Imagine you work by paying $425 for artificially mud-stained jeans


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/25/imagine-you-work-by-paying-42.html


#2

looks more like he rolled around in some diarrhea.


#3

Remember heroin chic? Well, this is fall-down drunk chic, or, with a nod to @incarnedine_v, fall-down-shit-yourself drunk chic.


#4

Agreed. poo pants.


#5

20 years ago I predicted people with too much money would pay to look poor. This is just about there.

I also second all the poo comments.


#6

They’re not proper working pants unless you can see some butt-crack at the back.


#7

Fuck this shit.

I take this as a sign we need to raise tax rates.


#8

This is really just the logical extension of the current “distressed” look, where people pay extra for jeans that already have wear and tear.

APC has been running a “butler” program for years, in which they take back their own worn jeans for a discount on a new pair, and then sell the “pre-worn” ones for $275. (I learned about this from my father). Now they appear to be doing something much like the paint-smeared jeans, but maybe more colourful – paint splattered pre-worn jeans. They are supposed to reatail for about $300.

You can’t make this shit up.


#9

Why is it just mud?

I’d be happy to sell fools… Ahem… “hip consumers” some old work jeans. They’ve got rust stains down the thighs. They’re got a variety of burn holes from blacksmithing scale. Some even have wee little acid holes.

And! I’ll undercut Nordstrom by a whole whopping $225! Wear jeans that have actually been abused for only $200 (which will let me buy a few pairs of new ones).


#10

Derelicte! It’s happening!


#11

SOMEONE is, and getting paid for it.


#12

“Factories in the Philippines
Are cutting holes in brand new jeans
For cutting-edge consumers.
Rich kids in the West, you see
They have no sense of irony.
And I’m losing my sense of humour.”
[“Here Comes the Flood”, Oysterband]


#13

Yeah this pattern is a thing among the affluent


#14

But the shoes…?


#15

Burn the store to the ground.


#16

looks like manure to me. Or pig shit.


#17

The fatal flaw is that people who actually work are likely to change out of their filthy work clothing at the first opportunity.
These pants remind me of this:

“You’re a sad sight, Hoss. you should have stuck to soda pop”.


#18

I think it’s time to start selling mildewy jeans on Etsy.


#19

This is so sad. Is it even possible to buy reasonably priced real jeans anymore?


#20

Don’t worry, Levi’s have got your back; just unzip a little bit and rock that classic plumber look: