PHIL COSTIGAN IN THE MORNING 6A - 10A
I am the furthest thing from a fashionista. I do not profess to know anything of the fashion industry, but I will say that IF these two styles of jeans are actually selling, I am convinced there is no hope for the future.
The worst part of the whole thing is that it's a hoity-toity department store that is selling them--Nordstroms! Of course, that's pretty apparent when you see the price tag on these two "gems."
The first is the "Clear Knee" cropped Mom jean. Seriously? I can't help but think this is a joke, but it's actually on their website. What is the purpose? Was this something that a drug-addled designer came up with on a late night bender?
And this monstrosity sells for a paltry $95! Are you kidding me?! I can only imagine the total discomfort of sportin' those things in the heat of summer, with the clear vinyl helping to heat up your knees, and having sweat drip down the backs of them--all for the sake of showcasing your lovely knees through clear vinyl. Wow.
This same department store is offering up a pair of pre-dirtied jeans. I can only assume these are made for the man who doesn't really want to work, but needs to have the appearance of having the ability to actually perform labor? It's insulting, quite frankly. Even more so when you look at the price tag of $425 for them! That's probably more than a hard-working man would make in a day where he actually IS getting that dirty.
If the going rate is $425--I'm going to be rich, as my husband has at least 8 pair of filthy jeans like this.
Who in the hell buys these things? And how can this big-name department store not be embarrassed by the insulting implications of offering them up for sale at such ridiculous price tags?