Nordstrom Selling $425 Jeans That Look Like They Are Covered In Dirt

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?

45 thoughts on “Nordstrom Selling $425 Jeans That Look Like They Are Covered In Dirt

  1. Imagine the consternation if I accidentally soiled these overpriced jeans with actual mud. I wonder if the owner could claim damages? By the way, should “poseur” be capitalized? What’s Mike Rowe’s opinion?

  2. Ever since the mid-sixties, bourgeois youth have emulated the clothing of the proletariat. Ivy League college students in places like Berkeley and Yale began wearing tattered jeans and flannel shirts, chambray work shirts and work boots. I read a bio of Clarence Thomas that said while he was at Yale Law, he wore bib overalls and a big floppy sharecropper’s hat, looking like he just came in from working in the fields. The amusing thing is that the real working class folks bought their clothes at Montgomery Wards and Sears, while the rich bought their “stressed” jeans and flannel shirts at The Gap and Macy’s. So Nordstrom is just taking this a step further. There was a period in the 1980s where the preppy look became fashionable. Conspicuous consumption reigned on campus during the Reagan era, so maybe Trump will bring that back.

    • while the rich bought their “stressed” jeans and flannel shirts at The Gap and Macy’s.

      Affluent people had formal and casual clothing, purchased from department stores, specialty shops, and catalogues. If they had slob chlldren, the slobs’ clothes came from ordinary retail outlets. The Gap was local to the Bay Area in 1970 and Macy’s wasn’t found in more than a handful of cities outside the New York-New Jersey metroplex.

      There was a period in the 1980s where the preppy look became fashionable. Conspicuous consumption reigned on campus during the Reagan era, so maybe Trump will bring that back.

      No clue where you got that idea. I was told by a guidance counselor the following: “If you have a car, sell it”, because you’d be expected to do so before you’re financial aid was approved. I knew three people who weren’t walking or taking the bus, and that particular institution wasn’t the cheap seats. One drove an old rustbucket and another was a 30-something son of a South Korean politico. Now, it was an urban campus with a challenging parking situation, to be sure.

  3. A fool and his/her/zer money are soon parted =)

    Actually I think this is hilarious – some people will follow any trend.

  4. The best jeans I ever had were Jordache Jeans. Put on sports jacket, black turtle neck shirt & where black lizard shoes.

  5. “What do you think?”

    Since you asked us and stated “and they may be the single dumbest idea I have encountered this year”.

    Going to “NORDSTOMS” in the first place wasn’t the dumbest?

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