There is hardly a garment that we love wearing more than we love wearing jeans. Jeans are durable, comfortable, they look great, they’re cool. More importantly, they don’t look dirty as quickly as some other garments do. But would you believe that there is a pair of jeans that already look dirty? And the kind of dirt that you can’t get rid of. Hang on, it’s not over yet, such jeans are worth hundreds of dollars.
American retailer Nordstrom actually sold dirty jeans worth that much, dirty because they have a mud-stained look. They look muddy as they are covered in fake mud. And it doesn’t really go away. In other words, when you wear them, you will be wearing the classic American workwear. Yes, authentic workwear which cannot possibly look more real, for only 425 US dollars. They call it the Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans.
Nietzsche sees us as decadent when our moral system ignores the essential truths of life ie. buying $425 jeans with fake mud from Nordstrom pic.twitter.com/lBhAlB2kjq
— Fran Johnson (@franjohnson_ie) April 25, 2017
The jeans are made by the fashion company Prps, which also offers a “mud denim jacket” for deep-pocketed fashionistas who want to rock the all-denim, all-dirt look. The company also makes paint-splattered, pre-ripped dungarees, including one pair it calls simply, “Destroyed,” CNN reported.
Now this new fashion statement didn’t go unnoticed. By Twitter. And this is how twitter reacted.
my grandpa is selling his barracuda straight leg jeans for $400, cheaper than what Nordstrom wants, hmu for details!!! pic.twitter.com/Nas2ftGmFG
— ㅤty (@WickeTyler) April 26, 2017
Some other products sold by Nordstrom faced Twitter’s wrath
Nordstrom is losing their minds! $425 for "fake mud" covered jeans & $95 clear knee mom jeans w/ plastic windows? Who is buying this stuff? pic.twitter.com/8bMDMPfnXM
— Curvy Coed Carly (@Curvycoedcarly) April 25, 2017
For when you need a pair of jeans as fake as you are. https://t.co/MDRgWS3ffY
— Steve Butts (@SteveButts) April 25, 2017
Blatantly slamming Nordstrom over their new product, Mike Rowe, former host of Dirty Jobs, tweeted, “’Rugged Americana’ is now synonymous with a ‘caked-on, muddy coating.’ Not real mud. Fake mud. Something to foster the illusion of work. The illusion of effort. Or perhaps, for those who actually buy them, the illusion of sanity.
The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans aren’t pants. They’re not even fashion. They’re a costume for wealthy people who see work as ironic – not iconic.”
People are not stupid, Nordstrom.
By Aman Sahil