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Chokers for Dudes, the Louis Vuitton Way

A model walks the runway wearing a leather choker necklace. Louis Vuitton’s spring 2017 men’s show. Photo: Pascal le Segretain/Getty Images

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If you are alive on the earth in the year 2016, you are no doubt aware that choker necklaces are back with a vengeance. They’ve claimed the necks of Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and North West, Selena Gomez, and pretty much everyone in Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner’s crew — despite Alexa Chung’s warning that they have definitely passed the tipping point into oversaturation.

What we haven’t seen are many guys getting in on the action. Until now. At Louis Vuitton’s spring 2017 menswear show in Paris on Thursday, models stalked the runway wearing a number of iterations on the #trend.

Leather collars sitting loosely on the neck read more punk than the other versions we’ve seen, or as punk as you can get wearing a studded necklace made by Louis Vuitton. One version was made of the same blue plaid as the model’s shirt, a nice innovation on the ubiquitous style.

A model wears a choker made of blue and brown plaid fabric. Louis Vuitton’s spring 2017 men’s show. Photo: Pascal le Segretain/Getty Images

Vuitton’s styling team also worked link necklaces and bracelets into the mix, along with keys hooked on to the models’ belt loops and dangling from earrings.

A model wears a chain necklace with a lock. Louis Vuitton’s spring 2017 men’s show. Photo: Thierry Orban/Getty Images
A model wears a key on a loop as an earring. Louis Vuitton’s spring 2017 men’s show. Photo: Thierry Orban/Getty Images
A model walks the runway wearing keys attached to his belt loop, along with a leather cuff and a chain link bracelet. Louis Vuitton’s spring 2017 men’s show. Photo: Thierry Orban/Getty Images

Obviously, there are a lot of takeaways here that aren’t just applicable to dudes.

For instance: thread your house keys through a hoop earring and never get locked out again. Cut up the belt of your favorite trench coat to create a cunning fabric necklace. Bust out the Ryan Atwood-inspired leather cuff you benched when The OC went off the air.

Forgo Alexa Chung’s wisdom once again. Embrace the choker.