We get it: A large part of being a fashion designer is expressing your vision creatively, even if it means crafting pieces that’ll never go into production and have little commercial appeal. And while we’re all for oohing and ahhing over avant-garde designs, we have to admit: Some of the looks shown on various runways during the Fall 2016 men’s shows—wrapping up today—are worthy of a hearty WTF.
Yeah, yeah, we know there’s been chatter about how the runways are being used to examine the gender agenda and all that, but with oversized pink fur coats at Dirk Bikkembergs, demure pussy bows at Gucci, and midi wrap skirts at Sibling, we don’t think we’re being dense when we say that it was difficult to take some menswear designers as seriously as they took themselves this season.
Below, we’ve gathered 19 particular looks that only Zoolander could pull off.
Scroll through now, and—hey, just an idea—why not spend tonight asking your guy which ones he’d wear if he were offered a million dollars.
A man that appreciates the power of a good pussy bow? That's called a keeper, ladies.
"I'm just going over to Matt's to watch the game or whatever, so I wanna be comfortable."
Ten-year reunion, here you come.
"It's a little conservative, but I want to be taken seriously at this job."
A meeting-my-girlfriend's-parents outfit if we've ever seen one.
Nobody does clean-cut like Julian David, amirite?
Presenting to the partners? You can't lose with this office-ready ensemble.
"I feel like this would be really comfortable at the next golf outing."
"I'm really feeling chest accessories right now."
A look that'll take him from brunch to gallery-hopping.
The definition of effortless.
Drinks with the CEO? A metal face cage is just the thing.
This outfit would look ridiculous if he wasn't wearing the matching pants underneath.
This D&G shirt is sexy but not slutty.
"BRB, just running downstairs to get a bagel."
"Nah, I think the hat makes the whole thing a little loud."
"This sure beats my girlfriend's lame Burberry rag with her initials on it."
Try convincing your guy how chic this butterfly-print McQueen sweater would look with jeans.