloud-like cotton that feels like a dream. It’s also a sweater that pulls from the old school and merges with the new school for vintage contemporary fit that draws upon the basics of modern menswear. Featuring a crisp and clean camel color and a fit that is slim through the sides, chest, and armholes while remaining loose in the torso area, you aren’t going wrong here with this $34 spend. Sizing ranges from XS to L, and you can pair with a number of jeans, dress pants, and chinos. 


19. Uniqlo Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

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  • Material: 100% Cashmere
  • Sizes: XS - 3XL
  • Colors: Off White, Gray, Black, Wine, Olive, Navy
  • Price at time of publish: $99.90

Uniqlo’s Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater is a NBA All Star tens across the board for a couple of reasons. First…it’s Uniqlo, which makes it an automatic yes. Second…the quality and comfort is top of the line. Thirdly…it’s made with 100% cashmere, meaning the possibility of you freezing in frost temperatures is slim to none. As if that isn’t convincing enough, Uniqlo was kind enough to give a six color palette to choose from, and there’s plenty of size options as the sweater can go as small as an XS, or as large as a 3XL. Under $100, you won’t go wrong with adding this to your shopping cart.


20. Calvin Klein Regular Fit Turtleneck Sweater

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  • Material: Polyethylene terephthalate, merino wool
  • Sizes: S - 2XL
  • Colors: Black, Java, Tigers Eye Heather, Medium Grey Heather
  • Price at time of publish: $75.60

Have no fear, Calvin Klein is here with their Regular Fit Turtleneck Sweater which is calm, cool, and collected. Cut with a polyethylene terephthalate and merino wool blend, you aren’t just getting style with this turtleneck, you’re getting technicality too as the top features both sweat and odor-wicking properties that are built in. A versatile piece that can also be used to transition in-between seasons, multiple colors are available along with a sizing that goes up to 2XL, and the sweater is priced at $75.60. 


How to style a turtleneck:

Styling a turtleneck is quite easy because these types of sweaters are versatile and already make a subtle statement on their own. Offering a great layering ability, you can pair turtlenecks with a wide variety of jackets and coats on days when it's too cold to wear them by themselves. Turtlenecks also go with a number of different pants options including chinos, jeans, and joggers.

FAQs about turtlenecks for men:

Here are some frequently asked questions about men's turtlenecks:

What companies make the best turtlenecks?

L.L. Bean makes great turtlenecks that are very affordable, made with great quality, and affordable, with Lands' End being another place that you get high-quality turtlenecks that are under the $50 mark. Ralph Lauren and Bonobos are two more of our favorite brands that always have great turtlenecks in stock. You're spending a little bit more than what you would at other places, but the quality you're getting in return is priceless as you'll be able to get several seasons out of their turtlenecks thanks to the crafting and construction.

Are turtlenecks in style for men?

Turtlenecks are a timeless piece that have only gotten more popular over the years, so they are always "in style." However, with retro 60s and 70s fashion making a comeback, turtlenecks are even more in style as turtlenecks were a very popular menswear item during those decades.

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