San Francisco-based Betabrand, home to the fashion wonder that is known as the 5-Pocket Dress Pant Sweatpants (Seriously, has anyone bought these? I would like to know.) is now bringing us READY Jeans Protected by Norton for a mere $151 (on sale).
The jeans feature two RFID-blocking pockets to stop scanning devices from pulling your credit card info (Here’s a travel tip: pickpockets are going to steal anything you keep in your back pocket no matter what, so really, not a good move to store anything there.). They’re made from “subtly stretchy denim” and have “gusseted crotch for better range of movement.”
According to Betabrand, more than 10 million identities are pickpocketed every year, and it’s estimated that more than 70 percent of all credit cards will be vulnerable to such attacks by 2015.
Just think: One day you’re ordering dinner in a restaurant, the next day tech-savvy thieves are buying a 300” TV and a year’s supply of queso dip with your credit-card information!
As the site points out, there is also a RFID-blocking blazer for “the lady in your life,” just in case she feels like she’s missing out on all the fun of paranoia and bad fashion decisions.
Crikey. These are almost worse than pajama jeans. Almost.