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Is This a Thing: Swashbuckling in the Club?

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Today, Stockholm-based fashion school Beckmans College of Design staged a runway show for its fall 2017 menswear collections, and it starred a pirate that is ready for a night, any night, on the town. Is this a thing?

Model in pirate-like clothing Photo: Stockholm Fashion Week


Straight from Davy Jones’s locker, this model dressed is very clearly as a pirate that has never missed a BNO, a.k.a. Buccaneers’ Night Out. He sails up to the club with full knowledge that he is the only treasure to be found there. He tosses his dubloons on the floor, forms a circle, and hooks anyone who tries to get too handsy. I heard that he once tried to pay for a drink with a treasure map. The drink he was trying to order was a Lemon Drop — because the scourge of scurvy never rests.

The long-sleeved trend we’re seeing here is clearly ideal for guys or girls who want to cover up the hooks they have instead of hands. All of this, including the extra flaps with “Fraud” and “Liar” encrusted in rhinestones, would be perfect for whenever director Baz Luhrmann gets around to his remake of Peter Pan.

But until then, this rejected costume from the Cara Delevingne-starring epic Pan is very clearly not a thing.