You can sell anything for a massive profit if you make it crazy enough. That’s the world we live in today.
Everyone wants to be unique even if their way of showing it is kind of ridiculous. We all remember that time the internet went crazy for 9-foot long extendo jeans that you could barely wear, but it was just insane enough for them to sell out fairly quickly. People were willing to pay hundreds of dollars for unwearable designer jeans just to take an Instagram picture or film a YouTube video and never wear them again.
The same thing happened with a four-foot long-sleeved slenderman denim jacket, clear knee mom jeans, clear plastic pants, platform crocs and so on. It’s clear that brands do these crazy items not as an actual fashion statement but more as a PR move. They want to create hype around an item of clothing they make, everyone will start writing about it and that’s how they get insane amounts of exposure. Even if the feedback is negative, there is no such thing as bad PR.