“Hey Trent. Haven’t seen you in a while.”
“Hi. No, since I changed positions I don’t make it over here very often.”
“Where’s your turtleneck?”
“Huh? It must be a hundred degrees out there.”
“Yeah, but I thought you wore a turtleneck every day.”
Yes, I’ve had conversations like that. In fact, they seem to happen quite often. I guess my wardrobe is too predictable.
Why do I bring this up now?
On Tuesday I wore my first turtleneck of the season. There is a good chance I’ll wear a turtleneck for at least part of the day every day from now until late March. I’m in a turtleneck almost half of the year.
Think I’m exaggerating?
I’ve posted quite a few selfies and self-portraits on this blog. Try to guess the number of these pictures I’ve posted where I’m wearing something else besides a turtleneck. Give up? One.
I know, turtlenecks are not exactly the height of fashion. In fact it seems that more and more guys try to ignore the fact that it gets cold outside. Most of the people at work who don’t have to wear a suit continue with short sleeves the entire year. We’re talking New Hampshire here, not Florida.
I’m sure some smarty out there thinks I’m trying to imitate Steve Jobs. Well, I’ve been wearing turtlenecks since my college days, long before I knew Steve Jobs existed. I’m also talking full turtlenecks, not wimpy mock-turtlenecks. I also don’t just stick with black; I have turtlenecks in over half a dozen colors.
Yes, I do have black.
But also blue.
I’ve made pencil drawings of turtlenecks.
I’ve made color pencil drawings too.
I’ve even painted turtlenecks in oils.
And there are turtlenecks in my computer art.
To me there is nothing more comfortable than a turtleneck, particularly when the temperature starts going south. I’ll continue to wear them no matter how often I’m teased about it.
Do you have any oddities of your wardrobe that you’ll never give up despite the strictures of fashion?
Note – all of the above pictures have been on past posts or pages.