In the fashion world everything is centred around creating controversy and wearing a certain trend to get people talking, and in turn providing wide coverage for the said wearer and brand. Over the years there has been numerous trends that have taken the world by storm and that have caused an uproar, whether this has been at London Collections Men, London Fashion week, on the catwalk or been portrayed in the media. Every season a new collection of clothes is released and a new trend will always follow, good or bad. We have highlighted 6 controversial trends in current men's fashion that has certainly got people talking.
1. The male swimsuit, or lack of it..
TOWIE star Bobby Norris was recently snapped on holiday in what can only be described as wearing a 'sock' as a piece of swimwear. It is not the first time that Bobby has taken a different stance on swimwear and he is not one to shy away from these astounding trends. Last year saw him wear a similar risqué item that had one strap holding him around the back. Despite the controversy this caused, the hashtag #shlongthong was trending on twitter for weeks and saw people from all over the world airing their opinions on this unique swimwear. Surprisingly this trend doesn't seem to have taken off...
2. Strategically cut-out fabric
Hitting the runways in Paris for the Autumn/Winter 2016 collection at the start of this year was Rick Owens menswear collection. Several of his items featured strategically cut out fabrics which revealed certain 'private' body parts of the man. As expected this caused an uproar amongst the fashion council and again people hit twitter with a very similar hashtag to the one accompanying Bobby Norris' swimwear debut. Rick Owens came and did what designers do best, to get people talking about their collection whether it's in a positive or negative way, he certainly knows how to push the boundaries!
3. The Short suit
A controversial fashion statement was the introduction of men's short suits, following in suit from the popular trend of ladies co-ordinates. This however is a trend that has started to grow on men of all ages, it sees a matching or mismatched blazer and shorts paired with a garish or plain shirt. It's nice to see men be a bit more adventurous with work wear style choices. We think this trend could be the next big thing, the suits are already selling like hotcakes on ASOS.
4. The Man Bun
Possibly the worst trend that has arisen this year thanks to the likes of David Beckham and Oliver Proudlock from Made in Chelsea, is the man bun. Not to worry for those men with short hair as a clip on man bun has been invented, something that everyone has been waiting for...
5. Ugg Boots for Men
Ugg boots popularity grew overnight with ladies boots and it was quickly seen as a unisex item, shortly after new designs were released for men to wear. Regardless to their cosy fur lined trims and super warm soles they are something that should be worn in the house and the house alone. Ronnie Wood's was even seen sporting a pair after leaving his local newsagents, we think it's a trend that should definitely be left to the ladies.
Those rubbery, old shoes best left for grandma to wear have long been a trend loathed and spoken about by both men and women. Somehow in 2015 they still seem to exist, who cares if they are comfy? Also spotted on the likes of George Bush, who shows how they just should never be worn by a male.
Just because a trend is followed by your favourite celebrity or designer, it seriously doesn't mean you should follow in suit. That was our round up of some of the most awful, controversial trends that are currently working their way around the world. Let us know what you think the worst current male fashion trends are or if you would follow one of these trends on the Men's Gift Company Facebook page, @MensGiftCompany or Google+.