It is a known fact that fashion can be ridiculous at times. Newly added on Nordstrom’s website are a new pair of pants that are sure to make your eyes roll.
These $425 pair of jeans looks as though they are covered in mud. Yes, that is right, these pants are more expensive than a one-way airfare ticket to California and they look like you have been working outside. The PRPS Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans are described on their website as “heavily distressed medium-bile denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit.” The “caked-on muddy coating” is added to make the wearer look like they are “hard-working” and are “not afraid to get down and dirty.”
Nordstrom now offers $425 muddy jeans so rich liberals can pretend to know what hard work feels like. Link: https://t.co/v8oVqr2prV
Mike Rowe, host of the show “Dirty Jobs”, had a few things to say about these pants. On his Facebook, he pointed out the pant addition to the website. He stated that he understood different washes or even cuts of jeans. What he does not understand is the need to make pants look excessively distressed.
Rowe mentioned that he saw a “pair of jeans at Macy’s the other day that looked like they’d been bathed in boric acid, hung up and shot multiple times with a twelve-gaged, and then pounded on a rock down by the river. They too, were on sale, for $249.00”
Needless to say, he did not approve of the fake mud pants. Rowe made the comment, which we agree with, that the pants “foster the illusion of work. The illusion of effort. Or perhaps, for those who actually buy them, the illusion of sanity.”
He then went on to note that Nordstrom should sell a pair of pants he found while rescuing birds from Searle’s Lake. Rowe even offered the company with a description. He wrote “Finally - a pair of jeans for the hard-working gent who doesn’t want to actually wear them. The Borax Wash is so rugged and so manly, they don’t even need a human to hold them up! So sit back and relax, secure in the knowledge that your work pants can’t be folded or stored like other jeans. Show the world you mean business by owning the only jeans that can’t be worn! The jeans, that can stand on their own! $600 - only at Nordstrom.”
Mike Rowe, full of fashion wins.
Sarah Harley is a Hufflepuff living in the NYC area. When she is not talking to random animals or collecting stickers, she is a comedy writer working in television production. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp