Here’s a life tip: Just because someone wears something in a music video doesn’t mean that you should wear that thing in real life. Take, for example, Missy Elliott’s bag suit in the iconic video for “The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly.]” Or, for something more recent, these polarizing full-lace outfits for men.
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Cazwell and his crew wore them in the new “Loose Wrists” music video, and the interwebs were ablaze with declarations that this was sure to be the new male romper. But here’s the important thing to note: Something can only become a trend if we, the people, wear it. We have the power to take back the trend.
The outfits, which were initially available for pre-sale, have already sold out their first run. But now there’s another chance to get both the top and the shorts. We’re nearing the Lace Shorts Event Horizon, beyond which lies totally unknown sartorial territory. Which means that you, the consumer have to ask yourself one question: Will lace outfits for dudes become a thing?
If your sense of style is to wear whatever the hell you please, you might delight at this possibility. If not, you might already be crying. Either way, the choice is yours. Good luck, and may the style gods have mercy on our souls.
While we wait to see how this plays out, let’s all put on some popcorn and watch this: