The Economy is Bad Idea Jeans

What a time to start selling $595 jeans. The free publicity potential is incredible. Across America, hacks are whipping out pocket calculators and saying, "Do you know what you could buy for $595??"

You could buy one bathroom tile in Bernie Madoff's $11 million Florida mansion. You could buy almost one ten thousandth of one percent of the $700 million cost overruns by the NYC education department in the past two years. You could buy almost one five millionth of Blackstone's new $3 billion fund to buy up companies that are crumbling, cheap.

You could buy some stockā€”the market's back to 8000 again! You could buy 11 barrels of oil, before the price rises again. You could buy a drink for one of the thousand Swiss Re workers who just got laid off. You could buy a couple hours of a high-priced deal lawyer's time, which would make him happy, cause he isn't doing shit these days. You could buy a gun.


Or you could do the right thing and buy 1190 copies of the Post. They need it. This 'expensive jeans' story can only do so much.