There is nothing I love more than wearing a black turtleneck with skinny jeans or wide pants and a pair of super comfortable sneakers or loafers. After my brief excursion of studying comparative literature in Vienna and dealing with philosophers like Michel Foucault who wore the polo neck on a daily basis, I was hooked.
It is such an elegant piece with an interesting story. In the 1920s a lot of feminists wore the turtleneck and made them into a unisex item and later on they were a distinctive mark of exentialists -- as seen in one of my favorite movies: Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn. Her weird and funny dance scene might be one of her finest moments in acting =)
Turtlenecks simply make every outfit look more sophisticated and they have the image of emphasising tidiness and neatness. Even Steve Jobs wore them as a substitute for the normal shirt and tie look and it worked out for him, which leads me to the conclusion of today's short fashion history post:
You can never go wrong with a turtleneck.