How Much Would You Pay For These 'Muddy Jeans'?
Department store Nordstrom is getting dragged through the mud on social media for selling a pair of dirty-looking jeans for $US425 ($A569).
Nordstrom's website says the jeans have a "caked-on muddy coating" to embody "rugged, Americana workwear". A matching mud denim jacket goes for the same price.
Some social media users criticised Nordstrom for selling high-priced jeans that they say mocked blue-collar workers.
Mike Rowe, who hosted the TV show Dirty Jobs, said in a Facebook post that the jeans were an example of the country's "war on work" and called them "a costume for wealthy people who see work as ironic".
In an attempt to compete with Nordstrom's $425 fake muddy jeans a local plumber offers his work pants for $75.@absrdNEWS— Charles Lake (@mesealake) April 26, 2017
Representatives at Nordstrom did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Efforts to reach PRPS, which makes the jeans and jacket, were unsuccessful.