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Advice on How Men Can Stylishly Wear a Roll Neck Sweater

Posted Nov 28th, 2022 in All News, Fundamental Style, Personal Style, Style Knowledge

The roll neck sweater is one of the most stylish pieces of clothing men can wear. This transformative garment is versatile and sharp, and we've shared how men can wear them and why they should be included in every man's seasonal rotation. 

Advice on How Men Can Stylishly Wear a Roll Neck Sweater, King & Bay Custom Clothing, Toronto, Canada

Roll Neck Sweaters Are Timeless

A roll neck sweater is comfortable and versatile which makes it a timeless, classic garment for men. Roll necks are also flattering as they help to elongate the face. An additional benefit is they can be worn several, stylish ways and we've shared our style ideas below.

Four Ways Men Can Wear a Roll Neck Sweater & Look Stylish

Under an Overcoat

A simple trick to excellent winter dressing is wearing an overcoat. Pair the overcoat with a roll neck and you have an incredibly sophisticated look. You can achieve sartorial success by using minimalist basics and a tonal colour palette to anchor the outfit - a simple black roll neck allows you to get creative with your choice of overcoat. Try wearing a thin, black roll neck, black dress pants, and black Chelsea boots. Then, complete the look with a houndstooth wool overcoat to really make a statement. 

Less is More

It's important to note that roll necks can be worn on their own for an uncluttered and clean look. Showcase the roll neck as a focal piece by wearing it tucked into perfectly fitted trousers and then complete the look with black derbies or loafers. For a minimalist look, men can refrain from wearing a belt with this outfit.

Layering with roll neck sweaters is a great way to elevate fall and winter looks. From weekend layers to workday tailoring, the style ideas we've shared will ensure men look sharp when they wear roll necks, no matter the occasion.

With a Suit

A roll neck under a suit is quite a smart look, and works particularly well with double breasted suits. Merino knitwear is a great option to wear in this case because the sweater is less likely to pill under the jacket. Ensure the knitwear fits neatly over the shoulders to prevent any wrinkles and looks neat under the lapels of the suit. 

Under a Leather Jacket

For an effortless look, layer a mid to thick gauge roll neck under a leather jacket and tailored trousers. This is a great business casual look for the office or weekend.