As all of our regular Denimology readers know, PRPS is one of our “pet” brands. We have been following them for years and have accompanied their creator and mastermind, Donwan Harrell, throughout his climb to become a worldwide brand known for its “Bruised but Never Broken” denim.

Seeing all the tweets, Instagrams and whatever else online media making such a furor about the PRPS mud covered jeans that Nordstrom is selling this is something that leaves us totally baffled, and yeah, angry. 🙁

First off, just to make sure, you can verify here how Nordstrom describes the jeans:

“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.”

As you can see there is no mention what-so-ever about holding a gun up to your head and forcing you to buy the jeans.

So, if you don’t like what you see, click on the next item, or close the page.

This said, we have nothing more to say except – how sad that there is nothing more important for the internet to trash than a simple pair of jeans.

We just received a personal statement from Donwan Harrell:

“Fashion is the freedom to choose any style that represents who I am.” @prpsjeans #denimdenimocracy


    • Hello – Kim and Kanye, how about a new little scandal for all media addicts to trash about?

  1. Whatever media is trashing these jeans has not reached me. My 2 cents… these jeans are a costume, as contrived as can be. Is this how rich people get to look like workmen?

  2. The real two-part question is: (a) Does the “mud” wash off, or does it fade?? (b) What is the premium on this design?? (or, alternatively, how much can I get paid for muddying jeans for sale??)

    And (c) Where do I send my job application??


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