4.27.2017

Those Nordstrom "Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans" for $425 with fake caked-on mud? CHILL OUT! IT'S A FAD.

From today's news....  Coffee Talk

Nordstrom sells the "Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans" for $425, which feature fake caked-on mud.


It's afternoon coffee break time so with cup in hand I log into my computer and click on the news only to see...  some of the headlining news is apparently about a little 'uproar' over some faux muddy jeans.

Seriously?

With all the important issues going on in our world today people are choosing this to get up in arms over?  Good Lord.

"The heavily distressed straight-leg blue denim jeans have "seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you're not afraid to get down and dirty," according to Nordstrom's website. 

Ok - so most people would have a good laugh and move on.

But apparently not TV host Mike Rowe, formerly of the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs," who kicked off the controversy. 

"I offer further proof that our country's war on work continues to rage in all corners of polite society," he wrote on Facebook. "Behold the latest assault from Nordstrom's ... Finally - a pair of jeans that look like they have been worn by someone with a dirty job … made for people who don't."

Oh for pete's sake.  Well, people jumped all over that not only on Facebook but it spread to other forms of social media and then, I read an article in the news  that covered Reebok having some fun with the story by releasing their own faux 'sweaty' shirt - selling of course for the same $425 price tag as the jeans.

People. 
Chill. Out.
It's a pair of jeans.
I'd say it's a fad but it's not even THAT yet.
Is this something that is going to stay around for years and become the new thing?
No.
Is everyone going to rush out to buy it and will be become the new approved casual Friday look at the office?
Doubtful.

It's a flash in the pan just like most things people get up in arms on over social media in America today.

Go back to work.
Get back to your homework.
Go find something else to surf about.
Go read some different news.
Go shop for jeans, or whatever you were looking for when you saw it.

It's really (really) not a big issue and certainly not worth people bickering about.  There are so many other better topics for that right now, don't you think?







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