Extreme cut-out jeans spark outrage and confusion online

Are they jeans or just glorified knickers gone awry?

Olivia Petter
Tuesday 01 May 2018 13:00 BST

Remember when jeans were just denim trousers? Then came the advent of skinny jeans, followed by the high-waisted and the “mom” cut... all fashion revolutions in their own right, at the time.

Oh how things have changed. Now, there are all sort of kooky reincarnations of the humble wardrobe staple, from crotchless styles to pairs that have quite literally been ripped to shreds.

However, the latest sartorial scandal to take the jean world by storm comes courtesy of LA-based brand, Carmar Denim, whose “extreme cut out” jeans leave so little to the imagination, they're practically an anatomy lesson.

The unique garment is quite literally “cut out” in almost every area, hiding one’s modesty only very slightly via a few denim threads - the model wearing the jeans on the website also happens to pair them with a cut out swimsuit, just in case you didn’t get the memo.

The irony is of course that, despite how little fabric they consist of - just 20 grams - the jeans are rather pricey, setting adventurous consumers back $168 (£122).

Can you imagine rocking this look on your next errand run?

Interestingly, the website describes the jeans as a “high rise pant with large statement cutouts on front and back”.

It adds that they come in a “relax fit” - however, it is unclear as to just how relaxed you have to be in order to wear them in public.

Maybe not the most appropriate garment to wear in the office 

Naturally, people have responded to the jeans with dismay on social media.

“Please somebody tell me this is a joke shop and there aren't people dumb enough to pay $168 for this,” wrote one person on Twitter.

“It's almost like they ran out of ideas,” added another, "’Hey guys lets come up with some ideas for some new fashion!’ *guy in the back raises hand* ‘I know! Lets make pants that look like a harness.’ Literally the stupidest thing I've ever seen.”

One thing’s for sure, if you do decide to don these jeans, underwear is most certainly advisable, particularly if adhering to the standards of common decency is something you stand by.

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