“I mean, I didn’t invent the turtleneck, Lana, but I was the first to recognize its potential as a tactical garment. The tactical turtleneck, Lana. The…tactleneck!”
Updated JApril 23rd, 2019 – A fan-favorite piece from the London finale, the SPECTRE N.Peal mock turtleneck sweater basically screams “SPY”. Bond wore his with John Varvatos dark navy suede racer jacket, the Neil Barrett puppytooth trousers, and the dark brown suede Sanders Playboy chukkas. The original cashmere sweater is still available from the N.Peal website for approximately $300.00 U.S.
Best Option for the SPECTRE N.Peal mock turtleneck sweater
Shepe Mock Turtleneck Cashmere Sweater in Charcoal Grey: $159.00 to $174.00
You can pick up this 2-ply cashmere alternative from Amazon. Oh, what’s that? This one looks familiar? Well, it should! It’s exactly the same sweater that’s available at Cashmere Heartland for $135! The same sweater that’s lived on this post since it was first published. Maybe folks feel a little more comfortable ordering from Amazon? It has 4.5 stars there after 16 reviews, so people seem to like it. Anyway, Shephe also has a 4-ply cashmere version on sale for $234 to $249 if you feel like spending up.
A 100% cotton alternative from the fan favorite replica maker. Even if the fabric is not an exact match, you can expect the fit to come close. Thanks to Joachim Petersen who shared it in the comments!
It’s been on this list since forever. The material is a 100% jersey knit combed cotton. And they claim the fit is “just right”. But this is Lands’ End. They’re known for being, shall we say, “generous” with their sizing. But for a light weight option in a very close color, this should work if you size down.
Another 100% cotton t-shirt style, this time coming to you from Amazon. Again, we get a close color match. And this is described as a “slim fit”. But make sure you check the sizing chart. Apparently these fit one or two sizes small. So a “large” really fits like a snug “medium” or a comfortable “small”.
Yep, it’s a real, fold-over-collar style turtleneck/polo neck. But it’s a nice one for the price. And N.Peal mock neck does come up pretty high. So it won’t look that different. Sizes small to XXL are in stock.