Are Men's Chokers Really Making A Comeback?

Once the preserve of boybands, now a fashion-forward accessory?

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Yep, just when you though the '90s trend' couldn't get any more literal, people have been taking a further step into the frosted lipgloss abyss.

Man chokers.

Remember these?

Men wearing chokers really, really badly. / Pinterest.
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God forbid.

But before you get on your high horse about it, let's take a walk down fashion lane. High fashion menswear chokers have been revving up for a while.

Take a look at this divine beaded and jewelled necklace by Grace Wales Bonner.

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And this dusty-pink, heavy-duty choker by Christian Dada.

In fact, when looking through archived photos (pre 90s) of some of our sexiest rockers, the gender-bending accessory just keeps cropping up.

See, here's Mick Jagger looking adorable in 1969.

Mick Jagger wears a choker at a Hyde Park gig in 1969
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And, um, Adam Ant?

So, before you judge the trend too quickly...

Take a look at this most excellent street styler showing us how to work a choker like a boss:

Indeed, as to be expected, there has been a mixed response from the people of Twitter, with some vehemently against the trend.

And others pointing out the genderless quality of a strip of fabric.

Hmmmm.

We're all up for pushing boundaries, in fact maybe the man choker is the next fashion frontier?

Matt Lauer obviously thinks so.

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