Nordstrom Sells Dirty $425 Jeans
Looking for a more modest look? Shopping for humility? Look no further ladies, gentlemen and all those in between—Nordstrom, the Seattle-based retail giant of luxury goods is now selling good ol’ red-collar looks for ridiculous white-collar prices, starting with this pair of dirty designer denim, the “Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans” by PRPS. It’s hard to tell who their target market is on this one, but we have an idea that it may be someone with a trust fund and no job, willing to pay $425 to look like he or she has one of two things: a unique and apparently very dedicated affinity for mud-wrestling or a career within the cherished, all-American cornerstone of farming. For those with good judgment, unable to justify paying such a hefty price for the gritty look, Nordstrom’s e-commerce team penned a beautifully written, yet still not-so-convincing description of the product reading:
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.
Like the few fake friends you can usually see straight through, we’re pretty sure inauthenticity has never before been so transparent. Nordstrom—no shade, just truth (maybe a little shade)—please explain to us how sitting in the comfort of your home, probably in sweatpants, entering your American Express information into checkout and paying $425 for mud on fabric shows that “you’re not afraid to get down and dirty,” because we’re perfectly certain that it conveys the complete opposite. By all means, if your desire for faux grit is as deep as your soon-to-be “caked-on muddy” pockets, go for it baby. We’re just saying that we could think of 425 things we’d rather spend $425 on. Also, it seems we’re not the only ones on that boat—Check out the furious Facebook rant below by Mike Rowe, beloved American actor and TV personality behind “Dirty Jobs” on CNN. Oh, the irony.
This morning, for your consideration, I offer further proof that our country’s war on work continues to rage in all…
Source: Facebook, Nordstrom
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