Muddy Down and Dirty Jeans Released by Nordstroms Has Changed The Rodeo
Being the age that I am, I feel that I have seen a good handful of fashion trends come and go. You know…Sagging pants, Ed Hardy (some still haven’t let that go unfortunately…Although, the cologne isn’t all that bad.), chokers , and now we are back to the Generation X inspired — ripped jeans. I, myself own a pair of ripped jeans, (everything in moderation right?) but a lot of people have strong opinions on them. Take my 66 year old pops for instance, he thinks they are the most ridiculous purchase anyone can make .
“In my day…You used to get made fun of if you had holes in your jeans. It didn’t mean you were cool — it meant you were poor…and I was poor!”
He later offered to make me a pair once he found out how much I had paid for them. All that being said, when I was barraged with text regarding these dirt inspired jeans Nordstroms released last week, I couldn’t help but to think—- whelp… We are now on the forefront of another strange dingy trend. The craziest thing about all of this is, I was under the impression that there were only a handful of “looks” women were attracted to, including but not limited to; clean cut preppy, athletic, rock star, country etc. etc. —- These days you can damn near get away with looking homeless…Hipsters right? Can someone please tell me when did it become sexy or attractive or even acceptable to look like you just got done wrestling pigs or digging holes in the rain?
“Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.”
I know Honey Boo Boo and Swamp People had a splash of fame, but I didn’t know they were marketable enough to be crossover inspirations for high fashion and designers alike…. Last thing before I catch my breath, next time you get paid — take $425 of your check and spend it on anything you want other than haha … Fake dirt :). Cheers!