IT IS making a come back, but as it never really went away, come back may be too strong a term. Let’s just say the roll neck is standing proud again and why wouldn’t it having been a part of the wardrobe of some of coolest men on the planet.
You might put it this way: The roll neck: Then, Now, Always.
A must have for silver screen icons the jumper has been worn alongside suits, leather jackets, or just not its own, often with a gun holster slung around the shoulder as it was sported in cult films from James Bond, old eye brow twitching king Roger Moore, or hard hitting no prisoner taking king of cool Steve McQueen or the man once described as ‘Never knowingly underdressed’ James Coburn and like the rangy star’s Bond pastiche, a roll neck addition should be In Like Flint in any wardrobe with modern cult heroes such as Brad Pitt being known to follow suit.
An array of colours and finishes are around currently, but if it’s a proper biker look or even following in the footsteps of the Heroes of Telemark the Levi's Ecru cable roll neck, coming in sheer white is a must.
This slim fit Raglan sleeve jumper sports the iconic cable knit pattern, with soft ribbed cuffs and waistband, and really rolls back the years, all the way back to the 1950s, when it was first introduced.
Hugo Boss offer two dark blue or charcoal jumpers with a soft knit metal logo on the hem and ribbed cuffs and waistband.
A much softer finish this is a bit more Bond than the Brando feel of the Ecru.
Uniform For The Dedicated Canyon dark navy jumper is a corker, with tipped neck and cuffs, in straight fit, it a Merino wool masterpiece.
A nice cross between all of the above, the Farah Vintage Hartwell black roll neck comes in a ribbed construction in slim fit, with a yellow embroidered logo on the left hand side of the chest.
All offer something different, all offer the same thing: true style.
If it was good enough for them, it’s good enough for us.