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The roll neck, three ways

Every season, fashion gets hooked on a dodgy decade and wham bam, suddenly we’re all in danger of making rash sartorial moves. For AW14, thanks to the big guns at Prada and London’s own father/son up-and-comers Casely-Hayford, there’s a hint of the sleazy 70s in the air.

The roll-neck knit is a love-it-or-hate-it example of this retro flavour, but for those not wanting to look like a Starsky & Hutch extra or Ron Burgundy himself, we’ve pulled together three ways to revisit the 70s favourite and look good while doing it.

the roll neck, three ways

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Go for the unexpected and layer a chunky, autumnal yarn over an untucked black longline shirt. Formal trousers in grey will amp up the textures, and worn-in suede Chelsea boots would look cool, calm and collected with this combo.


For a formal take, team a cool, printed version with a slimline grey single blazer – go for heavyweight jersey for extra 21st-century points. Navy trews are the dapper cherry on top.


Really want some fashion-forward points? Kill two trends with one stone and introduce the roll neck to the smart sportswear looks doing the rounds. A thin roll neck layered over a buttoned-up white shirt, topped with a tailored bomber jacket, is ripe for the cold weather coming. Rib-cuffed formal joggers seal the deal.