Something about shawl collar pullovers has never seemed quite right to us. Possibly it's the half-assedness of wearing a miniature version of a shawl cardigan, in much the same way that mock-turtlenecks are markedly inferior to the real thing. Or it could be the unfortunate image of a grown man's head "crowning" as his sweater gives birth. At any rate, the better option is a substantial v-neck—a traditional V built up with heavier trim, but not folded over, sans any labial implications. Middle: Polo Ralph Lauren. Right: Roots.