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$425 jeans with fake mud and dirt reeks negative reactions from social media

Nordstrom, a chain of luxury department stores is selling denim jeans covered with fake dirt and mud for $425 on its website and catches attention on social media.

The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans was manufactured in Portugal by PRPS denim brand, which also offers a “mud denim jacket” for rich fashionistas who want to rock the all-denim, all-dirt look.

According to the description, the jeans are “embody rugged, Americana work wear that’s seen some hard-working action” and features “a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.”

Despite the built-in fake dirt, the jeans can apparently be washed, at least according to the care instructions, that recommend machine washing cold and line dry. The dirt does not wash out, because it’s not actually real dirt.

Well, it does look cool when worn by men of action, but most people think it is crazy, especially when talking about the price, because you could simply wear your usual jeans and deliberately put dirt on it, even better, go jump drop and roll to a paddle.

Or if you have not enough money to afford, you can take this Twitter user’s special offer:

Mike Rowe from Discovery Channel’s show Dirty Jobs had some choice words about the item on his Facebook post.

“The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans aren’t pants, they’re not even fashion. They’re a costume for wealthy people who see work as ironic — not iconic.”

This morning, for your consideration, I offer further proof that our country’s war on work continues to rage in all…

Posted by Mike Rowe on Monday, April 24, 2017