Here is my full and complete understanding of the fashion industry: People in big flowy clothes sit at enormous drafting tables and sketch out new and exciting designs on huge sheets of butchers’ paper. They look at clothes in the existing canon of fashion and strive to take it to places it has never been before. Sometimes the results are genius, sometimes the results are very, very silly.

You have very definitely seen this phenomenon before. The jeans with inexplicably transparent knees. The jeans that are exclusively seams and nothing else. The upside-down jeans. The jeans with a triple waistband. All bold experiments in the sartorial artform. Now, we can add to this illustrious roster these Y/Project Navy Denim Panties, available on SSENSE:

Boldly paired here with a white long-sleeve button-up, these undeniably denim numbers come in at just shy of $445 — but that’s the price you have to pay for being fashion-forward.

At the time of writing, they are sold out in all but the very smallest size, which definitely indicates that people are actually buying them — almost certainly people that will be attending Coachella, I would assume.

The good news? They do have actual functional pockets, which will be perfect if you need to carry something incredibly tiny with you.

Image: YProject / SSENSE