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There was a time when people would do anything to avoid the embarrassment of wearing dirty clothes.
But now, Nordstrom is hoping consumers will pay $425 for the privilege of walking around in mud-stained jeans.
The retailer is selling a pair of men’s Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans that feature a “caked-on muddy coating,” according to Nordstrom. The retailer describes the jeans as follows:
Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.
The new offering has gone viral, with people using social media to bash Nordstrom’s fashion sense. CNBC reports many people are outraged at the jeans’ price tag, while others believe the concept is disrespectful of workers who get dirty when performing their job duties.
CNBC says Nordstrom did not respond to requests for comment on the matter.
How to save on clothing costs
If $425 sounds like too much to pay for muddy jeans — and really, it should — we’ve got tips to help you cut the cost of clothing.
One of the best ways to save money is simply to give a little TLC to the clothes that are in your closet right now. As Money Talks News contributor Angela Colley writes:
Wash your clothes on the gentle cycle in cool water and even line-dry them – they’ll last the longest this way. For delicate items or clothes that might shrink, hand wash. Take care of your clothes, and you’ll get years of wear out of them.
For more ideas on cutting costs, check out “23 Top Tips to Save Money on Clothing.”
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