How much would you pay for a hi-vis tradie jacket?
Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga has released their own version of a tradie jacket and it’ll set you back a whopping $5,200 (AUD)!
Balenciaga’s 'Men’s Reversible Parka in Yellow’ has gone viral after being released in their AW21 collection and the internet is having a laugh at the excessive price tag, some even saying they’ve ‘gone too far.'
Na Balenciaga have taken it toooo far now🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/5VcnKXglVM— $ (@1steadypushing) August 17, 2021
The item description says it’s a 'Reversible Parka in neon yellow technical ripstop.’ Made from 100% polyester, the product details include:
• Reversible item
• Technical ripstop
• Black contrasting lining
• Oversize fit
• Cocoon shape
• Concealed zipped closure with snaps
• 2 slash pockets
• Sporty B artwork embroidered at chest
• Foldable hood with drawstrings
• Made in Italy
One post on Instagram has over 28K likes with comments such as "Stop it, this has to be made up," and "It really is far fetched tho 😂 giving builder vibes 😩."
Another user British poster explained that "I love fashion & everything but surely £2890 for a hi vis jacket from Balenciaga when you can get it for £24 is ridiculous…"
I love fashion & everything but surely £2890 for a hi vis jacket from Balenciaga when you can get it for £24 is ridiculous… pic.twitter.com/BDli1FM84G— • Ë M I L Y • (@iLoveYewTony) July 30, 2021
If you're looking to purchase the jacket, you'd better be quick as at the time of writing there appears to be 'Only 1 item left' on their website.
Image Credit: (Kauka Jarvi / Shutterstock.com) + (balenciaga.com)