An Important Reminder from Alexander Skarsgard: Turtlenecks Are Extremely Good

Ben Boskovich
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From Esquire

It's early November, and now that midterm elections are out of the way we can take a moment to appreciate the return of one of fall style's most polarizing tentpoles: turtleneck season.

"I can't do turtlenecks," you've heard your friend whine, while looking down upon his safe, sad merino v-neck. Your friend is wrong, and you should be empowering him over the next few months to take the jump. Wanna know someone who's not afraid to do it themselves? Alexander Skarsgård.

Eric Northman himself showed up at Wednesday's WSJ Innovator Awards looking stylish as hell. He kept everything relatively minimal, but exciting at the same time. The turtleneck-under-suit fit is a fine look for early November. Here, Skarsgård went with a ribbed t-neck that's not of the rollneck variety-or maybe it is a rollneck and my man has just decided not to roll? Nicely done, either way. I'd describe the color somewhere between the crayon you used in kindergarten to draw a turkey and the spray painted leaves on the Thanksgiving wreath mom insists on hanging. It's perfectly autumnal, and ribbed for our ocular pleasure.

The suit is a slim, two-button, blue-green gift. It's not so green that you think Joker, but interesting enough to do a double take. Just because of the pure nature of fall tones, it can be hard to put something together that feels seasonal and turns heads at the same time. Skarsgård has accomplished this with shades of brown and green you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere and everywhere. It's a masterclass in taking a no-frills look-turtleneck and a suit-and pushing it to a level that makes people do the thinking face emoji in real life.

Cheers to Skarsgård here for leveling up. He was, after all, attending something called the "Innovator Awards." He nailed that theme, too. Now check out this close up and bask in the texture.

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