Because autistics often find ‘unspoken rules’ mystifying, cryptic dress codes like ‘smart casual’ are fraught with pitfalls. One item of clothing that’s guaranteed to smarten up any casual ensemble is the mock turtleneck, a favorite of Apple founder Steve Jobs. The mock turtleneck is basically a sweatshirt with a slightly raised neck (unlike the full turtleneck where the neck is raised high enough that it needs to be folded down). It generally needs no ironing, an added bonus if you’re an ironophobe!
The Mock-Turtleneck: Smart-Casual Without The Fuss