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Turtleneck is back

January 17, 2012

When you feel like showing your feminine side, whilst not disclosing a lot of skin, put a turtleneck on. Not many garments make you appear strong, elegant and smart at the same time.

High close-fitting turnover collar emerged more than 150 years ago. First as undergarment for athletes, it was quickly adopted by the navy. In the 60’s turtlenecks became associated with academics, intellectuals and all radical. Its unisex appeal, emphasising merely the silhouette, was made into a feminist statement. However, another decade passed by for polo necks, as they are called in the UK, to find their place in high fashion. For a while turtleneck even superseded a buttoned shirt in formal suits.

Every now and then this futuristic garment re-emerges and it looks like it is gaining popularity again. In the days following Steve Jobs death last year, the sales of the turtlenecks spiked.

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