For only $425 plus tax, anyone can look like they're "not afraid to get down and dirty," as Nordstrom's product description for the blue jeans puts it.
The folks that brought you an $85 pet rock in a leather pouch and high-waisted mom jeans with clear plastic knee “windows” have yet another offer: Blue jeans coated with fake mud for when you want to look like you were actually working outside, without actually having to work outside.
That’s right. For only $425 plus tax, anyone can look like they’re “not afraid to get down and dirty,” as Nordstrom’s product description puts it.
The 100 percent cotton straight leg pants — which are made in Portugal by Prps and sold under the brand name Barracuda — are described on the store’s website as “heavily distressed” jeans that embody “rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action.”
The pants, that look like they are smeared with mud, have a “crackled, caked-on muddy coating.”
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Naturally, the internet had some fun:
Less entertained was Mike Rowe, the host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” who blasted the pants in a much-shared Facebook post as proof that “our country’s war on work continues to rage in all corners of polite society.”
“Finally — a pair of jeans that look like they have been worn by someone with a dirty job … made for people who don’t. And you can have your very own pair for just $425.00,” he wrote.
Nordstrom did not reply to emails seeking comment.