The infamous roll neck, also known as the turtleneck, has been a controversial figure in menswear for sometime. While it has been in fashion before - think 60s beat poets or the early 90s R&B scene - as soon as it falls out of favour, the humble roll neck unfairly becomes the most maligned of all men’s garments.
We’ve always had a soft spot for the roll neck, and thankfully this time it looks like it’s here to stay. Everyone from Marlon Brando to Steve Jobs to Alex Turner has sported one. So if you’re ready to dip your toe into the roll neck waters, our Style Tips will help you style your roll neck whatever the occasion.
The roll neck is the ideal layering item for the workplace. Dressed properly, it’s as comfortable under a blazer in that big pitch as it is in the pub for a post work jar.
We’d pair a Ben Sherman roll neck with our micro check trousers to give an ultra-smart look, finished off with our leather brogue shoes to confirm that clean, professional style. Finish with a mac and you’ve got a great alternative to the old shirt and trousers.
The joy of a roll neck is that it can just as easily be dressed down as up, without ever looking informal. Whether you’re off to the match with your mates or indulging in a bit of retail therapy with your significant other, the roll neck has you covered.
Team with the classic Ben Sherman Harrington jacket to create a smart casual look, ably supported by our skinny stretch chinos and desert boots and the turtleneck has just owned the weekend.
Whether it’s been planned for some time or is an impromptu night down the pub, by sporting a Ben Sherman roll neck, your style will always be on point.
The clean lines of our roll necks create a grown up, sophisticated look befitting of the occasion. Team yours with our rinse wash skinny fit jeans, woven pique blazer and Holmes suede trainers, and you’re all set.
View our full range of men’s roll necks here.