Nordstrom is selling pre-muddied jeans for $425

And they're being (rightly, we would argue) mocked for it.

Want to be a rugged outdoorsman without having the do the whole rugged outdoors thing? Well, Nordstrom has your backside.

The upmarket retailer is stretching the boundaries of credulity with its latest fashion must-have – a pre-dirtied "heavily distressed" pair of jeans for $425.

According to the online listing for the Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans, they "embody rugged, Americana workwear" by featuring a "crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you're not afraid to get down and dirty."

It's not the first time Nordstrom has made headlines for bizarre products. In December it was selling rocks for $85 ... which sold out.

Needless to say, the jeans have come in for a fair amount of mockery on the internet, and among those generating the biggest reaction is Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs.

In a Facebook post shared more than 12,000 times, Rowe does actually concede that at least Nordstrom isn't "purging the shelves of work-related imagery" in the same way Monopoly did by replacing the wheelbarrow with a rubber ducky. But he says it's obvious the retailer doesn't value "authenticity."

Needless to say, people have been having a lot of fun on Twitter and the Nordstrom website, with one reviewer saying: "These are great! Now that I'm unemployed I can still look employed with minimal effort!"

Another wrote: "Gotta love being able to look like I just fed the pigs, helped deliver a calf and get the tractor unstuck without ever leaving my BMW."

And here are a few more of our favorite responses.

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