If you are one of those people who long to look dirty but not feel dirty, Nordstrom has the answer for you. The chain is selling a pair of $425 jeans that are designed to look covered in dirt to show that “you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.” They are called the “Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans” and they may be the single dumbest idea I have encountered this year.
The jeans are sold with the appearance of a caked-on muddy coating.” What is astonishing is that any self-respecting person would buy this type of costume. For $425, you can look like a working man. It reminds me of what Dolly Parton said about her “big hair”: “It costs a lot to look this cheap.”
What do you think?