Timelessly stylish, endlessly flattering, iconic in its own right the roll-neck (turtle-neck across the Atlantic) is probably the most versatile Autumn-Winter staple to have in your wardrobe. Invest in the best quality you can afford, in a classic black or navy and it won’t let you down. A piece of knitwear you will wear this time and time again, it is minimum effort for maximum class.
Don’t take our word for it, the humble polo-neck has insulated some of the most beautiful and stylish necks of the last century, Hepburn, Monroe, Jackie O. Think of a female style icon and you can be sure this was one of her go to looks for relaxed, effortless never-out-of fashion, cool.
The roll-neck with, often used as it was for a replacement for the shirt and tie, adopted the by the US navy for its practical insulation properties, became a symbol of rebellion in menswear, a staple item for visionaries and revolutionaries from Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, to the infamous Andy Warhol.
A favourite with artists and musicians, from John Lennon, to Tupac and the 90s death row crew, from modern art to hip-hop, It doesn’t matter what tribe you run with, if you see yourself as a trailblazer, your wardrobe cant be without a polo-neck.