But why? "Clear Knee Mom Jeans" baffle online shoppers

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16 March, 2017

The $95 trousers feature clear plastic kneecap covers sewn into the denim. Who knows what the genteel folks of that era would have made of Topshop's new "Mom Jeans", which are not only cropped but have "slick plastic panels" over each knee. "I love me a sweaty knee".

With product reviews on the Nordstrom site like, "Going to the strip club with these was really beneficial, everyone loves the flash of a knee", from Chloe101, and "My knees are so handsome but I get cold in the winter so this is the flawless solution to show them off!" from Stephilou, you can start to see the appeal.

That being said, others were more open-minded and supported the clear knee style saying, "Can someone buy these for me please".

The jeans are selling for $95, plus tax. Well, with these jeans in my possession I can confidently say, "Mission accomplished!" They've ripped and shredded expensive Japanese selvedge to make it look cheap (see: the $900 disintegrating dungarees Kanye West wore to the Met Gala), and festooned stonewashed skinnies with laces that crisscross up the sides.

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Style expert Naima Turner-Fleming (no relation), founder and EIC of Style Pooh-bahs, has a different take.

Have you ever wanted to wear a pair of jeans that show off your kneecaps?

If you can't resist you can get a pair here.


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