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The Obtainer
The Obtainer

Monday, January 29th Edition

Cory Ohlendorf

When was the last time you wore a turtleneck? Because they’re kind of like aviator sunglasses. Even when you don’t think it’s your style, they somehow make you look great.

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf


The Best Turtleneck Sweaters at Any Price

Finisterre Furlong merino wool turtleneck

It’s a sweater that goes by many names. Known as a turtleneck here in the States and Canada, across the pond in Britain, it's called a polo neck or rollneck. And in Australia? A skivvy. But it’s all the same creeping neckline that suddenly gives you leading man energy. So many great brands are making sturdy, textural turtlenecks that wearing one right now tells the world, “I know what's up.”Do you need a little confidence to pull them off? Sure. You can wear them on their own, but they also make such easy work of layering that all you really need to wear them is a jacket—a black denim trucker, a plaid sport coat or even a long overcoat. Pull one on and you'll instantly feel dressed up without feeling overdressed—that's the power they have. And the best part? Designers of every stripe have embraced them, so there are options available at investment-level to wallet-friendly prices. Here are a few of our favorites.

Our Picks

Abercrombie and Fitch Turtleneck sweater

Abercrombie & Fitch's sweater offers unparalleled coziness and boasts a modern and stylish banded hem for a contemporary fit. All this comes at an unbeatable price of under $50.

Turtleneck sweater,$80 / $44.99 by Abercrombie & Fitch

Todd Snyder cable turtleneck sweater

Todd Snyder has reimagined the classic fisherman sweater, drawing inspiration from the hardworking individuals of the Aran Islands. Crafted with a luxurious wool/alpaca blend, his updated cable-knit design shows an exaggerated cable stitch and an extended turtleneck, ensuring both style and warmth.

Cable turtleneck sweater,$398 / $299 by Todd Snyder

J. Press Lambswool turtleneck sweater

This J. Press turtleneck is meticulously crafted from 100% Geelong lambswool, ensuring luxurious softness and unbeatable comfort that eliminates scratchiness.

Lambswool turtleneck sweater,$225 by J. Press

Toast Donegal turtleneck sweater

Toast's turtleneck sweater showcases a luxurious composition of 100% wool, skillfully spun and dyed in the picturesque landscapes of Donegal, Ireland—hence the charming speckles that adorn its fabric, adding a touch of character to the design.

Donegal turtleneck sweater,$315 by Toast

5 Stylish
Jayson Home Vintage gold bar box

These boxes ($95) are good as gold. Well, maybe not. But they're extremely cool and gold-adjacent. You see, they're are actually the boxes that were used to transport gold bullion bars (which, in case you were wondering, currently ring in at around $65,000 each). These were salvaged from a Dutch bank and make a great box to stash things, be it on your desk, in an entry way or to house your remotes and other items that you don't want to see cluttering up your coffee table. Plus, they make for a killer conversation piece.

Smart Buys
Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.

Knickerbocker Primaloft Maine jacket

Crafted from premium 100% recycled nylon sourced from Italy, this bomber-style jacket is fortified with robust Primaloft insulation for added protection from the cold.

$425 / $255 byKnickerbocker

Carhartt WIP Bradford pant

These relaxed-fit pants boast a substantial twill fabric infused with a subtle stretch for added comfort. They've also been garment-dyed to achieve an authentic lived-in feel.

$165 / $83 byCarhartt WIP

Adsum cargo tote

This spacious tote bag effortlessly accommodates your laptop, while the innovative aluminum hook closure system ensures the security of your belongings even when the bag is fully loaded.

$115 / $69by Adsum

Stan Ray wide 5 vintage jean

Wide-leg jeans are fully back, and no brand is doing them quite like Stan Ray. Their vintage blue wash features a triple chain stitched back yoke and single chain stitched flat felled seams.

$119 / $72by Stan Ray

Universal Works wool watch cap

Crafted from a luxurious wool/poly blend, this Universal Works watch cap ensures your head stays warm and snug for the cold season.

$78 / $55 byUniversal Works

Gap twill utility shirt

Gap's utility shirt seamlessly combines comfort and practicality with bellowed front pockets and a pointed collar, elevating the shirt's overall aesthetic.

$44.99 / $22.49by Gap

Worth a Read
Worth a Read

The three best stories from around the web.

We’ve got watches which suit every wrist and every pocket from a first-time buy £50 watch up to a Roger Smith at £500,000, and almost everywhere in between.”


Financial Times

I think when designing solutions for people you really want to be the Ford Model T, not Bugatti, because you are trying to service as many people as possible.”


Robb Report

With little fanfare, the dark, slim slivers of fabric sharpened outfits.”


The Wall Street Journal
Mood Board

On family holidays growing up in Scotland we would always stop by @campbellsofbeauly on our way up to Skye as it is my Gran’s favourite and she would peruse all the tweed and knitwear, natter with the staff as my Dad and I would nip across the road for a swift half at the @lovatarms.

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