Gucci Unveils $2,600 Tartan Dress for Men To 'Disrupt Toxic Stereotypes' | 22 Words

Gucci has this week unveiled their "tartan cotton long smock shirt," or their "man dress," as most of us have been calling it.

The unusual garment caused quite a stir online after the Italian fashion designers claimed it had been designed in an attempt to disrupt the "toxic stereotypes" surrounding men's fashion... And it's needless to say that opinions are seriously divided.

But first, let's take a look at some other weird fashion moments...

Crop-tops for men.

via: ASOS

I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with these tops, but... Well, I am. Something just doesn't look right here.

Denim knee-high boots... with pockets.

via: Browns Fashion

It's the pockets that don't do it for me. What are you supposed to keep in there? Your keys? And the price really isn't going to work out for me either. These boots are currently being sold for $1,600.

Distressed Mesh.

via: Dolls Kill

I'm pretty distressed knowing that people are walking around wearing "distressed" clothing. Especially mesh.

Crocs with socks.

via: ALFIE

You'll either love it or hate it. And I hate it. Crocs should have never been a thing. The sock should have never been added. This whole thing should not have happened.

Platform crocs.

via: YOOX

Just when you thought that crocs couldn't get worse - they do. And these ugly shoes will cost you over $500. Save your hard-earned money and go get yourself a pair of flip-flops.

Lambskin shoes.

via: FarFetch

Imagine walking down the street and stepping in a puddle with these on. Soggy sheepskin shoes. How appealing.

Socks with sandals.

via: Nasty Gal

This is another one that you either love or hate. After crocs with sandals, we obviously have to mention socks with sandals in general, because the trend is well and truly a thing in society now. But, after seeing these sheer socks paired with cheetah print platforms, I'm sold.

Car mat skirts.

via: Balenciaga

Balenciaga has been known for its weird fashion trends, but it doesn't get much weirder than this. Car mat skirts. It's a no from me.

Double jeans.

via: Net-A-Porter

Double denim is already quite risky, so why the hell would you want to wear these out? And for $500?!

Body-less sweatshirts.

via: Twitter

That's it, just the sleeves.

Unicorn sneakers.

via: ASOS

Would grown adults buy themselves a pair of these? ASOS seems to think so.

Twenty-Four Carat Meggings.

via: Kapow Meggings

Metallic meggings (leggings for men) have made a comeback and we still aren't here for it.

Glitter Bucket Hats.

via: ASOS

This fashion trend made a comeback late in 2018 and has managed to seep through into 2019. I was never a fan of bucket hats in general, but it's a trend that is slowly growing on me.

Neon cycle shorts.

via: Boohoo

If you're not actually going cycling, stay away from these shorts.

Transparent Handbags.

via: Topshop

These handbags are cute and trendy, but the only thing that I won't be doing is carrying what I usually carry in my non-transparent bags.

See-through lace shorts.

via: Hologram City

I'm just going to leave this here and move on... Lace shorts for men are an actual thing and they come with a matching lace shirt for all of you that want one!

Detachable Joggers by Fenty.

via: ASOS

Are they shorts? Are they pants? I think they're meant to be a bit of both... Joggers are supposed to be the comfiest piece of loungewear, but I can hardly imagine sitting in a pair of these with the detachable straps digging at my legs. I really do love you, Rihanna, but these are a no from me.

Shoulderless Jacket.

via: JYJ London

This one is definitely not for winter. I wonder what possessed the designer to cut out the shoulders from this jacket? It seems a bit impractical, but I guess it might be good for the beach?

Muddy Jeans.


Yes, you read that right. Muddy jeans. Jeans with mud on them. You'll be happy to know that it isn't actual mud, just a design. But that doesn't make them any better. Why on Earth would you spend $437 on dirty jeans when you can probably by a pair for $10 and roll around in the dirt? It's basically the same thing.

24. Muddy Jacket.


If you find yourself loving the jeans, here's a matching jacket for you, so you can get the full muddy look. Don't be shocked, both items are currently sold out on the website. Yes, there are people out there actually paying $500-odd for these fashion disasters.

Ugg Sandals.

via: UGG

You really thought that I was done telling you about ugly shoes? Because I'm not. I present to you, the Ugg Sandals by Ugg and Teva, the ugliest shoes to ever grace the planet. I would rather wear a pair of Crocs (with the socks!) than walk out of the house in these and that's saying something.

Tutu Jeans.

via: Topshop

When you can't decide if you want to wear a skirt or a pair of jeans, why not wear both? I'll tell you why, because it looks horrible. These are currently being sold on the Topshop website for $58 dollars.

Neon Mesh Catsuit.

via: JADED London

There's more than one thing wrong with this outfit and you could probably name all of them from a quick glance. First of all, neon green is a color that should only be reserved for Hi-Vis clothing. Secondly, I think we already established that mesh print needs to go out of fashion, right now. And don't even get me started on the flares...

Marijuana Suit.


If you want to walk around looking like a big marijuana enthusiast, then I would highly recommend buying this suit for a hundred bucks. Don't wear it to a job interview though, it might give off the wrong impression...

And now, it's the one you've all been waiting for.

via: Gucci

The Gucci dress for men.

Okay, it isn't technically a dress...

The website describes it the garment, which features short sleeves, smock embroidery, and a button front, as a "tartan cotton long smock shirt." (But it's definitely a dress.)

The Italian designers insist that the smock "reflects the idea of fluidity explored for the Fall Winter 2020 fashion show"...

via: Gucci

"And disrupts the toxic stereotypes that currently mold masculine gender identity."

The description online reads:

via: Gucci

"The contrast Peter Pan collar and smock embroidery on the front add a childhood inspired element, which ties to a recurrent theme of the collection. Pieces with versatile ways to wear and style embrace each person who is part of the House’s individual spirit."

The smock is currently priced at an eyewatering $2,600 on the Gucci website.

Now, some people think the dress is a step in the right direction for men's fashion.

Maybe one day, it will be socially acceptable for men to wear dresses?

However, for the majority of people online...

The dress is totally and utterly ridiculous. What do you think? Should the man dress be thrown into the flames? Or is it simply the birth of a new era of fashion? For more memorable fashion moments, keep scrolling...