By Liza Corsillo for GQ.
Over the past four days, London's coolest neighborhoods, coffee shops, restaurants, and bars have been swarmed with competitively stylish men dressed to the winter nines and groomed so well, you'd think they just stepped out of a spa rather than off an airplane. We're talking, of course, about London Collections: Men, the biannual start of the menswear runway shows that will wind through Milan and Paris before finishing off next month in NYC. It's a big challenge for any man to pack four days worth of envy-inspiring outfits, but leave it to a group of editors, buyers, and hangers-on well-versed in fashion week to get it just right. And the perfect example of this cream of the style crop killing it was the number of guys rocking a turtleneck under their suit or topcoat.
We've been telling you how cool, convenient, and yes, sexy turtlenecks are for a while now. A turtleneck is not only your best defense against the cold this winter, it's also super stylish. The following thirteen swagger-rich gentlemen seen on the streets of London prove this better than any runway show could.
And we didn't just see them in the wild. Designers went hard on turtlenecks too. In fact they showed up on almost every runway:
The point is, if you don't already have a turtleneck, go buy one. Now. Hell, even if you own a few, you should consider a one more--maybe in super thin merino wool or cashmere (it'll take up less room in your suitcase).
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