To all companies and organizations seeking to rejuvenate their look and up the elegance factor this season, consider the mock neck. A modern twist on the traditional turtleneck, the mock neck (or half mock) presents a more streamlined, sleeker fit than its predecessor. The style isn’t just limited to regular knit tops; sweaters and jackets are available in the style as well.

“Half mocks are definitely versatile alternatives to polos, as they are able to offer a different appearance that stands out from the typical collared polo look,” says Elson Yeung, product line manager at Ash City USA. He adds they are “go-to layering pieces” that offer both comfort and performance.

Taraynn Lloyd, marketing director for Edwards Garment, advocates mock-neck sweaters as a smart and stylish option for corporate environments. “The mock-neck sweater is versatile for many corporate apparel programs and would be perfect for banks and financial groups, educational sales, front-office hotel staff and special events.” They can also be layered over a branded T-shirt or embroidered woven shirt.