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Is This a Thing: Flaunting Your Own Personal Amusement Park Cutout Board?

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Yesterday, Thom Browne presented his fall 2017 collection and included a Paper Mario version of an outfit for a model. Is this a thing?

Thom Browne fall 2017 model Photo: Estrop/Getty Images


There are two convincing pieces of evidence that this is a thing. Exhibit A: We’ve all gone to amusement parks and state fairs with those large cutout boards where you can stick your face in and become anything you want: astronaut, hula dancer, cowboy, firefighter, weight lifter, someone who can cover up the sadness and crushing anxiety that comes with being a human in 2017. That last one’s just me? Oh. This TB outfit is just like that for people who want to pretend we still wear suits.

Exhibit B: Tom Brady definitely got in on the Big Fashion Trend of 2016 and saw-now-bought-now one of these looks for his game Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ugg ambassador one day, early trend adopter the next.