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A logo turtleneck, like most apparel, is a great way to promote a brand as recipients can wear it many times and as a result will have multiple exposures to the imprinted company name. When compared to other types of apparel, turtlenecks offer an advantage because they are designed for both sexes and for all seasons (a logo turtleneck is generally best for the fall and winter while a mock turtleneck is great for spring and summer). The difference between a logo turtleneck and a logo mock turtleneck is that the former traditionally comes all the way up the wearer’s neck while the fabric on a mock turtleneck is folded over and sewn into the collar, thus coming up only half way between the shoulders and the chin. Although fashion and style traditionally differ across the world, both the turtleneck and the mock turtleneck have become a classic style in the United States, as well as in England, where it is referred to as a "polo neck," and Australia, where they call it a "skivvy."
A Brief History of the Logo Turtleneck
The logo turtleneck was first popular amongst sailors and industrial laborers, as the high neck served practical purposes such as keeping workers warm, clean, and protected from the elements. Then, during the 1920s, famous English playwright, director, and actor Sir Noel Peirce Coward (who was also known for his shocking fashion sense) began wearing turtlenecks, thus sparking a trend amongst middle class men. It is rumored that women only began wearing embroidered turtlenecks with the growth of the feminist movement in the 1950s and '60s. Now a logo turtleneck is a popular item for both men and women, especially in a school or office setting as fashion critics often associate the turtleneck with a well dressed, clean cut style.
Different Styles of Logo Turtleneck Sweaters
Although men and women originally wore turtleneck sweaters as a practical way to stay warm during the cold months, turtleneck styles have developed as fashion statements. Today, short sleeved and sleeveless turtlenecks are popular (in addition to the traditional long sleeved version), especially amongst female wearers. The savvy shopper can also find turtleneck sweaters made from a variety of different materials ranging from lightweight cotton to heavy wool. Many companies choose to distribute mock turtlenecks made from knit or pima cotton, as these shirts are comfortable, keep employees looking professional, come in a variety of colors, and are affordable for most budgets. Another option for companies is to select a brand name logo turtleneck and imprint these renowned apparel items with their own company logo, thereby producing highly valued promotional products.
A Logo Turtleneck in the Office
A logo turtleneck makes a great corporate gift or giveaway because it is an item that clients and employees can wear to the office. In fact, turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks fit nicely under a suit and allow employees to look professional without sacrificing their comfort levels. Thus, turtleneck sweaters are perfect for professionals who work in offices with "casual" or "business casual" dress codes and these durable apparel items also fit well with school dress codes and uniforms. Whether you work in the financial industry, the education industry or any other sector, a logo turtleneck is a universal item that recipients of all ages can wear to promote your organization in style.