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Nine Layering Pieces You Need In Your Wardrobe (And How To Use Them)
Get to grips with the pieces that are glue for the rest of your wardrobe
The Roll Neck
For many, winter is a time when they are required to choose between form and function. Not so in the case of the roll neck.
Aside from looking good (see Sir Michael Caine, Steve McQueen and more recently Zayn Malik for proof), northwards-creeping knitwear knows no bounds in its ability to keep wearers warm.
The roll neck is a versatile staple and can be worn with pretty much anything. Want to layer with outerwear? Try a bomber, denim or suede jacket for a look that will fend of frosty winds but won’t cause you to break a sweat. Feeling a little more dressy? An overcoat or blazer make for equally attractive companions.
To achieve all of these combinations, approach buying a roll neck with the same word in mind as you would wine: no not ‘cheap’, but ‘fine’. Chunkier versions in the style of Ernest Hemingway are tempting but limit your pairings.
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