Ralph Lauren selling paint-splattered overalls for £620

‘Come on all you painters and decorators, sell your kit on e-bay and make a fortune,’ teases Twitter user

Olivia Petter
Thursday 08 October 2020 16:07
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Ralph Lauren is selling a pair of paint-splattered overalls for £620, prompting ridicule and confusion on social media.

The full-length, dark denim boiler suit is made from Japanese cotton satin and comes complete with utility pockets, a zip at the front, and allover paint splatters.

The garment has caused amusement on social media, with users mocking the luxury American label for selling it at such a premium price.

“If you fancy a laugh just know Ralph Lauren are selling an overall with paint splatter for £620,” wrote one person.

“Seeing that Ralph Lauren are selling a boiler suit splatted in paint for £620 , might start selling my work trousers, anyone interested pm me,” teased another.

Another Twitter user joked that real-life construction workers should start selling their garb.

"Come on all you painters and decorators, sell your kit on e-bay and make a fortune out of the idiots. Yay!" they wrote.

Someone else added: "But unless there is a visible label, how will anyone know you were stupid enough to fork out £620 on something you could have bought for a fraction of that. They look identical to the set I've had for years."

It’s not the first time that a luxury label has been criticised for selling clothes that have been intentionally made to look dirty.

Last month, Gucci started selling denim dungarees with a grass “stain effect” for £850 as part of its new autumn/winter 2020 collection for men.  

The Italian fashion house’s “eco-washed organic denim overall”, which has dark muddy-looking stains on the knee and thigh area, had already sold out in one size online within weeks.

Gucci said of the product: “This denim overall is crafted from organic cotton and specifically treated for a stained-like, distressed effect”, describing it as a “grunge vibe”.  

“Gucci explores new takes on the cult fabric, reinterpreting it with different designs and washing techniques that blur the line between vintage and contemporary,” it added.

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