The term “multi-hyphenate” is much-bastardized in modern online discourse, but it certainly applies to Joe Exotic. The gun-toting polygamist of Netflix's Tiger King previously appeared in his own self-produced reality TV show and podcast, ran several (failed) political campaigns, and boasts a surprisingly not-all-awful country music career. Oh, and he's also an actual fucking big cat-whisperer.

Exotic might be the real creative deal, but he's also kinda (hugely) problematic, currently serving 22 years in prison for a harebrained murder-for-hire plot and several wildlife violations. If there's one thing that outstrips the disgraced zoo icon's creative achievements, it's his roll call of criminal convictions.

Still, if we can put all that to one side for a second, Exotic's sui generis drip has seen him emerge as a most unlikely style icon. The mulleted tiger collector is all unabashed Western glam, regularly seen in sequined shirts, fringed leather jackets, chokers, and cowboy chaps. Think a bonkers Frankenstein-hybrid of Liberace, Lil Nas X, Dog the Bounty Hunter, and Hulk Hogan. It's awesome. He's basically a Grand Theft Auto: Vice City character made flesh.

If, like us, you feel the time is right to inject a little flamboyance into your wardrobe, see our suggestions on nailing the Joe Exotic-look below.

Peter Grimm drifter hat

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Cross Studded Zeke Drifter


Peter Grimm

Buy at amazon

Bored in quarantine? Buy this Celtic cross hat and wear it, naked, while singing Orville Peck tunes into the mirror with a hairbrush. A solitary tear rolls down your cheek upon realizing that this is your life now.

Seth Wadley cap

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Tiger King Hat


Seth Wadley

Buy at Seth Wadley

Joe's favorite dad cap. If someone asks you what it means, just pretend you're really into Oklahoma-based car dealerships.

Oakley camo sunglasses

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Fives Squared Sunglasses



Buy at amazon

These shades are beasts. During self-isolation, get wear out of them while playing Call of Duty online. Just don't let your partner see.

1017 ALYX 9SM camo long sleeve

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AOP LS Shirt


Nike 1017 ALYX 9SM

Buy at Alyx

While you're at it, you could go full camo by wearing this army-style shirt by 1017 ALYX 9SM. That wouldn't be sad. Not at all.

Juicy Couture jersey

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Gothic Crystals Jersey Rib


Juicy Couture

Buy at amazon

You are someone who likes to wrestle with the world's most powerful land predator on the reg. But that doesn't mean you can't be a trashy-chic princess.

BB-Simon rhinestone belt

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Rhinestone Belt


B.B. Simon

Buy at Pure Atlanta

Your big sister bought a rhinestone belt 20 years ago and it's now stashed away in her attic somewhere. Asking for it would be weird, trust me. Better off buying your own.

True Religion denim shorts

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Indigo Corduroy Shorts


True Religion

Buy at Pure Atlanta

Does John Cena still wear jorts in the WWE? Strange guy, now that I think of it.

Levi's 517 Hairpin jeans

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517 Hairpin Jeans


Levi's Vintage Clothing

Buy at Farfetch

Lovely jeans, these, with a nice loose fit at the leg. Bootcuts are back, baby!

SSS World Corp Dollar Print camp shirt

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Dollar Print Short Sleeve Shirt


SSS World Corp

Buy at Farfetch

Looks like something the Riddler would wear if he traded diabolical crime for a life in venture capital. Wouldn't trust him with a single cent.

Columbia Newton Ridge boots

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Newton Ridge Boots



Buy at Foot Locker

Ideal for the trail and your climate-controlled office.

Versace leopard print trousers

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Leopard Trousers

from $496


(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Your dad is going through a mid-life crisis and just turned up to dinner wearing these. Don't worry, I'm sure he'll be fine.

Suicoke boots

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Tamb-B Rubber Boots

from $121


(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Perhaps best known for its sandals, cult Japanese brand Suicoke also knows how to craft a decent boot. Just a shame festival season is canceled.

Our Legacy tiger-print shirt

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Box Tiger-Print Shirt


Our Legacy

Buy at Matches

Trust Our Legacy to make a tiger-print shirt that isn't obnoxious. Show your fashion stripes!

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