Some fashion trends can be questionable and leave people to ask themselves, What were the designers thinking? Whether you love them or hate them, absurd fashion designs are meant to grab the attention of the public with their eye-catching patterns, so they’re at the very least doing their job. That doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment and appreciate just how confusing the fashion trends were, though. Here are a few weird fashion trends for men over the past few years.
Opposuits are akin to ugly Christmas sweaters: you can’t help but love them for what they are, but seeing them makes you stop for a moment to take in the pattern of the clothing. These suits are perfect for men who don’t take themselves too seriously and don’t mind that attitude extending to their wardrobe. The company that sells then says that they sell hundreds of thousands of these suits a year, with the pants, jacket, and tie all sporting the same pattern and retailing at $99.
Rompers are a popular women’s fashion choice, and in spring 2017, ACED Design followed the trend by designing rompers for men. The company launched a Kickstarter for the product, called RompHim, and exceeded its $10,000 goal on the first day of the campaign. The goal behind the RompHim was to make a piece of men’s clothing that was “stylish and fun without sacrificing comfort, fit, and versatility.”
Following the RompHim, Hoza Rodriguez worked under a streetwear company named Hologram City to produce Lace Separates: a line of see-through lace shorts and button-downs in a series of different pastel colors, costing about $100 a set. The entire outfit is see-through save for the collar and white belt, letting white underwear peek out from underneath the lace.
Square Toe Shoes
GQ Magazine, a men’s fashion magazine, launched a campaign in April 2017 to stop the production of square toe shoes. According to the magazine, the shoes were extremely ugly and urged its readers to persuade friends and family to stop wearing the shoes altogether. They even started a social media movement under the hashtag, #NoSquareToes.