Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Nordstrom - Jeans with Fake Mud $425

I would like to meet the idiot that would pay $425 for jeans with fake mud.

These have to be for people that never actually do anything that would get their jeans dirty. They can pose as real men, live out that fantasy.

From WXYZ:

The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans feature obvious splashes of what Nordstrom calls "caked-on muddy coating," giving the effect of being worn on a day in the dirt.

In its description for the pants, the company says they "embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action" and that, when worn, they show "you're not afraid to get down and dirty."

No, no, no.

These ridiculously expensive jeans show that "you ARE afraid to get down and dirty."

There is no way any sane person would pay to have fake mud applied to jeans.

When he discovered the product this week, "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe posted about them on his website, saying the Nordstrom jeans were proof of "our country's war on work."

"They're a costume for wealthy people who see work as ironic — not iconic," Rowe wrote on Monday in a post titled, "Jeans made to look like you work hard so you don't have to."
Rowe is right. This is a costume.

You really would have to be crazy to buy these jeans.

I've never spent that kind of money on jeans. I've never spent more than $50 on jeans.

The fact that Nordstrom would sell the fake look of "rugged, Americana workwear" for so much money is funny.

Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you're not afraid to get down and dirty.

What's funnier is that some chump out there would actually buy the jeans.

Care instructions: Machine wash cold, line dry.

So rugged they can't handle the dryer.


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