When it comes to blurring gender lines in fashion, we’re totally for it. Like when Jaden Smith became the new face of Louis Vuitton womenswear. Dude nailed it. And while we can get behind all sorts of sartorial experimentation in menswear, one thing we just can’t abide is men wearing chokers.
Wait, men are wearing chokers now? Well, if online retailer ASOS has anything to say about it, apparently they are. Just click on over to the men’s section of their website and you’ll find an array of chokers in velvet, burnished silver, and braided leather. There’s even a red “bandana choker.” (Pro tip: Just wear a damn bandana.)
Now let’s be clear, our stance on this is not a gender thing. Rather, it’s a “you will look ridiculous wearing this” thing. Why? Well, for one, it only ever looked marginally good on the very select few. And though the choker made something of a comeback last year, it took about three seconds for Alexa Chung—women’s style icon and all-around fashion influencer—to declare it dead.
If you want to push the boundaries of men’s fashion, fantastic. Try wearing a dress. Or score yourself a pair of Balenciaga high heels. Just please, for the love of God, step away from the choker.