It seems pretty clear that Nordstrom likes to occasionally troll its customers. First, there was that time last December when they actually tried to sell a rock in a leather case for $85.
Then, there were those atrocious jeans with plastic windows to the knees.
Now Nordstrom has one-upped themselves again, because they’re actually selling fake mud-covered jeans for $425. This is the look for anyone who wants to say “I work at a hard outdoor job” without all the hard outdoor work it takes to get that blue collar chic look.
Rather than throw a fit over how dumb/ terrible/ incomprehensible these pants are, we should see this for what it is — a marketing ploy. This is all a reverse psychology marketing strategy to get us to think about Nordstrom. We may even feel the urge to go to Nordstrom website to look at the absurd items, where we’ll coincidentally stumble upon MANY MORE acceptable, stylish, and practical clothing items to buy. In fact, I give it three months before they try this devilish, viral Trojan Horse ploy on us again. Will Nordstrom introduce some $765 hat covered in actual bird sh*t, or a $5,000 “vintage” pair of shoes equipped with old gum permanently sewn onto the soles? We see your game, Nordstrom. And while we tip our bird-sh*t covered hats to you this round, we won’t be fooled again…
What are your thoughts on the fake mud-stained jeans? What do you think Nordstrom will troll us with next? Let us know on Twitter @Smosh!