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    As a turtleneck-enthusiast myself, this article was a breath of fresh air. I really take heart that the embrace of a great t-neck feels like wearing a blanket, or a reassuring hug from your grandmother (all day long). Hell, that earlobe-tickle from an extra-snuggly collar even induces downright naughty sensations sometimes. Turtlenecks are the comfort food of fashion – and, looking outstanding while indulging is the special spice.

    People seem much more genuine to admit that January’s cold, and opt for the practicality of a three-sleeved knit, over shivering in some bare-armed rayon affair that wouldn’t even block an A/C draft in July. I’m so glad you’re in the former group, and had the guts to stand up to the New York Times, because I’d never have the courage to say anything like that in writing, until now.

    Your clever retort gained you an admirer, Eliza, so let a wry smile peek from atop your favorite turtleneck attesting that you know the secret to seasonless high style. A million reasons to throw on a turtleneck couldn’t stop me from having a life – but I’d settle for another handful of your thoughts. So, if you’re up for a challenge, the chill of winter is only half over, and I’m your cabin-fevered captive audience.

    Wishing you a warm heart (and a warm neck), with lots of creativity…

  • Cee

    What a perfectly beautiful ode to the turtleneck, Eliza.

    I’m in one for well over half the year ( no, I JUST can’t bring myself to wear them during the summer months ) and am forever confused by their critics.

    Fair enough if the reason is physical/medical or they’re just unlucky enough to possess a shorter neck than feasible for wearing said garment ( they do make shorter length turtlenecks and cowl collars though ).

    They have been cool ever since they became increasing popular before WW2 as both a practical warm top and something to announce the wearer as both intelligent ( or at least intelligent-ish ) and a style leader second to none !