Denim undies
photo: SSENSE

Just when you think you've seen it all, along comes a fashion company that decides it wants to make denim underwear a thing. Yes, you read that right: denim undies. 

Canadian retailer SSENSE recently rolled out a new product that it's calling "denim brief-style shorts," but if you look closely (or actually not closely at all because it's pretty obvious from a mile away), you'll see that these are, in fact, undies made out of denim. How?! Why?! 

Needless to say, the internet was just as confused by this, um, interesting take on the typical pair of jean shorts. And when you consider that they cost a whopping $315, people were less than enthused about the whole thing.

Fashion is all about experimentation, but it may have officially gone too far with these, em, denim underpants?

The retailer SSENSE recently came out with a pair of "denim brief-style shorts." On Twitter, the brand referred to them as "janties," which I can only assume is the ~buzzword~ they're trying to make happen for jeans and panties combined together. Regardless, it's truly a horrific sight to be seen, and the internet has many, many thoughts about the existence of these so-called janties.

They cost $310.

Yes, as in dollars. No, this is not an April Fools' Day joke. 

One very entrepreneurial Twitter user came up with this brilliant plan: "Well I'm just going to take all my jeans, cut the legs off and sell them for $100 a piece for some quick cash!!" 

Honestly, this is not a bad idea whatsoever. Time to go digging into my closet for jeans I don't want anymore!

Many people think these "janties" would just be downright uncomfortable.

Someone said that they looked like "denim adult diapers," and well, they're not wrong. 

"OK. First I looked them over, then I laughed hysterically," another person commented. "Then they kinda seemed like diapers. Either way, they seem bizarre to me." 

Seriously, who is getting paid to come up with stuff like this? And, more important, how is it actually getting funded and manufactured

SSENSE didn't find much support for their creation on Instagram either.

"Two words: Denim panties," the brand captioned the photo. "The SSENSE editors show you five ways to take your Canadian tuxedo to the next level." 

Followers weren't really having it, with many people expressing general disgust at the combination of two things that should never be combined. "This def ain't it ladies," one person wrote. "Chafing is great," someone else added.

There are literally three people on the planet who can pull these off. 

And their names are Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga. No one else is even coming close to making jean undies a thing. It's just not going to happen. Plus, we still haven't addressed the real issue at hand: How is a normal person supposed to style these? Do you wear them underneath pants? Over tights? NONE OF THIS MAKES ANY SENSE, SSENSE.

Jean undies in the summer sounds like a really bad idea.

According to SSENSE, they are "100 percent cotton." They also feature "fading throughout" with mid-rise, three-pocket styling, belt-loops at the waistband, copper-tone hardware, and tonal stitching. But honestly, no matter how well they may or not be made, I just don't think I could ever actually rock these and be taken seriously. Maybe they'd be a great gag gift?

Have we gotten to a place where the fashion industry is just collectively trolling us?

One Twitter user theorized that it's all a part of a plan to see how far we'll go. 

"I swear the fashion industry comes up with this [redacted] to see how far people will go to be fashion-forward and then they all get together and laugh hysterically and roll around in the ridiculous amounts of money they make from it," they wrote.

Is it only a matter of a time before we see these on one of the members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan?

This person seems to think so. 

"I would prob take a bet that a Kardashian/Jenner would wear them or someone in that crowd looking for attention," they speculated. "I just don't understand why. Jeans are fancy going out pants lol yoga pants or leggings for me and cotton panties or none."

I think we can all agree that jean undies should never become a trend.

If you were to actually wear these, not only will people for sure stare, they'll probably ask you if your dog ate the rest of your pants. 

"This looks like a sewing project gone wrong," one Twitter user said. "You keep cutting a straight line, then even it out more and more. Then you get this disaster."

Oh, and last but not least, let's forget that "janties" was ever a thing, too.

The word truly sounds like nails on a chalkboard.

"Whoever designed these really hates people," someone remarked on Twitter. 

Yes, overall, it's safe to conclude that jean undies are not going to work for 99.7% of people, so I wouldn't go cutting up any of your favorite pairs of denim anytime soon.