Fashion Is Weird: The 7 Strangest Clothing Items of the Year – Wall Street Journal

EVERY YEAR, each industry confronts its own array of new ideas. People who work in, say, car manufacturing or ornithology were surely introduced to at least one groundbreaking doodad over the past 365 days. Of course, I have no clue what those would be, because I cover clothing, not carburetors or cockatoos.

To report on men’s fashion is to be presented with endless innovations, some real and some of the “Emperor’s New Clothes” variety. From the runways of Paris to the boutiques of New York to the time-sucking scroll of…