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Fashion fail Ralph Lauren selling paint-splattered overalls for an eye-watering €690

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Ralph Lauren's pricey boilersuit

Ralph Lauren's pricey boilersuit

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren's pricey boilersuit

IRISH painters and decorators have become unwitting fashion icons as Ralph Lauren releases a paint-stained boiler suit for €690.

As Irish households sit on savings of €11 billion, the world’s top fashion houses are doing everything to get you to part with your hard-earned brass.

And if you thought Gucci’s €500 O’Neills shorts, based on Paul Mescal’s public flaunting of his Kildare GAA clobber were taking the mick, preppy American Ralph Lauren's new offering looks like a paint in the neck.

Logging onto the brand's Irish website, customers can see, what looks for all intents and purposes, like a dirty old pair of painters’ overalls.

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First we had the Gucci GAA shorts and now this dirty painters overall is a fashion statement.

First we had the Gucci GAA shorts and now this dirty painters overall is a fashion statement.

First we had the Gucci GAA shorts and now this dirty painters overall is a fashion statement.

According to the product description, the full-length, dark denim boiler suit is made from Japanese cotton satin, unlike the sturdier cotton offerings gracing the back of most painters' vans.

It also boasts that the garment comes complete with utility pockets, a zip at the front, and all-over paint splatters.

The designer denim overalls are covered in white and orange paint splatters and muddy knees – to make it look like you have really been getting stuck in with the DIY.

The only hint at high fashion is gold zip that replaces the grimy buttons that normally keeps the whole thing together.

The designer boiler suit comes with the eye watering price tag of €690 and bizarrely the Irish website has sold out of sizes XS and XXL.

There is a distinct possibility that this product launch is a response to Gucci’s new stonewashed denim jeans which come complete with grass stains on the knee.

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Gucci jeans with grass stains

Gucci jeans with grass stains

Gucci

Gucci jeans with grass stains

Proving that there really is no accounting for taste the Italian fashion house’s “eco-washed organic denim jeans”, which has dark muddy-looking stains on the knee and thigh area, will set you back a saucy €600 per pair.

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

Perhaps those queuing overnight to go shopping in Penneys don’t seem so mad now.

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