Today In WTF Fashion: TopShop Sells Clear ‘Jeans’ While Nordstrom Charges $425 For ‘Muddy’ Ones

In the annals of fashion, Spring 2017 may be remembered as the high-water mark for laughable, high-priced jeans. TopShop is now doing its knee-sweat inducing “window” jeans one better by just selling clear plastic leggings, while Nordstrom wants to charge you a small fortune for the privilege of looking like you fetched your pants from a flooded dirt-floor basement.

The MOTO Clear Plastic Straight Leg Jeans are available for $100 on TopShop, while Nordstrom.com is selling the men’s Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans — complete with painted on mud and dirt — for $425.

TopShop describes its jeans as an “out-of-the-ordinary clear plastic jeans — guaranteed to get people talking.”

The “clear” plastic jeans feature everything you love about traditional jeans — including classic pocket detailing — except the actual denim.

TopShop suggests the pants are “ideal as a statement piece for a festival or costume party, take the look to the extreme with a bikini and sequin jacket or dress down, layered under an oversized jumper or asymmetric hem dress.”

Like TopShop’s earlier clear-knee mom jeans, the latest pant offerings quickly garnered attention on Twitter.

As for Nordstrom’s Barracuda jeans, they include denim — it’s just under layers of “caked-on-muddy coating.”

The $425 jeans are described as evoking a “rugged, Americana workwear” vibe. However, in reality their appearance makes them look as if they’ve been worn for 30 days straight and smell… earthy.

Of course, that might be the idea, as Nordstrom says the jeans are meant to show “you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.”

As with the clear jeans Twitter users were ready and willing to immediately mock the dirty, dirty jeans.

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