NEW YORK (AP) — Department store Nordstrom is getting dragged through the mud on social media for selling a pair of dirty-looking jeans for $425.
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.READ MORE: Shelter-In-Place Lifted In Ceres After Fire Burns At Farm Supply Facility
Some social media users criticized Nordstrom for selling high-priced jeans that they say mocked blue-collar workers.READ MORE: 49ers Faithful Buy Tickets To NFC Championship Game After Rams First Restrict Purchase Options To LA Area
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.”MORE NEWS: Shortage Of Hydrogen Stations Leads To Fill-Up Frustrations For Drivers
Representatives at Nordstrom Inc. did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Efforts to reach PRPS, which makes the jeans and jacket, were unsuccessful.