Men’s fashion shows don’t have the heightened sense of excitement and titillation around them that women’s collections do. Perhaps that’s because it’s so highly unlikely that a dick will ever accidentally flop out on the runway the way a boob does. Or maybe it’s because it’s less socially acceptable for men to preen and pluck their feathers like fancy peacocks. Whatever the case, the men’s collections are still worth checking out, if only to see the utter bizarro stuff these designers are sending down the runway.
Above, 20 of the weirdest, most hilarious looks from the Spring 2013 menswear shows.
After male employees on Sweden’s Roslagsbanna commuter line were told they were prohibited from wearing shorts, they came up with a workaround solution: Skirts. Driver Martin Akersten and around a dozen other conductors are protesting the company’s anti-shorts policy by donning skirts––and so far, nobody’s complaining. Even the company that oversees the train lines says that it’ll let the drivers wear skirts, as long as they look “nice and proper.” Plus, say officials, they can’t sensor male skirt-wearers: it would be considered discrimination against men who want to wear women’s clothes. Keep reading »
Guys, are you tired of washing, drying, ironing, and/or dry-cleaning your button-up shirts after only a wear or two? A new company called Wool & Prince has an exciting proposition for you: how about a shirt that doesn’t wrinkle or smell–even after 90 days of consecutive wear? It sounds too good to be true, but their extensive testing (including one of their team members wearing the shirt for 90 days straight) and enthusiastic Kickstarter following (they’ve raised more than triple their $30,000 goal in just one week) support their claims. Apparently the secret is in the fabric; Wool & Prince shirts are made with a wrinkle-resistant fine wool that absorbs moisture without retaining odor. The best part? These non-smelly shirts are also seriously stylish. Check out the Kickstarter page for more info, and to pre-order a super low-maintenance shirt of your own, if you’re so inclined. [Gizmodo]
Bus drivers in the French city of Marseille are going on strike — over tight pants. They say the newly redesigned uniforms are of poor quality and simply don’t fit. The drivers aren’t happy with the color or fit of the pants, and claim that they’re just too tight. The 1,600 or so drivers are set to go on strike on June 3. Keep reading »
One of the worst things about normal sweaters is that they cover up the glistening, hairy man chests that the world deserves to see. Firebox’s “70s Hairy Chest Sweater” solves that problem in truly horrifying style, with a printed image of a naked torso, complete with shiny belly hair and a gaudy necklace. This polyester nightmare can be yours for just $61! But really, please don’t buy this. [Laughing Squid]
It’s called the Zip Tie, and it’s exactly what it sounds like: a necktie that zips up, saving you the hassle of, you know, tying your tie. Ready to throw out all your non-zipping ties? This efficient accessory can be yours for the low, low price of $65! [Neatorama]