Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Neck's Big Thing?




(Photos the property of Getty Images, Trendy Golf/JL and AP Photo/Jon Super)


We haven't given much thought to turtlenecks for a while - haven't worn one in ages - but we did notice at both the Masters and the British this year that Camilo turned out in a super comfortable turtleneck that had us wondering: 'If I wanted to, where could I get one of those nowadays?'

Well after checking out some of the early autumn/winter '09 deliveries to TrendyGolf.com - it appears JL is doing a T-neck this fall in white and black, the Parson. Predominately cotton with a bit of stretch, these fellas are perfect for throwing under a JL pique polo or merino knit - like Camilo did above. Whatever way you choose to pair it, it's clear this is not the turtleneck your mother forced on you at Christmas. Maybe that was just us...

Trendy has also rolled out a bunch of new JL knits: cardigans, zip-fronts and V-necks, plus trousers, snakeskin Slater belts and more. Get on over and check it out in the next few days, when photos will be up. Also, make sure to look for the soft opening of the TrendyGolf US Webstore; scheduled for the first week in August. Sign up on the site for details on the launch and stay tuned to the KC, where we'll have the latest info on the US Invasion...


7 comments:

TXQ said...

You're bound to find a nice T-neck in New Jersey, no?

Just wash it first.

Gilly said...

Gross Moth. Those are wicked 1999 Ty Weed, FHS Baseball.

kokogirl said...

Well, Camillo would look hot wearing a big bag as a shirt, so you have an extra awesome example of turtleneck wearing here. I like the clean, sleek look of a turtleneck on a man. Plus, it keeps you nice and warm. (There are not many turtleneck days here in Florida).

Fancy Pants said...

If you look back at late 60's and 70's golf photos, the turtleneck was big on and off the course. I think Gary Player often sported one, and the ever stylish Steve McQueen was rarely without one for a period. So it was only a matter of time before JL brought it back, as he seems to tap into yesteryear's trends.

Especially when slim fitting I think that there is a place for them. I bought a black cashmere t-neck from Banana Republic's Monogram Collection last year to wear casually. It's thin and slim fitting and I like the look under a blazer in the winter. When you think about it though they are even more practical for golf: keep the neck warm, allow for full movement, and add little bulk. I plan to get one for the winter as we can play golf year round here in the South. I do think that the rest of the outfit would have to be planned accordingly. For a little more throw back pair it with a flat driving cap. Make Tom Watson proud.

The Khaki Crusader said...

--Koko - JL actually makes a big garbage bag for Camilo to wear on days when he's feeling fat. I don't believe it's been used yet.

--As usual FP, well said.

matb said...

What Camilo is wearing here is actually part of last year's collection if I'm not mistaken. I think Trendygolf carried it. It's not a turtle neck layered with a v-neck but just one sweater all sewn together. There is a turtle neck sewn in the v-neck to make it less bulky. Hope they carry it again this fall. I think it's a great piece on and offf the course. Been doing it for a while now by layering both but it can get quite warm.

The Khaki Crusader said...

Thanks matb, good to know...