Nordstrom took the distressed look too far. The chain of luxury department stores is selling men’s jeans covered with “a crackled, caked-on muddy coating.”
The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans, made in Portugal, are priced at $425.
Yes, denim with fake mud retailing for more than some 40-inch TVs.
The product description says the jeans “embody rugged” and shows “you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.”
Except people buying them probably are afraid to get dirty or else they would simply clean their gutters or garden, and not have to worry about buying $425 jeans.
Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs had a few choice words about the item.
“The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans aren’t pants,” Rowe said on Facebook. “They’re not even fashion. They’re a costume for wealthy people who see work as ironic — not iconic.”
This isn't the only Nordstrom product that's recently missed the mark. This year, the chain also came under fire for selling $1,190 Gucci "sock sandals" and $95 "Mom jeans."
USA TODAY reached out to Nordstrom for a comment about the jeans.